Yoga Classes in 2017

Kundalini Yoga Classes run twice on Thursdays (9:30am to 11am & 6:00pm to 7:30pm)

2017 Class Dates and Cost:

AUTUMN 2017:
2nd Mar – 4 May 2017 (10 weeks)
WINTER 1:
25 May to 27 July (10 weeks)
WINTER 2:
10 – 31 Aug (4 Classes)
SPRING 1:
7 Sep to 9 Nov (10 classes)
SPRING 2:
16 Nov to 14 Dec (5 classes)

Cost:

  • 10 weeks pay $120 for full 10 weeks or $70 for 1st 5 weeks and $70 for 2nd 5 weeks
  • 4 week series is $60
  • 5 week series is $70

Classes are run in blocks and are limited to 9 students. Prepayment guarantees you a place and saves you money overall. It also gives us some certainty so we can dedicate the time to continue classes on a regular basis. Payment is non transferable, and non refundable.

To book your place email Nicky at info@ancientsbest.co.nz and make payment to Ancient’s Best to confirm your spot.

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Breathing Classes:

Improving your breathing is the key to managing your thoughts and increasing vitality. Learn techniques to help you develop more self awareness and improve your ability to relax and concentrate deeply.

Last Thursday of every month from March 30th 2017 until Thursday November 30th 2017 from 4:00-5:00pm. $20 per class.

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Meditation Workshop:

Gain an understanding of the 4 approaches to Yoga, learn different meditation techniques, and discover what techniques are suitable for you. Meditation can help you improve your concentration and focus, and understand the meaning of accepting things they way they are.

Sunday May 28th 9:00-10:30am. $25 for the class.

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Ayurveda in New Zealand in 2017

Workshops/consultations/treatment will be offered in April-June 2017.

2 Day Workshops:

29-30 April 2017, Blenheim, Marlborough. $400*

13-14 May 2017 Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay. $450*

*price includes a new/follow-up pulse reading prior to the workshop

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November/December 2016

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am until 15 December

Thursday evenings 6:00-7:30pm : next group of evening classes start on 1st Dec to 15th Dec 2016,  (run as a short course of 3 classes $45 for 3 weeks/$20 for a drop in class if space available). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential.

Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our Witherlea clinic.

September/October 2016

Ayurveda in New Zealand

Vaidyar Mani will be in New Zealand from mid September to early November offering in-depth Ayurvedic pulse reading, Ayurveda two day workshops, a five day detoxification retreat, and preparing and supporting individual clients with individually tailored treatments. An additional program of study of the Bhagavad Gita will be offered over a period of weeks. These programs will be offered at our base in Blenheim, Marlborough and also in Hawke’s Bay in the North Island.

  • Free intro session on Ayurveda in Blenheim Mon 29th August from 7-8pm at Ancient’s Best Clinic
  • 2 day Ayurveda Workshop: Sat/Sun 24-25 Sep 2016 Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay
  • 5 day Ayurveda Detoxification Retreat: Mon 26 Sep to Sat 1 Oct at Cape South, Hawke’s Bay
  • 2 day Ayurveda Workshop: Sat/Sun 15-16 Oct 2016 in Blenheim, Marlborough
  • 6 week Bhagavad Gita “Commentary of Commentaries” from Mon 3 Oct to Mon 7 Nov – 7am to 8am (6 sessions) in Blenheim, Marlborough
  • Pulse readings available in both Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough
  • Range of treatments in Marlborough including Head Massage, Detoxifying Oil Massage, Siro-Dhara – special discounts and packages available through October 2016

Email us for more information at info@ancientsbest.co.nz

Yoga Classes in Blenheim September/October 2016

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am ($15 per class). Thursday evenings – 6 to 27 Oct  2016, 6:00-7:30pm (run as a short course $60 for 4 weeks/$20 for a drop in class if space available). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential. Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our Witherlea clinic. No classes 22nd and 29th September.

August 2016

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am ($15 per class). Thursday evenings – 25 Aug & 1, 8, 15 Sep 2016, 6:00-7:30pm (run as a short course $60 for 4 weeks/$20 for a drop in class if space available). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential. Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our Witherlea clinic.

Rejuvenation Program in Bangkok, Thailand

We are in Bangkok in the first half of August to conduct an Ayurvedic rejuvenation program.

