Vision Board Workshop (Virtual) 7-12 February 2022
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Yoga Classes in 2022
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Classes in 2022
Autumn 1 Series:
Wednesdays 16, 23, 30 March & 6, 13 April 2022 (5 classes).
Thursdays 17, 24, 31 March & 7, 14 April (5 classes)
Autumn 2 Series:
Wednesdays 20, 27 April and 4, 11, 18 May (5 classes)
Thursdays 21, 28 April and and 5, 12, 19 May (5 classes)
- A place in class is confirmed with pre-payment and the class series are non-transferable and non-refundable. Space is limited so please confirm early.
- Cost to attend in person is $100 for 5 weeks or $200 for the full 10 weeks
- Cost to attend virtually is $75 for 5 weeks, $150 for 10 weeks
- Payment is to Ancient’s Best A/C # 03-0599-0517777-000
- In case of any Covid closures, lockdowns, or similar, classes will continue on Zoom
- Drop-in classes are sometimes available (if there is a space)
- If you feel unwell, please stay at home and attend that class virtually
- The room and mats and will be cleaned between each class, however, you may wish to bring your own blanket, mat etc. if you prefer
- Masks do not need to be worn during practice
Small classes (4-5 students) with spacing / non contact to meet the ‘Traffic light orange/red level’ requirements for gatherings, no passports required. Please scan the QR code on arrival. Prepayment required to confirm your place. Classes non transferable and non refundable.
Email Nicky (email@example.com) to check availability of spaces
Summer 1 Series:
- Wednesdays Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:30-8:00pm – 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb (4 classes)
- Thursdays Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:00-7:30pm – 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb (4 classes)
Summer 2 Series:
- Wednesdays Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:30-8:00pm – 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar (4 classes)
- Thursdays Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:00-7:30pm – 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar (4 classes)
December Classes 2021
- Wednesday 15 December Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:30pm $20
- Thursday 16 December 10:30am Meditation and Relaxation Class (Zoom $15, possibly in person too depending on interest)
- Thursday 16 December Kundalini Yoga Meditation 6:00pm $20 / also on Zoom for $15
- Sunday 19 December 5:30pm Full Moon Meditation (Virtual) no charge
Small classes (4-5 students) with spacing to meet Orange level requirements for gatherings, no passports required. Prepayment required to confirm your place. Classes non transferable and non refundable.
Email Nicky (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check availability of spaces
In person classes are held in Witherlea, Blenheim, New Zealand. Virtual are held on Zoom. Kundalini Yoga classes are 90 minutes in duration. Full Moon Meditation is 31 minutes (allow around 45 minutes for the full session)
11 Day Meditation for Transformation
Starting 1st November 2021, meditate together daily (virtual) for 11 consecutive days (30 minutes daily offered virtually with replay available). No meditation experience needed but also perfect if you meditate regularly.
Included will be a whole life assessment and reflection. To book now click here .
Lockdown Inspiration tips, talks & upliftment starting 1st September 2021
Sign up to receive an email a day for 10 days. Nicky will talk with a different teacher from the top of the south island each day in a 10-20 minute video that you can watch whenever it suits you. They will share their lockdown experiences and some tips or practices to support you in these uncertain times. This free series is all about building connection and letting you know you are never alone in spite of the isolation many of us are feeling right now.
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Breathing & Yoga Classes with Nicky in 2021
Now available! Private and group classes with Nicky.
Breathing: Learn powerful yet simple breathing techniques in these one-on-one private sessions. $75 per 60 min session. Read more here .
Or choose a group class for your staff as part of a health and well-being program – delivered to your team onsite (up to 10 people). $297 per session.
Note: For an article about the benefits of breathing pick up a copy of Pep Talk Magazine Issue 3 to read an article written by Nicky on Breathing.
Yoga & Breathing: One-on-one sessions focussed on designing a practical and supportive daily practice for you with breathing, asana, meditation and relaxation. $120 for a 90 min session or $270 for two private classes plus a personalised program (sent as a PDF).
