KIA ORA, NAU MAI HAERE MAI KI AROHA NUI YOGA!
KO WAI AHAU
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Ngongotaha te Maunga
Ko Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe te Moana
Ko Motutapu-o -Tinirau te Moutere
Ko Utuhina te Awa
Ko Ngati Whakaue te Iwi
Ko Tamatekapua te Tangata
Ko Au te Uri
Ko Linsey Ahau
Welcome to Aroha Nui Yoga!
Aroha Nui Yoga is an holistic approach to your wellbeing
I am a Yoga Teacher known for my experience, intuitive approach, passion for yoga and te Ao Māori and inspirational teaching style that embodies physical, spiritual, and mental wellbeing.
I encourage students to practice yoga to maintain a healthy Mauri/ Life force, Tinana / Body, Hinengaro/ Mind and Wairua/ Spirit
With the health and balance of these pou, we are able to care for whānau and others, enhancing all of our relationships
I have been teaching since 2000, having trained and certified in; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced teaching, as well as; Pre Natal, Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation), meditation and restorative and therapeutic yoga.
I have trained with IYTA NZ, Ashram Yoga NZ, Judith Hansen Lasater, Sally Kempton and many more amazing teachers in New Zealand, Australia and The United States.
I am a Māmā to four beautiful children, and have spent the last 18 years running my retail fashion and yoga businesses in Helensville, alongside raising a family.
Recently, I closed my retail business of 18 years to focus solely on teaching yoga, and developing in person and online retreats and courses.
I am also currently on a learning journey of the natural healing practices of my ancestors- Mirimiri
( bodywork ) and Rongoā ( traditional plant medicine )
and Te Reo Māori ( the Māori language ) and the art of Karanga.
I weave ancient practices and knowledge from my ancestors with modern and ancient concepts and practices of yoga. I believe in staying up to date with new knowledge while respecting the traditional roots of yoga as a healing and self development practice
My classes are friendly, accessible, fun, strengthening and deeply relaxing.
I enjoy teaching people from all walks of life and love to see students deepen their understanding and practice of yoga and meditation through the classes.
I am passionate about helping people to become stronger, more centred , more relaxed, and to look after their own wellbeing.
I believe that Aroha Nui Yoga is a great addition to your kete hauora - wellness / healthy lifestyle journey
Each class ends with a deep relaxation to let go of tension and unlock your energy, you will leave feeling relaxed, grounded, and renewed.
Aro- to direct
Ha- the breath / one's essence
Nui- abundant, vast, plentiful, important
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Using my training in Hatha, vinyasa, restorative yoga, meditation and yoga nidra, these classes enable all students to participate, by tuning into our breath we become present in the moment, and flow with our own energy.
It is not about forcing the body into poses, you are inviting the body to go to it's own natural edge.
Aroha Nui Flow Yoga brings you into the moment.
Yoga that starts just where you are. Connecting with the breath is integral to our classes.
The breath is the life force and the connection to our essence and our source.
From beginner to more advanced, you do not need to be flexible or fit to attend. Aroha Nui Flow increases your strength, flexibility and balance over time.
It also improves your breathing and offers you a chance to let go and relax deeply.
In a fast paced busy world it brings you back into balance. After the sessions you will feel relaxed and renewed.
Te Puna Ora
A four week programme suitable for all, to leave you feeling strong, restored, relaxed and renewed.
Next course begins June 10th via Zoom!
Breathing for Calm and focus
Joint mobility exercises to maintain and expand your range of motion
Spine flexibility movements
Poses for balance
Breath work - Mahi hā- for energy, focus and relaxation
Guided Deep Relaxation and Meditation- to let go of stress and connect with your true essence
You will be sent the link to join the class once you have booked and before the class begins via email and within our group on Facebook or website.
The class will be recorded so you may practice it again as often as you like for the four weeks, I highly recommend and encourage you to join the livestreams but if this is not possible the recordings are available for you to do later.
