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About Yoga Classes at Kanuka Yoga Space

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Our yoga classes are inspired by Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin/Yang, and Restorative styles of Yoga. Classes like Yogalates are inspired by Mat Pilates. We also offer Ashtanga Yoga - mostly focusing on the half-primary series.

We're based in Auckland's Northwest suburb of Hobsonville; conveniently off the motorway with plenty of parking options available.

Our Teaching Team is diverse, and each teacher has come from a unique training background. That mean we offer a range of different class styles to suit every body; whether you're starting a yoga practice for the very first time or if you've been practicing a long time, there is a class available for you.

Are you brand new and want to know where to start?

We always recommend trying Restore or Slow Flow to begin.

This is 100% the best place to start as a beginner.

Introducing our 2024 Yoga Class Schedule

Yoga Class Schedule at Kanuka Yoga in Auckland

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If you have concerns about your age or gender, strength or flexibility, breathing patterns or balance, you can count on Kanuka Yoga being a safe and inclusive space for all. We lead with a trauma sensitive approach to our class cues and demonstrations.

We encourage positive exploration of your body, mind and breath on the mat, and hope you find time and space to continue that practice off the mat when you're out in the real world.

We have a diverse and absolutely wonderful team of 8+ yoga teachers at Kanuka Yoga and we love to encourage their unique teaching style; we feel this is a great way to learn something new, by taking lessons and perspectives from various backgrounds and personalities, whilst staying true to our trauma-sensitive approach.

Keep reading to learn more about our regular, weekly classes like Slow Flow, Restore, Power Flow, Yin, Yogalates and Yin/Yang Yoga.

For the safety of our students, teachers and business; we think it's helpful you know about our 'Liability Waiver' - sounds scary, but it's standard across all studios / gyms around the world; click here to view.

Slow Flow Yoga Classes

A fusion of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, but with slower, deeper poses.

Our most popular class on the weekly schedule, Slow Flows give you plenty of time and space to find your breath as you warm up the body in a gentle way.

Slow Flow classes often start with a short meditation (seated or another pose) which provides the space needed to gather up all your attention and to be present with how you're feeling and what you're thinking in the present moment.

This is the perfect class for a new-comer as we (Kanuka Team) all share a mutual understanding that Slow Flow classes must cater to someone completely new to a physical yoga practice, whilst also providing more advanced options to those people that practice more regularly.

We have eight Slow Flow classes on every week!

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Slow Flow class at Kanuka Yoga.

Slow movement classes

Restore Yoga Classes

Heal and rest your body & mind, influenced by Yin and Yoga Nidra.

Kanuka Yoga Space opened for classes in December 2018, and before this time we saw one other small yoga studio in Herald Island offering regular classes. As we progressed through the first year of sharing classes with the community we saw a lot of interest in our Restore classes.

Perhaps most of the local community were quite new to a regular yoga practice and wanted to start slow, or it's that our Restore classes are so incredibly peaceful for the body and mind that our students couldn't get enough.

Restore classes are suitable for someone brand new to yoga and is also suitable to the most advanced students. You can expect to be lying on your mat, supported by your props (bolsters, blankets, blocks) for the majority of the class. You'll move through 6-10 yoga poses and hold each on for 3-5 minutes. No strength or flexibility is required and we feel every body can join a Restore class at Kanuka.

Restorative yoga

Giving yourself 60 minutes to not only slow down, but holding a yoga pose (asana) for a long time really helps turn your attention to your mind and thoughts. You begin to notice more quickly when distractions pop into the head, and throughout the 60 minutes you begin to find more clear space, the mind starts to become more quiet, you hear and notice your breath a little more and, with the right guidance from our instructors, you can find regular moments of gratitude throughout the class.

We have three Restore yoga classes on every week!

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Restore yoga class at Kanuka Yoga.

Power Flow Yoga Classes

Strength based, energetic classes which will raise internal heat.

We recommend joining a Power Flow class if you either practice regularly, or if you've tried a good handful of our Slow Flow classes and want to try build a little more strength during your yoga practice.

All teachers at Kanuka Yoga share the understanding that Power Flow students have a decent idea of what they are doing and have practiced yoga before. In other words, we don't usually recommend Power Flow classes to beginners.

A Power Flow class might be quite slow moving with the intention of holding challenging poses to build strength and balance, or the class may move more quickly and flow through a few different standing sequences. You may find some movements, poses or sequences are repeated a few times to give the class a good idea of where we are going.

Often times, a Power Flow class will build towards a peak pose; something like Dancers Pose, Grasshopper, Crow Pose, Flying Pigeon or Head Stand.

Group yoga classes in Hobsonville, Auckland

It's important to know that all movements, postures and sequences are optional; we encourage everyone to listen to their body and not to do something that could cause pain or injury. Generally speaking, the student will know how their body is feeling better than the teacher does, so honour that knowledge and trust your decisions to skip or modify, knowing that you're in a safe and supportive space.

We have three Power Flow yoga classes on every week!

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Power Flow yoga class at Kanuka Yoga.

Yogalates Classes

A beautiful blend of yoga and mat pilates. Includes a few more repetitive exercises to build strength and target certain areas.

If you like to challenge yourself and love a good workout, try one of our Yogalates classes. You can expect to raise your internal heat, and receive a mixture of teaching styles that bounce between yoga and mat pilates.

Yoga classes in Auckland, New Zealand

Being the only class we offer that isn't fully 'Yoga', we still encourage you to move at your own pace. If you're pushing to your end limit from the get go, maybe asking yourself why? We suggest easing into your practice, getting the body warm, and from there you can explore deeper poses, more something more challenging.

