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Yoga Workshop with James Bryan 11, 12 November 2017


JamesFacePractitioners of all levels and traditions are invited to attend these fun and educational master classes with a modern Western teacher who bridges correct anatomical alignment (injury free) with the energetic principles of Bandha, Drishti, UjjayiPranayama and Vinyasa.

These master classes will use the Knoff Yoga Foundation Asana syllabus with an emphasis on the 24 Principles of Practice, which are universal in application and profound in effect.


10 am-12:30 pm › Earth & Sun Salutations, Inverted Poses, Pranayama

1:30-4 pm › Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Sitting Poses, Pranayama


10 am-12:30 pm › Arm Balancings, Abdominals, Pranayama

1:30-4 pm › Twists, Back Bends, Pranayama

All master class participants receive (via email) extensive notes including:

  • Knoff Yoga Overview
  • Student Creed
  • 5 Pillars of Practice
  • 24 Principles of Practice
  • Principles of Sequencing
  • Foundation Asana syllabus

Cost  Early Bird: $250 – before 30 Oct 2017 ($275 – pay AFTER 30 Oct)

>One day attendance (2 master classes): $155


Dates 11 – 12 Nov 2017

Times 10am – 12:30pm; 1:30 – 4pm both days

Venue University of Otago Dance Studio, 665 Cumberland Street

Bookings essential – please email akeake@actrix.co.nz or phone 03 4771180

03James Bryan was born in the City of Angels (USA) and migrated to NZ in 1969. Sitting on his back-side in a life crushing office job led to running marathons in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The stretching in long-distance training piqued an interest in yoga. After studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India (1986) and gaining certification, James studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India (1989) and learned the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Out of these experiences and in partnership with Nicky Knoff, the Knoff Yoga System was birthed into existence.

11,12,13 Nov 2016: Yoga Master Classes with Nicky Knoff

Nicky Knoff is a 4th Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioner; Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher; Certified College of India teacher with Bikram Choudhury; long-term vipassana meditator; WWII concentration camp survivor; and founder of six yoga schools in Australia, New Zealand and USA… AND a nice, kind, funny, passionate and rigorous master teacher.

37Nicky’s teaching emphasis is on showing students how to look, listen and feel by honouring their ‘inner wisdom’. Her teaching represents a bridge between Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: intelligent, anatomical alignment combined with linking internal energetic principles.
Practitioners of all levels and traditions are invited to attend this rare opportunity to study with one of the worlds’ foremost teachers of yoga. These master classes will use Nicky’s Discovery and Foundation syllabus, with an emphasis on the Knoff Yoga fundamental Principles of Practice, which are universal in application and profound in their effect.
No prior yoga experience required.

Bookings are essential for this rare Yoga Master Class opportunity.Contact Rhys Latton | (03) 4771180 | 021 879 007 |

Venue: Otago University Dance Studiope-school-map

Masterclass Programme:

FRI, 11 NOVEMBER – koha class
7:15-8:45pm › The 5 Pillars of Practice
By koha / donation – Bookings essential through

11 am-1:30 pm › Earth & Sun Salutations, Inverted Poses, Pranayama
2:30-5 pm › Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Sitting Poses, Pranayama

10 am-12:30 pm › Arm Balancings, Abdominals, Pranayama
1:30-4 pm › Twists, Back Bends, Pranayama

All paying students will receive extensive notes including:
• 5 Pillars of Practice
• 24 Principles of Practice • Knoff Yoga Overview
• Asana & Pranayama Syllabus (Discovery & Foundation)

• Friday night: by koha / donation
• All 4 Master Classes on Sat & Sun:

Early Bird: $250 › pay BEFORE 30 Sept 2016
General: $275 › pay AFTER 30 Sept 2016
• One day attendance (2 master classes): $155
Book now:  (03)4771180 or email akeake@actrix.co.nz35

Toni Childs – 5 March workshop

Web_Image_TCToni Childs:
The one and only! Toni had such a beautiful visit last October she promised to return.
Rite of Passage: Into the Arms of Beauty is a 6 hour workshop that initiates the creation of a personal Rite of Passage. This workshop kick-starts an 8 month process that is engineered to release personal and ancestral baggage in order to create a greater bandwidth and access to SELF – Soul Evolved Life Force.

“The inspiration for my workshop comes from a Hawaiian book called Tales of the Night Rainbow by Koko Willis and Pali Jae Lee. The original Mo’o clans of the Hawaiian islands believe we are each born with a bowl of perfect light – and it is our job to tend to our bowl of perfect light.”

When: Sat 5th of March, 9:30am-4pm

Where: Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Wakari, Dunedin

Cost: $150

Book now by email akeake@actrix.co.nz

Inversions and Acro-Yoga with Lisa-Marie Nilsson 17, 18 Oct 2015

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Take your yoga practice outside of the box with this workshop in Acroyoga and inversions!

Inversions are the class of yoga asana which literally invert the body, including handstands, forearm stands, headstands and shoulder stands – giving many body/mind/spirit benefits and FUN.

Acroyoga is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics.In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of Acro-Yoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and trust in others and FUN.


I’m Lisa,  a Swedish Yoga and Acrobatics teacher.

I have been traveling and teaching both yoga and AcroYoga full time for the past 5 years mostly around Asia and Europe but also in the Americas and Southern Africa. I’ve been touring Australia, NZ and Asia for the past 6 months.

I teach a mix of yoga/AcroYoga and Flying Therapeutics (bodywork, thai-massage) which focuses on the personal practice of the student.


So, lots of fun and play with arm-balances and inversions in partner-setting with the intense focus on alignment and balance from the AcroYoga practice, something that the student can bring back to their daily yoga practice.




Workshop details 17th and 18th October:

Sat 17 Oct 11am – 2pm: Vinyasa with inversions [cost just Sat $35]

Sun 18 Oct          10am – 2:30pm: Acroyoga FUNdamentals, intermediate. [cost just Sun $70]

Workshop fee (whole weekend): $95

All sessions held at The Dunedin Yoga Studio.

Bookings contact: akeake@actrix.co.nz