Kundalini Yoga Classes: 90 min weekly group classes (6pm to 7:30pm) run as a series/block of consecutive classes:
Autumn Series: Thu 13 May to Thu 3 June 2021 (4 classes) $80
Winter 1 Series: Thu 17 June to 8 July 2021 (4 classes) $80
Winter 2 Series: Thu 5 August to Thu 26 August 2021 ( 4 classes) $80
Spring 1 Series: Thu 9 September to Thu 30 September 2021 (4 classes) $80
For more information please call or email Nicky on +64 21 0259 2428 or email@example.com
Breathing/Pranayama Meditation Series in Blenheim September 2020
This series will cover the main principles of Yogic Breathing, its purpose, and how to incorporate different techniques into your daily life and meditation practice.
Understand and experience the wonderful benefits you can attain from even a few minutes practice every day. These include better concentration and memory, and improved immunity.
Wednesday 23 September to 14 October 2020 6:00-7:00pm (4 classes)
$60 per person for the 4 class series or $20 for a single class.
Yoga Classes in Blenheim in 2020
Classes are available regularly here in Blenheim and you can sign up for a series which guarantees you a place each week, or we occasionally have space to join a class as a ‘drop in student’ if a regular student is away.
Winter 1 2020: Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30 July 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Winter 2 2020: Thursdays 6, 20, 27 August & 3 September 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Spring 1 2020: Thursdays 24 Sep & 1, 8, 15 October 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Spring 2 2020: Thursdays: Thursdays 5 November until 10 December 6pm to 7:30pm (6 class series) and Wednesdays 25 November until 16 December 6:30pm to 8pm (4 class series)
Call or email Nicky +64 21 0259 2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation Workshops in Singapore
Vaidyar Mani has commenced meditation workshops in Singapore (limited to 4 students due to Covid restrictions). Please call or What’s App him on +65 9450 8559 to express your interest.
Bhagavad Gita Study Groups
We are currently running two Bhagavad Gita ‘Commentary of the Commentaries’ study groups. Students meet each week on Zoom – Tuesday evenings in New Zealand, and Wednesday afternoons in Singapore. Each student reads from their different commentary and adds their own commentary as we read each verse. Collectively we are compiling all of these commentaries under the guidance of Vaidyar Mani. Future classes are being considered so if interested please contact us.
Nicky in New Zealand on +64 21 0259 2428 or Vaidyar Mani in Singapore on +65 9450 8559 or email us on email@example.com.
Virtual Consultations now available
We are delighted to announce that Virtual First Consultation and Follow-up Consultations are available via Zoom with Vaidyar Mani in Singapore.
We also have a new option for existing students to set up a “Counselling Session” for one or more sessions to focus on specific issues related to lifestyle management, relationship issues, spiritual guidance etc.
Covid 19 Update from Ancient’s Best
New Zealand is now under Level 2 restrictions which resulted in a class cancellation and a change of venue for the subsequent class in August. We will adjust for the coming weeks based on whatever way the government decides regarding levels on 24 August 2020.
Our clinic is cleaned thoroughly between each class but students may additionally want to consider bringing their own mats, blankets/shawls. Students are requested to stay at home if unwell.
Please visit our online shop or email us to purchase our Sovereign Herbal Jelly, Ayurveda Massage Oils, Tongue Scrapers, books, incense etc. Delivery is free of charge in Blenheim.
For those interested in Ayurveda consultations we are currently offering those in Singapore or by virtual appointment. Herbal support and treatment programs are only arranged following consultation as these are individually formulated. Pancha Karma programs are currently on hold but are planned to resume in 2021.
For further information please contact Nicky in New Zealand on +64 21 0259 2428 or Vaidyar Mani in Singapore on +65 9450 8559 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Classes at Ancient’s Best in 2019
Classes are available at our centre in Blenheim. New students are welcome and classes are suitable for all levels. For more information or to express your interest email Nicky at email@example.com or give a call/text to 021 0259 2428.
You can also visit our new local Marlborough one page website . Classes are small and typically fill up quickly (5-9 students maximum). We recommend booking for a block of classes so your place is held.
