Class Descriptions

We have the best variety of yoga classes in Auckland

Beginners Yoga

A beginner course is not just beneficial for complete novices, it can also be beneficial for someone wanting to get back into yoga after a prolonged absence or injury, and is also a great course to take if you want to learn to better your technique and alignment, enabling you to understand the mechanics of the pose to help you go deeper into it while protecting your body in the process.

 

Beginners Course

Beginners yoga course

Our 8 week beginner yoga course is one of the best in Auckland and consistently sells out. This course offers a glimpse into the 8 limbs of yoga as prescribed by the ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. We will focus on correct alignment in a posture, how to breathe and move in and out of a pose safely and effectively, and then move into more flowing and challenging sequences like sun salutations, vinyasa style asana (flowing from one sequence to another), and also tackle the stronger warrior series. Each week we will add to your knowledge, build your skills, strength, flexibility, and balance, while providing you with a personal understanding of yoga as a philosophy, enabling you to walk into any yoga class and confidently and comfortably work with your body in a safe and productive manner.

Unlike the casual classes, the 8 week course is a 90 minute long session each week to ensure you get the most out of the course. 


Bookings are essential as spaces are limited and often sell out rapidly.

You can find the dates for the next set of courses plus registration details here

Times

Monday night 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm 

Thursday night 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm 


Students of the course are able to attend our other classes for just $10 while you are enrolled in the course (if your course is still a few months away, join us in our regular classes). The Sunday afternoon, Tuesday Yin and Friday evening classes would be the best to try while you are still getting a handle on things, but you are welcome to attend any class that piques your interest :)

Participants of the beginners course are also welcome to purchase the Fast Track pass upon completion of the course to keep you in the yoga zone and kick start your regular practice :)

Many of our beginners course students repeat the course a couple of times, some even come back 3 or 4 times and find it gives them a much better grasp on their asanas, as their bodies are stronger, more flexible, and far more familiar with the postures the second, third and fourth time around. :)


Testimonials 

"Absolutely loved the beginner course with Dani.

I really enjoyed learning (and being reminded) about the 8 limbs just as much as learning the physical poses.  
Dani is a great teacher, going at just the right pace.  Looking forward to more classes." Kelee - Auckland

"It is my pleasure to write to recommend the beginners Yoga course. I found it excellent and every week looked forward to going. In fact the one week when I wasn't able to go I really missed it! Mariana is a wonderful instructor; gentle and patient. Her sincerity and passion for Yoga shines through. I have been going  through a stressful time and have found that my introduction to Yoga has helped me cope. I am intending to use the offer of the Fast Track Pass to try out the other classes that you offer and make Yoga a part of my life from now on. Thank you to you (Natasya) and to Marianna for being there to support this journey." Jennifer - Auckland


 

Other Classes available at the Pantry

Chair Bliss - Yoga and Tea

Dance your way to good health, in your chair ;)

Monday 9.30am

Chair yoga for seniors

 

Chair yoga is a satisfyingly relaxing release of the joints and muscles for those who attend a normal yoga class and want to take care of their joints. It is especially  beneficial for the elderly, those who are physically less able, recuperating from injuries, or those wishing to move into full yogasana (physical yoga postures) practice but wish to build strength and balance in their joints and muscles first before taking on a more strenuous workout. 

This class is wonderful for releasing stress and tension, we always end our sessions with a long relaxation practice. Come and enjoy this beautiful and gentle exercise with far-reaching benefits for all that practice it.

And we also do some pretty cool chair yoga dancing! Ridiculously satisfying for all ages!

PLUS we end our in person sessions with a cuppa tea and a chat :)

We have limited chairs so bookings are essential or you can join our other online attendees and stream in live via Zoom.

We are a Community Strength and Balance Approved Provider

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)

 

Stretch, Strengthen and Breathe

Great for all levels and covers all bases.

Monday & Wednesday6pm 

stretch yoga

Our most popular class of the week. This class is suitable for all levels, and is all about lengthening out those limbs, releasing your tightness, building strength gradually, and utilising proper breath techniques (pranayama) to eliminate toxins from the body, leaving you with a toned relaxed body and a calm mind.

Shoulders, hips and everything in between will thank you for it!

You do have to book early though as this class is a sell out!

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Strengthen and Lengthen

Get a good morning stretch.

Tuesday 9.30am

morning yoga class

Strengthen and lengthen is exactly that, a delectable morning class that helps you work on your flexibility and build strength. This is a great class for people of all abilities, whether you suffer from tight hips and hamstrings, or sore backs and shoulders. This class will help you find some relief or just give you that lovely morning pick me up to set you up for a great week.

