The 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.
Classes are held on Monday's 11.30am - 12.45pm at the Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera.
Participants are welcome to bring along a family member or support person.
About the Wellbeing Collective
In 2020 friends at Contemporary Yoga created the Wellbeing Collective as an extension and umbrella for our Wellness classes. The initial phase is to support existing Wellness classes offered at no charge for members of the community living with cancer, chronic illness or mental health.
These classes are held weekly at our Centre in Remuera. As we grow the programme we intend to provide specific Wellbeing and Wellness trainings, offering scholarships for these and other trainings including ongoing mentoring and support. A part of our mission is is to provide employment opportunities within the wellbeing and mental health sector for our skilled teachers.
Ultimately we are creating a diverse team of heart centred and professional teachers and educators to provide accessible, ongoing and sustainable care of our community throughout Auckland and New Zealand.
Gift a class
If you would like to contribute to the running of our Wellness classes or the Wellbeing Collective, please make a donation to the Wellbeing Collective Incorporated Society 06-0401-0688889-00.
We are a team of experienced and dedicated teachers who are passionate about creating a nourishing, inclusive and supportive environment for our weekly classes.
Online classes with Sandra Palmer
Sandra Palmer is a registered Psychologist and ceritified Yoga, and iRest(R) Teacher. Informed by her own wellness and cancer journey Sandra has developed Embodied Yoga for Cancer online classes and in person day retreats. Contemporary Yoga can highly recommend Sandra's offerings.
“It truly is a sanctuary from the chaos of daily life, and a great way to support, and be supported by others going through similar ordeals in their lives.”
— Mel H
“I cannot imagine life before Wellness Wednesday. I started attending 3 weeks after surgery and attend most weeks. It is a magical luxurious session – I feel nurtured, cocooned and cared for and leave smiling and blissed out. The opportunity to leave the world behind and rest, supported emotionally, physically and spiritually is priceless. Karla, Jac and Emma have enriched my life in so many ways through their loving, compassionate kindness. Wellness Wednesday has immeasurably contributed to my positivity and calm throughout the rollercoaster of cancer. Thank you!”
“My wife has been going regularly to Wellness Wednesday for the last 15 months. I have been in awe of how calm and relaxed she is after the sessions. They are the highlight of her week. I have now been with her and I now know why she loves it so much. It’s a fantastic session with caring, skilled and thoughtful people. The people who attend are inspirational – welcoming, calm, gentle and positive – the session allows them all to leave the world behind and be at rest.”