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)

Key information:

  • 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 (nicky@yogamarlborough.nz) 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)

In person classes are held in Witherlea, Blenheim, New Zealand. Virtual are held on Zoom. Kundalini Yoga classes are 90 minutes in duration.

Breathing, Kundalini Yoga and Private Yoga Classes 2021

Breathing: Learn powerful yet simple breathing techniques in these one-on-one private sessions. $75 per 60 min session. Nicky recommends a minimum of 3 classes one week apart to learn the fundamentals. Read more here .

Or choose a group class for your staff as part of your wellbeing initiative – delivered to your team onsite (up to 10 people). $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 (or community group) manage stress, prevent or heal from burn-out and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.

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 $297 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

Drop in/casual class (when available) $25 .

For more information please call or email Nicky on +64 21 0259 2428 or info@ancientsbest.co.nz

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Classes available in Blenheim, New Zealand

Classes are available at our centre in Witherlea, Blenheim. New students are welcome and classes are suitable for all levels. For more information or to express your interest email Nicky at info@ancientsbest.co.nz 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. You can read more about Kundalini Yoga below.

Winter 1 2020
Thursday 9 July to Thu 30 July 2020 6:00-7:30pm (4 classes)

Winter 2 2020
Thursday 6 August to Thu 3 September 2020 6:00-7:30pm (4 classes)

Spring 1 2020
Thursday 24 September to Thu 15 October (4 classes)

Spring 2 2020
Thursdays 5 November until 10 December 6pm to 7:30pm (6 class series)

Wednesdays 25 November until 16 December 6:30pm to 8pm (4 class series)

Cost
6 class block = $90
4 class block = $60
Drop in Class (when available) = $15

Breathing/Pranayama Meditation Series

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. Improve the way you breathe and learn useful techniques for breath and mind control. 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.

Pranayama is Yogic Breathing and is the practice of control and regulation of Prana or ‘Life’. It is understood that where Prana is able to flow freely and be retained there is life, strength, vitality and healing. Where Prana is restricted or denied there is the opposite; decay, dis-ease, death. We absorb Prana from the breath, the food we eat, and the energy of the sun.

Class times
Wednesday 23 September to 14 October 2020 6:00-7:00pm (4 classes)

Cost
$60 per person for the 4 class series or $20 for a single class.

Some partial scholarships are available for this series for eligible students, please ask.

Location
Ancient’s Best Clinic, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

No experience is necessary. Class size is small 4 to 6 students so booking and pre-payment is essential. Mats and chairs available.

Workshops can also be brought to you (community or workplace) for up to 10 students (in this setting participants would typically practice sitting on a chair). Private sessions can also be arranged by appointment at our clinic.

Email Nicky at info@ancientsbest.co.nz

Ancient’s Best Blenheim Clinic offers small cosy and friendly yoga classes

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

Workshops

Breathing Workshop

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. Community group pricing can be negotiated to be accessible so please ask.

Meditation Workshops

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.

Bhagavad Gita Study Group

Bhagavad Gita “Commentary of Commentaries” with Vaidyar Mani is a group study currently running in both Singapore and New Zealand on a weekly basis (started via Zoom in 2020). We may start more classes in the future so please let us know if you are interested. This is a small and interactive discussion based group for serious yoga students.

Ayurveda and Yoga Workshops

“Introduction to Classical Ayurveda” talks (usually 1.5 hours). Other workshops we offer include Ayurveda Lifestyle workshops and Ayurveda Cooking Workshops. Other workshops that may be offered from time to time include “A Yogic Approach to Chronic Pain Management” and “A Classical Appreciation of Yogic Anatomy and Physiology”.

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.

As with all tools associated with attaining Yoga, once one has evolved and attains self realization the tools themselves become unnecessary. The attitude should then be “if it is there fine, if it is not there, that is fine also.”

Contact us if you would like to learn more about Kundalini Yoga or join a class.

More Information about Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga Asia = http://www.kundaliniyogaasia.org
Article on The Yoga Lunchbox – Kundalini Yoga – the Yoga of Consciousness