We also frequently tone those bums and tums to keep you feeling strong and confident in your bodies.

Plus you get to meet other lovely people and leave with a pep in your step.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Yin Yoga - for deep tissue release.

Let go of tightness and tension and allow your body to lead the way. 

Tuesday 7.15pm

Yin yoga

"Yin yoga classes are slower paced with postures held for longer periods, 3 -5 minutes, and sometimes longer. This engenders a meditative quality with an emphasis on inwardness and expanding awareness of the body’s process and sensations. Students learn to become more present during practice, and they learn how to release muscular effort by relaxing and surrendering into the pull of gravity." - Paulie Zink- founder of Yin Yoga.

Yin Yoga works the fascia and targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia,bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

Don't be fooled by the apparent passivity of this practice, Yin is a challenging practice as you must learn the art of letting go and being still, watching your thoughts and allowing your body to release at its own time and pace.

Yin is NOT restorative yoga, if you are injured please allow your body time to heal before attempting any asana practice.

Wear your fluffy socks, bring a cosy blanket and any other supportive props you may like, or grab our lovely gear and get settled in for a wonderfully calming practice.

No experience necessary.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Dare To Rest-Yoga Nidra 

Deep relaxation. No experience necessary.

Wednesday 7.00pm

yoga nidra

Keen to rewind the clock? Tired of feeling sluggish, rushed and in a permanent
state of catching up? Join Francesca at the Yoga Pantry or online.

"Who Needs Yoga Nidra? I asked my beautiful Italian sister, who happily lives in London, making ice-cream for a living and shes said, I am calm, well balanced, deeply relaxed and a consciously connected person. My life is stress free. I sleep a beautiful uninterrupted 8 hours every night and I do not know what anxiety is. I have no stress in my life and feel bothered only by those who are stressed and unable to address it. I lead a busy life, but balance it with relaxing weekends. I have a busy mind but unwind easily by cooking and spending time with the love of my life. So no I don't think I need Yoga Nidra. However, I could certainly enjoy it." 

So if you are like Francesca's sister you can definitely enjoy this practice, however, if you are the complete opposite or anything in between, you will definitely benefit greatly from the practice of Yoga Nidra and who knows, one day you might even be as contented as Francesca's dear Italian sister.


Each one of us carries within all the resources to live a rich, well balanced
and harmonious life. Awareness is the first step to tap into your personal abundance.
The second is deep relaxation. By following Asana (postures) and Pranayama
(breathing) with Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), we release trapped energies and by
optimizing the energetic flow within the body, we restore balance, promoting deep
healing of all the aspects of the body.

Yoga Nidra reminds your mind and body of how to function in a rested and relaxed
way; regular experience of deep rest and relaxation eventually becomes a new habit,
making relaxation easier, faster and deeper. This simple effect alone can transform
your life.

Yoga Nidra is a technique adapted by Swami Satyananda from the traditional tantric practice of nyasa; it is scientifically proven to deepen relaxation, aid stress management and lower high blood pressure, to name just a few of its benefits. It can harmonize the deeper unconscious and awaken inner potential, but overall, it's a spectacular method to release yourself from your habitual patterns. It's suitable to all practitioners, without previous experience required. The practice is entirely performed while lying in a comfortable position.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Yin and Yang Flow

A lovely mix of movement and stillness.

Thursday 9.30am

Join Dani for a sumptuous experience of movement and stillness, fire and ice. A Yin-Yang class is a beautiful mix of balancing out the masculine and feminine energies that flow within every single one of us. 

Fluid movement helps the body stay limber and agile, working on the fast twitch muscles and creating leaner stronger healthier bodies. Meanwhile, the stillness we experience during a Yin session helps us connect deeply to our hearts and minds while targeting the fascia and deeper connective tissues in our bodies helping us remain flexible, resilient, attentive to the changes in our bodies and allowing the stress that accumulates during our lives to simply melt away.

Start your day off right with this incredibly satisfying class.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)

 

Feel Into Flow 

Vinyasa Yoga - Looking for a challenge? This is your ticket!

Thursday 6.00 pm

Feel into your body and flow with your breath as we increase the heart rate and get things moving in this vinyasa style flow class.

Dynamic sequences with emphasis on breath control will help you navigate your experience as we explore the landscape of your body and mind, bringing to light areas that need nourishment, release, and relief. Climb the mountains of your mind, feel the breeze of your breath and most importantly allow yourself to bathe in the ocean of bliss with a nice long savasana to end.

