“Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent, unbounded, spacious, and joyful.
The techniques of yoga are methods of purifying the nervous system so that it can reflect a greater degree of consciousness and our lives can become an increasingly positive force in the world.”

~ the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as translated by Alistar Shearer

Classes

Raglan Yoga Centre at Solscape utilizes our studio space and beautiful lawn – weather permitting – both enjoying our famous views. We offer open classes for our guests and the wider community, plus private sessions for individuals, couples or small groups.

Yoga Classes at Solscape will last for 90 minutes with a slight variation depending on the type of class, preference of the teacher and needs of the students.

Group Classes: NZ$15 for one session; NZ$12 for 3 classes (concession card); NZ$10 for 10 classes (concession card)

Private Classes: NZ$40 per person for a 2 person class;NZ$30 per person for a 3 person class; NZ$75 for a private class

  • Book online when you make your accommodation booking, or when you arrive at reception to ensure your place.
  • Classes begin on time so arrive at least 10 minutes early to relax and settle. Door will close when class begins.
  • Wear light comfortable clothing to allow your body to move freely, bring something warm for the end of class.
  • Yoga is best done barefoot so please leave your shoes outside and switch off your cellphone.
  • It is best to practice yoga on an empty stomach, or not less than 90 minutes after eating.
  • Above all, honour and respect your body by working within your own limits and at your own pace.

Styles

We offer different yoga styles to suit everyone’s level and experience.

 

Hatha with Lou

This class offers an integrative experience of yoga drawing on the wisdom and traditions of Satyananda yoga.  A mixture of flowing and held yoga postures along with pranayama (breath-work) and meditation open the way to develop self-awareness and bring grounding and healing to your practice.
(grounding, healing, slow; suitable for all levels)

Slow Flow with Lou

A deeply restorative and gentle practice using mindful movement and breath-work to create calmness, connection and restoration in the body. Come and switch out of ‘doing’ and into ‘being’. Classes finish with a guided relaxation.
(gentle, calming, connecting; suitable for all levels)

Power Vinyasa 

An energetic and dynamic style of yoga, designed to heat and challenge the body through fun flows. Expect to get your sweat on in this mindful workout, before moving the focus to deepening flexibility with some restorative asanas. Intention is on listening to the body to define the practice.
(dynamic, flowing, warming; everyone welcome, although the class does require a moderate level of fitness)

Flow Yoga with Bernadette

A class integrating a unique blend of styles presented in a gentle and flowing class with focus on connecting deeply to breath and the body’s inner wisdom.
(grounding, flowing, gentle; suitable for all levels)

Kriya Kundalini Yoga with Venu Krsna Das

Using posture, breath work and sound this class incorporates a series of powerful & purifying techniques that pierce though all levels of our being. Aimed at connecting to the source of boundless shake (energy) that lies dormant within.

Rasa Asana with Venu Krsna Das

This Hatha-style practice encourages mindful awareness using traditional postures with breath and with a deep relaxation to conclude the class.

Surfcentric Yoga with Bernadette

A class designed for the surfer/athlete with the intention of developing and building core strength while releasing tightness in surf specific muscles.
Through the practice of mindfulness and fostering a deeper relationship with the breath we refine intuition, enhance concentration, and increase vitality.
(strengthening, dynamic, flowing; everyone welcome, although the class does require a moderate level of fitness, great for surfers and athletes)

Doga with Bernadette

This class is designed to help connect body and breath by combining flowing yoga poses with music.
(graceful, mindful, fun; suitable for everyone)

Ashtanga (Primary Series) Led Class with Dee

A therapeutic sequence of postures designed to ‘progressively’ open, limber, purify and strengthen the body. Through correct breathing technique and alignment, the body is transformed into a vehicle for mental and spiritual growth.
This sequence teaches the basics of Breath, Dristi (gaze) and Bandha (core locks).
(dynamic, strengthening, purifying; suitable for beginners)

Mysore Class with Dee

A therapeutic sequence of postures designed to ‘progressively’ open, limber, purify and strengthen the body. Through correct breathing technique and alignment, the body is transformed into a vehicle for mental and spiritual growth.
(self practice, dynamic, strengthening; only suitable for those familiar with the Ashtanga sequence who can work at their own pace with adjustments but little verbal instruction from the teacher)

Restore

A slow and grounding sequence of mainly seated postures, aimed to restore the body and promote deep relaxation.

 Yin Yang

Yin/Yang Yoga combines a yin yoga practice with a shorter vinyasa flow class. Yin postures are held for 3-5 minutes to release connective tissues and deeply held, stagnant energy. Yang practice involves a simple standing flow that allows students to move through more active postures and movement before returning to a deep, final relaxation.

Vinyasa Flow

Integrating a unique blend of styles and presented in a gentle and flowing class with focus on connecting deeply to breath and the body’s inner wisdom.
Flow classes are about movement and breath, consisting of sun salutations, standing postures, forward bends, twists, hip-openers and shoulder openers, and closing relaxation.

Hatha

A gentle class that moves slowly through the poses allowing student’s to deepen their relationship between movement and breath creating calmness, connection and restoration in the body.

Satyananda

Satyananda Yoga is a gentle, traditional form of Yoga which includes Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation to relax and assist transformation on all levels of our being.

Open Class (not lead)

This class is not lead and is open to those who wish to use the yoga space for self-practice.

Meditation with Venu Krsna Das

Retreats

Yoga Retreats including our Surf/Yoga Retreats will be offered regularly throughout the year, and we are happy to design a programme for your group’s unique requirements. If you are interested in organizing a retreat and for more information please email: groups@solscape.co.nz.

We look forward to guiding you on your unique journey of bliss.

Namaste