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Iyengar with Wendy in Havelock North, New Zealand

on February 27, 2014

I was on a yoga high when I left the class which I carried with me for the rest of the day – you can’t ask for more than that 🙂

Monday 24 February

I’ve spent the past six days immersed in the Tremains Art Deco Weekend in Napier, New Zealand, which was a wonderful experience and one that I highly recommend to others. Napier is an interesting place to visit at any time of the year, and the Art Deco Weekend held in February each year is the feather in Napier’s cloche hat.

Today, I travelled the short distance (around 20 min drive) from Napier to Havelock North (HN), where I am staying for two nights.

Happily, I found accommodation and a yoga venue that are literally within a stones throw of one another – Harvest Lodge Motel and Breathe yoga studio.

Breathe offer yoga, breath work, Ayurvedic consultations, and more… Check out their website for further details.

I timed my arrival in HN so that I could attend the 11.30am Iyengar class which was lead by Wendy Dawson.

It has been about 7 months since I have had the opportunity to attend an Iyengar class. I really enjoyed the attention to detail, the amount of information, use of props, and adjustments, that Wendy provided.

Wendy told that class that this weeks focus was on twists – “wringing” was just what I needed. I was on a yoga high when I left the class which I carried with me for the rest of the day – you can’t ask for more than that 🙂

I also attended the 6.00pm Iyengar class on Tuesday 25 February.

The cost was $15 for a 90 min class
Mats and props are provided

imageWendy is gorgeous! Not only did she teach a marvellous asana class, but she also gave me tips on several places to visit in HN, and a recommendation for a yoga venue at my next stop in Taupo.

Wendy tells me she is building a yoga studio. I hope that I may receive further teaching from Wendy in the future, and check out her new studio.

Whilst in HN I :
Drove to the summit of Te Mata Peak – the views are seriously breathtaking.

Had lunch at The Peak restaurant. Great food, lovely staff, wonderful view.

Went on a hike to the Redwood Grove in Te Mata Park. It was a lovely experience to reach the grove and stand in amongst the gentle giants.

Visited The Figgery. The grower gives a short, interesting, talk on figs, and provides tastings of their produce which is made on site. And, of course, these products are for sale 🙂

Many thanks to Wendy, Breathe and Havelock North

23 Havelock Road
Havelock North
Tel: 06 874 60 39


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