At Svastha Yoga New Zealand our aim is to share the benefits to body and mind of the ancient art of Yoga. The word Svastha in Sanskrit literally means “to stay as your Self” and refers to the state of complete health and balance in body and mind.
Yoga is a timeless message and has benefit for every person no matter their age, level of fitness, lifestyle, beliefs etc. Svastha Yoga is an inclusive practice that honours these differences.
The Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda organisation was started by A.G. and Indra Mohan in order to propagate the teachings of the legendary yogi, Sri T. Krishnamacharya of whom they were both long term students.
What to expect:
We are a boutique studio and teach smaller classes in order to maintain emphasis on personal attention, ensuring maximum benefit for each person in class.
The asana practice (postures) is slow moving and mindful with each movement supported internally by regulated breathing. At first, the practice may appear very simple and even ‘easy’ particularly if you are used to one of the fast paced or physically intense practices that have gained popularity in recent years. However, we teach and practice with the attitude that in yoga practice it is the ‘work-in’ that creates the ‘work-out’ and as the ability to focus the attention internally, to move with awareness and to consciously regulate the breath increases, the practice also intensifies a physical level.
All classes finish with a relaxation period and a short period of pranayama (focused breathing)
This is not a standardised practice and each class will vary dependant on factors such as who is in the class, the overall mood of the group, the time of day etc
Join us for an authentic, simple and accessible practice that will not only strengthen and tone your body, but bring a sense of ease and calm in to your mind.
"Svastha Yoga has given me the tools to address the source of my shoulder, neck and back pain, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Other forms of yoga I have tried didn’t identify how my body was creating and storing tension, leading to bad posture and ongoing pain. Now I’m working with my body, rather than against it, to release tension and maintain fitness, health, good posture and a peaceful mind to boot. Highly recommended!" Nicola - Auckland