We currently have one Yogalates class each week. If you'd like more, let us know!

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Yogaltes class at Kanuka Yoga.

Yin Yoga Classes

A restorative and meditative practice focusing on deeper tissues of our body.

Yin is a restorative, meditative practice consisting of long held stretches (without muscle tension) focusing on the deeper tissues of our body; encouraging more flexibility and freedom of movement while releasing deep tension of the body and softening the nervous system.

Yin / Yang Yoga Classes in Hobsonville Auckland

Suitable for all experience levels - no strength or flexibility required.

Note - at face value, Yin and Restore may seem quite similar, however they are different. Yin has a bigger focus on deep tissue muscle, meaning the poses (even though they're held for long periods of time and mostly on the ground) are a little more challenging to that of a restore class.

We have one Yin yoga class each week.

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Yin yoga class at Kanuka Yoga.

Yin/Yang Yoga Classes

A class split into two distinct parts; the Yin with slower, deeper poses, and the Yang which includes more movement and standing sequences.

Yin/Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses (Yin) with more dynamic sequences and standing postures (Yang).

Yin Yang Yoga in Auckland, Northwest - Kanuka Yoga

Yin / Yang represents the balance of opposing opposites in life. For example the sun (yang) and moon (yin), the masculine (yang) and feminine (yin). Remember that no matter who masculine or feminine you might be, everyone contains elements of yin and yang in them throughout every passing moment. In otherwise, we are one =)

We have one Yin/Yang yoga class each week!

Visit our Schedule Online to book your next Yin/Yang yoga class at Kanuka Yoga.

Ashanga Yoga Clases

A set sequence of yoga postures and movements; our classes will move through the half-primary series.

In these classes, you will gradually learn a gentle approach to the Ashtanga Sequence (Half-Primary Series). Each week you can look forward to a similar structure, and similar flow of postures / sequences. This is the beauty of Ashtanga Yoga - a structured sequence and routine you will become familiar with.

With repetition this practice acts like a moving mediation where we are calming the mind, and where you can find your pace.

Modifications are always offered to allow a well-balanced individual practice; you are welcome to ask for modifications at any time too.

Our Pricing Options

Different options to suit your routine

Intro Offers

We have two of these available! You are welcome to try both of these =)

  1. 10 Consecutive Days of Unlimited Yoga for $30

  2. One Month Unlimited for $99

*Receive 20% off any Kanuka Yoga pass during your Intro Offer.

Class Packs

  • Casual drop-in for $25 (valid for 28 days after purchase)

  • 10 Class Pack for $220 (valid for 4 months after first class using pass)

*Passes can be extended if another pass is purchased.

Unlimited Yoga Passes

  • One Month for $170

  • Six Months for $700

Unlimited Yoga Subscription - 15% Off

  • Join us with an auto-payment each month (like a gym membership) and receive 15% off each pass. Works out to be $148.80 per month (including the card processing fee)

Early Morning Yoga Passes

Tues and Thurs 6.30am Classes Only - this pass won't work on our other class times

  • $10 Casual Drop-In (28 day expiry from first use)

  • $100 10 Class Pack (four month expiry from first use)

*These discounted Early Morning Passes can't be extended

Please Note:

  • Class Packs do have expiry dates on them.

  • All passes activate on your first booking with us.

  • You can request an extension by purchasing up another pass with us (new passes activate on your first booking).

  • All passes are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Liability Waiver

Come prepared with how you want to approach your practice.

"I understand that yoga includes physical movements/exercises as well as opportunities for stretching, strengthening, and deep relaxation. As is the case with any physical activity, I accept that the risk of injury (even serious injury) is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated.

If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, modify or come out of the posture in question, and seek assistance from the instructor. I will breathe calmly.

Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention and it is not intended to examine, diagnose or immediately treat any condition. Yoga is not recommended and is not safe for those with certain medical conditions. Expecting mothers must talk with a health professional first before attending classes.

I acknowledge and affirm that I am competent to decide whether or not to participate in group or private yoga classes and I will make an informed choice before doing so.

I hereby agree to the following:

  1. I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved in practicing yoga and yoga-related modalities at Kanuka Yoga Space.

  2. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in group or private yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training programs offered by Kanuka Yoga Space.

  3. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical condition(s) that would prevent my full participation in group or private yoga classes, workshops or retreats offered by Kanuka Yoga Space.

  4. I will update Kanuka Yoga Space as to any changes in my medical condition.

  5. In consideration for being permitted to participate in group or private yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of my participation. In further consideration, I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any claim I may have against Kanuka Yoga Space, its owners, instructors, workshop and retreat presenters, independent contractors, employees, volunteers, representatives, 102C Hobsonville Road Body Corporate, property developers, landlord for any injury or damages that I may sustain as a result of my participation.

  6. I will not engage in any inappropriate conduct that could result in injury to myself or others.

  7. I give Kanuka Yoga Space the express permission to take, use and publish photos and videos of my likeness (we are courteous and will ask before taking photos; it is very helpful for our promotion of workshops and events)."

If this Liability Waiver doesn't make sense to you, please reach out to us and we can talk further.

Do you have other questions about our class styles or teachers?

Please, contact us!

You can reach us on:

Phone - 0276 KANUKA

Facebook - @kanukayoga

Instagram - @kanukayoga

Thanks for practicing with us.


Kanuka Yoga Space

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