Yoga with Anja


7– 8.15pm   Strong Flow


12.15 – 1pm    Lunchtime yoga


9.30 – 10.45am  Restorative yoga

“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: $15;  six class pass $80, lunch class $10
Contact: Anja on 021 02350601;

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


Yoga Day Retreat

Saturday 26 September 2020

Chakra balancing – Muladhara (Root) Chakra

Then 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 first event in a series of seven day-retreats. At the heart of this first day retreat is the exploration of the chakra system, starting with the root chakra – our earth chakra. Cultivating a sense of earthiness, grounding and stability through asanas, breath, meditation, a nature walk, guided relaxation and a nourishing lunch. The practice aims to make you feel radiant instead of rushed and stable instead of stuck.

 What to expect:

  • an energising morning yoga session with a specific focus on Muladhara Chakra asanas
  • talk about the chakra system
  • a delicious organic vegetarian lunch
  • a nature walk with pranayama practice
  • deep rest through yogic relaxation (yoga nidra)
  • a restorative afternoon yoga session
  • guided meditation

Come and join this blissful day! Booking required. Cost: $110 

Fully booked. Join the wait list!
Contact: Anja on 021 023 50601 or email


Kirtan chanting evening

First Saturday of each 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: October tbc, Sat 7 Nov, Sat 5 Dec
Just show up! Entry by koha


Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

Weekend Retreat in March 2021 (dates tbc)

Sacred self-care

Take time to deepen your yoga practice and indulge in ancient Ayurvedic self-care rituals. Strengthen and tone your body with a dynamic morning yoga practice and experience deep release with a restorative slow afternoon yoga class. Rest peacefully in guided relaxation. Enhance your prāna with deep yogic breathing and be still in serene meditation.

The retreat is facilitated by certified Yoga teacher and Ayurveda consultant Anja Foley.

Cost: $420 incl six delicious organic vegetarian meals, four yoga classes, two nights shared accommodation, two insightful talks, one evening of chanting and meditation, plenty of time to rest and relax.
Location: Riverslea Retreat, 733 Otaki Gorge Rd
Contact:  Anja Foley on 021 023 50601 or