Welcome to Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training

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We send prayers to all beings who are impacted by the global storm of Covid–19. This feels a time for kind and responsible action for the well-being of you, your family, friends and community.

Our faculty are in the process of creating wonderful online offerings. We look forward to sharing. Please subscribe to our mailing list for full updates (see below).

Our next 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our next 200-hour teacher training is the 2x9 Day training beginning on the 22nd August. This training is special as we will have world renown Yoga Teacher Donna Farhi as guest faculty over the weekend 3rd-4th October.

Due to the financial difficulties many are facing due to the Covid-19 virus, we are offering a sliding scale fee reduction (up to $300) for any participants joining the training whose income has been affected by the pandemic.

Be well, be safe and kind, look after each other.

Passionate about yoga? Inspired to share and teach?

Passionate about yoga?

Inspired to share and teach?

Dive into the foundations of anatomy, alignment and movement in a way that is safe, stable, easeful and empowering with a faculty of passionate, experienced and inspiring teachers.

With every breath and movement, you’ll be supported to find your own feet, resource strength from within, and give voice to the passion that calls you to share.

The amount of knowledge and understanding, experience and love that has gone into the teacher training is truly epic and has enabled such a deep and rich learning experience.
Caroline Bindon, 2020

This year we are also delighted to announce world-renown Yoga teacher Donna Farhi will join Contemporary Yoga as a senior guest faculty member on the 2×9 Days 200-hour teacher training, August to October.

We are also hosting Donna for a one-day Yoga intensive, Empowering People Through Interoception on the 28th September 2020. Full details and registration here >>

Whether it whispers to deepen your practice or exclaims to share with others, we invite you to hear your inner calling and come explore.

Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training dives into the foundations of anatomy, alignment and movement in a way that is safe, stable, easeful and empowering.

With every breath and movement, you’ll be supported to find your own feet, resource your strength from within, and give voice to the passion that calls you.

Next 200-hour courses

2×9 Days 2020
22nd-30th August
3rd-11th October

January Intensive 2021
4th til 24th January (tbc)
includes 2 break days

Why go Contemporary?

It’s like going back to when your body first moved and first breathed.

Step by step, we’ll reintroduce you to the wisdom and resources already within and give you the tools to bring your inner teacher out.

It’s a rediscovery of how to move, breathe, feel and teach, the way you were born to.

Go Beyond Asana

Understand and experience the very foundation of natural, functional movement. 

Each posture, transition and philosophy is a process that you’re lovingly and personally guided through to discover ease, stability, clarity and joy.

You’ll take profound life skills away with you, along with a personal resilience to support every part of your life.

Passionate Teachers

It’s our greatest joy to offer you the decades of experience between us.

We honour and encourage the process of curiosity, enquiry and discovery, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Each of us brings a highly specialist background and a whole lot of soul.

And we can’t wait to meet you!

Be Moved

We’ll take you deep into essential anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and postural analysis, and uncover how our natural developmental movement patterns grow into naturally aligned and easeful asana.

Get ready to go inward.

You’ll rediscover how you were meant to move and breathe in the most balanced and enjoyable way.

Live Well

Feel into the true depth of the Yoga tradition to develop skills that support and enhance your wellness as a human, and as a teacher.

This is a sustainable and nourishing training, designed to put you deeply in touch with inner resources that help you flourish on and off the mat.

Grow Your Yoga

Our vision is for you to leave confident to begin teaching safely and skillfully out in the community with a passionate sense of your own unique offering.

We’re registered with two major yoga communities - Yoga Alliance, and Yoga New Zealand.

Plus our 300 hour program and mentorships are there to help advance you on your path.

Affordable and Flexible

This comprehensive Yoga training is designed to be within reach for students of all levels.

Choose from three formats of our 200 hour yoga teacher training throughout each year, and modules of your choice within our ongoing and specialised 300 hour training.

Early bird pricing and payment plans are on offer for all programs.

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
and Ongoing Professional Training Modules

Empowering People Through Interoception
with Donna Farhi
Auckland, 30th September 2020

Yoga Vocals Training
with Sylvia Rands
Sunday 12th September, 12-5pm

Pregnancy Yoga Training
with KeiShana Coursey + faculty
Next course: 2021

The campus is nice too

Join us in beautiful St. Heliers, Auckland. All our 200-hour yoga teacher trainings take place a short stroll from the beach.

