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

Beginners Yoga

This beginners’ class is a great way to kick off your yoga journey. 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.

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.

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 vinyasa 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.


This is a wonderful class to start your day with! We start 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. The tempo then shifts as we move into sun salutations and standing postures to cultivate vital energy for our day.

Hatha Yoga

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

Vinyasa Flow

This is a flowing style of yoga where we synchronise breath with movement to foster a greater sense of focus and calm. The movement element of the class is fairly dynamic and 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 movements, pace and intensity will vary, helping you to grow and explore different elements of the practice.

Rest & Restore

Join us on a Friday evening to decompress from the week; to melt the tensions of the week away; allowing you to put your best foot forward going into the weekend. This class is characterised by a much slower pace with longer stays in relatively passive and supported positions. Let us quietly guide you through a range of restorative positions giving you ample time to tune into 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.

Beginners’ Course

Yoga Fundamentals 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.

Free for Unlimited Members
$120 full price.

Your Pace

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.

Free for Unlimited Members
$120 full price.

The next Your Pace course is 3 August to 7 September.


We run regular one-off workshops that aim to deepen your knowledge and understanding of specific yoga topics.

Our next workshop is “the Big Sunday Chillout” with Krista on Sunday 25 July.

Guided Meditation classes with Atmavidya are on the first Friday of each month.

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.