Uprising Yoga

Kia Ora – welcome to our place! Are you new to Yoga or want to learn more? We have lots of options for you to try at Uprising Yoga.

Our 6-week Beginner Courses are a great start point. The Yoga Essentials classes, where you can drop in at any time, are ideal for beginners too. For those who want more of a personalised or one-on-one approach, a Your Pace Yoga session could be the perfect start.

Sound interesting but not sure where to start? Flick us a message – we are always happy to chat with you about it.

Ayurveda Workshop 16-17 November

Two days of delving into yoga’s sister science.

Come and join Anja Foley, experienced Ayurveda consultant, yoga teacher and director of the Ayurveda Wellness Centre on the Kapiti Coast for an exploration of this ancient health system.

Saturday 16th 2-4:30pm: Enhancing athletic performance with Ayurveda

Sunday 17th 10-12:30pm: Cultivating calm – Ayurveda and the mind

$65 per session

Beginners Course

Our 6 week course starts again on the 5th of November. Beginner courses are a great way to kick off your yoga journey. The full 6 week programme costs just $120.

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; it’s conversational, and it’s about learning with others who are starting out too. Start you yoga journey at Uprising.

Private Sessions

Private sessions are all about spending focussed and uninterrupted time together; to discuss and explore anything that is important to you.

These sessions can take many forms. For example, you may wish to deepen or fine-tune your existing practice. Alternatively, you may want to learn some basics before attending regular classes. You may have an injury that would benefit from an adapted approach. Or maybe, you simply feel drawn to this particular way of learning. Whatever the reason, these sessions can be very rewarding and we are very happy to assist in this way. Enquire at reception to book a session with a teacher of your choice.

Led Classes

Led classes are talk-through classes that have a specific theme, approach or structure.

Along with clear instruction, useful cues and interesting lines of inquiry, you are led through a flowing, breath-centred and balanced sequence. Simply follow along and let the teacher guide you through a comprehensive range of movements. These classes have a consistent structure but occasionally we are known to stop and have a chat about something relevant if it comes up. At other times, it’s about simplicity, flow, quietness and reconnecting with your present self. We have a good range of different classes for you to try: Yoga Essentials, General Led, Yoga for Climbers, Rest & Restore & Beginner Courses.

Your Pace

Your Pace Yoga is essentially a one-on-one session but within a group setting.

This class format has been a mainstay of our community over the years. Students value these classes for the personalised attention they receive and for the space they get to follow their natural breath and tempo. Your-Pace Yoga classes are based on the widely known Mysore Style Class but with the added freedom to explore varying sequences, approaches and other limbs of Yoga (such as pranayama & meditation). These classes are centred around cultivating and sustaining an ongoing and quality relationship between the teacher and practitioner.

Yoga Study Modules

The Uprising Yoga community is excited to announce the first of our Yoga Study modules. These will be scheduled soon, contact us to register interest.

Our Yoga Study Modules are 9-10 week courses running during term time and can be attended by anyone. They cover similar content to a typical teacher training course and can be an excellent way to expand your understanding and connect with like-minded people.

Where are we coming from?

We are all different. This is why at Uprising Yoga we give great importance to finding an approach that reflects your uniqueness.

We cherish the fact that everyone is different and we are always on a quest to see how we might apply the wisdom and techniques of Yoga to your unique situation. How do we do this? What is or method or style you may ask?

Typically, for someone starting out with us, we would teach something close to the Ashtanga Vinyasa. This means having a set sequence of postures where priority is given to coordinating the breath to movement (Vinyasa) along with Drishti (a direction to rest your gaze). There are some great benefits to having a consistent and steady approach for a newer student. However, and very importantly, after a little while, the direction and nature of the practice will change depending on the specific needs, wants and reason for being there. For some, this means branching off more into breathing practices (Pranayama). For others, this means honing the physical practice to help with imbalances or injuries. The possibilities are actually endless as the tools of Yoga are incredibly diverse. Therefore, the process quickly becomes more organic and more driven by a two-way dialogue between the practitioner and the teacher. In this way, the teacher becomes more like a mentor or friend as you explore different ways to apply the principles and tools of Yoga.