breath – movement – mindfulness

Svastha Yoga is informed by the teachings of the legendary yogi Sri T. Krishnamacharya. It is an integrated approach, combining functional movement, deep, comfortable breathing and mindfulness in order to cultivate a healthy body and a calm mind.

The approach of Svastha Yoga is a personalised one. This is the traditional methodology of teaching where the teacher supports and guides the student with practices that meet their individual needs.

With a regular Svastha yoga practice, you can expect to see improved movement & postural patterns, agility and strength. You will also notice more contentment and peace of mind, clarity of thought and the ability to maintain equanimity in daily encounters.

Barbara teaches mainly outside of the typical ‘studio’ environment where instruction is necessarily at a common level and facilitates an environment where you can tune into where you are today, listen to your own body and breath, and practice in a manner that makes sense to you.

“Svastha has allowed an easiness in both my body and mind that extends well beyond the time in class and I could not ask for more than that.” ~ Fiona Gordon

Our aim is to educate and inspire you to bring positive change into your life via your practice, whether that be by improving physical health, improving the function of bodily systems (respiratory, digestive etc.), or becoming calmer and clearer in the mind.

This practice is adapted to you and we start exactly where you are, there is no need to worry about being flexible or a certain age or body type to begin. The underlying philosophy of this practice is that it suits who you are!


Svastha Yoga New Zealand is an affiliate of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda (Chennai, India).

Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda was founded by A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan in order to propagate the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, known as the ‘father of modern yoga’

The essence of Krishnmacharya’s teaching is that yoga is for everyone, however, the practice must consider each person’s uniqueness and therefore adapt to suit individual requirements.

Read more about Krishnamacharya and the Mohans.

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