Yoga Teacher Training & Professional Development Modules
Barbara is passionate about educating & empowering new and experienced yoga teachers with skills and knowledge that enable them to be exceptional yoga teachers. To teach with clarity, awareness, sensitivity & heart.
Svastha Yoga New Zealand provide a range of programs that will appeal to yoga practitioners starting out on their teaching journey and experienced teachers wanting to develop their skills in specialised areas. All programs are firmly grounded in traditional yoga combined with modern science and understanding.
Barbara’s programs are registered with Yoga Alliance and are currently (September 2019) in the process of being registered with Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.
Program Facilitator & Lead Trainer
Barbara Coley started practising yoga in 1992. At the time she held a senior position as a Financial Controller, and was instantly inspired by the way yoga helped her to maintain equilibrium in such a demanding role.
Over the years Barbara practiced and attended workshops in Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. However, her practice and understanding of yoga changed and deepened considerably when in 2006, she attended a 10-week training program in India with her teachers and mentors A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda.
This was a very transformative period in Barbara’s life during which, she was struggling with low mood; this opportunity to commence her studies in yoga and in particular, yoga psychology, on a deeper level started her on a journey of self-discovery and healing. It was at this time that yoga became an integral part of her life and with the support and encouragement of Indra Mohan, she was inspired to the share the practice with others on her return to New Zealand.
Barbara commenced her studies in Yoga Therapy with the Mohans son Dr Ganesh Mohan in 2010 and after completing her training and practicum Barbara was certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2016.
Barbara owned and managed a successful yoga studio in Auckland for 9 years however, in 2016, made the decision to give up teaching studio classes and now runs a private yoga therapy practice and teaches small general yoga & yoga therapy classes from her home studio in Grey Lynn. This enables her to focus her attention on the areas she is most passionate about – personalised yoga, yoga therapy & yoga education.
Barbara attends programs with the Mohans on an annual basis to further deepen her understanding of yoga and is forever grateful to have fallen into the lap of the most knowledgeable teachers and practitioners of yoga alive today.
Barbara’s yoga qualifications include: