Kids Yoga Class

Te Anau Yoga is pleased to offer yoga for kids with Tammy Magness! Kids Yoga teaches basic poses in a fun and playful class atmosphere. We will focus on building strength and flexibility, self-confidence and concentration with plenty of smiles and laughter.

AGES: 8yrs – 10yrs (Have a child that is close to 8 years but not quite there? Send us an email)

DATES: October 27 – December 1 (Tuesdays for 6 weeks)

TIME: 4:00 – 4:45pm

COST: $48

LOCATION: Te Anau Medical Center Community Room

REGISTER: Please email

A special thanks to Meridian Energy for granting Te Anau Yoga, Inc. funding for Kids Yoga mats.



Peggy Preston, South Pacific Yoga, is visiting Te Anau on Monday, May 18th. She will teach two guest classes for Te Anau Yoga. Peggy will also be selling her great range of yoga and exercise apparel.

Classes and trunk sale will be located at the Community Room at the back of the new Fiordland Medical Centre on Luxmore Drive.

When: May 18th, Monday

Investment: $15 per session for TAY members, $18 casual. No bookings required but please arrive early to avoid missing a place.

Classes(located in the Community Room at Te Anau Medical Center, Luxmore Dr.)

10:00 – 11:30 am Yoga Basics. The Core and Yoga Basics …. the core and bandhas are essential to a great back, healthy spine and happy internal organs. Awesome foundation class for breath, core and strength with yoga basics.

11:30am – 1:30pm & 3:30pm – 5:30pm: Beyond Yoga and Tonic…trunk sale!

Hey folks…this is the only trunk sale this winter! Fantastic yoga and leisure wear basics that never go out of style…made in USA & Canada.

5:45 – 7:15 pm Slow Flow. Breath and movement combined at at slow and meditative pace…..detailed alignment, great combinations and fun! Intermediate class, everyone still welcome. (Please note: this class will replace the normal Monday evening Mixed Level class taught by Kerri-Anne.  Pre-pay does not apply).



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Need more information? Call or email:

mobile: 021 942 496


Summer – Autumn Yoga Workshops with Loris Mills

autumn yogaTe Anau Yoga will again be hosting Queenstown Yoga Studio Director and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Loris Mills for three workshops this summer / autumn. These workshops are suitable for both beginner students and more experienced practitioners wishing to gain a greater understanding of asana/posture knowledge.




February 27th (evening) and 28th (morning)

March 20th and 21st (same format)

May 1st and 2nd (same format)


Fri. evening
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sat. morning
9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Fiordland Medical Centre Community Room

Fri/Sat TAY members: $75 Non-members $85
Fri only (TAY) $35 Non-members $40
Sat only (TAY) $50 Non-members $55

For bookings please e-mail Kerri-Anne at

Payment is required to confirm your booking. Cancellation fees may apply.



“The body is the bow,

the asana is the arrow

 and the target is the soul” – BKS Iyengar


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Complimentary yoga class and yoga clothing sale with Peggy Preston, South Pacific Yoga



Complimentary Yoga Class Friday, Dec 5th
10:00 -11:30 Dynamic Hatha, all levels
everyone welcome
Please reserve your place in this class by emailing
The class will limited to 18, pls bring a mat ( a limited number will be available)
There will be no charge
Clothing showing twice during the day 11:45-2 pm & 4-6 pm
New stock from Beyond Yoga and Tonic

Venue: Fiordland Medical Center Community room
25 Luxmore Dr.
past ambulance building, in back

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August workshop with Loris Mills

The exploration of asanas to deepen your understanding of your practice:

An insightful approach to forward bends and backbends


Te Anau Yoga will be hosting Queenstown Yoga Studio Director and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Loris Mills for two short workshops on Fri. 29th and Sat. 30th August 2014. These workshops are suitable for both beginner students and more experienced practitioners wishing to gain a greater understanding of asana/posture knowledge.

BKS Iyengar

“The body is the bow,

the asana is the arrow

 and the target is the soul” – BKS Iyengar




Fri. 29th
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Sat. 30th
9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Fiordland Medical Centre Community Room

Both workshops TAY members: $75 Non-members $85
Fri only (TAY) $35 Non-members $40
Sat only (TAY) $50 Non-members $55

For Bookings please e-mail Kerri-Anne at

Cancellation fees may apply.

