I cannot thank Maja enough for the course on Chakra balancing and the Tibetian rites, so beautifully curated and so much more than I expected. Maja is the most gracious guide and teacher - her strength, love, and respect for us students was palpable, I felt totally safe with Maja's guidance and I know my life is forever enriched due to it. Thank you so much and I cannot wait to do the course again, I highly recommend it to anyone who desires well-being.


The Tibetan Rites infused with powerful knowledge of the Chakras and yoga was just what I needed to continue my journey.
Maja is a wonderful teacher who created a nurturing safe space for sharing.
Her wisdom and gentle teaching style made me feel seen and inspired. Thank you Maja ????


Maja's classes are always fun and relaxing. She's very attentive to the needs of the students whether they are at beginner or advanced levels, always ensuring the well-being and comfort of everyone and positively encouraging. I like Maja's approach to teach yoga from a holistic perspective, not just as a physical health practice, but also incorporating the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects offered by yoga practice.

Kia Tan

Thank you Maja for your care, guidance, wisdom, and generosity throughout the 5 Tibetan Rites and Chakra Balancing Course! I enjoyed the course very much.  Your patience and insights, helpful tips, and encouragement were greatly helpful for me to develop my own program and achieve balance in my life. This course was a gift that arrived at just the time I needed it.


I have enjoyed a lot having Maja as a yoga teacher. I felt good and relaxed after all her classes as she makes a strong focus on breathing and relaxation. She always incorporates the spiritual aspect of yoga in her practice and it helped me to develop an awareness of myself. I have attended her Sankalpa workshop where I've learned how to listen to my intuition and find my deep and heartfelt desire. I can't thank Maja enough for her kindness, warm smile, and support throughout the years!

Marion Pavé

Thanks so much for the Sankalpa Workshop, Maja. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
The workshop had a lot to offer and we got a lot out of it! We both left feeling energized and ready to put into practice what we learnt! It helped us to create clarity for us on our path as entrepreneurs.

John Davey

Each week Maja lovingly prepares a sacred space for the group to practise quietude and meditation - I always feel warmly welcomed and enjoy to share in the beautiful stillness that descends during these sessions. I always leave feeling somewhat more empowered by the experience of group mediation.

Marg Kerkvliet

Maja's guidance had been nothing short of inspiring and enlightening. We enjoyed a 4-day Yoga & Meditation retreat with Maja and her gentle style made us feel very welcome and was very encouraging for our individual paths. We cannot thank her enough for her hospitality and kindness. Maja has a natural way of connecting with and lifting up people to feel energized and relaxed! Our time with Maja remains one of the happiest memories from our entire trip!

Meghan & Hannah, USA

Love the Yoga with Maja on the beach facing the rising sun and taking in the fresh air - magic! I am very happy with Maja's instructions and how she guides us with her voice while also showing the postures by example.


Maja is a beautiful soul, I practiced with her for a few months and loved every session. She has a kind and thoughtful way of teaching that makes the classes a peaceful place to connect.

Viviane Bereiziat

Meditation offers a calming refuge, without the pressure of doctrine or agenda - simply a place to be ...and find peace.

Jo Wolfreys

Thank you for your wonderful beach yoga classes which I immensely enjoyed!

Lynda Simcic

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Theme Classes 2023 are all about B.A.L.A.N.C.E.

Term 1 - Balance for the Body

Week 9: Move with Intention

Term 2 - Balance for the Mind

Term 3 - Balance of the Soul

Term 4 - Create your Balance


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😊 TRY YOGA Promo: 3 Classes for $30 😊

Welcome to Term 1: Balance for the Body ☯️
Week 9: Move with Intention
In Truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.   
Or as Dr Wayne Dyer put it short and sweet: "Our intention creates our reality." And I invite you to choose an intention for this week's practice: What is your intention for why you do what you do and how you practice? Maybe something comes to mind spontaneously, maybe your body knows why, maybe it is about creating balance in some way? Let yourself be inspired by what we have covered so far this term: Creating balance versus finding balance, listening to your body, noticing how your body listens to you, balancing effort with ease, meditating on the unlimited, balancing opposites, balancing space, balancing foods, or balancing movements. Look within for some moments and listen to what comes up for you and accept whatever it is that wants you to notice it... Then form your intention for this evening's practice.
Lisa Petersen, who explains the 'Seven Moving Principles' by Donna Farhi on her website, describes how she is moved by finding the balance between being and doing, movement and stillness, strength and fluidity, discipline and freedom. (
Dee Gold describes the Seven Moving Principles as innate patterns of movement that allow us to move with ease and power. She explains that the patterns (of the Seven Moving Principles) are designed to create the most efficient pathways for movement and expression, and once you have discovered how to engage their support you will be able to figure out the alignment (and balance) of any posture by yourself.
The Seven Moving Principles are
  1. Breathe – Let the breath move you.
  2. Yield – Yield to the earth’s weight and levity.
  3. Radiate – Move from the inside out.
  4. Center – Maintain the integrity of the spine.
  5. Support – Establish foundations of support.
  6. Align – Create clear lines of force.
  7. Engage – Engage the whole body. always more in class!