July 2016

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am ($15 per class). Thursday evenings – 14, 21 and 28 July 6:00-7:30pm (run as a short course $45 for 3 weeks/$20 for a drop in class if space available). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential. Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our Witherlea clinic.

“Introduction to Kundalini Yoga” class 6:30-8:15pm on Wednesday 6 July – $20.

“Breathing Workshop” 5:30-6:30pm on Wednesday 13 July – $20.

June 2016

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am ($15 per class). Thursday evenings from 16 June 6:00-7:30pm (run as a short course $60 for 4 weeks/$20 for a drop in class if space available). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential. Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our clinic.

April / May 2016

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Thursday mornings from 28 April 9:30-11am ($15 per class). Thursday evenings from 12 May 6:30-8pm (run as a short course $60 for 4 weeks). Suitable for all levels. Booking essential. Classes are held in Blenheim (Marlborough, NZ) at our clinic.

Pancha Karma in Thailand

We will be conducting Pancha Karma intensive detoxification treatments in Thailand again this year.

January/February 2016

Planning for 2016 and beyond!

Let us know if you are interested in the following future programs as we are planning dates etc now:

  • Advanced Classical Ayurvedic practitioner training. Designed to professionalize and spiritualise your Ayurvedic Practice, in line with how the ancients practised Ayurveda and Siddha. Suitable for B.A.M.S trained Ayurveda doctors from India and for those from structured Ayurvedic programs offered in the west. Also for those already operating an Ayurvedic clinic or spa.
  • Introductory Ayurveda practitioner training. Suitable for those with a sincere interest in learning about the classical approach to Ayurveda under the tutelage and ongoing mentoring of their teacher.
  • Intensive Pancha Karma preparation and detoxification programs. Rejuvenative programs also.
  • Workshops/training on topics such as Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Management, Ayurvedic Cooking etc.
  • Yoga Classes, Breathing Workshops. Classes for groups or individuals, also corporate classes.
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle Support, Treatments, Pulse Diagnosis (offered seasonally and locations may vary)
  • Wholesale and retail manufacturing and supply of Ayurvedic products

Please do express your interest or make an enquiry by giving us a call or sending an email to Nicky at info@ancientsbest.co.nz (mobile in NZ is 021 0259 2428).

December 2015

Yoga in Blenheim

Classes continuing on Thursdays at 9:30am and 6:30pm at our Blenheim Centre in NZ. Space for new students to join so please contact us if you are interested in finding out more! Classes are 90 minutes long and cost $15. Suitable for all levels. No classes on 24th or 31st of December.

November 2015

Yoga in Blenheim

Classes continuing on Thursdays at 9:30am and 6:30pm at our Blenheim Centre in NZ. Space for new students to join so please contact us if you are interested in finding out more! Classes are 90 minutes long and cost $15. Suitable for all levels.

October 2015

Short Supportive Workshops in October

“Ayurvedic approach to Food – eating correctly is healthy eating”

In Ayurveda Food is Medicine and Medicine is food. This is the first and most important part of managing our life both now and for our entire lifespan.

This short workshop discusses the Ayurvedic approach to eating including a discussion on taste, digestion, common misconceptions about food, and the guidelines to eating according to your constitution.

Date: Friday 9 October 2015

 

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Market produce

 

“Daily Routines and Lifestyle – an Ayurvedic approach”

Ayurveda gives us very clear and simple guidelines to help us develop supportive daily routines. Managing our life to suit our unique nature is what Ayurveda is all about.

Topics that come into this workshop include daily rituals, exercise, hygiene, managing conflicting priorities and responsibilities in our life, the effect of those things we cannot control such as the environment and climate.

Date: Friday 16 October 2015

 

“Understanding and Managing the Mind”

We all know the expression ‘mind over matter.’  But what is this mind? This talk will be about understanding the nature of the mind and how best to manage it.

Date: Friday 23 October 2015

  • Workshops held at Ancient’s Best Blenheim Clinic in Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Duration is one hour plus discussion and questions
  • Start time 6pm
  • Suited to those who have already come for a pulse diagnosis of their constitution but open to others with a sincere interest
  • Email us at info@ancientsbest.co.nz to express your interest, places limited.

