Heartfelt Yoga with Anja

Term 3 classes will start on Monday 26 July and run until Thursday 30 September.


7– 8.15pm   Strong Flow


12.15 – 1pm    Strong flow


9.30 – 10.45am  Restorative yoga

4.15 – 5pm  Kids yoga 9-12 year olds

 “Yoga is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.”

Everyone welcome to join!

Yoga mats, blankets and yoga blocks are provided. Suitable for all levels. Just show up and give it a go!

Cost: casual: $18;  six class pass $90; monthly pass $120
Contact: Anja on 021 02350601; anja@avida.co.nz

All classes held at the Ayurveda Wellness Centre, 28 Te Miti Street, Paekākāriki


Yoga Day Retreat

Saturday 31st July  10am – 4pm

An exploration of the Chakras – Manipūra (Navel) Chakra

Treat yourself to a one-day yoga retreat at the beautiful yoga studio in Paekākāriki. This is the perfect way to take time out and boost your energy levels in peaceful surroundings. This is the third event in a series of seven day-retreats. At the heart of these day retreats is the exploration of the chakra system. Cultivating a sense of cheerfulness, faith, self-confidence and vigour through asanas, breath, meditation, a nature walk, guided relaxation and a nourishing lunch. The practice offers a valuable opportunity to develop our human consciousness.

 What to expect:

  • a morning yoga session with asanas that have a specific harmonising effect on the navel chakra
  • talk about the chakra system
  • a delicious organic vegetarian lunch
  • a nature walk with pranayama practice and guided meditation
  • deep relaxation during a restorative afternoon yoga session
  • Come and join this blissful day! Booking required. Cost: $120 (7 spaces left)

Upcoming day retreats in 2021: Sat 25 Sept and Sat 27 Nov
Contact: Anja on 021 023 50601 or email anja@avida.co.nz


Ayurveda and Seasonal Wellness for Spring

Sunday 12 September 2-4.30pm @ Te Aro Astanga Yoga Studio, Wellington

Come join us as we explore this ancient medical system and learn techniques for improving our wellbeing in the spring season. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science  promotes optimal health, balance and vitality.  The principles of Ayurveda continue to be powerful in the way they affect our bodies and the mind. We will discover some of the broader insights about the three main qualities of energy (doshas) we distinguish in Ayurveda and then focus on the Kapha (earth and water element) dosha which is dominant in spring. You will learn practical tips on how to balance your Kapha energy and enhance your inner equilibrium.

This workshop is facilitated by Anja Foley, an experienced Ayurveda consultant, yoga teacher and the owner of the Ayurveda Wellness Centre on the Kapiti Coast.

$65 per person

Bookings required via 02102350601 or anja@avida.co.nz


Kirtan chanting evening

Every 2nd Saturday per month 7- 9pm
Kirtan is a call-and-response practice of yogic chanting or musical conversation with live musicians. The audience in encouraged to either repeat the chant or to reply to the call of the singer.  The practice of kirtan is accompanied by different musical instruments such as the harmonium, guitar, tabla (one-sided drums), mrdanga (two-sided drum), flute and cymbals. A beautifully uplifting evening.
Next Kirtan dates: 10 July
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