Yoga events and yoga workshops are a great way to dive deeper into your yoga practice. It's a great way to get re-inspired, especially if you’ve hit a plateau in your yoga practice. You get to learn interesting things, play with yoga, and dedicate a couple of precious hours to developing yourself and your own yoga practice.
Yoga workshops will usually have a specific focus where the teacher will break down certain concepts, postures, techniques or themes. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, explore the topic of learning and troubleshoot things that may arise.
Asia Pacific Yoga is happy to collaborate with yoga studios to conduct yoga events or yoga workshops of any topics of interest such as Pranayama, backbends, arm balances, inversions, hamstrings, adjustments, sequencing, partner yoga and much more. We are also happy to go to you if you have a group of people keen to delve deeper into a particular area of interest.
Asia Pacific Yoga Workshops
Exploration of the Ashtanga Primary Series Workshop
Among the styles of yoga that is practiced today, Ashtanga Yoga is known to be the most rigorous, requiring plenty of discipline, strength, and determination. Ashtanga Yoga which means ‘Eight-Limbed Yoga’, is a practice developed by K Pattabhi Jois, a student of T. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga.
Known for its quick pace and challenging postures, the ultimate purpose of the Ashtanga practice is to purify the body and mind. The practice begins with the physical poses, which are integral to improving your health, correcting imbalances and strengthening and stabilizing your body and mind.
Come and experience the foundations of the Ashtanga practice with Joleen Lunjew from Asia Pacific Yoga as you flow through the entire Ashtanga Primary Series sequence. Learn to move through quick transitions, linking each movement with breath (ujjayi) and focus points (drishtis). We will open the class with the traditional Ashtanga opening mantra and close the class with the closing mantra.
This is a vigorous and powerful 2 hour practice suited to those looking to build strength, power and purpose. Some yoga experience is recommended for this workshop.
Joleen (E-RYT200) has been practicing Ashtanga for more than a decade and teaches Ashtanga Led and Mysore style classes. She did her parampara (Ashtanga apprentice) with Sara (KPJAYI Level 2) and Fernando (KPJAYI Level 1) Pacheco in Canggu, Bali, and have practiced under established Ashtanga teachers such as Peter Sanson (KPJAYI Level 4), Kiri Sutherland (KPJAYI Level 2) and Andre from Ashtanga Yoga Auckland.
Secret Life of Breath Workshop
This workshop is open to all levels of practice.
Steve has studied Yoga Asana practices and Pranayama for over 30 years. He has advanced Hatha Yoga training (E-RYT500) and is also certified as a Yoga Alliance RYT200 Kundalini teaching. Steve has also trained in Breath Release therapies (Primal and Rebirthing) and the Buteyko and Wim Hoff methods.
Asia Pacific Yoga Events
Koha Community Yoga in Karekare/Piha
We just love sharing our passion for wellness so come along every Wednesday for a koha community yoga class at the lovely all faith Satyavan Temple on Farm Road in Karekare.
The 75 - 90 min class will be led by either Steve Hall or Joleen Lunjew, or both of us. Depending on who shows up, we might take you through some pranayama, slow hatha flow or a dynamic vinyasa flow. Expect something different every week!
Class is koha so give whatever you feel like. We are just grateful that we can share what we love with the community.
Mats and blocks are provided so just bring yourself. Hope to see you at the Temple. Google map location to the Satyavan Temple.
Asia Pacific Yoga Teachers
As a curious and open person, Steve is always seeking more yogic experiences and eager to expand his knowledge.
Joleen enjoys seeing her students progress physically, mentally and emotionally as they journey with her.