Uprising Yoga

At Uprising Yoga Christchurch we have a range of classes to suit everyone. We are all about keeping it simple, relevant and relatable.

Find a class to suit you from one of our many options below.

Memberships and Prices

Hatha

Hatha focuses on balancing our physical, mental and emotional well-being. A more traditional way of practicing yoga. You are led through a well-rounded and breath-centred sequence at a comfortable and mindful pace. These classes always follow a flowing and consistent pattern: often beginning with sun salutations, followed by standing postures, onwards to some useful seated postures. We then reduce the pace and intensity with more passive positions and guided relaxation.

Flow

This is a flowing style of yoga where we connect to the breath and synchronise this with movement to foster a greater sense of focus and calm. The movement element of the class is warming, providing an opportunity to build a healthy balance of strength and mobility. The beauty of this style is the variety, as there is no set sequence – hence the breath, movements, pace and intensity will vary, helping you to grow and explore different elements of the practice.

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Beginners

Our weekly beginners class is a great way to kick off your yoga journey. Expect an encouraging and supportive class aimed to help you establish a firm grounding in yoga asana and awareness of your breath. Movements are slower paced so they are easier to learn and assimilate and you’ll be offered plenty of options to adapt the practice to suit your needs.

Yoga for Climbers

With some of our yoga teachers also being experienced climbers, we are pleased to be able to offer two weekly classes designed with the needs of climbers in mind. Utilising some simple yet powerful concepts, each session is a targeted exploration of an aspect that is of particular benefit to the climber. Whether it is seeking to find more muscular balance, to assist in recovery, or to improve functional mobility, this class will help improve your climbing.

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Yin Yang

In a Yin Yang class we’re blending two styles of yoga together. The yang influence is more dynamic and warming, and the yin more passive and cooling. Through this integrated approach we are helping to balance these two energies inside us. For the yang part of the class expect a sequence resembling the flow style, where you can find strength and vitality. For the yin part of the class you’ll experience restorative and more supported postures, held for longer periods of time to help bring a sense of clarity, ease and peace of mind.

Awaken

A wonderful class to start your day! We begin moving slowly and gently, exploring movement gradually through our whole body. This approach offers more opportunity to connect your mind, body, and breath, helping you to establish that steady foundation for the rest of the class and the rest of your day. The tempo then shifts as we move into sun salutations and standing postures to cultivate vital energy for our day. Class finishes with a wind down sequence to leave you ready to face the day from a calm and centred space within.

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Rest & Restore

Come and join us on a Friday evening to decompress from the week; to give yourself a chance to rest, recover and restore. Here we quietly guide you through practices that activate the inbuilt relaxation response. Practices such as gentle movement, breath practices, restorative postures, guided relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation. Giving you ample time to connect with the subtle qualities of the body, breath and mind.

Group Practise

Every Thursday and Saturday morning the Uprising studio is made available for anyone who wishes to self practise. We simply have a supervisor there to open and close up whilst you do your thing—whether that be asana, pranayama or meditation practices. A warm distraction free space for you to enjoy your personal practice.

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Ashtanga

An Ashtanga Vinyasa based class cultivating strength and ease in body, clarity in mind and fullness in breath. Each class will follow a consistent pattern: starting with some warming sun salutations and standing postures moving into some grounding seated postures and enlivening back bends then coming back to centre with a calming finishing sequence. Each week we’ll shine a light on a meditation or pranayama technique allowing you to dive a little deeper into these subtler practices of yoga, leaving you balanced and bright.

Yin

A perfectly relaxing way to wrap up your weekend, priming you for a deeply restorative sleep so you start Monday fresh and centred. Using props for full support we explore shapes either seated or lying on the floor with longer holds to give access to fascia~ the interconnective tissue that encases our muscles, ligaments and bones. This creates more space in the body and is beautifully correlated with deep focused breathwork to give more space in the mind.

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Beginners’ Course

Our Beginners Course is a great way to kick off your yoga journey. Over a 6-week programme, our friendly and knowledgeable teachers work with the group to explore—step by step—some quintessential aspects of yoga technique and philosophy. It’s foundational, and it’s about learning with others who are starting out too.

$120. 40% discount for Yoga & Unlimited members.

Your Pace Course

Your Pace is a six-week programme of classes, which are are like having a one-on-one session but within a group setting. This format has been a mainstay of our community over the years with students valuing these classes for the personalised attention they receive and for the space they get to follow their natural breath and tempo. They are a great environment to start creating your own practice tailored to suit your needs and interests. Classes also include a discussion about yogas guiding principles, so you can broaden your yoga knowledge and use that understanding to inform your asana practice.

$120. 40% discount for Yoga & Unlimited members.

The current Your Pace course is running from 3 August to 7 September.

Meditation

On the first Friday of every month our experienced teacher Atmavidya will introduce and guide you in using various tools and objects that give access to the experience of meditation (including breath, mindful movements, deep relaxation, kirtan and sound, and universal mantra). Each class will be recorded and shared via our website to support you in establishing a consistent practice at home as well.
Learn more about Atmavidya’s approach to meditation here.

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Events

We run regular events & workshops that aim to deepen your knowledge and understanding of specific yoga topics.


Full Moon Restorative is a monthly mini yoga retreat with Amaya. It’s all about pushing pause at the time of the full moon (purnima); giving yourself permission to rest and restore, deeply.

Through the nourishing practices of restorative yoga, breathwork, meditation and yoga nidra, we’ll invite in the healing relaxation response, allowing you to melt away any deeply held tensions. We’ll end with the chance to ease back into your Sunday and connect with others over chai and nibbles.

If you’d like to invite more ‘being’ into your world of ‘doing’, this one’s for you!

Dates for 2021:
22 August
19 September
17 October
21 November

$21 for yoga members. $35 non-members. Book here.

Where are we coming from?

At Uprising Yoga we give great importance to finding an approach that reflects your uniqueness.

In other words, we prefer to offer a range of possible avenues for you to try, rather than one particular style or approach.

Our led classes encompass a range of styles, and we also offer space for self-practise or group-practise (together but without a teacher).

We encourage self-enquiry during your practise, so whatever the teacher is offering you are empowered to adapt to suit your needs each time you step on the mat.

We believe student and teacher are on a journey together, learning from one another to cultivate a shared learning experience and a real sense of community.

Please have a read of the Uprising Yoga Sankalpa and our Guiding Principles to get a better feel for where we are coming from.