Light, spacious, comfortable and an easy location for public transport as well as cafes and shops, the purpose-built workshop space is extensive, modern, with every mod-con.

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What Our Graduates Say 
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Not only has this training changed my whole perspective on the practice of yoga, but also within my life itself.

A truly transformational journey supported by wonderful teachers, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge and practice. Thank you to you all.

Charlotte Inglis

This training has awakened in me the huge possibility that awaits. Moving away from the scripted style of teaching a new found freedom has been found an an excitement and what awaits. Thank you.

Sophie Hartnell

I could not be happier to have chosen this course. It has completely exceeded any expectations.

Rob Dawson

A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!

Carolyn Austin

My teacher training has empowered me. It has given me a wealth of knowledge while allowing me the freedom to explore. The beauty of the course was the balance between structure and self development.

The respect my teachers give to yoga, and the generosity to share their knowledge in a gentle safe environment, was humbling.

Michelle Watson

Contemporary yoga training has been the ‘icing on the cake’ and if you are ‘stuck’ or need a nudge in the right direction don’t hesitate and sign up now! You will never regret it!

Fiona Ross

Thank you! I feel so much gratitude to have participated in this teacher training. The teachers are so generous and open in their teaching and transmission of knowledge. A life-changing experience 🙂

Kay John

This course will really make you think about Yoga. It’s full of creative, fun and innovative thinking that will enhance your own practice and enliven your own classes.

This is Yoga for life!

Clare Leitch

The sequence of this course is undeniably strong and grounded. All the teachers bring compassion, ease, knowledge, flavour, enquiry and wholeness to everything they show, do, present and give. Making this course a full embodied experience, exploration and foundation to enliven new thoughts and ideas to take away for our own self-practice and to share with others.

Georgie Collins

There is a richness and depth to this content with its real-life (on and off the mat) applicability. I have been moved by the sincerity and support of the teachers. I am so excited to share these teachings in a way that is accessible and empowering for students and wider community members.

Amy Massey

… a mindful journey to come back home, to your true “being”, of who you are, where you are, and how you are going forward. It’s the shortest and most easeful pathway to discover your true “being”.

Nanxi Chen

I feel exceptionally honoured to have spent time with Karla and Neal. Their passion and curiosity for movement and the authentic experience of self is inspiring and encouraging.

Jessica Dziwulska

The learning I have gained from this course of really helped me find not only my yoga knowledge, but myself. I thank the team for the amazing work they put into this course, as I have come out of it with a new perspective.

As I leave the training I can confidently say that I have come closer to my true nature, and I’m able to come closer to this more and more every day.

Dea Bashota

What a transformational Yoga teacher training! These four amazing teachers create incredible alchemy in teaching Yoga. They create such a safe learning environment and there is wonderful support throughout. I highly highly recommend the courses at Contemporary Yoga.

Yumi Drozdowski

Contemporary Yoga has given me more than what I’d expect from a teacher training course. All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious.

Alana Chao

The 300 hour yoga teacher training has surpassed all my expectations. The amazing blend of teachers results in a myriad of deep learning. Each teacher is an expert in their own area and shares their unique wealth of knowledge in a way which is easy to take on board.

Sandra Palmer

I would recommend this course to everyone, even those who are not into yoga or those who have not tried yoga before. This course is for everyone.

Kelly Rijnaarts

This training surpassed all expectations - challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!

Bridget McNamara

This training is carefully considered, expansive and practical. It goes deeper and beyond asanas as the poster shapes of yoga and provides an incredible grounding and insight into yoga as a morphing, ongoing inquiry into life itself.

Alice Rich

The 200-hour teacher training was an amazing, immersive experience. The breadth of material was exceptional and I walked away with a new-found appreciation for all aspects of Yoga as a way of life as well as a wonderful practice … just brilliant.

Olivia Rysenbry

Wonderful experience, wonderful people, beautiful outcomes!

Lal Busher

Words can hardly express how grateful I am for what I learned with their guidance in just three weeks, the most important of which was connecting with myself and others in a truly authentic, supportive, caring and sustainable way that I can’t wait to pay forward as a teacher. Thank you!

Sarah Hart

All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a yoga teachers training. It was much more than that, it was a life-changing, amazing experience.

Anne de Brouwer

The amount of knowledge and understanding, experience and love that has gone into the teacher training is truly epic and has enabled such a deep and rich learning experience.