May Workshop with Peggy Preston

Peggy PrestonTe Anau Yoga will be hosting Peggy Preston, founder and former owner of Studio Sangha and Bikram Yoga Queenstown in Te Anau on May 30th and 31st. 


Peggy will be teaching two mini-workshops for TAY.  Peggy has recently sold her two yoga studios and wants to get back to her core  teaching. Some of you may recall that we hosted Peggy several years ago for a number of workshops which were a great success. Peggy will be teaching a 2 hour workshop on Friday evening 5:30-7:30 am and a 2 1/2 hour workshop Saturday am 9:30-12:00 pm. Places are limited so please book now to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

Friday 5:30-7:30 – Slow and Steady Dynamic Hatha. A perfect way to end your week. We will focus on alignment and ease. This practice will also include some Pranayama as well as finishing with a restorative Yoga Nidra. Suitable for all levels. New students welcome. 

Saturday- 9:30-12pm – Vinyasa Flow. A dynamic, energising flow practice, finishing with some deep holds, hip opening and supported inversions. A great place to learn a flow practice and get in to the groove! Suitable for all levels, some yoga experience advised.   

TAY Members: Fri eve $25, Sat am $30, or $50 for both

Non-Members Fri eve $30, Sat am $35, or $60 for both

Peggy also sells high quality yoga clothing from the USA and Canada. These brands are only available in New Zealand from her and a limited number of studios that she supplies directly, so her visit to Te Anau will provide a great opportunity to purchase some well-priced yoga clothing (I can personally recommend theses clothes as well-wearing and a comfortable fit, – it’s pretty much all I wear for practice).  The fabrics are natural/ mostly organic.

To make a workshop booking: E-mail to confirm which classes you would like to attend to ensure there is still a space.  I will will confirm availability at which time you need to pay to confirm your booking (either at class by cash or cheque) or via internet banking to TAY: 03-1749005354700.  To receive the TAY membership discount you need to be a paid-up member for 2014 ($20). Cancellation fees will apply.  


KL GlenorchyKara-Leah Grant is passionate about yoga.  She writes about yoga, teachers yoga, and is the founder & editor of, New Zealand’s highly popular on-line yoga magazine.  Earlier this year Kara-Leah also released her first book ‘Forty Days of Yoga: Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice’.  She will be teaching in Te Anau the last weekend in September, and hopes this workshop will give people the tools to establish their own personal practice.

Te Anau Yoga teacher and workshop host Kerri-Anne Edge said: “Most people notice some benefits from attending a couple of weekly yoga classes.  They gain a degree of strength and flexibility, breathe better, and feel grounded and calm after class.  The real benefits, however, come from a consistent daily practice; even if it’s short, say 10 or 20 minutes.  A personalised home practice is about developing a deeper awareness of what you require today, to support yourself for life.  It’s not about over-doing it in a 2hr session because that’s the only time you’ve scheduled to get on your mat this week.  Group classes definitely have an important place with regard to instruction, they’re social and community-focused, and there is undeniably a collective energy which supports the individual in a class setting”.

So while millions of yoga practitioners are attending classes, workshops and retreats around the world – twenty million yoga students in the USA alone – relatively few struggle to fit it into their busy, modern-day lives.

Through Kara-Leah’s book and teaching she provides solutions. She’s had a consistent regular home yoga practice for eight years and has an intimate understanding of the psychological process required in making yoga a priority.  Kara-Leah takes readers on a journey into their lives and into their psyches so they can understand what they need to shift and change to practice yoga daily. She skilfully shares a deeper understanding of the essence of yoga while using worksheets that prompt readers to challenge the ideas that prevent them from practicing yoga daily.

“It’s not enough to say ‘I want to practice yoga at home’,” says Kara-Leah. “You need to assess your life, observe your mind and design a strategy that supports your needs. Otherwise, yoga just becomes one more thing to do on your never-ending to-do list.”

Far more than a how-to book, Kara-Leah doesn’t tell readers where to put their feet in downward dog or their hips in warrior one. Instead, she outlines principles of asana practice that help practitioners find their own way into yoga.

“Ultimately yoga is a personal practice. It meets us where we are, with what we need,” Says Kara-Leah. “Only when we begin to practice at home can we tune into what those needs are and respond.”

Forty Days of Yoga is available online and will be discounted for workshop attendees.

For full workshop details visit Bookings essential.