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Marma Therapy

Discover the new and ancient type of natural non-invasive treatment: Ayurvedic Acupressure

The next Free Info EVENING is on

FRIDAY, tba, at 7 pm (90 Minutes)


MPCC, Activity Studio on the 1st floor, 3 McCormacks Bay Rd, Mt Pleasant, Christchurch, NZ


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Healing is moment to moment balance.   VASANT LAD

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YOGA Beginners Course


The next New Beginners EVENING Course is starting on FRIDAY, April 28, 2023 at 7 pm        

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Here is an exciting new 9-week course for you offering a holistic Yoga experience! This includes all basics you need to know about body, mind, and spirit, introducing you to 'The 8 Limbs of Yoga' and how this might be relevant for you personally.

We will be going slow and gentle, warming up properly, learning about Mantras, Mudras, and the Yogic path to freedom and self-realisation, then building foundations for our physical practice, giving you time, space, and individual attention for the best learning experience possible. You will get to know 26 different Yoga poses (Asanas) over the 9 weeks of the course.

At the end of each session, you will enjoy a  long deep guided relaxation.

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


The 5 TIBETAN RITES & Chakra Balancing

9-Week Online Course

SATURDAYS at 3 pm starting on 22 July 2023

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The 5 Tibetan Rites are an ancient practice, which has been called 'The Fountain of Youth'. It is based on balancing our energy centres, the Chakras.

Learn a practice that only takes 10 to 20 minutes per day to keep your body, mind & spirit uplifted and functioning in an optimal way! We will slowly build our practice over the duration of this course and explore balancing options for each chakra - one per week starting with the Base Chakra. A rich and comprehensive printout is on offer.

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The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.   MARCUS AURELIUS


WORKSHOP: Better Sleep & Relaxation

* Refresh * Rebalance * Revitalise * Rejuvenate

Gift a Day of relaxation to yourself, your mum, or both of you on Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2023,  10 am - 2 pm   

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Do you wish to enhance your life's quality with better sleep & relaxation and try some meditation techniques? Relaxation is one of the most powerful, yet simple ways to support our self-healing, to soothe mind and body, to refresh, re-balance, revitalize, rejuvenate. Learn about active and passive relaxation techniques and how restorative Yoga can help you to relax deeply, renew your energy and restore good sleep.

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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.   MARK BLACK

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. . . 😻 Yoga Holidays 19 December 2022 - 28 Januray 2023 😻 . . .


Meditation on Sundays

 continues over the holidays - it's free!

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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.  


The Universe is a Masterpiece

💫 New Year's Eve Meditation ✨

💫 Welcome & Kia ora to our special New Year's Eve meditation ✨


How about celebrating life & the start to a wonderful brand new year with a party within?


31st of December 2023, 11 pm (2 hours)

Yoga & Qigong School, 42 Nayland St, Sumner, Christchurch, NZ

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It's free!

Everyone welcome 💛


We will start with a gratitude meditation that gives us some opportunity to reflect with thankfulness on our past year and all the good that happened!
Gratitude is the magic door opener to abundance... where there is gratitude there will be abundance...


Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.


We will begin the new year with a DEEPAK CHOPRA Abundance Meditation!


See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time with every person.


Namaste 🙏💫✨


💜 For more info about meditation go to

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The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.   DAVID LYNCH


Yoga@beach 2022/23 Summer Season ????

Kia ora & welcome to the 2022/23 summer season for Yoga@beach! 😎👣 🏝

Please note that the start time for March & April is 7.30 am!


This SUNDAY looks doable - it looks fine on the forecast but the same conditions continue as we've had them now for about 2 weeks (last Sunday was a great exception!) and when there is rain during the night before our planned morning it might still be too wet on the deck in the morning plus temperatures are not exactly enticing BUT we will give it a go & if it is too wet on the deck in the morning we might have to go for a coffee instead... 😊👍🏼 (don't expect to see my signs out - I don't advertise publicly that way when it is too unpredictable...)
...and I am still hoping for a bit of golden autumn with warmer weather to come, maybe in April, we've had beautiful mornings in earlier seasons around Easter... 🤞🏼
Namaste 🙏

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🏝 See you there!


