eastwest HOT All our Hot classes are based on the classic 90 minute, 26 +2 sequence made popular by Bikram Yoga and a great place to start! The unchanging sequence allows you to use your practice as a mirror, noticing the difference in yourself each day. With correct alignment and form, work to your maximum intensity (not your neighbours) and receive the amazing therapeutic benefits immediately! This class is challenging but requires no specific strength or flexibility to start, which makes it our first choice for beginners or those carrying injuries.
The room is heated to 38 degrees to enable deep and effective stretching, increase cardiovascular activity and detoxification, and reduce soreness the next day. Come hydrated, with an open heart and smile on your face. Life-changing, soul-nourishing hard work!
Choose from either 60 minute or 90 minute duration. Both will offer similar medical benefits, and an opportunity for moving meditation and focus
Feel free to come to any class on the schedule as a first timer. Just take it easy your first few classes as you get used to the heat and the method of class instruction.
Our dynamic form of yoga for practitioners of all levels. The foundations of this practice are sun salutations, followed by unique and changing sequences designed to warm you into your practice, provide variety, and work your entire body building flexibility, strength and good postural alignment. We also mix in a little modern-day philosophy, allowing us to take learnings from our mat into the world and live authentic, powerful lives. A little soulful music at the end will help you to finish your practice in a calm, rejuvenated condition.The room is heated to 30 degrees, combined with the vinyasa sequence you will sweat but heat-averse students will find this quite cozy. Classes are 60, 75 or 90 minutes.
Come to any class on the schedule, and allow yourself to take it easy the first few classes as you get used to the specific techniques and method of instruction.
Come up the stairs to a large, light filled and welcoming reception area.
This space has been designed for you to relax after class, catch up with friends before hand, or head straight through for your yoga class.
Pick up your hire yoga mat or purchase from our selection of gorgeous YogaTribe mats.
We also have a large selection of yoga clothing from Onzie, Courage My Love, Nux and YogaTribe.
Bolsters and Meditation pillows from Globe Artichoke, and various books on Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness.Our womens and mens facilities offer a clean, open changing space and showers, with fresh flowers and organic product to wash off with.Our yoga studio room is also light and spacious, providing blocks, bolsters and yoga props to support you in your practice.We hope that our friendly staff and inspiring environment, will encourage you to feel at home and at ease.
Kirsty’s passion for movement stems from her early involvement in dance and gymnastics throughout her childhood and into her early twenties, where she found herself teaching dance and gymnastics for a number of years in Singapore.
On her return to New Zealand, her creative nature led to an almost 20 year career working in the art department of the film and television industry.
After the birth of her two children, combined with the difficulty of maintaining long days on sets, Kirsty sought refuge through yoga and began to look at life through a different lens.
After twelve plus years of dedicated practise, and experiencing first hand the healing benefits to both her physical health and mind, Kirsty made the decision to dedicate the next stage of her life to sharing her love of yoga with others.
After completing her initial 200 hours, she was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to teach in her home studio and mentored by Nikki Harris, at East West Yoga.
Kirsty has over 500 hours training in Yin yoga and Vinyasa Yoga combined. Some of her teachers include Amy Ippolitti, Jo Phee and Tara Judelle.
She is a compassionate teacher, who crafts thoughtful sequencing with a focus on functional movement, in both Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Her passion for movement and yoga philosophy will encourage students to deepen their understanding of both their bodies and themselves.
Kirsty co-owns East West Yoga with the support and encouragement of her family and co owners Amelia and Sheryn.
Amelia grew up with both parents dedicated practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga. From as young as 3 she has memories of waking up early and lying in the yoga room dozing to the sound of their breath as they went through their practice.
In her teens Amelia went through a challenging period dealing with moments of depression and an eating disorder. Amelia can now find gratitude for this time as it put her on a new path, where finding peace and more ease in her mind and therefore her life became her number one priority. Amelia’s yoga practice and dedication to The Work of Byron Katie (workshops offered at Eastwest) are the two practices that supported her to work through these hard times, unraveling stressful stories and beliefs to find a real sense of love for herself, her body and her life. Amelia’s passion is to share these practices with others, as they have had such a profound impact on her life.
Amelia completed her 200hr teacher training in 2014 and in 2017 she completed her 300hr teacher training with Noah Maze and also became a co owner of Eastwest (alongside Sheryn and Kirsty). Amelia’s primary practice is now Ashtanga Yoga and in 2018 she began a 3 year training with her Teacher Dena Kingsberg. Over this training Amelia goes to Byron Bay for 3 months each year to immerse full time in her practice and studies of Yoga. Through this process Amelia has fallen in love with traditional Yoga Philosophy and Practices and will often incorporate Philosophy, Pranayama (breath work) and Mantra (chanting) into her classes at Eastwest.
Amelias classes are steady and dynamic with an emphasis on turning the attention inwards, connecting to yourself and your body, and focusing on the breath to bring more stillness to the mind.
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