September 2015

Vaidyar Mani in New Zealand from Singapore

Vaidyar will give talks in different location on the subtler aspects of Ayurveda & Yoga – topics covered include: What is Yoga & Ayurveda, How and why each of us is Unique, The ‘Key’ to managing your life – Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis (Nadi Parikshai), What is Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Detoxification and Rejuvenation in Ayurveda, differences in approach of classical and modern Ayurveda, the concept of ignorance and the means to remove suffering.

Vaidyar will also offer individual pulse readings the morning(s) after the talks. We recommend booking early for these to prepare yourself and to ensure a space.

Blenheim, Marlborough, South Island NZ

  • Blenheim – talk on Friday 11 September at 6pm at Ancient’s Best Clinic of Ayurveda & Yoga, private appointments available with Vaidyar the morning after the talk (both new and follow up appointment times available, please book early).

 

Talk in Blenheim Friday 11 September 2015
Talk in Blenheim Friday 11 September 2015 (Marlborough Midweek paper)

North Island Tour

  • Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay – talk on Thursday 24th 7:15 pm – hosted by Breathe Yoga & More, private appointments with Vaidyar Friday & Saturday mornings
  • Tauranga, Bay of Plenty – talk on Sunday 27th at 2pm – hosted by Tauranga Yoga Centre, private appointments with Vaidyar Monday and Tuesday mornings
  • Hamilton, Waikato – talk on Wednesday 30th at 5:30pm – hosted by Sun Salute Yoga, private appointments with Vaidyar Thursday and Friday mornings

Find out more by contacting Nicky at info@ancientsbest.co.nz or 021 0259 2428.

North Island - New Zealand
North Island – New Zealand

August 2015

Yoga in Blenheim

Classes continuing on Thursdays at 9:30am and 6:30pm at our Blenheim Centre in NZ. Space for new students to join so please contact us if you are interested in finding out more!

July 2015

Yoga in Blenheim

Classes continuing on Thursdays from 9:30am to 11am. New short course (six weeks) starting Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm from July the 9th . Emphasis on breath, sound, Kriya, meditation. Still a couple of spaces left. New students welcome!

These classes are held at our Blenheim centre in New Zealand.

June 2015

International Day of Yoga Sunday 21 June 2015

Ancient’s Best will offer a free class at 9am on Sunday in Blenheim to celebrate the United Nations General Assembly resolution to recognise an International Day of Yoga. 175 nations have co-sponsored this event. Maybe New Zealand will be the first country to celebrate this event before the rest of the world wakes up!

The request for this day came from Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition . It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. ”

More information is on the website http://idayofyoga.org

International Day of Yoga
International Day of Yoga

Yoga in Blenheim

Thursday mornings 9:30-11am. Ongoing class. New students welcome. Suitable for all levels

NEW Wednesday evenings “Power of the Breath” block course – 6:00-7:30pm for four weeks (June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th). $60 prepaid.

NEW Thursday evenings “Power of the Breath” block course – 6:00-7:30pm for four weeks (June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th). $60 prepaid.

Classes are small so please contact Nicky to book your place (tel 021 0259 2428 or email info@ancientsbest.co.nz). Usually space on a Thursday morning and still a couple of spaces left for the evening block course courses starting next week.

May 2015

Article in local Midweek Paper – “CoffeeChat”

A short chat about Yoga and Life – http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/your-marlborough/68516757/coffee-chat–nicky-hewett-yoga-instructor-and-life-coach

Talk on Ayurveda and Yoga in Singapore – Saturday 16 May at 8:30am

A talk is planned by Vaidyar Mani and open to both those people who have already been through the process of Lifestyle correction and restoration but would benefit from being reminded of the principles of Ayurveda, and also those who may have not yet started this process but are interested in finding out more. The talk will help you be become more motivated and empowered to take charge of your life.

Talk to Blenheim ‘Foodies’ Group in Marlborough, New Zealand – Friday 15 May 2015 at 7:45pm

Nicky will give a introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga and introduce Ancient’s Best to a group of local ‘foodies’ who get together regularly to discuss food, lifestyle, meditation and healthy living.

Mother’s Day Offer in New Zealand

All goods on our online shop ship for free anywhere in New Zealand from Sunday 3 May to Wednesday 6 May (noon) to reach you in time for Mother’s Day, held in New Zealand on Sunday 10 May 2015.

