We are truly honoured and blessed to be hosting Menaka Desikachar, wife of the late master TKV Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya in Dunedin. A Vedic chanting teacher in her own right she will be leading an introduction to Vedic Chanting at the Dunedin Yoga Studio.
Places are limited. Thanks to Ruth Diggins, Kausthub Desikachar and the lineage of Krishnamacharya, Chennai.
Among the many tools that are available in Yoga and Yoga Therapy, the use of sound when chanting in Sanskrit holds a special place for the yogin-s of the past and the present. Sanskrit is an ancient phonetic language which utilises the power of sound vibrations. Vedic chants in Sanskrit are said to have been received by sages when they were in deep meditation. These chants have been handed down through an oral tradition for thousands of years.
Menaka Desikachar will also be available for private Yoga Therapy consultations during her visit. Through these sessions, consistent with the traditional teaching of Yoga, you can benefit by receiving an individidualized and holistic daliy practice, that will be suitable for your health and wellness needs. Alternatively you could also book her for a private chanting class. Cost of consultation will be $120. In order to know the time slots available and to pre-register for these, kindly contact The Dunedin Yoga Studio. Since only a limited number of places are available, it is advisable to pre-register for these. Each private may last between 30-45 minutes depending on the need.
Menaka Desikachar may be assisted by some of the senior teachers in this tradition during the seminars and also in some of the private sessions. These teachers include Sacha Kronfeld, Ruth Diggins and Evelyn Einhaeuser.
At the end of the month we will change our prices to a current New Zealand standard for good yoga teaching and that honours the practice of yoga. For our general prices this is a rise, however, as we do so we will be giving prospective first-timer students a golden opportunity to try our classes for a very special price of $39 for 3 weeks of classes and giving our regular students the opportunity to take a 12-month membership with a $23 per week A/P going out instead of by monthly passes. If your yoga practice fits this scenario, you could end up paying less per month than previously! More importantly, by committing to a year membership you will be placing more import on your dedicated yoga practice and your yoga studio.
If you want to get a super deal before our prices change on the 27th, buy your year pass for just $990 or pay for a month or 10-class concession before then.
Studio prices to change 27 March 2017:
Weekly A/P $23 per week – 12-month contract (with possibility of 2 breaks for longer than 2 weeks over the period).
Month pass $125
Year pass $1080
Class length: 90 minute 50-60 minute
10 –classes $149 $120
Casual class $18 $15
Mat Hire: Free
First timer deal: $39 for 3 weeks unlimited classes
Rhys, Jessica, Kathryn, Raphael, Göknil
From the 30th of January 2017 all of our yoga classes restart as well as a new Yoga Foundations class on Sunday mornings!
• Please note that evening classes now begin at 7:10pm instead of 7:15pm and will be a fraction shorter, finishing at 8:30pm
• Bliss classes at 10-11am and 7:10-8:10pm on Thursdays restart, as well as Vinyasa Flow on Fridays 5:30-7pm.
The Dunedin Yoga Studio is closed from 22nd Dec 2016 – 8th January 2017. From the 9th – 29th of January this will be the timetable:
Nicky Knoff is a 4th Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioner; Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher; Certified College of India teacher with Bikram Choudhury; long-term vipassana meditator; WWII concentration camp survivor; and founder of six yoga schools in Australia, New Zealand and USA… AND a nice, kind, funny, passionate and rigorous master teacher.
Nicky’s teaching emphasis is on showing students how to look, listen and feel by honouring their ‘inner wisdom’. Her teaching represents a bridge between Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: intelligent, anatomical alignment combined with linking internal energetic principles.
Practitioners of all levels and traditions are invited to attend this rare opportunity to study with one of the worlds’ foremost teachers of yoga. These master classes will use Nicky’s Discovery and Foundation syllabus, with an emphasis on the Knoff Yoga fundamental Principles of Practice, which are universal in application and profound in their effect.
No prior yoga experience required.
Bookings are essential for this rare Yoga Master Class opportunity.Contact Rhys Latton | (03) 4771180 | 021 879 007 |
Venue: Otago University Dance Studio
FRI, 11 NOVEMBER – koha class
7:15-8:45pm › The 5 Pillars of Practice
By koha / donation – Bookings essential through
SAT, 12 NOVEMBER
11 am-1:30 pm › Earth & Sun Salutations, Inverted Poses, Pranayama
2:30-5 pm › Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Sitting Poses, Pranayama
SUN, 13 NOVEMBER
10 am-12:30 pm › Arm Balancings, Abdominals, Pranayama
1:30-4 pm › Twists, Back Bends, Pranayama
All paying students will receive extensive notes including:
• 5 Pillars of Practice
• 24 Principles of Practice • Knoff Yoga Overview
• Asana & Pranayama Syllabus (Discovery & Foundation)
• Friday night: by koha / donation
• All 4 Master Classes on Sat & Sun:
Early Bird: $250 › pay BEFORE 30 Sept 2016
General: $275 › pay AFTER 30 Sept 2016
• One day attendance (2 master classes): $155
Book now: (03)4771180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are priviledged to have two beautiful, experienced teachers coming to teach an introduction to the Sutras of Patanjali. Any true yoga class should have these philosophies behind and through the teachings of asana, breathing etc. Through Ruth and Lynda come and peal back the layers and learn in the lineage of the father of modern yoga T Krishnamacharya.
Saturday, May 7, 12:00 – 3:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 9:30am – 12:30pm.
Investment: $50 per class, or $90 for both.
Bookings essential: email@example.com