New Zealand yoga teacher training just around the corner.

New Zealand yoga teacher training, the perfect spot to immerse yourself in a comprehensive yoga teacher training.

September is fast approaching and we are getting ready to embark on a great three week journey here in Nelson, New Zealand from the first day of Spring (1st – 21st Sept).

This yoga teacher teaching will be full time with the first two weeks spent in Nelson (To find accommodation nearby, visit​ and for the last week we will venture over the mountain to stunning Golden Bay where we will stay in retreat, enjoying our daily practice and studies, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, the ocean and many rivers. It really is another world over there and the perfect spot to immerse yourself in yogic studies.

Learn to teach Yoga

New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training

There will be guest practitioners presenting a full day Ayurveda workshop and a practicing Chiropractor who will be teaching you all about yoga anatomy and physiology. We will practice six days a week in the mornings and the afternoons will be spent in lectures. If you would like more information pop over to the yoga teacher training schedule

If you are in need of a career change or just an all round ‘Reset’, then this immersion would be perfect for you. Challenging yes, but very rewarding and something you will have for the rest of your life! A great gift to share with others.

Comprehensive yoga training courses

New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training

On full completion of the yoga teacher training you may apply to the Yoga Alliance for registration and use of RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) after your name. If you are not interested in teaching at this stage and would like to attend for the full purpose of deepening your own practice, then is fine. It will be a great opportunity for you to fully immerse yourself in your own self practice.

“Practice and all is coming”
Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

About Julie Stephens

I started my yoga journey approximately 30 years ago and after many years of travelling around the world I decided I was ready to commit myself to becoming a yoga teacher. The draw card for me was/is more of the spiritual aspect as I have always been curious about the bigger picture, meditating and finding contentment. The physical side was an added bonus. In the late 90s, I was living on the Gold Coast in Australia and practising regularly at the Gold Coast Yoga Centre. In 2000, I started my yoga teacher training apprenticeship – at that time it didn’t have an end to it. I was basically told that I would be finished my training when they saw that I was ready. This took 18 months of practising six days a week, 30 hours a week. There were no excuses for missing the training and if I didn’t turn up, I would have been expelled from the program. With hindsight, this was one of the most important lessons I learnt, as it gave me the dedication to continue my six-day-a-week practice no matter what the circumstances were and I can tell you, there were many interesting situations where I would be practising amongst the local people in Mongolia, China, The Tibetan plateau, Nepal, India etc, on trains, planes, airport disabled toilets because they were big… anyway, my point being, is that I had to maintain this combination of devotional practice and study which has allowed me to gain a much deeper knowledge and understanding of the amazing art and science of yoga. Since I qualified I have owned a yoga studio on the Gold Coast, taught in Korea, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, Bali and of course New Zealand, which is where I am now based. For me this has been the perfect balance of doing what I love, teaching yoga and travelling. I am blessed to have trained with a lot of great inspirational teachers along this journey, such as Erich Schiffman, Donna Farhi, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Ana Forest, David and Sharon, the founders of Jivamukti, Andrey Lappa from Universal Yoga, Nicky Knoff (Iyengar), John Friend (Anusara), David Soul Ray, Lance Schuler, Clive Sheridan and of course my teachers: Kameron Story, Mark Togni and Suzanne Grey from whom I learnt the Ashtanga Primary and Second series, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, meditation and pranayama. The style of yoga I predominantly teach is Vinyasa Flow, which leads you through a flowing series of postures with an emphasis on the breath. Options are given and the yoga class is structured so that each pose prepares the student for the next. Everybody can do my yoga from a beginner level, pre-natal, general through to advanced. In the beginner and pre-natal yoga classes the emphasis is on the foundations of yoga with the correct use of props ie; blankets, blocks, straps and bolsters, to enable the student to practise safely. I also teach Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. I offer beginners’ classes and yoga therapy. The class environment is positive and fun, so you can feel at ease and comfortable to practice at your own level, after all it is ultimately about your own self exploration. As a yoga teacher I feel truly honoured and privileged to be able to share such an ancient practice – one that offers not only great physical benefits, but ultimately allows us to be mindful, happy and content.

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