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 or meditation through the classes.
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 Kākano - The Seed
A four week intro programme for absolute beginners in yoga.
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.
You do not need to be flexible to do yoga. This course starts where you are and gently takes you through to easily participate in general yoga classes by the end of the programme.
There will be no casual option for this programme.
Starts 6.45pm Wednesday March 18th
Cost $54 Early Bird until March 11th
Regular Courses at Aroha Nui Yoga
Thursday 9.30 am- Aroha Nui Flow
Tuesday 6.30 pm - Aroha Nui Flow Exp
Thursday 7.00 pm - Aroha Nui Restorative Flow
Beginners are welcome in both Thursday morning and Thursday evening course options, however we can't take new beginners after week 4 of the course.
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.
Classes are 1.5 hours and include mindful movement in poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama), and guided deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation. Classes are holistic, they are for every part of you.
Courses run for between 8 -10 consecutive weeks, four Terms per year.
There is an Early Bird discount if you pay before the early bird date- so please do sign up soon!
For more information on start dates for terms please sign up to our email list, never miss an Early Bird date again!
Aroha Nui Flow Thursday Morning 9.30am
A great class to begin your day!
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 (deep relaxation) leaves you feeling both invigorated and grounded, ready for your day ahead.
Please note Casual spaces are by arrangement, please contact us to book
Tuesday 6.30pm - Aroha Nui Flow Yoga Experienced
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 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.
Casual Classes are 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 7.00pm
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 it's restorative benefits, relaxation and releasing tension.
Casual -( when space available ) - $20.00
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Terms and Conditions-
Please note we do not have refunds or make up classes for missed classes or changes of mind. We offer a generous discount on the classes when you pay for the term- the casual rate is $20 and is available if you are not able to commit to the term, or just want to try out a class.
Classes are not transferable to someone else unless by previous arrangement and at our discretion, in case of a serious illness or injury we may transfer your booking to a future date at our discretion, please contact us to discuss.
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, we may transfer your booking to a future date, please discuss with us
We provide mats at the studio- but you may also bring your own mat
We do not do any hands on adjustments in our 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
AROHA NUI FLOW YOGA CLASSES 2020
About our classes
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.