About Kara-Leah:

Initially drawn to yoga because of chronic back issues and fears of requiring a second spinal fusion (she had her first at 16 years old), Kara-Leah has been practising yoga consistently since 2000. In 2004 she experienced two episodes of psychosis and turned to a home yoga practice as the foundation of her recovery. Now passionate about the benefits of regular home yoga practice for physical, emotional and mental well-being, Kara-Leah believes that if 20% of our population practised yoga at home regularly we’d experience a major tipping point in society. Many of the serious issues facing our society today – increasing mental illness, increased addiction and abuse issues, increased incarceration, an ageing population, a health system in crisis – could be positively impacted by widespread yoga practice. And yes, the research backs this up!

About The Yoga Lunchbox:

Launched in 2008, The Yoga Lunchbox is New Zealand’s online yoga magazine with more than 600 articles, plus Skype interviews with prominent yoga teachers and videos. Thousands of people every month turn to The Yoga Lunchbox to find out more about yoga and how to integrate their yoga practice into their every-day life.


Kerri-Anne will be returning to her hometown Whangarei to teach this April

Exploring the barriers to personal practice

IMG_8082-001Certified Yoga Teacher, Kerri-Anne Edge (Te Anau, N.Z.) will be offering a short workshop in Whangarei including gentle breath-based asana, pranayama and deep relaxation.  A personal yoga practice can be profoundly beneficial: listening to your inner guru (inner wisdom), simplicity and consistency in your practice are fundamental.

I’m returning to my hometown with my 5 year old son for the school holidays.  Time to catch up with family and friends and enjoy the warmth, the beaches, and the Farmers Market.  I’d love you to join me for this short workshop where we will work with a simple breath-based sequence of asana that  you can practice anywhere.  We will explore the barriers that we perceive to practicing yoga daily, learn about some of the wonderful resources that are available to support you, and most importantly remind ourselves of the value in listening to and understanding ourselves.

Beginners Welcome!

Sunset yoga

When: Sunday April 28th 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Whangarei Parents Centre 13a Te Mai Rd

Investment $40

For bookings e-mail

Cancellation fees will apply.

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AcroYoga evening with Garrett Ferderber

Te Anau Yoga will be hosting American AcroYoga teacher Garrett Ferderber for a two-hour workshop on Monday March 18th from 6:45-8:45 pm.  This session will replace our normal Mixed-level Monday class.

Cost is $20 for Te Anau Yoga  members and $30 casual.  Bookings are essential and numbers will be limited. To book e-mail Kerri-Anne at
At this stage the venue will be the Community Room at the Medical Center but may change depending on the level of interest.  This two hour session is open to people of any ability and experience level. Garrett will get a sense of the range of ability and interest of the attendees and create a plan that will allow everyone to participate at their own pace.  The session will include a short warm-up, a verbal check-in, learning some basic skills and poses and then combining some of those basic skills into a flow.  The session will end with some Yoga Massage (or “leg love” as we call it).  Come alone or with friends, no partner is required.

DSCF7207Garrett was born and raised in Ely, Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  He currently lives in Minneapolis, MN where he works as the general manager of ReGo Electric Conversions, a small company that performs plug-in hybrid vehicle conversions.  He has been been involved in theater  music, dance and other performing arts, but has recently fallen in love with AcroYoga.  For the last two and a half years he has practiced and performed with a Minneapolis based troupe, The Fly By Nights.  The troupe and its educational counterpart, AcroYoga MPLS, lead a variety of classes and attend events such as Acrogasm and AcroCamp to stay abreast of all that is new and exciting in the acro world.

Introductory Yoga Courses

Te Anau Yoga is now offering regular introductory yoga courses for beginners

Relaxing-Yoga-practice-in-Amsterdam-352753-377347soIn 2012 Kerri-Anne taught two 6-week (6 classes) introductory yoga courses back-to-back, such was the demand from the community for a class that catered specifically for the beginner.  And a few more experienced yogi’s put up there hands too, as a way of re-establishing their practice and being part of our growing yoga community in the Te Anau and Manapouri basin.  In 2013 we have made a strong commitment to offer classes for both beginner and intermediate level students and to continue with the introductory courses to meet this demand.  Our next course commences February 21st and runs for 6 consecutive Thursday evenings 5:45-7pm.  Cost is $65 and includes membership to Te Anau Yoga for 2013.  For bookings e-mail: