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Baby Yogi In The Making

Baby Yogi In The Making

We are delighted and excited to announce a new coming addition to our little yogi family. Looking forward to welcoming this wee yogi in October 2020.

Moon Salutations

Moon Salutations

Supermoon – Wednesday 8 April 2020, 2.35pm Auckland time.Sun Salutations are said to be a yang practice, related to activity, heat and light, whilst Moon Salutations are associated with a yin practice – receptive, meditative and cooling.In honour of the Supermoon today, we practice the moon salutation sequence to recognize and respect the lunar or cooling side of our being or what’s thought of as the feminine, mother-like, divine woman side. This practice honors the moon, tunes into Mother Nature,…

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How to make Kombucha (fermented tea)

How to make Kombucha (fermented tea)

I would like to tell you how I make Kombucha tea. I would not say that I am an expert in kombucha making but I’ve made a few rounds already and it has all turned out alright so I’ll share my method with you. What is kombucha? First things first, what in the world is kombucha? I was first introduced to kombucha when I stayed with an Air BnB host in Wellington who was into organic whole foods, yoga and…

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Pounamu Blessing at Lake Rotopounamu

Pounamu Blessing at Lake Rotopounamu

Blessing / charging the pounamus in Lake Rotopounamu, named for its beautiful jade green colour, just in time for our Oct and Nov yoga teacher trainings in Piha. I like to think that the lake bed is made out of pounamu hence the name 🙂These beautiful sacred stones were blessed with our students in mind, wishing them an easy and transformative journey. A short karakia (prayer) was said and Steve sang some mantras.In Maori culture greenstone necklaces were crafted into…

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Moorea Tahiti Yoga Teacher Training

Moorea Tahiti Yoga Teacher Training

Thank you Mo’orea you have been wonderful. And the location of our yogi house, right at the edge of a clear, coral-filled lagoon – simply priceless!Lucky we managed to sneak in many many snorkelling and swimming sessions with the fishes, rays and turtles during the breaks. Here’s to all the laughter, lightness, love, expansion and transformation that emerged from our inaugural Tahiti yoga teacher training.Join us on our next yoga teacher training in Tahiti or New Zealand.

World’s Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs for 2019/2020

World’s Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs for 2019/2020

So… this happened. We got word that we made it on BookRetreats’s World’s Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programmes for 2019/2020.  What an amazing surprise we had when we saw that our 200 Hour Mo’orea Yoga Teacher Training was number 1 on the list! And here it is! World’s Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs for 2019/2020

Choosing to Train as a Yoga Teacher with the Asia Pacific Yoga School

Choosing to Train as a Yoga Teacher with the Asia Pacific Yoga School

Excerpts taken from Christina Totina of Bulgaria’s blog. Read her full blog here. I used a highly sophisticated method in choosing the school I was going to do my teacher training with. It is called intuition. I am so glad I trusted my intuition and chose the Asia Pacific Yoga School for my training. Steve and Joleen were fantastic and I am so grateful to them for sharing and imparting their knowledge and wisdom so generously and effortlessly*. The training took place…

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Explore the art of teaching yoga

Explore the art of teaching yoga

Featured in Mangawhai Focus, 15 April 2019 Want to share your yoga practice or have a deeper understanding of yoga? Yoga teacher training might be your next step. At a time when the world is needing to find a new balance, more and more people are gravitating towards yoga practices. People are recognising the calming benefits of moving freely, breathing fully and developing a little more mindfulness. Asia Pacific Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS), will be offering…

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What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

Fascia 101 Now I know that the FASCIA thing is a little confusing … What is connective tissue, what is fascia, is tendon fascia … etc. In the simplest of terms, fascia is an opaque connective tissue covering to muscle tissue. The fascia from one muscle then connects with the fascia from other muscles, and forms a network of connective tissue that integrates from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.   This little video by…

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Congrats All May 2019 YTT Graduates!

Congrats All May 2019 YTT Graduates!

Today we say congratulations to all our students who completed their 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with us this May 2019 in Piha. What a transformational journey it was for everyone and we are so proud and grateful to be part of that. Here’s each and everyone of our students! Looking forward to welcoming the new batch of students from 10-28 June 2019 in Waipu, Northland New Zealand.