Winter 1 2019
Wednesday 12 June to Wed 10 July 2019 6:30-8pm
Thursday 13 June to Thu 11 July 2019 6:00-7:30pm
Winter 2 2019
Wednesday 24 July to Wed 28 August 2019 6:30-8pm (5 classes, no class on 21st August)
Thursday 25 July to Thu 29 August 2019 6:00-7:30pm (5 classes, no class 22nd August)
Cost: Winter 1 + Winter 2 = $120 (10 classes)Winter 1 OR Winter 2 only = $70 (5 classes)
Drop in Class (if available, a space is only confirmed and guaranteed with prepayment for the full series) – $15
Ayurveda – April-May 2019 program in New Zealand
Vaidyar Mani is here in New Zealand in April and May 2019. We are teaching in Nelson in the first week of April as part of a Yoga Teacher’s Training Program and back in Blenheim throughout the rest of April and early May.
Morning Talk – Easter Sunday 21 April 2019 10am to 11:30am Come along to this discussion on Diet & Digestion. The power of our digestion is the key to attaining and maintaining vibrant health. Many of our modern day dis-eases arise from chronic digestive issues. We will discuss the digestive process, and how we all suffer digestive problems, but as we are each uniquely different the path to correction will be individual for each of us. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to join us.
Evening Talk – Friday 12 April 7pm We are planning an informal evening talk ‘Ayurveda and Yoga’ here at our Blenheim Centre on Friday the 12th of April from 7-8:30pm. All with an interest are welcome to attend. There is no charge for this, it is mainly a chance to learn more in a relaxed environment, to ask questions, and for us all to share. Please register your interest as space is limited (email@example.com).
Individual Sessions with Vaidyar Mani For those who are interested in individual consultation, follow-up consultation, treatment etc please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 22 May 4pm 1 hour workshop covering the main principles of yogic breathing, its purpose and how to incorporate it into your daily life and meditation practice. We will practice deep and correct breathing and learn useful techniques for breath and mind control.
Location: Ancient’s Best Clinic, Blenheim (NZ)
Further classes on request.
Booking essential. No experience necessary. Email Nicky at email@example.com
Spring 2018 Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Classes at Ancient’s Best
Spring 1 2018
- $60 for 4 weeks
- Booking and prepayment needed to hold your place
Introductory Talk on Ayurveda in Nelson Friday 7 September 2018
In this talk Vaidyar Mani and Nicky Hewett will share the practical teachings of this art and science of life covering topics such as:
- What is Ayurveda – its purpose and practice. How and why we are each uniquely different
- The concept of Dosha, Prakriti, and Vikriti, and the understanding that we are all born with inherent disturbances (Dosha). How to recognise this and create a suitable Lifestyle
- Understanding the nature and cause of dis-ease and suffering, and the traditional approach to healing and removing this through knowledge
- What is Lifestyle, the Three Pillars of life, how to manage all aspects of lifestyle based on one’s individual constitution
- Ayurvedic Dietetics, Food, Taste, Digestion, Food as Medicine
- Explaining the art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Parikshai) which provides the Key to understanding one’s unique body and mind
Venue: Wellness Movement, cnr Trafalgar & New Street, Nelson Date and Time: Friday 7 September 6pm to 8pm Cost: $45 (early-bird $35 if paid by 15 August 2018) Individual Pulse Diagnosis Appointments available on Saturday 8th (7am, 8am, 9am, 10am) at Wellness Movement. $175
Meditation Workshops: Blenheim on Saturday 1st September 2018 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. Our next workshop is planned for Saturday 1st September 2018 from 8am to 12 noon with Vaidyar Mani from Singapore. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Cost is $80 for this 4 hour workshop with a small group. Both theory and practice will be included. Individual sessions can also be considered upon request.