This event is weather permitting!

???? Watch this space!
Join us for YOGA@beach on all or either of the following days:
at 7 am (60 mins)



On the deck of the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) 

301 Main Road, Sumner, Christchurch, NZ


Please bring your own mat if possible! (We always have a few spare mats there though - just in case)


Contributions per session $10

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Namaste ????

Watch a short video of one of our last sessions from last season!

Time for YOGA@beach: So nice to do Yoga outside in that delicious fresh air greeting the sunrise with a nice and easy practice including some sun salutations as it has been done for thousands of years!


This event is WEATHER PERMITTING ????


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💙 We support the Sumner SLSC with $10 per session. 💙



What is Meditation?

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The next Meditation Course, also suitable for Beginners, is starting on Saturday, 29 April at 10 am

If there is a minimum of 4 people booking and paying for the course, I can offer another 4 free spaces on the basis of voluntary contribution in the way it is suitable for you 🙏

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Regular Meditation is on

EVERY Sunday   5.30 - 7 pm

We hold the space open for meditation - come & go as you please, sit for 5 minutes or as long as you like!

It is free!

Koha contributions are welcome & appreciated


Welcome, everyone!

Yoga & Qigong School of Sumner

42 Nayland St, Sumner, Christchurch, NZ


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Primordial Sound Meditation

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The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.   DAVID LYNCH

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CHAIR Yoga for Everybody - 'Chair-ish' your chairs...


This class is only not available at present - please inquire ????

This is for you...

* if you are new to Yoga, then this is a great and gentle way to start, or

* you want to utilize some of the time you spend on chairs each day to do something good for yourself at the same time and learn the moves how to weave in some fitness while on your chair anyway, or

* you might feel limited in your mobility for some reason and wish to explore a gentle way to invite some expansion to your range of movement

Whatever the reasons may be, learning to 'chair-ish' the time we spend on our chairs is extremely beneficial for our well-being and well-feeling.

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There is so much more we can utilize our chairs for than just sitting on them! 

Retreat and Refresh

Mini-Retreat on Sundays is pausing

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Welcome to your Sunday Mini-Retreat! Treat yourself to some nourishing 'me time' with our restorative Yoga class on Sundays. Reset your pace of life by finding new enjoyment for the present moment. It is ideal for a bit of time-out from being busy and allowing time and stillness for body, mind and spirit to recover, re-balance and refresh.

It provides a time of relaxing closure for your week and is a perfect preparation for a fresh start to the new week. This class includes the option to stay on for meditation to enhance your well-being in the best way possible.


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Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.  MARK BLACK

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'Try Yoga' Easy Stretching is pausing!

You can do it!  Please register your interest!

Welcome to this easy stretching class, intuitive and gentle with a challenging edge for healthy expansion. This is perfect for everyone, also for people completely new to Yoga, to get a taste of its many well-feeling benefits! The sessions (75 mins) will also provide a deep relaxation at the end of each class. It is a holistic practice for body, mind and spirit, and each session starts with a 10 minute sequence of 'Yoga for the Mind'.


The 'Try Yoga' promo $30 for 2 classes makes for an easy start (3-week expiry)

You can also try different classes with the promo & find out what suits you best. This promo is available for everyone new to my classes ????

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Happiness is when your thoughts, words, and actions are in harmony.   GANDHI


SANKALPA Workshop 2024

A unique opportunity to form a clear intention for your new year!

Sunday, 7 January 2024, 10 am - 4 pm NZST, $150, including a 32-page worksheet compilation

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Saturday, 13.01.2024, 8 pm start NZST (8 Uhr morgens deutscher Zeit), $90 (4 Stunden), beinhaltet eine 15-seitige Arbeitsblatt Zusammenstellung

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Sunday, 14 January 2024, 11 am - 3 pm, $90, including a 15-page worksheet compilation

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The Sankalpa Workshop will be a guided experience for you to go inwards and connect with yourself and your intuition, your inner being, and create a supportive space enabling you to listen to your own inner guidance, inspirations, and your intuitive knowing - with optimized clarity. A lot of empowering tools are waiting for you to be discovered and utilized - this is a perfect space to set new intentions and create a new path for making your dreams a reality. A rich and comprehensive printout of 32 pages comes with this workshop. (It is a 10-page worksheet compilation for the ONLINE workshops).

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Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.   RUMI

BOOK courses & workshops early until 4 weeks before the start & save 10% !

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