Buteyko Breathing Courses December 2023
Join Nicky in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand or Online for one of the upcoming breathing courses. Improve your breathing by understanding how it is affecting your health, focus and appreciation of life. This will involve science, practice, relaxation, and daily practices to do between each time we meet.
Sundays (in person) 10:00am to 11:15am on 3, 10, 17 December 2023
More information is at https://www.yogamarlborough.nz/group-breathing-classes/group-breathing-pranayama-classes/
7 Days of chanting Kirtan Kriya (Sa Ta Na Ma) 4-10 December 2023 (online)
Join Nicky ONLINE at 6:30am for 20 minutes each day. Find out more and book at https://www.yogamarlborough.nz/7-days-of-meditation-4-10-december-2023/
Restorative Yin Yoga 2-hour mini workshop on Sun 26 November 2023 (in person)
Let go, rest deeply, and regain lost flexibility. Small group class in Witherlea, Blenheim. More at https://www.yogamarlborough.nz/group-restorative-yoga-class/
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Spring classes from October 2023
These are small group classes held in Witherlea, Blenheim. They are well suited to beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners. The focus for the Spring series is on Kriyas and Meditations exploring the 8 Chakras.
Tuesdays 9:30-11am from 24 October for 8 weeks.
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm from 18 October for 9 weeks
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm from 19 October for 8 weeks (no class on 9 November)
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm from 19 October for 8 weeks ONLINE (no class 9 November). This is an option to join the in person class on Thursday evenings online via Zoom or follow on the replay at a time that suits you.
The 8-week series investment is $160 ($180 for the 9-week series). Class size is small so please book early to ensure your spot. Classes are non-refundable and non transferable but you can request a recording of class if you will miss a week for any reason or need to join online. Or you can opt to join the Thursday evening class live on Zoom (or practice with the replay).
The 8-week series investment is $160 ($180 for the 9-week series). Class size is small so please book early to ensure your spot. Classes are non-refundable and non transferable but you can request a recording of class if you will miss a week for any reason or need to join online. Or you can opt to join the Thursday evening class live on Zoom (or practice with the replay). The investment to join online for 8-weeks is $120 NZD.
Book via the links above. All prices are in NZD.
Pay directly via the link (Paypal or direct debit) or use the code ‘Discount’ to make the value $0 and pay direct to my bank account. Your place is confirmed once payment is received. For those wishing to pay by cash or TPR or if you have any questions please reach out to Nicky@yogamarlborough.nz .
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation morning classes in July-August 2023
Still space to join for the series or to ‘drop in’ as a casual student!
Tuesdays 9:30-11am from 18 July for 5 weeks
Thursdays 9:30-11am from 20 July for 5 weeks
This is a small group class held in Witherlea, Blenheim. They are well suited to beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners. The focus over the 5 weeks is learning the fundamentals and in improving immunity and disease resistance. The environment is friendly and welcoming.
There is still a space to join if you want to start in Week 2 (and I can share a recording made from Week 1 to make sure you don’t miss the introductory class). Alternatively you can request a ‘Drop In’ spot and if available that is $25 for a single attendance.
The 5-week series investment is $100. Classes are non-refundable and non transferable but you can request a recording of class if you will miss a week for any reason or need to join online. Book via the links above. Any questions please reach out to Nicky@yogamarlborough.nz
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation evening classes in August 2023
Wednesdays 6-7:30pm from 2 August for 3 weeks – book here
Thursdays 6-7:30am from 3 August for 3 weeks – book here
Thursday 6-7:30pm from 3 August for 3 weeks ONLINE (Zoom or Replay) – book here
Investment: $60 to join in person or $45 to join via Zoom for the series.
Classes are also running in July on Wednesday and Thursday nights in Witherlea, Blenheim from 6-7:30pm as part of an 8-week session. You can join classes on Thursdays on Zoom and there is sometimes a place to ‘drop in’ for an in-person class so do reach out to ask.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check or join Nicky’s mailing list to get updates on future series dates.
NEW! Restorative Yin Yoga & Breathwork Course – starts on Sunday 2nd July 2023
This class is at the perfect time to wind down from your week and week-end and prepare yourself mentally and physically for the week ahead.
Classes combine long Yin Yoga holds without muscle tension to improve flexibility and allow your body and mind to relax deeply, with mindful Pranayama Yoga Breathwork and Meditation practices to bring your focus inwards and onto the present moment. In this space your body can release deeply held stress and tension sending a message to the brain that you are safe and in control.
As the nervous system is calmed the relaxation response is activated. Prana (life) is able to flow more freely enhancing vitality, healing, and a sense of calm and equanimity.
This is special time to care for and connect with yourself as you let go of expectations and enjoy time to just ‘be’.
Limited spaces are available to join in a small and cosy group environment. This class is also suitable for those who may find regular yoga classes inaccessible for a variety of reasons.
Sundays 4:00-5:30pm: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July and 6, 13, 20 August (8 classes)
- Classes are held in Witherlea, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
- Series price is $280 – go to the ‘Book Now Button’ below and select the ‘Choose Time Zone’ and follow the directions.