Experience the benefits of yoga, connect with the others on the same journey, leave feeling renewed and restored.
Yoga gives you energy, helps to strengthen the body, improves your range of movement and gives you tools to release stress.
This course starts where you are.
Casual classes are $20 per session, you will be sent a link for the class when you book.
Starts 6.45pm Wednesday July 22nd
10 Weeks -$135
Regular Courses at Aroha Nui Yoga
Thursday 9.30 -11.00am - Aroha Nui Flow
Tuesday 6.30 - 8.00pm - Aroha Nui Flow
Thursday 7.00-8.15pm Aroha Nui Restore
Wednesday Night 6.45pm - 8.15pm at your place- Livestream via Zoom
All our classes are accessible, authentic yoga for the mind, body and spirit!
Tuesday's class requires a level of understanding and previous experience in yoga, such as understanding the link between the poses and the breathing, so that you feel comfortable with the flow of the class. It is not necessary to be super bendy or fit.
We now have an online option on Wednesday night - Te Puna Ora
Please enrol now to reserve your space
Casual passes are available at $20
Classes are 75 or 90 minutes and include mindful movement in poses (asana), breath-work (pranayama or mahi hā), and guided deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and/ or meditation. Classes are holistic, they are for every part of you.
Each class is different for the different needs of the group, working with the elements and the Maramataka ( moon cycle )
Courses run for between 4-10 consecutive weeks, four 'Terms' or courses per year.
For more information on start dates for terms please sign up to our email list, and join our Facebook Group
Aroha Nui Flow Thursday Morning 9.30am is back!
All levels are welcome- options will be given for you to progress safely and at your own pace.
A lovely mix of restorative and dynamic yoga. Ends with breathing exercises, meditation on the breath and yoga-nidra ( a guided deep meditation/ relaxation) for your weekly bliss top up.
Leaves you feeling both invigorated, strengthened, relaxed and grounded, ready for your day ahead!
Please note Casual spaces are limited - book early to avoid disappointment
Casual space -$20
Tuesday 6.30pm - Aroha Nui Flow Yoga- Experience recommended
This class is suitable for all those who have some previous experience of yoga
To enrol in this class you need to have attended at least one term in our other courses or have a previous history of yoga.
It can offer more of a physical challenge for some, though options are always given, and it will also leave you feeling relaxed.
Aroha Nui Flow Yoga is an authentic yoga experience and benefits the mind, body and spirit.
If you have injuries or are pregnant please discuss this with me first before enrolling in this class, as it may not be the best class for you.
Casual Classes are $20- by arrangement when space allows - however this class fills up quickly so please be aware we may not be able to offer casual spaces. If you are booking for the term, please be quick to avoid disappointment.
Aroha Nui Restorative Flow Thursday Class 7.00pm8.15pm
This class is suitable for all. If you are pregnant or have recent injuries or health conditions please contact me before enrolment to discuss your needs and if this class is suitable.
You will leave feeling relaxed and restored.
A great class to learn in a welcoming and supportive environment. Those with experience will enjoy this class for its restorative benefits, relaxation and releasing tension.
Casual -( when space available ) - $20
Bookings now open on the online bookings page!
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Terms and Conditions-
Please honour and respect your body at all times and let us know if you are pregnant or have injuries or are recovering from an illness before enrolment
If you are feeling unwell- please do not come to class, in case of a serious illness or crisis we may transfer your booking to a future date, please discuss with us as there are No Refunds for missed classes
For meditation at the end of each class, please be quiet and ensure your phone is off
Please ensure that we have your contact details- sign up for the newsletter, and leave us your mobile number incase of a class cancellation
You must now bring all your own equipment
AROHA NUI FLOW YOGA CLASSES 2020
Please Note - All Classes are now Online and In Studio
Bookings now open for Term 3
Go to the Book Online page to place your booking
Contact me to find out more about my practice and how it can benefit your life.
Mauri Tū, mauri ora.
An active soul is a healthy soul.