Weekend in Blenheim Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August, 2018
Friday 3/8/18 – Introduction to Ayurveda
Saturday 4/8/18 – Individual Sessions (Nadi Parikshai)
Sunday 5/8/18 – Workshop “The Practical Application of Ayurveda”
Talk in Christchurch, Saturday 28 July 2018 – “Food is Medicine”
If you are interested in food, nutrition, and natural healing then make sure you come along to this introductory talk. A great way to learn more about Ayurveda (which translates as ‘the knowledge of life’) and its practical application in every day life for the span of your life. Venue: Upstairs at Piko Wholefoods, 229 Kilmore St, Christchurch Date and Time: Saturday 28 July, 9-11am Cost: $35 (earlybird $25 if paid before end of June) Interested in Pulse Diagnosis? This can be arranged on Sunday 29th (Grassroots Yoga Clinic, Woolston) or Monday morning (Herbal Dispensary Clinic, Edgeware). Contact us to find out more: email@example.com
Talk on Ayurveda in Singapore 3rd May, 2018
Join Vaidyar Mani and Dr Maitri Nagar in Singapore to learn more about the Tools of Ayurveda, how and why we are each unique, and how to apply Ayurveda in your life. Topics covered include detoxification and rejuvenation, diet and nutrition, mindfulness, healing etc. Venue: Om Shiva Yoga @ Horsecity, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore. Thu 3rd May 6:30pm onwards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Classes available in Blenheim, New Zealand in 2018
15 Mar – 5 Apr (Four classes) – Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm 21 Mar – 28 Mar (Two introductory classes) – Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm 2 May – 30 May (Five classes) – Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm 3 May – 31 May (Five classes) – Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm 13 June – 4 July (Four classes) – Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm 14 June – 5 July (Four classes) – Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm More class dates to be announced for Winter and Spring soon.
- $60 for 4 weeks, $75 for 5 classes, $30 for 2 introductory classes
- Booking and prepayment needed to hold your place*
Classes are run in blocks and are limited to 9 students. Prepayment guarantees you a place and allows us to dedicate the time to run classes on a regular basis. *Payment is non transferable, and non refundable. To book your place email Nicky at email@example.com and make payment to Ancient’s Best to confirm your spot.
Breathing Classes in 2018:
One hour classes by arrangement. 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. For those interested in learning about Yoga and Meditation a Breathing Workshop is one of the best ways to start. $20 per person (2-6 people) at our clinic, $150 per group (maximum 10 people) if held in-house for corporate workshops
Pancha Karma (five actions intensive detoxification) in Bali in June and December 2018:
Following an exploratory visit to Gaia Oasis (Tejakul, Bali, Indonesia) in December 2017 we have identified their Abasan Mountain Retreat in the north of Bali as an ideal location to conduct this intense form of detoxification. It is open to those who have been through standard treatment with us before (we usually allow 3 – 6 months to prepare a student for this treatment). Alternatively, you could join at the same time for a more gentle detoxification program. Read more about Pancha Karma. Dates: 10-19 June 2018 or 3-12 December 2018 (this includes 7 days of treatment). The introductory detoxification will typically be 5 days of treatment.
Meditation Workshops in 2018:
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. Our next workshops are planned for August 2018 with Vaidyar Mani from Singapore. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Cost is $35 for a 1.5 hour class with a small group, or $120 for a 4 class series. Individual sessions can be considered upon request.
Ayurveda in 2018
Please contact us to express your interest in attending one of our Introduction to Ayurveda Talks, having an Individual Consultation to learn your Prakriti and Vikriti, or learning more about our in-depth treatment and/or study programs. Email email@example.com . We are currently offering talks and pulse readings in Singapore (email Vaidyar Mani at firstname.lastname@example.org) and in Thailand (April 2018) or New Zealand (August-September 2018). Talks, workshops etc. may be possible in other locations, just contact us. Talk schedule in New Zealand below – further details will be added soon or contact us. Christchurch Sat 28 JulyHamilton Wed 8 AugustHavelock North Sun 12 AugustNelson 8-9 September
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mobile in NZ is 021 0259 2428).
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.
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.
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
“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 email@example.com to express your interest, places limited.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 0259 2428.
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!
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.
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. ”
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 email@example.com). Usually space on a Thursday morning and still a couple of spaces left for the evening block course courses starting next week.
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).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Flyer – 23rd 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 email@example.com
Article published on the Yoga Lunchbox Website on 28 July 2014
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.
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your are interested in joining or in finding out more.
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 email@example.com by May 22nd. Talk introducing Ayurveda on Tuesday 20 May at Ayuryoga, Clinic of Ayurveda and Yoga.
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.
Article published on The Yoga Lunchbox website on 28 April
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).
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.
There are still places on some of the group Kundalini Yoga classes running this month. Call Nicky 021 0259 2428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining.
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.
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 email@example.com