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

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Jude Hynes

Saturday 16 June 2018, 1 – 5pm

Applying the basic elements of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in your personal practice is essential and  cannot be ignored if the student is to reap the full benefits of the practice and embrace it as a moving meditation.
Develop your flexibility strength and stamina, increasing your powers of concentration in order to master the poses of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice.

Ashtanga Yoga utilizes a three-fold approach called Tristana.
Tristana is the name for the union of the vinyasa, bandha, and dristhi. Through this method practitioners develop control of the senses, emotions and workings of the mind and thus develop steadiness of the body and mind.

Jude Hynes  (Director of Teacher Training will present  many tried and true tips and techniques to impart the correct teaching of these ESSENTIAL elements of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice as taught to her over 15 years by her teacher  Sri K Pattabhi Jois:

 Cost: $95

The Study of the Chakras with Peter Nilsson ERTY500 YACEP

Saturday 4 August 2018, 1 – 6pm Part 1 – The Chakras of the Contemporary Energy Body
Saturday 18 August 2018, 1 – 6pm 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 (both weekends)