Donna Farhi joins Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training

World renown Yoga teacher of teachers Donna Farhi will join Contemporary Yoga as a senior guest faculty member on the 2×9 Days teacher training, August to October 2020.

3rd - 4th October
10.30am - 5.30pm Saturday
9.30am - 4.30pm Sunday
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before each session so that we can begin on time.

Venue: St Heliers Community Centre, Auckland

Please enter through the front door and either sign in manually to the centre or use the Covid QR code.

The students on the 2×9 day training 2020 will automatically attend Donna’s sessions as part of their training.

There are a very limited number of places available only for previous participants of any 200-hour Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training.

There is a $300 tuition fee. Please complete the registration form below.

The Schedule

Saturday 3rd October
10.30am - 1pm: The Pedagogic Model
2.30 - 5.30pm: Connection to the Breath through Yield

Sunday 4th October
9.30am - 12.30pm: Cellular Respiration and External Respiration
2 - 4.30pm: Empowering People Through Interoception

About Donna Farhi

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

As a post-lineage pioneer, Donna has been at the forefront of generating a new model for teaching and practice that fosters self-inquiry through the cultivation of each persons inner reference system. Going beyond the archaic pedagogic model that is characterised by “Simon Says” mimicry and rigid formulaic methodology, her approach is to create a safe learning environment where her students can investigate, adapt and evolve their practice to honour their individual needs.

Incorporating the rigorous backing of anatomical principles for safe and sustainable practice, Donna offers progressive levels of engagement that allow people of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice.

Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.

Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing BookYoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to WholenessBringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living, and Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship which is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide.

Her fifth and most recent book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease is becoming the go-to text for Yoga teachers, therapists and somatic practitioners.

Her latest online tutorial courses on Anatomy of a Centered Body and Yoga for Lower Back Pain: Keys to Sacroiliac Stability and Ease of Movement, are making her expertise more accessible to teachers and students worldwide (

Booking Form

Please note: This form is for past participants of Contemporary Yoga 200-hour trainings only.

Please complete the booking form below to register for your place on the teacher training weekend with Donna Farhi, 3rd-4th October 2020 at St Heliers Community Centre.

The fee to attend this weekend is $300.

With this form, you can pay by either credit card or you can choose to pay by internet banking.

Please note that there is a 2.9% credit card processing fee (from Stripe). Do consider paying by Internet banking if you wish to avoid the fee - thank you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with us on, or phone Neal Ghoshal on 021 180 7867.


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