Heartfelt Yoga with Anja

Term 1 classes in 2021 will run from Wednesday 10 February until Thursday 15 April


7– 8.15pm   Strong Flow (starts Mon 15 Feb)


12.15 – 1pm    Strong flow (starts Wed 10 Feb)


9.30 – 10.45am  Restorative yoga (starts Thur 11 Feb)

4 – 4.30pm  Kids yoga 6-8 year olds (booking required)

4.45 – 5.30pm  Kids yoga 9-12 year olds (booking required)


“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 27 February  10am – 4pm

An exploration of the Chakras – Svadhishthana (Sacral) 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 second event in a series of seven day-retreats. At the heart of this second day retreat 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:

  • an energising morning yoga session with a specific focus on Svadhishthana 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: $120 

Upcoming day retreats in 2021: Sat 1 May, Sat 31 July, Sat 25 Sept and Sat 27 Nov
Contact: Anja on 021 023 50601 or email 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: Sat 13 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June
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