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Small, friendly yoga classes and yoga therapy in Grey Lynn
Barbara Coley, a mature and experienced yoga teacher and certified Yoga Therapist, offers small group classes, yoga therapy, and private instruction from her home studio in Grey Lynn.
The word “Svastha” in Sanskrit means to be in a state of optimal health and balance in body and mind. This is the underlying principle in all Svastha Yoga classes – to help you feel as good as you can.
This is an integrated and personalised approach to yoga that addresses all aspects of health and well-being. The essence of the practice is the combination of functional movement, breath and mindfulness, which lays the foundation from which a positive mind-body connection emerges. As a result, we are able to live more fully in the present moment, in harmony with ourselves, with others and with our environment.
Quite simply, this is a practice that will help you feel better, more at ease in your body and mind!
Barbara began her yoga journey in 1992 and practiced both Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for some years before finding herself in India studying with her teachers A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda, in 2006.
After this transformative two months, Barbara began teaching in 2007 under the banner of Svastha Yoga New Zealand. She continues her yoga studies with the Mohans and attends programs with them as often as possible. Barbara studied yoga therapy with Ganesh Mohan from 2010 to 2014, and after completing her practicum received her certification as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2016.
Barbara prefers to teach outside of the typical studio environment and teaches small, friendly relaxed classes & private sessions from her home studio in Grey Lynn. She also presents Teacher Training and Professional Development Programs and facilitates / co-teaches the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program in New Zealand.
Teacher Training and Professional Development
Svastha Yoga NZ provides comprehensive and engaging Teacher Training and Professional Development Programs.
An accumulation of Barbara’s studies with her mentors & teachers, A. G. Mohan & Indra Mohan, these programs offer a solid foundation in classical yoga combined with modern science.
The 200 hour Teacher Training Program will nurture and develop each student’s personal understanding of yoga and enhance personal wellbeing. It is from this foundation that they develop the skills to guide others on the path and teach with awareness, compassion, sensitivity and clarity.
~ Louise Cargo