Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructor Training – 9 Days @ Anahata Yoga Retreat
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 11:00 am
Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructor Training - 9 Days @ Anahata Yoga Retreat | Clifton | Tasman | New Zealand

9-Day residential – Total 125 Hours – including 3 months training package

A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip aspirants and practitioners with yogic skills and techniques for self support as well as clients and or students. The methods taught in the training will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inwards giving the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society. The mind is gradually trained to connect into tranquility effortlessly. Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga
The benefits of Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga include the dismantling of chronic tension patterns, enhanced immune function, effective cellular respiration, reduced hypertension in the cardiovascular system, reduced mental and emotional tension, a body-mind returned to a natural state of ease and equilibrium.

Applications in professional life
These tools are being by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical and health professionals and yoga teachers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, community centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prisons and nursing homes. They may be effective in the management of:
* Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Addictions
* High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
* Respiratory conditions
* Neurological conditions and motor impairment
* Chronic disorders
* Digestive Issues
* Asthma and Diabetes

There are two options:
Option 1: A 9 day Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home.

Option 2: A 5 day personal retreat – Practice Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative yoga and immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection and optional sessions.

Option 1 Includes a 9-Day onsite module – Total 125 Hours – 3 months training package

This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practice combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and online learning environments.
Once the foundations of personal practice are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practice are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.



Full Course Price: $NZ 2,295.00
Camping Option: $NZ 2,205.00

Super Early Bird Price – a 15% discount if full payment made by 18th Sept 2017 – use promo code YNISEB15
Early Bird Price – a 10% discount if full payment made by 3rd Oct 2017 – use promo code YNIEB10
Non-refundable deposit $NZ 450.00
Camping options available

Prices include shared accommodation (except camping option), all meals and the full retreat programme.
A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins (16th Nov).

Start Time: 10am Friday, 17th Nov – arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday, 26th Nov
Complimentary pick up: 5.45pm Thursday 16th Nov, Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: 11am Sunday 26th Nov, back to Takaka I-site

Private Sessions – a unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type and health challenges. Receive therapeutic applications, life direction or a personal program according to your needs.

Booking and Info:
Email: for an information booklet & Application Form
Ph: +64 (3) 525-9887

YIN THERAPY – RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training – Free Info Talk @ Sanctuary Hill Retreat
Dec 2 all-day
YIN THERAPY - RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training - Free Info Talk @ Sanctuary Hill Retreat | New Plymouth | Taranaki | New Zealand

Free info talk for yoga students and teachers alike, who are interested to find out more about Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training (recognised by Yoga Alliance). We will explain the outline of the training with time for discussion and an opportunity to answer any questions that may arise regarding the training.

This training is suitable for experienced and aspiring yoga teachers and students alike who wish to enhance their knowledge of yin yoga – the quiet practice – and discover the anatomical and energetic theories of yin yoga for their own personal practice and/or with the intention to teach.

Everyone is welcome. No booking required.

Teacher Training Anatomy of the Breath with Leslie Kaminoff @ Om Yoga Studio
Mar 2 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Teacher Training Anatomy of the Breath with Leslie Kaminoff @ Om Yoga Studio | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Teaching the Breath: The 3-D Diaphragm

This course is part of our Om 2018 200hour Teacher Training Syllabus. It is Designed especially for yoga educators and is also open to experienced teachers. This session will clarify many misconceptions that surround the subject of healthy breathing. Participants can expect to come away with more accurate concepts and language pertaining to:

Basic breath anatomy

Diaphragmatic breathing

Belly breathing

Chest breathing

Shallow breathing

Basic breath physiology

Breathing and the nervous system

Spinal Structure and Function: Cueing Breath and Spine
This workshop will begin with a brief history of the evolution and development of the human spine, viewed through the yogic lens of sthira and sukha.

We will then explore the principles of how breath and spinal movements can coordinate to produce healthy range of motion and support in yoga practice, with a particular emphasis on the creative use of teaching language.


Friday 2nd March 2018

Daily Schedule:(6 hours)

Morning: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm: Teaching the Breath: The 3-D Diaphragm

Afternoon: 1:30 – 4:30 pm: Spinal Structure and Function: Cueing Breath and Spine

16/40 Stonefields Ave Stonefields Auckland 1072

Qualified teacher or Teacher Trainee.

We expect this intensive to fill quickly, so please en-roll at your earliest to save your spot. Due to space constraints, no refunds of tuition can be made, therefore please make sure your schedule is clear before enrolling.

Bio: Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is recognized internationally as a specialist in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. For four decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education for many leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America and throughout the world. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.

Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to advancing educational standards for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. His unique year-long course, once available only at his home studio, is now available online at
He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
You can follow him on Twitter (@lkaminoff) and on Facebook (LeslieKaminoffYogaAnatomy), on YouTube (YogaAnatomy) and learn more at