Yoga for Beginners

Christchurch Yoga Course
for Beginners

learn yoga at your own pace


This is a yoga course for beginners that ensures that we are moving slow and gentle, warming up properly, building the foundations first, and allowing time and space for individual attention and the best possible learning experience.

You will be introduced to Yoga including all you need to know about body, mind, and spirit, and how this might be relevant for you personally. Welcome to your holistic Yoga experience!


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The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner's mind.





I am most satisfied with having attended this course.
I really liked the methodical week-by-week approach to teaching 'The 8 Limbs of Yoga' (I now understand why it's a 9-week course), the wealth of information and Maja's genuine caring approach to teaching. I didn't want the course to finish!
I didn't quite know what I was looking for in a 'Yoga Course', I just knew there was more to it than the average class you find around town. By the end of the course, I realised it was exactly what I needed. I learnt so many valuable things from this time including most importantly how to be a beginner again and that there is always something to learn. Thank you Maja for sharing your knowledge with us! 

Jade Craw

My rating for the course: 10 out of 10!

I liked Maja's passion for yoga, her patience, attention to detail and compassion. I truly believe it has given me a good foundation to start my own practice. Thank you, Maja, for the wonderful course and despite it being far from my home,

I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent as a group.

Laura Xavier

Maja is an exceptional yoga teacher, embodying the essence of yogic wisdom with her soothing voice and serene presence. Her approach is refreshingly simple yet profoundly effective, placing a strong emphasis on the foundational aspects of yoga practice. Through her guidance, I've come to recognize the significance of the warm-up phase, a crucial element often overlooked. Maja's dedication to individual well-being and safety is commendable; despite being in a group setting, she provides personalized coaching tailored to each person's abilities. Under Maja's guidance, I've experienced not only physical transformation but also a deeper understanding of my own practice.


From the very first class of the beginners course I have enjoyed Maja’s enthusiasm, patience, and love of Yoga. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Maja is an excellent teacher. It is definitely one of the most relaxing experiences I have ever felt.

Claudia Engelmann

The Yoga Beginners Course has been a great start and introduction to Yoga for me and I always was looking forward to each Friday. The course exceeded my expectations. I found the content of the course extremely interesting and the printouts were invaluable and greatly appreciated. The course content was presented in a logical sequence and I enjoyed all the learnings as well as the follow-up emails that were very helpful in supporting us to focus on or practise one or two things from the week's teaching. Also, I enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on everything and share our experiences in the next session. 
Maja provided a safe and comfortable non-threatening environment for beginners and we were encouraged to listen to our bodies and do what felt right for us. Maja took the time to provide modifications for each person's own specific needs. I also enjoyed that we were able to choose our preferred posture for relaxing and listening to the week's teachings.
As a student, I felt very fortunate to benefit from Maja's knowledge and experience as well as her passion as an instructor and her willingness to share her own continued learnings. Maja is both motivating and inspiring, a genuinely caring person and a creditable instructor. I look forward to repeating the course!

Karen Whiteley

5 Stars! I have been going to Yoga Intuition classes since last year and I am loving and enjoying it. I have never done yoga before and I was worried about not being able to do it. Then a friend recommended Maja's beginners course to me, so I started it and I have even done it a second time. It’s so good to do some exercises, stretching and relaxing in the same class.

I also love the 'Yoga for the mind' part at the start of each class. Namaste for all the teaching and lessons for life!!

Patricia Atkinson

Maja's yoga beginners course is a precise, simple, and comprehensive introduction to the world of yoga. With Maja's expert guidance, even those completely new to yoga can embark on their journey with confidence. The course encapsulates the essence of yoga, covering fundamental poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices in a clear and accessible manner. Maja's teaching style fosters a supportive environment where beginners can explore and grow at their own pace.

Each session is thoughtfully designed to build upon the previous one, ensuring a solid foundation for future practice. Whether you're looking to improve flexibility, reduce stress, or simply enhance overall well-being, Maja's beginners course offers a holistic approach that caters to all levels of experience. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to begin their yoga journey with clarity and ease.

... a grateful new Yogi 🙂

I love Maja's beginners yoga class. Maja always makes me feel capable and encourages me to listen to my body and adapt the moves to my ability level whilst still challenging myself. She is an excellent teacher that I would recommend to anybody!

Karen from Sydenham


Course details

In-person Evening Course, Beginners Yoga


Start   July 26, 2024

Fridays  at 7 pm  (120 Minutes)

MPCC, 3 McCormacks Bay Road, Mount Pleasant, Christchurch, NZ
Location   MPCC, Mt Pleasant CC

Course fee   $270 - including a comprehensive printout accompanying the course

Start your yoga journey

Our beginner yoga course will be a great way for you to start or re-start your yoga journey.

Welcome to your holistic yoga experience!  You'll receive individual attention with classes restricted to a maximum of 8 participants. This will ensure an optimal learning experience. The Beginners Yoga Course also comes with a comprehensive printout.

You will be introduced to The 8 Limbs of Yoga:

  • The Yamas - the practice of universal moral truths
  • The Niyamas - the practice of personal disciplines
  • Asanas - the practice of physical postures
  • Pranayama - the practice of breath control
  • Pratyahara - the practice of the withdrawal from the senses
  • Dharana - the practice of focused attention
  • Dhyana - the practice of meditation
  • Samadhi - self-realisation, freedom, oneness



What the course will deliver: 

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You will learn 30+ Beginner Yoga postures - including all the benefits they offer!

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Our most important guiding tool is to adjust the practice to YOUR needs and wishes - not the other way round! Yoga should feel comfortable to allow for gradual and gentle progress.

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Intuitive guidance for your development and individual learning will empower you to create your own personal practice right from the start while you enjoy the freedom to proceed in your own rhythm and at your own pace.

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It will be welcoming and inviting including a good warm-up, a bit of stretching and healthy expansion, some breathing techniques as well as some restorative poses alongside Yoga practice - and guided deep relaxation to finish the class!

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Yoga builds strength and flexibility at the same time while supporting you to create a new balance in your life.

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Holistic Yoga includes 'Yoga for the mind'. With inspiring thoughts and quotes, and a bit of humour about our humanness, we will stimulate our imagination and encourage us to experiment with new perspectives.

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Refreshing and re-balancing, calming and restorative, invigorating and enjoyable is the mix our classes are made of!

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You will also learn about Mudras & Mantras and receive a brief introduction to meditation.

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Small group with max 8 participants!

Looking forward to meeting you! 

Please contact me in case you have questions.





By joining this course you acknowledge that you are participating and practising at your own risk.

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