Each teacher’s passion for sharing and facilitating is evident in the generosity of spirit and unique sharing of knowledge.

Caroline Bindon

Just completed the 200 hour teacher training … a very empowering experience.

The teachers were outstanding: each teach from their own unique perspective inside a carefully crafted, well-designed programme of studies … a great combination of practice and theory.

Sandy Farquhar

I can truly say that this training would benefit any yoga teacher - in fact, any person with a yoga practice. I not only gained a more compassionate perspective to yoga, but also toward myself.

Simply fantastical.

Summer Knight

I was amazed by the depth and breadth of yoga on the human mind and body that the teachers of this course have.

Sarah Diskin

I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to do Yoga teacher training. It is so much more than that - a life-changing, amazing experience.

Lutza Szabo

I am a physiotherapist and as well as gaining vital skills to teach yoga I have also gained insight and knowledge that I will apply in my physiotherapy career.

Sarah Diskin

Exploring movement and asana in a refreshing way that deepened my self-discovery and personal physical understanding.

Anita Lucas

This course changed my understanding of what Yoga is. The holistic and thorough approach has revolutionized my personal practice and teaching aspirations.

Gabrielle Henderson

Contemporary Yoga is connecting yoga back its roots in a very exciting, stimulating and open minded way.

Michaela Robinson

Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.

Melissa Gardiner

Contemporary Yoga has changed the way I move - through life!

Karla, Neal and Haidee’s passion is contagious and this course is a real journey to embrace.

Marika Berney

I have enjoyed it so much and feel I have taken so much away into my everyday life as well as my Yoga. Karla, Neal, Dyana and Haidee are all unique and true to their core. I look forward to earning so much more from them.

Abbie Rose

I’ve learnt so much about Yoga and myself, met so many wonderful people, and have made lifelong friends.

Hope Anderson

Thank you I am inspired, amazed, changed, still learning, moved. I am inspired to keep on learning and exploring and this course has totally changed my view and perception of yoga in a profound way.

Anne de Brouwer

This training offers so much for enriching your lifestyle as a whole. It has influenced how I approach my social, personal and professional life in ways I would never have envisioned.

Beautiful people sharing the beauty of life.

Patrick Lamrock

I strongly recommend this training. It’s a life-changing experience. The way I see things, smell, feel and my energy have completely changed throughout the course consistently. Beyond expectation. Absolutely worth the investment after many long years I’ve finally met myself!

Simply, divine! Organic! Full of love!

Monica Yoon

I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to do Yoga teacher training. It is so much more than that – a life-changing, amazing experience.

Lutza Szabo 
Lutza Szabo

Contemporary yoga training has been the ‘icing on the cake’ and if you are ‘stuck’ or need a nudge in the right direction don’t hesitate and sign up now! You will never regret it!

Fiona Ross 
Fiona Ross

Thank you! I feel so much gratitude to have participated in this teacher training. The teachers are so generous and open in their teaching and transmission of knowledge. A life-changing experience 🙂

Kay John 
Kay John

I can truly say that this training would benefit any yoga teacher – in fact, any person with a yoga practice. I not only gained a more compassionate perspective to yoga, but also toward myself.

Simply fantastical.

Summer Knight 
Summer Knight

Four generous and vastly different teachers combine to offer something more unique and valuable than expected. It is beyond yoga as I knew it — it was an investment in the rest of my life.

Sarah Hart 
Sarah Hart

All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a yoga teachers training. It was much more than that, it was a life-changing, amazing experience.

Anne de Brouwer 
Anne de Brouwer

… a mindful journey to come back home, to your true “being”, of who you are, where you are, and how you are going forward. It’s the shortest and most easeful pathway to discover your true “being”.

Nanxi Chen 
Nanxi Chen

Wonderful experience, wonderful people, beautiful outcomes!

Lal Busher 
Lal Busher

Karla and Neal provide a rich colour palette for the aspiring artist.

Lara McLean 
Lara McLean

This course opened my eyes to the world of Yoga, deepening my understanding and personal practice.

It has set me up so well to teach, and to continue my journey. Everything I needed and more!

Jess Howse 
Jess Howse

There is a richness and depth to this content with its real-life (on and off the mat) applicability. I have been moved by the sincerity and support of the teachers. I am so excited to share these teachings in a way that is accessible and empowering for students and wider community members.

