Workshops and Events with the Contemporary Yoga Teachers

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

with Karla Brodie, Neal Ghoshal and Dyana Wells

Two 4-Day “weekends”, 8-11 September and 6-9 October Saturday to Tuesdays, 2018
Both weekends are currently scheduled to take place at the Contemporary Yoga Studio, 351 Remuera Road

Theory, practice and Teaching of Restorative Yoga. We begin by deepening our own experience of restorative yoga, by learning to gently let go, to deeply soften and allow the earth and gravity to open us to our natural energy flow.

Restorative yoga is now a key component in many yoga classes. Learn how to teach restorative yoga and integrate restorative poses into your classes.

MSSAT, Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Born From The Heart

3 hour iRest® Yoga Nidra workshop
with Neal Ghoshal and Una Hubbard
OM Yoga Studio, Auckland, 28th July 2018

MSSAT, Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Winter Wellbeing

Weekend Yoga Retreat
with Karla Brodie and Sam Loe
Kimi Ora Eco Resort, Kaiteriteri, Nelson
10-12th August

MSSAT, Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Wisdom of the Moving Body

5Rhythms and Yoga Weekend Retreat
with Neal Ghoshal and Sacha Paddy
Mana Retreat, Coromandel, 31st Aug-2nd Sept

MSSAT, Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse


Spring Yoga Retreat
Sanctuary Hill, New Plymouth
with Neal Ghoshal, 29-30th Sept 2018

The Art Of Resting

Restorative Yoga Retreat with Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal
15-17th June 2018, at stunning Mana Retreat, Coromandel
$520 incl. all accommodation & meals

Join us for a three day mid-winter retreat 15th-17th of June 2018 at Mana Retreat, Coromandel.

Karla and Neal are delighted to be offering a three day Restorative Yoga retreat at the stunning Mana Retreat Centre, on the Coromandel Peninsula. The retreat will begin on Friday with lunch and a welcoming, settling in and releasing class. After dinner we will dive into a restorative practice. The Saturday schedule will include an active morning and restorative afternoon session with space for walks, reading and feasting. We will conclude the day with a simple restorative practice after dinner. 

We will complete on Sunday with a long morning practice followed by a shared lunch. All the meals are vegetarian and have been co-designed by Karla and Mana to nourish the body and support our yoga practice.

The retreat fee of $520 includes all meals, simple accommodation and over 10 hours of tuition. Classes will be co-taught by Karla and Neal, and assisted by skilled senior students.

Art of Resting Retreat (Rough) Schedule

Lunch at Mana on Friday 15th June from 12.30pm (optional)
Sessions: Friday: 3-5.30pm and 7.30-9pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12noon, 3-5.30pm and 7.30-9pm
Sunday: 9.30am-12noon and lunch

We have purposefully times this retreat for ease in arriving and ease in completion – ie, not rushing to arrive on a Friday night, but instead we encourage you to take the time to leave on Friday morning for a leisurely travel to arrive by lunchtime or the first afternoon session. And we complete our time together over lunch on Sunday so that we ample time to travel back home without stress. We encourage and invite you to offer yourself a spacious retreat, surrounded by ease!

This nourishing weekend will include active yoga, long restorative practices and iRest™ yoga nidra.

Restorative Yoga is a safe, nurturing and truly joyful practice. Karla and Neal are highly skilled and passionate about this approach and welcome you this retreat, a place where you may return home to a body and mind that is at ease and fully vibrant. Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice that can have profoundly beneficial effects which include:

  • A dismantling of chronic tension patterns
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Effective cellular respiration
  • Reduced hyper-tension in the cardiovascular system
  • Reduced mental and emotional tension
  • The body-mind can return to a natural state of ease and equilibrium

Reserve Your Place

Mana Retreat is one of the most stunning retreat centres in New Zealand. All bookings for this retreat are via Mana.

Phone: +64 7 866 8972

“Thanks Karla and Neal for the amazing weekend. It was a beautiful gift to be here. Your peaceful and loving energy certainly made the weekend special.”

“There was a profound truth and ease present here that made it possible to discover some of one’s own profound truths and ease.”

“Being on retreat with you Karla and Neal is so utterly nourishing, relaxing and restoring. You both live and embody your teachings which makes the experience even more special. Thank you.”
Karen Ross

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