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Yin and Vinyasa at the Yoga Sanctuary, Parnell, Auckland, NZ

on February 14, 2014

Amanda used several terms that were new to me eg Butterfly with zipper toes and windscreen wiper legs


The Yoga Sanctuary is located in Bath St, Parnell, Auckland.  

I found the studio online, and registered my details on their website.  When registering online the Yoga Sanctuary very generously give first time students a free class 🙂 which is valid for a three month period

10 February

Yin yoga with Amanda Morrall

Having arrived in Auckland at 1.00 am today, and there is a 5 hour time difference from where I had travelled from to NZ, I felt it would be a good choice to attend a Yin class. “A quiet, gentle and meditative practice with music, incorporating long held floor poses to nourish the joints and improve flexibility.”

Amanda used several terms that were new to me eg Butterfly with zipper toes (toes interlaced in baddha konasana), and windscreen wiper legs, (lay on back – feet flat on floor – move knees right, centre, left), which turned out to be familiar asana with names that were a little different to what I was accustomed. If you have not done so previously – give zippered toes a try – it’s cool 🙂

This yin class was just what the doctor ordered.

11 February

For my second day in NZ I chose a more vigorous class than day one… ie Vinyasa Level 2 with Denise Ferguson – “Invigorating and creative sequence of yoga poses designed to create internal heat. Breath led movement to music. Sun salutations and some inversions will be included. Yoga experience recommended but not necessary.” Again, this class worked well with “how I was feeling today”.

Following my first attendance at YS, I received an email from them asking about my experience at class, did I have feedback, etc. I like this pro-active approach 🙂

Cost: NZ$20-23
Class duration: 60-90 mins

Mats, bolsters, cushions, blankets, straps and blocks are provided.

There are shelves for students to store shoes, bags, etc.

Parking – I parked in a parking building in nearby Garfield St for NZ$7.50. Depending on the time of day there are other parking options available

Thanks to the Yoga Sanctuary, Amanda and Denise


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