This class will challenge and exhilarate you, leaving you feeling fully worked out yet deeply relaxed by the end of it all. Step in and leave all your cares at the door as you meet and celebrate your body where it is, calm your mind and bring yourself back to the present moment, the only moment there is.

This is a more challenging class and you do want to be familiar with the basics yoga postures. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)

 

Morning Yoga Flow 

A great morning warmer, you will feel stretched out and revved up.

Friday 9.30am

flow yoga

This is a lovely stretch and flow class to get you moving, and gently ease the body into your Friday.

We start off with some breath centering then gradually work out the kinks with some satisfying yoga flow. We build the flow up based on what everyone's needs are on the day, once the routine is set we flow through at pace to get the heart pumping to leave you feeling invigorated and alive!

A short savasana at the end will ensure you are rested but not drowsy so you can get the most out of your day and be ready to have a fantastic weekend as well.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)

 

Unwind - Body and Mind

Great for beginners, perfect for a Friday chill session.

Friday 6pm

easy yoga

Leave your working week at the door as you step onto your yoga mat. Tap into your breath, move with fluidity and ease your way into the weekend.
 
This gentle class is suitable for everybody. Together, we will sense and feel our way through soft mindful movements, with the breath as our guide. Gentle, low to the ground sequences make up the bulk of the class, with lots of space for quiet stillness and relaxation. Stretch away the tightness that has built up during the week, breathe out the stress, and unwind the busyness of the mind.  

Turn your gaze inwards, quiet the mind and come home to yourself.

A lovely way to end the working week, de-stress and set yourself up for a brilliant weekend feeling completely at ease in your own skin - mind, body, and spirit.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

GuidedMeditation 

Calm the mind, ease the body.

Saturday 9 am

FREE

meditation and mindfulness

Join us on Saturday mornings at 9 am for a 20 minute guided meditation class.

It's completely free and will set you up for a fabulous weekend, or stick around after for the Saturday morning yoga class, you'll be glad you did!

Meditation or chanting mantras in groups is a wonderful way to stay focused and in the moment, sharing the energy and vibration of mantra is a powerful way to connect to your soul and heal the body, you will end these sessions feeling uplifted and calm.

Mindfulness is the intentional accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, which can be trained by meditational practices, helping us become more present and more able to stay in the moment; which leads to a more fulfilling life experience.

All our classes emphasis mindfulness and incorporate mini meditations.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Indulge

Let us know what you need and we will indulge you.

Saturday 9.30am

general yoga class

Come and Indulge yourself in some powerful breathwork, yoga poses, and of course delicious relaxation.

This is a delightful class suitable for all sizes, ages, and experience levels with a variety of postures including pranayama, relaxation, and mantra. No two classes are exactly the same as you get to tell Tash exactly what your body and mind need this week and she will tailor the class to suit.

Modifications are also incorporated to suit all levels of experience. 

Bring your issues :) anything you'd like to work on, or work out, let Tash know so she can indulge your request, then get ready for a good time :)

Want to try a certain "yoga style" let Tash know and she'll throw it in there too.

Come early and enjoy the free meditation beforehand at 9 am, a perfect way to kick off your weekend and ensure you get a prime space on the floor as this class is popular :)

You will leave feeling uplifted, stretch out, and deeply relaxed. Your weekend is sure to be a stunner after this fabulous kickstart.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)


 

Body Balance

Strength, flexibility, and subtle body awareness

Sunday 9.00am

Join Dan every Sunday morning for a delightful exploration into movement, breath and meditation. 

This class brings focused alignment for foundational Hatha yoga postures aimed to bring strength, flexibility, and subtle body awareness. 

Find new interesting ways to move and experience your body.

Traditional yogic breathing techniques will be used to strengthen and develop awareness between the heart, lungs, and nervous system.

While mindfulness meditation will be used as a tool to help develop a positive, stress-relieving relationship with the self.

Start your Sundays the way you wish to end them, feeling good and uplifted and ready to take on the coming week with complete ease and awareness.

Everyone is welcome. Please book online, we do accept walk-in's if there's space, just check our timetable to ensure the class is not sold out before you drop by :)

 

Intermediate Level Yoga Courses

Intermediate yoga class and course

Intermediate level class to take you to the next level, helping you work on your transitions, those harder more complex poses, while continuing to build strength and really nailing those rules of alignment, you will also get the opportunity to work on some more complex pranayama techniques, inversions and arm balances.

Booking required to secure your spot, sign up to our newsletter to get notified when the next course will be starting.