Yoga Centre and Naturopathic Clinic, Whakatane


What is Yoga?

Yoga means Unity or Wholeness.

Yoga unites the body with the mind and the mind with the spirit.  Through Yoga the world becomes brighter and new levels of inner peace, joy and wellbeing are experienced in body, mind and spirit.

Yoga is a science that understands how the body and mind work together. It is not just a series of exercises to make you look good on the outside but will also give an inner feeling of wellbeing.

Yoga is the original holistic health practice, it is not a religion.

Yoga incorporates conscious awareness, postures, movement, breathing and relaxation techniques that bring about strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind, good health and wellbeing.

Practising Yoga regularly develops a strong connection to your body’s wisdom. You will learn to move fluidly with an awareness of your breath, you not only see and feel results, you will also enjoy being present in your body.

Yoga strengthens and realigns the muscles, enabling energy to flow freely in your body. Your posture will improve naturally to allow more freedom and ease in the body and breath.  The muscles will become flexible, toned and strong. 

Yoga is not about who can be the best, perform the most difficult contortions or struggling with a stress workout.  It is about working at your own pace, respecting your body and its abilities and doing the best you can, which only you can judge.

More people are taking up Yoga as a way to relieve stress. When practiced regularly, the stretching, breathing and relaxation release muscle tension and enable you to move with ease through areas of resistance and restriction in the body and mind, releasing stress without harmful effects.

What Yoga Can Do For You

Yoga creates a relaxation response which has a positive and healing effect in the body.

  • Expands body/mind awareness
  • Improves posture
  • Streamlines the body 
  • Tones and strengthens
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Gives clarity and focus of mind
  • Gentle on the joints
  • Improves circulation and energy
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Breathing becomes full and complete
  • Nervous system calms and relaxes
  • Hormones become balanced
  • Creates an inner peace and balance
  • Uplifts the spirit

To attend a yoga class, click here or you can check out the class timetable.

Celebrate life.

"I am so much more flexible and toned doing yoga regularly."