New Zealand, and sometimes I teach in Australia.
Tuesdays 9.15-10.45am Yoga and Movement Principles
Fridays 9.15-10.45am Gentle Yoga
Online Zoom courses and classes
I offer workshops through New Zealand, Restorative Yoga Retreats with Karla Brodie at Mana Retreat, and Yoga and 5Rhythms Dance Retreats with Sacha Paddy, also at Mana Retreat.
I offer workshops and retreats throughout New Zealand.
At times I also head over to Australia to offer workshops.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
“My aim in teaching is to create a safe and inviting space in which to learn and discover Yoga as a balance between effort and effortlessness, structural alignment and organic fluidity, mindfulness and spontaneity.
I am interested in supporting and growing students’ skill in sensing and feeling their way in their movement, so that they learn to fully trust in and be confident of their own perception, and make independent choices in their practice and their lives.”
“Ultimately, the practice of Yoga leads us to a place where we may respond to life’s challenges with ease in our breath and body, with wise choices, and with kindness and a compassionate heart.”
He has taught on teacher training programs in Australia and New Zealand, has been senior faculty on Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, and been a keynote speaker at the IYTA Conference.
He is a founder member and part of the core faculty of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training program, based in Auckland, New Zealand.
iRest Yoga Nidra / Meditation
Private Yoga Tuition
Body Work: Holistic Massage and Thai Yoga Massage
Writing about Yoga
Music - all kinds
Love playing guitar everyday
Moving and dancing
Being in nature
Kindness is my essential spiritual practice
"Neal brings such a focused intensity to his classes that it is almost impossible not to be carried along in the teaching experience he provides.
Neal is able to make palpable the endless connections between the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga practice. His use of music and dance creates a learning experience that is holistic joyful and at times deeply sensuous.
At the same time he has an eye for detail in asana work but always emphasizes self-care, acceptance of individual differences and respect for students as core principles."
2020 : Mental Health Aware Teacher Training
2017 : Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher
2015-21 : Core faculty on Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training programs
2015 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as faculty
2014 : Level 2 iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
2013/14/15 : Yoga Teacher Training, Kawai Purapura, as core faculty
2013 : Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
2012 : Primary Teacher on Teacher Training, Yoga Spirit Studios, Adelaide
2012 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as faculty
2010 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi as assistant
2007 : Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi
2005 : Yoga Academy, Auckland, a full year of various module certificates
2003 : Ashram Yoga Teacher Training
Practicing yoga since 1998
In addition to the above, there have been countless day, weekend and five day yoga intensives over the years, including many with Donna Farhi, other Satyananda teachings and somatic workshops e.g. Body Mind Centering – Experiential Anatomy and much more.
Neal also has two holistic and therapeutic massage qualifications from London 1998 and Thai Massage certificates. The study of bodywork has helped gain a deeper understanding of body, breath, movement, health, mind, emotions and happiness.
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