Amy Massey 
Amy Massey

The amount of knowledge and understanding, experience and love that has gone into the teacher training is truly epic and has enabled such a deep and rich learning experience.

Each teacher’s passion for sharing and facilitating is evident in the generosity of spirit and unique sharing of knowledge.

Caroline Bindon 
Caroline Bindon

This is a truly unique Yoga Teacher Training. The wealth and depth of knowledge and experience of four exceptional teachers provides a foundation for students which inspires, empowers and transforms. Immense gratitude for a profound learning journey.

Kelly Watkin 
Kelly Watkin

I was amazed by the depth and breadth of yoga on the human mind and body that the teachers of this course have.

Sarah Diskin 
Sarah Diskin

I could not be happier to have chosen this course. It has completely exceeded any expectations.

Rob Dawson 
Rob Dawson

What a transformational Yoga teacher training! These four amazing teachers create incredible alchemy in teaching Yoga. They create such a safe learning environment and there is wonderful support throughout. I highly highly recommend the courses at Contemporary Yoga.

Yumi Drozdowski 
Yumi Drozdowski

The learning I have gained from this course of really helped me find not only my yoga knowledge, but myself. I thank the team for the amazing work they put into this course, as I have come out of it with a new perspective.

As I leave the training I can confidently say that I have come closer to my true nature, and I’m able to come closer to this more and more every day.

Dea Bashota 
Dea Bashota

Just completed the 200 hour teacher training … a very empowering experience.

The teachers were outstanding: each teach from their own unique perspective inside a carefully crafted, well-designed programme of studies … a great combination of practice and theory.

Sandy Farquhar 
Sandy Farquhar

Contemporary Yoga has given me more than what I’d expect from a teacher training course. All the teachers are truly experts in what they do and their passion is infectious.

Alana Chao 
Alana Chao

My teacher training has empowered me. It has given me a wealth of knowledge while allowing me the freedom to explore. The beauty of the course was the balance between structure and self development.

The respect my teachers give to yoga, and the generosity to share their knowledge in a gentle safe environment, was humbling.

Michelle Watson 
Michelle Watson

This training surpassed all expectations – challenging, inspiring, and deeply informative. It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of yoga!

Bridget McNamara 
Bridget McNamara

Meditation practices were brilliant, as were the talks. A wealth of knowledge.

Melissa Gardiner 
Melissa Gardiner

This training is carefully considered, expansive and practical. It goes deeper and beyond asanas as the poster shapes of yoga and provides an incredible grounding and insight into yoga as a morphing, ongoing inquiry into life itself.

Alice Rich 
Alice Rich

A life-changing experience with lovely teachers!

Carolyn Austin 
Carolyn Austin

This course will really make you think about Yoga. It’s full of creative, fun and innovative thinking that will enhance your own practice and enliven your own classes.

This is Yoga for life!

Clare Leitch 
Clare Leitch

I am a physiotherapist and as well as gaining vital skills to teach yoga I have also gained insight and knowledge that I will apply in my physiotherapy career.

Sarah Diskin 
Sarah Diskin

I strongly recommend this training. It’s a life-changing experience. The way I see things, smell, feel and my energy have completely changed throughout the course consistently. Beyond expectation. Absolutely worth the investment after many long years I’ve finally met myself!

Simply, divine! Organic! Full of love!

Monica Yoon 
Monica Yoon

Contemporary Yoga has changed the way I move – through life!

Karla, Neal and Haidee’s passion is contagious and this course is a real journey to embrace.

Marika Berney 
Marika Berney

The manual is an amazing resource and always will be.

Meghann Stewart 
Meghann Stewart

Exploring movement and asana in a refreshing way that deepened my self-discovery and personal physical understanding.

Anita Lucas 
Anita Lucas

Not only has this training changed my whole perspective on the practice of yoga, but also within my life itself.

A truly transformational journey supported by wonderful teachers, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge and practice. Thank you to you all.

Charlotte Inglis 
Charlotte Inglis

The sequence of this course is undeniably strong and grounded. All the teachers bring compassion, ease, knowledge, flavour, enquiry and wholeness to everything they show, do, present and give. Making this course a full embodied experience, exploration and foundation to enliven new thoughts and ideas to take away for our own self-practice and to share with others.

Georgie Collins 
Georgie Collins

This is an invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible!

