Yoga for Wellbeing

with Barbara Coley

The word ‘svastha’ means to be in a place of optimal health and balance, body and mind.  This is the underlying principle in all Svastha Yoga Aotearoa offerings  – promoting an integrated and personalised approach, where students are supported by practices that cultivate well-being.

Move with ease, breathe with ease, live with ease.

Yoga is an ancient art that helps us to live life with more ease and more clarity. It brings us home to a place of peace and calm.

Barbara is an experienced and skilled yoga teacher, yoga educator and Certified Yoga Therapist. She began her yoga journey in the early 1990’s and has been teaching since 2006. She is an advocate for sound yoga practices that are accessible to all.

Upcoming Training & Events

Professional Yoga Therapy Training

The Svastha Yoga Therapy program is a comprehensive approach to holistic wellbeing, offering yoga teachers the skills, knowledge and experience to assist students facing health issues. Our next intake is January 2023.

Yoga for Wellbeing Retreat - Rarotonga, October 2022

Set in the stunningly beautiful environment of the Ikurangi Eco Retreat in Rarotonga, this 7-day yoga retreat invites you to enjoy a peaceful break from routine and allows the practices of yoga to nourish and rejuvenate.

Breathe Well: Master Course for Yoga Teachers

This 35-hour master course for yoga teachers and yoga practitioners is a complete course in the theory, science, and practice of breathing. It is a part of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program and can be attended as part of the 300-hour Yoga Therapy foundations course or independently, as a continuing education program.

Barbara’s Offerings

Yoga Education

Train with Svastha Yoga to become a skilled yoga teacher or yoga therapist.

Barbara leads the Svastha 200 hour Yoga for Svastha Teacher Training program part-time in Auckland. Our yoga teacher training enables you to become a qualified teacher with a deep understanding of yoga practices, yoga psychology, anatomy, asana, pranayama and meditation.

Our methodologies give you a comprehensive understanding of how to teach yoga that is accessible to students of all ages, abilities, stages of life and gender identification.

Upskill and deepen your understanding of teaching yoga to specialised populations with our Continuing Education programs or, commence your Yoga Therapist training.



Yoga Classes

Barbara teaches a number of small group classes from her home studio in Auckland. Classes include Yoga for Svastha classes, Group Yoga Therapy classes, and Pregnancy Yoga classes.

Barbara takes a maximum of 5 students in each class which allows for a very personalised experience. Classes are relaxed, friendly and inclusive of all levels of experience.

If you are wanting to understand yoga a little deeper, but are not ready for a Teacher Training, try out one of Barbara’s practical and informative workshops.

Yoga Therapy & Personal Yoga Sessions

Whether you are wanting to gain more clarity and peace of mind in your life or you are experiencing less-than-optimal health, Yoga Therapy sessions with Barbara will enable you to progress towards your personal wellbeing goals.

Barbara also provides personal yoga sessions for yoga practitioners who prefer to practice outside of a group class environment. They are also beneficial for students who are wanting to develop a home yoga practice and/or wanting to bring the deeper aspects of yoga into their practice.

Whatever your needs, Barbara will expertly tailor these sessions to meet your requirements.

 Barbara has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching since 2007. She is the Aotearoa, New Zealand home of Svastha Yoga.

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