9.45 – 11am
Grace, heart, balance, rest.
11.30am – 12.45pm
Free Wellness class for people living with chronic illness, or long term health conditions.
Karla / Robin / Jennifer / Sheena / Tanya / Miranda
7 - 8.15pm
Monthly restorative / sound
Nourish, pause, vibrations
9.30 – 10.50am
Breathe, nurture, restore.
6.00 – 7.15pm
Begin, gentle, foundations, breath.
7.30 – 8.50pm
Experienced. Rest, roll, form, flow.
9.45 – 11am
Ease, connect, deeply rest.
7.30 – 8.50pm
Breathe, nourish, regenerate.
7 - 7.50pm
Breathwork - Deep Rest
Ground, empower, connect
Bookings for all weekly classes and courses is essential. You can book by contacting the teacher directly:
Karin Michelle Sang
Payment for Karlas offerings:
Can be made by cash directly or automatic payment to Contemporary Yoga 01-0381-0056146-00
Casual weekly classes $35
Five class concession $170 (8 week expiry)
Ten class concession $330 (15 week expiry)
Three month membership $566
Access to all Karla’s classes on the weekly timetable (Monday - Wednesday)
Access to Karla's monthly Sunday afternoon ‘rest gatherings’ and ‘breathe - dance - rest gatherings’ (new)
Commences at date of purchase.
Conditions: No *pauses or refunds. *Four week Dec-Jan holiday period taken into account.
Annual membership $1222
Access to all of Karla’s weekly classes (Monday - Wednesday)
One private lesson
A minimum of 48 weeks of classes
Annual membership terms:
Commences at date of purchase.
Conditions: No pauses or refunds.
Private lessons $100-$130 (depending on the individual teacher)
Sunday afternoon Rest / Sound / Breathe-Dance-Rest gatherings $40
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 - Karla
Weekly classes - 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 as well as teaching weekly classes facilitate a unique and in-depth yoga teacher training programme.
Restorative Yoga - Karla
Weekly and monthly classes - 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 23 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.
Restorative Sound - Tonia
A monthly Monday class that is gentle and meditative. This class 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 which can stimulate and balance the energy in ones body. These postures also work on the connective tissues of the body to help increase the circulations in ones joints and improve flexibility.
Class finishes with a Restorative pose whilst listening to singing bowls which can help slow down thoughts and brain waves by immersing oneself in the sounds, vibrations, and frequencies of the Crystal Quartz Alchemy Bowls.
Sound Bath - Tonia
A monthly 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.
Yin Yoga - Karin
Yin Yoga taught By Karin Michelle Sang 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.
For bookings contact Karin
Breath & Meditation - Jo
Breathwork has been round for thousands of years, used by yogis to help them live more present embodied lives.
The way we breathe has a direct impact on how we experience the world around us and our emotional landscape.
These short classes will use a mixture of energising and soothing calming breaths to help create some synchronicity between the mind, body and nervous system.
Beginners are welcome, there will always be a discussion/teaching at the start of the class, about what breath patterns will be used.
Please note: Breathwork is suited to many people, and it is very adaptable, but there are some health conditions where we would recommend you talking to your doctor first before attending if you have any of the following conditions; Cardiovascular Disease, Detached Retina or Glaucoma, Diagnosed Brain or Abdomen Aneurysm, Epilepsy, Bipolar or Schizophrenia, Uncontrolled diabetes, Diagnosed thyroid conditions, High Blood Pressure, Severe Asthma or Pregnancy (early stage or delicate).
Connect with Jo: email@example.com
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.
Dance + Rest & Breathe - Dance - Rest with Karla and Jo
Monthly Sunday afternoon 'dance + rest' and ‘breathe-dance-rest gathering’.
An afternoon breath, movement and rest tonic co-lab with Karla or Jo facilitating.
A pause to breathe, six or so songs to dance, a deep rest and a cup of tea.
4-5.15pm | $40
11/2, 3/3 (Jo), 7/4, 5/5, 2/6 (Jo), 7/7, 4/8 (Jo), 15/9, 20/10 (Jo), 17/1
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.