These are a variety of workshops developed and presented by the Auckland Yoga Academy teachers or by senior international teachers. The intention is to provide you with the opportunity to examine in detail specific aspects of yoga which will be of benefit to your personal practice. The workshops will have both theoretical and practical components which can be applied to a home practice as well as a class setting.

Registration and payment

You can register for the workshops via our online shop by clicking the ‘Book now’ buttons. You can also register in person at the Auckland Yoga Academy.

Please note, unless special payment details are stated:

  • Full payment is required to register
  • A fee of $20 applies for cancellations more than 4 days prior to the workshop
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations within 4 days of the workshop

The Study of the Chakras with Peter Nilsson ERTY500 YACEP

Saturday 5 August 2017, 1 – 7pm Part 1 – The Chakras of the Contemporary Energy Body
Saturday 19 August 2017, 1 – 7pm Part 2 – The Chakras of the Classical Energy Body

The aim of this workshop is to introduce teachers and serious students of yoga to the energy body and the vortexes of energy, the chakras. The history of the contemporary and classical understanding of the chakras, the nadis (channels of energy) and the flow of the energy will be covered. The symbols of the classical along with the deities will be introduced. Practical mediation methods on the chakras will be shown and practiced in a class environment.

This workshop is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers the chakras of the contemporary body  and part 2 the chakras of the classical body.

The chakras have become a popular topic in New Age thinking, and yoga, as has kundalini, the serpent power which energizes them. But there is a growing gap between how the chakras are viewed today and how they are regarded in traditional yogic literature.

This workshop will explain these differences and provide meditation methods for both the contemporary and classical understanding of the energy body and the chakras.

The practices learned in this in this workshop enable the participants to cultivate a stable steadfast mind and step forward into the challenges and joys of life with equanimity.

Bring comfortable (yoga) clothing as this workshop is a mix of both theory and practice.

Are you a Yoga Alliance registered teacher?
This is a Yoga Alliance continuing education (YACEP) workshop totaling 10 contact hours and 2 non contact hours: 5 hours Part 1 and 5 hours Part 2. A YACEP certificate will be issued to Yoga Alliance registered teachers. YACEP link 

Cost: $199

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Jude Hynes

Saturday 2 September 2017, 1 – 3pm

Restorative Yoga: the art of relaxation and mindful awareness.

Ease the mid-winter blues and hibernate for two hours at Jude Hynes Restorative Workshop.

Theme of the workshop:
To share specific breathing techniques so you can quieten the “chattering drunken mind”, reduce self-induced worry and get back to sleep when you wake with your eyes wide open at 2am.

Cost: $45

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Dena and Jack



8.00 – 10.45am BREATH: Revision of the basics for both the fresh and the seasoned practitioner. METHODOLOGY: Exploring principals of movement for freedom and longevity. ASANA: An informative part-primary series.
10.45 – 11.30am Breakfast (bring it with you).
11.30am – 1.00pm ACTIVE PHILOSOPHY: The integration of a seated practice. The practicalities of spirituality. CHAT & CHANT.

Monday – Thursday

6.00 – 6.30am MIND: cultivating stillness.
7.00am + PRACTICE: Part conducted concluding in Mysore style, a dance of self-enquiry.


6.00 – 8.15am MIND: cultivating stillness.
7.00am + REPETITION AND RHYTHM: A song of release and rest, of sound and silence.


  • Full course, 7 classes: $300.00
  • Sunday only: $100.00

Dena Kingsberg has studied and practiced the traditional method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for 30 years. She’s one of the most advanced students in the world and is certified to teach this discipline by her Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, at that time director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore. Dena, surrounded by the love of her husband Jack (her assistant) and two children, Zoli and Izac, manages to combine her love of yoga and the one for her family, creating a special atmosphere in the classes of acceptance and peace.

She is a teacher of great experience, has a special look for any person, transmitting with sweetness, purity and authenticity the teaching of her master Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

BHAVANA : intention
Unrealistic expectation leads to discontent, the acceptance of all – dark and light, smooth and rough alike with open heart and pure intention leads to genuine transformation.
Inspiration can be found in nature’s organic irregularity, inspiration and beauty can be found within the unique irregularity of you.
We practice not for the sake of a perfect pose but for the prana that stirs the blood and inspires change.