9.45 – 11 am
Grace, heart, balance, rest.
11.30 am – 12.45 pm
Free Wellness class for people living with chronic illness, or long term health conditions.
Karla / Robin / Jennifer / Sheena / Tanya
9.30 – 10.50 am
Breathe, nurture, restore.
6.00 – 7.15 pm
Begin, gentle, foundations, breath.
7.30 – 8.50 pm
Experienced. Rest, roll, form, flow.
9.45 – 11 am
Ease, connect, deeply rest.
6 – 7 pm
Energise, balance, flow.
7.30 – 8.50 pm
Breathe, nourish, regenerate.
Bookings for all weekly classes and courses is essential. You can book using the timetable above, or by contacting Karla.
Txt or call Karla 021 964 252
For Tonia’s classes, please book directly online.
Can be made by cash directly to the teacher or automatic payment to Contemporary Yoga 01-0381-0056146-01
Please note, course fees can be adjusted for any away dates communicated prior to a course commencing. Any missed classes during a course are not transferable or refunded unless one has or is a close or household contact with Covid. Payment for courses prior to the start date secures your place. Concession cards have a four month expiry date from purchase. Thank you.
5 week course $125
Monday – Friday classes
$25 – one class
$125 – 5 class concession
$250 – 10 class concession
Private lessons $95-$130 (depending on the individual teacher)
Gift a wellness class
Wellness classes are centered around gentle movement, restorative practices and connection. They are offered at no charge for members of the community living with cancer, chronic illness or mental health. We have a team of experienced teachers who all offer their time and care to those who come along. If you would like to contribute to the running of our Wellness classes, please make a donation to the Wellbeing Collective 06-0401-0688889-00.
‘Contemporary Yoga’ is a merging of Eastern and Western thought, knowledge and practice. Integrated yoga practice supports living life with deeper insight, sensitivity, self knowing, and resilience. Form is infused by the integration of developmental and functional movement patterns which encourage freedom and grace in movement, posture and breath. Contemporary Yoga in New Zealand is being developed by Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal who facilitate a unique and in-depth yoga teacher training programme.
Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice to deeply rest and restore the mind and body. Classical yoga postures are practiced completely supported by blankets and bolsters. This practice is a positive antidote to high levels of stress and fatigue. Karla, the principal teacher of the Contemporary Yoga Restorative programme, has taught restorative for over 22 years throughout Auckland and New Zealand. She co-faciliates restorative yoga retreats and teacher trainings. She is one of New Zealand’s most experienced teachers of this very nourishing approach to yoga practice. Contemporary Yoga now have a skilled team of teachers offering weekly classes at the Centre.
A gentle meditative class that offers an opportunity to slow the body and quieten the mind. The whole class is floor based postures, which are held for longer periods of time to stimulate and balance the energy in your body. These postures also work on the connective tissues of the body to help increase the circulations in your joints and improve flexibility.
Finish the class with a restorative pose whilst listening to singing bowls to help slow down your thoughts and brain waves by immersing yourself in the sounds, vibrations, and frequencies of the Crystal Quartz Alchemy Bowls.
Yin Yoga is a meditative and profoundly relaxing practice, nourishing the deeper tissues of our body, regaining ease and mobility in our joints, relieving tension and pain while calming the nervous system. The simple passive seated and lying poses are held without muscle activation with the support of blankets, bolsters and blocks for 3 – 5 minutes. We stimulate and enhance the flow of energy through the body to create a profound sense of calmness, focus and equanimity.
Fun classes where we explore the breath and movement together. This is ideal for all fitness levels and no experience is required.
In this practice we move the body through asana’s, incorporating sun salutations and flows to bring heat to the body, offering strength and flexibility. Props are sometimes used to help support alignment.
A meditative practice with singing bowls, chimes and gongs. Sound bowls are believed to relieve stress, restore emotional balance, and help you sleep better among many other health benefits.
If you find meditation difficult, or are new to the practice, this is a helpful way to turn off your thoughts and slow down your brain waves by immersing yourself in the sounds, vibrations, and frequencies of the Crystal Quartz Alchemy Bowls.
The Contemporary Yoga Centre runs free wellness classes for people living with chronic illness and long term health conditions. The classes combine slow movement, supported by the breath, with luxurious restorative yoga.
Participants are welcome to bring along a family member or support person.
For bookings and enquiries please contact Karla.
Contemporary Yoga offers comprehensive teacher training programs throughout the year. The programs include in-depth anatomy and physiology, philosophy of yoga, yoga therapeutics, somatics, ethics, and a developmental and functional approach to experientially understanding yoga practice. For more details see our training site.