Authentic yoga in the heart of Wellington
Te Aro Astanga yoga (also spelt ‘ashtanga yoga’) is a yoga studio in Wellington that brings the mind, body and spirit into unity while enhancing physical fitness and boosting inner strength. It is an ideal form of yoga for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Based on the teachings of Sanskrit scholar Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, our Astanga yoga classes combine breath control (pranayama) with flowing movements (vinyasa). As students move through the different postures (asanas), they focus attention on the breath, gazing points (drishti) and energy locks (bandhas). This process stretches the limbs, focuses the mind and cultivates confidence.
In short order, students at our yoga studio enjoy increased flexibility, cardio, and circulatory health. Astanga practice can balance metabolism, firm up the body and (through improved respiration) provide a tremendous boost of vitality. We offer open classes in the classic Mysore style yoga, led classes (students following an instructor) and beginners yoga classes for those seeking to build a solid foundation for their well being.
“Lending a Hand”: Te Aro Astanga Yoga Community Service Day — Sat. 17th March
Are you keen to hang out with the Te Aro Astanga Yoga community and help out the wider Wellington community at the same time? We are planning a “Lending a Hand” day on Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington harbour. Our day will start at 7.30 am with a Led Ashtanga Yoga practice at the shala. We will then catch the ferry to Matiu/ Somes from Queens wharf at 10 am. More details to come…Numbers are strictly limited to 12 persons so register your interest by emailing Mike: email@example.com
Easter Weekend 2018 — No classes Fri. 30 March to thru Tues.3 April.
We will be closed for the Easter holiday weekend. There will be NO CLASSES on Fri. 30th March, Sun. 1st, Mon. 2nd or Tues. 3rd April. Open again as normal on Wed. 4th April. Enjoy the Easter celebration.
New Prices from 1st April 2018.
Our prices and our pricing structure are changing on the 1st April 2018. We want to move to a more Social Enterprise funding model. To find out more, click on this Link.