Mia Pistorius 
Mia Pistorius

This training delivered on every level. The teachers, who embody Yoga fully and want to share and guide us. The facility, the students themselves. A wonderful, life-enhancing, entry into the teaching world.

Andrea Fletcher 
Andrea Fletcher

This training offers so much for enriching your lifestyle as a whole. It has influenced how I approach my social, personal and professional life in ways I would never have envisioned.

Beautiful people sharing the beauty of life.

Patrick Lamrock 
Patrick Lamrock

I would recommend this course to everyone, even those who are not into yoga or those who have not tried yoga before. This course is for everyone.

Kelly Rijnaarts 
Kelly Rijnaarts

Contemporary Yoga is connecting yoga back its roots in a very exciting, stimulating and open minded way.

Michaela Robinson 
Michaela Robinson

The 200-hour teacher training was an amazing, immersive experience. The breadth of material was exceptional and I walked away with a new-found appreciation for all aspects of Yoga as a way of life as well as a wonderful practice … just brilliant.

Olivia Rysenbry 
Olivia Rysenbry

Words can hardly express how grateful I am for what I learned with their guidance in just three weeks, the most important of which was connecting with myself and others in a truly authentic, supportive, caring and sustainable way that I can’t wait to pay forward as a teacher. Thank you!

Sarah Hart 
Sarah Hart

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Meet Your Teachers

Karla Brodie

Karla Brodie

Core Faculty / Programme Director

Intuitive, honest, attentive, creative, joyful and full of expression — there’s something about Karla that speaks directly to your insides, and suddenly you realise you have a newfound conversation with your inner world as well as you gain a deeper understanding of balanced posture and integrated movement.
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Neal Ghoshal

Neal Ghoshal

Core Faculty / Programme Director

When someone loves what they do with all of their heart, it emanates to everyone they work with. Neal is one of these people.

His teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles, and to embody these in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
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Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi

Senior Guest Faculty

Contemporary Yoga is delighted and honoured to announce that world-renown Yoga teacher of teachers, Donna Farhi, will be joining us as part of the faculty on the 2x9 Days Teacher Training for 2020.

Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for over 40 years and teaching since 1982.
Donna's profile >>

Sam Loe

Sam Loe

Core Faculty

Sam’s Yoga practice and teaching come from a somatic place of listening deeply within. She is passionate about sharing Yoga in a way that empowers and gives agency to her students through creating safe learning environments, invitational and choice based practices and ultimately supporting people to develop their own self-practice.

Sam is a certified iRest Teacher and in addition shares functional, therapeutic and restorative practices in her community, via classes, workshops and retreats.
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Haidee Stairmand

Haidee Stairmand

Core Faculty

Haidee brings a pragmatic approach to her teaching and offers students a clear, approachable and understandable way to develop their Yoga through self-sensing, and awareness.

She is passionate about making yoga accessible for all, enabling an individualistic approach.

She has a unique ability to connect to others in a simple but profound way and sees Yoga as a holistic therapeutic modality that encompasses traditional and contemporary approaches to the Practice.
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Sandra Palmer

Sandra Palmer

Core Faculty

As a certified psychologist I have always been interested in the relationship between the body and the mind and my masters thesis was in the field of psychoneuroimmunology.

I have a particular interest in the way Yoga can be used to provide balance and stillness (and consequently energy) in this fast-paced world we live in.
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Vanessa Bailey

Vanessa Bailey

Core Faculty

Vanessa Bailey has worked in marketing and communications for 18 years and held senior roles in New Zealand, Australia and England.

Vanessa has accrued wide experience and in-depth knowledge of customer-driven marketing communications and branding with specialist knowledge of how to bring brands and communications to life in the physical space.

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Suzanne Day

Suzanne Day

Guest faculty | Marketing & visual communication

I often wonder about stars. About trees. About the mysteries of the universe; about creativity, beauty, the gossamer web of a spider, a single drop of dew.

This sense of wonderment has enticed me along many paths: from an aspiring art student, to studying graphic design, working in advertising as an illustrator then art director, a sojourn as a jeweller, an immersion in painting, a return to design, a foray into creative writing, studying astrology, tarot, plant medicine, alchemy, and magic.
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The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

Have you ever been told you can’t sing?

For those of us who have, there are a few paths we consciously, or unconsciously, choose: we either stop singing, or we contain our singing to the shower or car, or to when we’ve consumed the right amount of alcoholic beverages to let ourselves belt out the anthems of our youth.