Yoga in Blenheim

Classes continue on Thursday mornings (9:30-11am).

April 2015

Ancient’s Best in Thailand

We will be training massage therapists at Paris Spa in Bangkok and conducting Pancha Karma treatments in Pattaya in April

Paris Spa

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes at Ancient’s Best Blenheim on Thursday 2nd April and then Thursday 30th April (no classes on the 9th, 16th or 23rd). There will be an additional evening class starting up in May so please express your interest by emailing us at info@ancientsbest.co.nz

January to March 2015

Vaidyar Mani in New Zealand

  • Saturday 17 January – Talk in Hanmer Springs at Ani Healthcare (private appointments on Sunday 18th morning)
  • Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th January – Ancient’s Best will be at the Evolve Festival of Opportunities in Nelson (held at Founder’s Park)
  • February – Treatments including Pancha Karma/consultations/follow-ups at our clinic in Blenheim. Talk date yet to be confirmed. Please express your interest early.
  • Fri-Sunday 6-8 March – Talk on Friday 6th and Private Appointments on Saturday 7th at Breathe Yoga in Havelock North

 

October to December 2014

Talk on Ayurveda in Singapore on Saturday 29 November from 9-11am

Vaidyar Mani will speak on the classical approach to Ayurveda in this introductory talk. Contact Ayuryoga Clinic of Ayurveda & Yoga to book your place for this special talk. Email: centre@ayuryoga.com.sg

Yoga Classes

Kundalini Yoga classes available every Thursday. Morning class from 9:30am to 11am and evening class from 6:00 to 7:30pm. $18 for a drop in class. $60 for a block of four classes (to be used within two months). Small classes so prior confirmation of attendance is requested. These classes focus on breathing, meditation, kriya (exercise sets) and mantra (sound).

September 2014

Health Therapists & Practitioners Day – Sunday 14 September, Scenic Circle Hotel, Blenheim. 10am to 4pm

Ancient’s Best will have a stall at this open day event. Entry $5 (children free). Come along and learn more about what is on offer here in Marlborough. We’ll have some special prices on some of our products and information on Ayurveda and Yoga available.

Health Practitioners Open Day

August 2014

Vaidyar Mani from Singapore – Introductory Talks about Ayurveda and Yoga

Saturday 9 August – 9:30-11:00 am at Skin Soul Self in Picton. (Flyer – Introduction_to_Ayurveda_at_Skin_Soul_Self_August_2014)

Monday 11 August – 6pm to 7:30 pm at Ancient’s Best Clinic in Blenheim

Friday 15 August – 6pm to 7:30 pm at Yoga Lab in Nelson

Saturday 23 August – 9am to 3 pm at Rangi Ruru Girls School Room 2, Merivale, Christchurch (hosted by International Yoga Teachers Association New Zealand). Contact Rosemary Weaver at IYTA to register on 03 359 1703 or rosemaryweaver@xtra.co.nz. (Flyer23rd Aug Ayurvedic yoga day new venue)

Each talk will be followed by a Q & A session and participants can book a private Pulse (Naadi) reading for the following morning with Vaidyar (if you know you are interested in a Pulse Diagnosis please let us know in advance).

RSVP early for the talks as space is limited. Call Nicky on 03 577 6099 or 021 0259 2428 or email info@ancientsbest.co.nz

Vaidyar Mani Talk In Blenheim 28 Aug 2014

July 2014

Article published on the Yoga Lunchbox Website on 28 July 2014

“What Qualities and Strengths Make the Ideal Ayurveda Client/Student”

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Article published in Barbican July 2014 Newsletter

To view this short article (titled “Looking After Yourself in Business”) click on the following like to the pdf file – July 2014 Barbican newsletter

Herzog High Tea Saturday 26 July from 3-5pm

Nicky from Ancient’s Best will be the guest speaker at Herzog Estate’s High Tea in July.

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$39 per person, including a glass of Cuvee Thérèse Rose Sparkling, fresh leaf tea, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches handmade by Herzog’s great chefs.

Book by calling Herzog on 03 572 8770 or email to info@herzog.co.nz.

 

Marlborough Home and Garden Show – Fri 4 July to Sun 6 July, Stadium 2000, Blenheim

Ancient’s Best will be at this busy and popular event representing Ayurveda & Yoga in Marlborough. Come along for some amazing show specials and to talk to us about Ayurveda and Yoga. We’d love to see you there! Other yoga teachers will join over the weekend too so this will be a perfect time to ask questions and find out what is available in the region.

Ancient's best Stall

Yoga Classes in Blenheim

Ongoing Kundalini Yoga classes on Mondays at 6pm and Thursday at 9:30am. These classes focus on breathing, meditation, kriya (exercise sets) and mantra. Small classes so prior confirmation of attendance is necessary. $18 for a drop in class. $60 for a block of four classes (valid for two months).

Vaidyar Mani coming from Singapore in August 2014

Please let us know if you’d like to attend one of Vaidyar’s talks in Blenheim, Picton, Nelson or Christchurch and/or come for a private consultation and pulse reading with him. Don’t miss out as this is his only visit to New Zealand this year! Call or email us (03-577-6099 or info@ancientsbest.co.nz).

 

June 2014

Yoga classes in Blenheim

Ongoing classes on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings. Please call or email if you are interested. $15 per class. Call Nicky 021 0259 2428 or email info@ancientsbest.co.nz if your are interested in joining or in finding out more.

 

May 2014

Talks in Singapore

Talk by Vaidyar Mani on “The Meaning of Yoga, Introducing the fundamentals of Spirituality, so as to fulfill the purpose and integrity of these ageless sciences.” Sunday 25 May from 09.00 – 11.00 am at Ayuryoga, Clinic of Ayurveda and Yoga. RSVP : Katy at centre@ayuryoga.com.sg by May 22nd.

Talk introducing Ayurveda on Tuesday 20 May at Ayuryoga, Clinic of Ayurveda and Yoga.

Yoga Classes

New eight week block course running on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm starting 5 May 2014. Course fee is $120. Course focus is enhancing memory, mental energy, and learning abilities; as well as better managing mental health issues such as anger, grief, addictions, and anxiety.

Thursday mornings at 9:30am – $15 per class. Confirmation of attendance in advance is necessary.

April 2014

Article published on The Yoga Lunchbox website on 28 April

” What are the Principles and Philosophy of Ayurveda and how does it Work?

Yoga Classes this month (held at our Blenheim Clinic)

Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30pm: 2 April and 9 April Thursdays 9:30am to 11am: 3, April, 10 April, 17 April Mondays 6:00 to 7:30pm: 14 April Classes only go ahead with a minimum number of students and space is limited so please confirm your attendance in advance. Cost is $15 per class. Note: New block courses to start in May, please register your interest early as space is limited (phone 577-6099 or email us).

March 2014

Article Published in This & That Magazine – pg 17 of March Edition.

“What is Meditation?” – a simple and short article, we also have a small ad in this publication for Ancient’s Best Clinic.

Natural Products NZ Summit 2014, Nelson

Ancient’s Best will be attending the summit on Thursday 20 March in Nelson.

Yoga Classes

There are still places on some of the group Kundalini Yoga classes running this month. Call Nicky 021 0259 2428 or email info@ancientsbest.co.nz if interested in joining.

February 2014

Evolve Festival, Nelson 14-16 February 2014

Ancient’s Best had a stall at the Evolve Festival of Opportunities in Nelson for the first time this year.

Evolve Festival 15 Feb 2014 websize

Kundalini Yoga Introductory Series

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm (General Class) for six weeks starting 17 February 2014 $90 for all classes, includes support materials Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm (Meditation Class) for six weeks starting 26 Feb 2014 $75 for all classes, includes support materials. Thursdays 9:30-11am (Ongoing Class), this goes ahead each Thursday with a minimum of three students and maximum of 5.  $15 per class or sold as a block of 4 for $50. Note: These are small classes at Ancient’s Best Blenheim Clinic so please register your interest early. Further classes can be considered if another time suits you better, please let us know. Call Nicky 021 0259 2428 or email info@ancientsbest.co.nz

Article published on The Yoga Lunchbox Website on 10 Feb 2014

An article titled “What’s the Difference Between Modern and Traditional Ayurveda and How Does It Relate to Yoga?”