- Early Bird pricing is $240 (use Coupon Code ‘EARLYBIRD’) if paid by 19 June 2023
- For those wishing to pay by Direct Bank Deposit or Cash or TPR please use the Coupon Code ‘DIRECT’ and arrange payment with Nicky (your place is not confirmed or held until this payment is received).
- All bookings need to made via the ‘Book Now’ button below. If you wish to pay using your Credit Card, Debit Card or Paypal Account you can do so to make an immediate payment.
NEW! Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Chakra Series Course starts Sun 2nd July 2023
Join Nicky to explore over 8 weeks Kundalini Yoga Kriyas and Meditations based on each of the 8 chakras. The course includes weekly emails with preparatory notes for each week and a final course-book. This is a small group class environment and a perfect continuation of the “Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Course” (it is beneficial but not essential to have taken this course first).
Sundays 10:00-11:30am: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July and 6, 13, 20 August (8 classes)
Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Course starts Sunday 16 April 2023
**This course is now full and there is a second course starting on Sunday 23 April 2023 (10am to 11:30am)**
Join Nicky to explore the foundational aspects of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan over 8 weeks here in Blenheim, Marlborough.
This will be a small in-person only group (the same group will go through the whole course together, there won’t be any ‘drop-in’ places offered along the way).
This course is perfect if you are new to yoga, or for those who are more experienced but wanting to learn more about Kundalini Yoga or take the time to cover the fundamentals.
Often referred to as the Yoga of Transformation, Kundalini Yoga is a truly holistic practice utlising many yogic tools such as different breathing techniques, mantra, kriya, specific hand positions, body locks, meditation and relaxation practices.
Kundalini Yoga works on both the gross and subtle aspects of the body and mind and is both energising and deeply calming. Ultimately it allows for the unfolding of the potential that lies dormant within us and is a powerful tool for awakening and spiritual progress.
Starting on Sunday 16 April at 4pm (90 minute session each week) and running for 8 consecutive weeks. This is an ideal time in the week for self reflection and preparation for the week ahead.
Investment: $280 NZD (includes a workbook and all classes).
LIMITED SPACES, please sign up early!
The course fee is non transferable and non refundable.
Email Nicky (email@example.com) to register your interest or find out more.
11 Days of Meditation for Transformation 1-11 November 2022
Join Nicky from 6:30-7am NZDT daily for 11 days (the idea is to commit and not miss a day!) on Zoom live or via the replays which will be posted to a private webpage.
Investment: NZ $90 (includes whole-life assessment and bonus materials plus all 11 days)
Visit the dedicated webpage for more information and to sign up – click here .
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Spring 2022
Class series dates are below and Spring 2 has just started!
Spring 2 Series:
Wednesdays 12, 19, 26 October and 2, 9, 16 November 6:30-8:00pm (6 classes)
Thursdays 13, 20, 27 October and 3, 10, 17 November 6:00-7:30pm (6 classes)
The Heart Centre and the Neutral Mind.
- 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.
- Investment to attend in person is $120 for Spring 2
- Investment to attend virtually is $90 for Spring 2
- 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). The cost is $25
- 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
Email Nicky (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check availability of spaces
Breathing Workshop Sunday 4 December 2022:
Two options available on this day. $30 per person (or household if on Zoom).
In person workshop in Witherlea, Blenheim at 10:00am NZT
Virtual workshop on Zoom (with replay) at 4:00pm NZT
This one hour 15 minute workshop is a perfect introduction to learning more about the way you are breathing and how to breathe better so you can experience more energy, release stress, and better manage anxiety, reactivity, sleep issues and more.
The breath is our first source of nutrition and our main means of detoxification. Our thoughts and emotions are intricately linked to the way we breathe and by breathing better we can transform and positively improve our physical and mental health.
Email email@example.com now to reserve your spot.
Or choose a group class for your staff as part of your wellbeing initiative – delivered to your team onsite (up to 10 people though more may be possible depending on the setting). $297 per session (plus travel costs if relevant). Can also be offered virtually as a weekly live class plus supportive short audios delivered between sessions. Help your team, school, or community group release and manage stress, prevent or heal from burn-out, and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Thank you so much for all you offer – your classes are deeply relaxing and the teachings you have shared with me regarding breathing have been so useful. I have really enjoyed broadening my ideas about what Yoga can be in every part of my life.Yoga Student
What is Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan?
Yogi Bhajan was an Indian Sikh who brought the ancient teachings to the US in 1969, with the aim of creating teachers rather than students. He reached out to young people, many of whom were involved in experimenting with drugs, recognising their desire to find meaning and deeper spiritual experiences. Kundalini Yoga offered a natural and profound alternative as well as helping those damaged by drug abuse.
This type of yoga was designed for the householder (rather than for monks and yogis who withdrew from the world), and is known as a technology of awareness. Knowledge only becomes real wisdom when you experience it for yourself, when it becomes your own personal experience. This experience comes through regular practice. All you need is already with you. The teacher is within.
Kundalini Yoga brings together different aspects of yoga: regulation of prana through the control and manipulation of breath (pranayama), posture (asanas), hand positions (mudras), exercise sets (kriyas), sound (mantra), body locks (bandha), relaxation, and meditation. There is a strong devotional aspect to this practice.
Contact us if you would like to learn more about Kundalini Yoga or join a class.