Yet in my work, my voice is one of my most important tools I use in teaching Yoga. It’s not just what I say, but how I say it. Here I share my journey with reclaiming the power of my unique voice.

read more
Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

I LOVE music. I am constantly astonished by music. By the endless creativity of musicians to produce beautiful, moving, wild rhythms, melody and harmony. I could never imagine life without it. What a blessing music is in our lives!

Yoga is my other love. I regularly join the two together in my own practice and in my classes you will often hear me playing music to support the Yoga. Sometimes I may even bring my guitar and play live for people.

read more
The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

Have you ever been told you can’t sing?

For those of us who have, there are a few paths we consciously, or unconsciously, choose: we either stop singing, or we contain our singing to the shower or car, or to when we’ve consumed the right amount of alcoholic beverages to let ourselves belt out the anthems of our youth.

Yet in my work, my voice is one of my most important tools I use in teaching Yoga. It’s not just what I say, but how I say it. Here I share my journey with reclaiming the power of my unique voice.

read more
Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

I LOVE music. I am constantly astonished by music. By the endless creativity of musicians to produce beautiful, moving, wild rhythms, melody and harmony. I could never imagine life without it. What a blessing music is in our lives!

Yoga is my other love. I regularly join the two together in my own practice and in my classes you will often hear me playing music to support the Yoga. Sometimes I may even bring my guitar and play live for people.

read more
The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

Have you ever been told you can’t sing?

For those of us who have, there are a few paths we consciously, or unconsciously, choose: we either stop singing, or we contain our singing to the shower or car, or to when we’ve consumed the right amount of alcoholic beverages to let ourselves belt out the anthems of our youth.

Yet in my work, my voice is one of my most important tools I use in teaching Yoga. It’s not just what I say, but how I say it. Here I share my journey with reclaiming the power of my unique voice.

read more

The Body-Mind Approach

We’re dedicated to excellence in body-mind approaches to Yoga.

The main focus of the Yoga tradition is a very personal journey. It’s always been about self exploration, discovery and healing.

There’s a common trunk to this tradition, rooted deep in the universal desire for freedom, and over millennia it branched in many directions, flowering into a multitude of insights and revelations about life, the body and our true nature that we still study and explore today.

Yoga teacher training with Contemporary Yoga embodies yoga philosophy and supports deep personal investigation with leading edge learnings and technologies as tools.

All throughout history, the yoga tradition has honoured the past and transcended its limits at the same time.

Our specialist teachers follow the latest investigations in fields of movement, body-mind centering and yoga therapeutics.

You’ll study the natural sciences with us from the smallest building blocks of life to the biggest theories in biomechanics, along with Patanjali’s Sutras, Buddhist teachings and the Bhagavad Gita.

Yoga offers personal experience and personal accountability. We support students in their own explorations and teaching styles with humour, wisdom and passion.

To us, the mark of a masterful teacher is to fully support the student’s independence, inner resources and wisdom so they step forward on this path with a clear idea of their own voice and offering as a teacher themselves.

Next 200-hour courses

9 Weekends
April - August 2020

2x9 Days 2020
22nd-30th August
3rd-11th October

January Intensive 2021
4th til 24th January (tbc)
includes 2 break days

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Ongoing Professional Training

What You'll Learn

The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training provides excellent foundations in human anatomy and movement, increases your awareness and understanding of the postures, and explores the philosophy of underlying yoga traditions.

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training is an indepth and comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga.

The 350-hour Yoga New Zealand Registered Training further extends and deepens the foundation set by the 200-hour training.

The 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training refines and expands your expertise and proficiency in teaching and deepens your personal practice.

Fully explore how developmental movement patterns grow into naturally aligned asana.

Discuss groundbreaking research into human anatomy & physiology and its relevance to yoga.

Hands on with bones and muscles and how they work together in an asana practice.

Investigate the biomechanics of Yoga with a focus on containment and stability.

Understand postural analysis, using yoga to restore natural balance and your full range of motion.

Work with the subtle energies of the body to purify the nadis and touch the natural mind.

Yoga philosophy has the power to reshape your daily life

Gain confidence in your teaching skills and teaching practice.

Yoga Teacher Registration Pathway

We are delighted and proud to be registered with two major Yoga organisations - Yoga New Zealand and Yoga Alliance.

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