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New Auckland centre for Yoga studies

New Auckland centre for Yoga studies
September 27, 2015

A group of highly experienced yoga teachers have joined together to create the Centre for Contemporary Yoga Studies in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

With over 80 years of yoga practice and teaching experience between them, Dyana Wells , Karla Brodie, Neal Ghoshal and Vincent Bolletta co-founded the centre with one key aim - to deliver excellence in all their classes, workshops and courses.

Together the four have designed, developed and presented 12 yoga teacher training courses over the past three years, a combination of 200-hour and 300-hour programmes with Yoga Alliance accreditation. The 130 trainees from those courses have provided glowing testimonials, and the teachers are now known throughout the yoga community for these highly regarded programmes.

Commenting on the new Centre, Wells explains “we found we had a great synergy in working together. Now we have the same teachers with the same unique style of training, plus a new dedicated studio space.

“The centre enables us to provide a ‘whole school’ approach, which we were unable to do when the trainings were run in other locations.

“We now take responsibility for the quality, direction and vision of all aspects of the trainings.”

New initiatives run alongside the yoga teacher training courses, including year-long mentoring, professional development workshops, private tuition and up to 15 yoga classes each week.

Young professionals in the 25 to 45 year-old demographic are strongly represented in the yoga teacher training courses.

Brodie and Ghosal regularly teach with Donna Farhi, including training spells in Australia while Wells has a long association with Wellpark College, and is well known for disappearing on month-long retreats in places like Canada. Vincent is a frequent traveller too, a regular at conferences and yoga therapy workshops overseas, which includes tutoring 200-hour training in China.

Ghoshal explains “I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the Yoga teacher training courses.

“These indepth and inspiring courses are designed to grow not only students' skills in teaching Yoga but also to develope a deep and life-long love of the practice.

“I feel honoured to be part of such an experienced and professional teaching team.

“These are the courses I wish I had taken when I first embarked on my Yoga Teacher journey.”

Bolletta adds that the Centre’s collective philosophy is “to establish a professionally run educational facility that offers both excellence in learning as well as providing a supportive environment that assists the journey of all students.”

The ‘whole school’ approach also extends to ‘whole person yoga’, which is a further step on from the recent body-mind emphasis in the yoga, fitness and health sectors.

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