“Yoga is the means to bring about a positive shift in the basal well-being of the mind and body” ~ A.G. Mohan
Svastha Yoga – the art of self-care
Svastha Yoga 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 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.
The word “Svastha” in Sanskrit literally means “to stay as your self” and refers to the state of optimal health and balance in body and mind. This is an inclusive practice that honours your unique abilities and requirements.
Svastha Yoga offerings
Barbara Coley offers private yoga lessons and yoga therapy from her home clinic in Grey Lynn. She also takes weekly group yoga classes in Central Auckland and small group Yoga Therapy programs in Westmere.
Barbara also presents the Svastha Yoga Teacher Training Program in Auckland and facilitates / co-teaches the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program. For more information about Svastha Yoga’s offerings, hover over the images below.
I began practising yoga in the early 1990s and after some years of trying out different methods in 2006 I was fortunate enough to find myself in India studying with my teachers A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan. It was here that my understanding of yoga deepened to a point, where it became an integral part of my life and I was inspired to share the practice with others.
For the following 10 years, I managed and taught from a studio in Auckland, however, in 2016 I made the decision to give up teaching studio classes and focus my attention on the areas I am most passionate about – personalised yoga, yoga therapy and yoga education. I now see students mainly, on a one to one basis where I am better able to serve their individual needs. I do, however, still teach one group class per week for general health & fitness and one pregnancy yoga class per week. I present an annual Yoga Teacher Training program and regular workshops to educate and inspire teachers and students on their yoga journey.
Svastha Yoga Teacher Training and Professional Development
“I completed my teacher training with Barbara in 2017. The course was life changing for me. I had practiced yoga for many years, but this course and mentoring from Barbara not only gave me a deeper understanding of yoga and took my practice to the next level, but I also saw a huge shift in my personal life. Barbara has a wealth of knowledge and is an excellent teacher, who is remaining true to the original yoga teachings.”
~ Louise Cargo