Yoga Classes - Private Sessions - Team Building - Retreats
On this page you will find information on
* Why Yoga?
* Yoga For U class timetable
* Finding the right Yoga Style for You
* The benefits of developing a practice of Yoga for Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit
* Private YOGA Therapy or Yoga Confidence Sessions
* Team Building ~ Personnel Development
Please scan page to find the headings you are interested in
Exploring Yoga for U !
So why do Yoga?
Yoga is a holistic all body harmonizing practice for Mind, Body & Spirit. It has so many benefits I simple can't mention them all here.
Check out this great article on Yoga Lunch Box webpage if you are interested to know "Will Yoga give me a great body?"
There is a lot of different styles of Yoga with slightly different focuses and it can be a challenge to discover the right yoga class and teaching style that best suits your required needs, interest & ability. As you change so too does your Yoga Practice.
Yoga is 95% practice and 5% theory so why wait any longer!
Yoga for U : Class Timetable Held @MVM Hanmer Springs
To book or enquire about a class
Text or call 021 2802447
Classes Start 2nd Week in October - Up until Christmas (10 weeks).
Investment in U: Casual Drop in's $23, Purchase 5 Class Card $18
Purchase 10 class card $15 per class.
O.A.P. & Students $12
Note: taking one class of yoga a week is good for general maintence & destress,
Taking 2 classes a week is perfect for progessive and tangible all over improvement and physical transformation.
Taking 3 or more classes a week will have you taking your own Yoga Teacher training course in no time at all.
Book a class & receive 20% discount on Day Spa Treatments
About your YOGA Instructor
Hello, my name is Mary Jo Halligan. I'm orginally from Ireland and I have 10+years of Yoga experience.
I started yoga in my early 20's with little or no body awareness and very little self-confidence.
Yoga has helped change all that, it has been one of the most consistent practices that I continue to integrate into my life simple becasue
it works and makes me feel vibrant, confident, healthy, clear thinking, intuitive and tuned in, tapped in to the joyous flow of life.
I rarely get any kind of sickness and if I do I usually know my body well enough to give
it what its needs without having to go to a doctor..e.g. rest, vitimans etc
Yoga helps me feel connected and supported by my body and life. It helps me feel empowered, centered and relaxed.
Because of this I am passionate to share the gifts of practicing yoga with you.
I am a fully registered Teacher with YogaAlliance.com. A register body located in the U.S. and globally recognised
I took my Yoga Teacher Trainings in India the traditional birth home of yoga in 2004 & 2006.
I have trained in various yoga styles over the years and I continue to be a eager student
I have learned time and again that there is many different ways to practice yoga and approaches to yoga.
Various Yoga Styles that infleunce my Teaching Style to different degrees: Bikram (hot yoga), Ashtanga,
Sivananda, Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative, Pregnancy.
My main intention is to support you with the right YOGA style or integration
of styles to suit you and those in class to enable the most beneficial experience for all in attendance.
Yoga is a holistic program for well-being amd balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Yoga is not a dogma and is not connected to any religions.
It is connected to universal laws, wisdom, sciences and the unique personnal experience of practitionars.
I have also practiced in many meditational styles over the years which I integrate
into these classes in an accessible, practical, nurturing & relaxing way.
My passion is holistic self-empowerment & self-care that supports optimum health, harmony, balance and well-being.
Feeling great and looking vibrant is a wonderful bi-product of regular Yoga practice and there is so much more on offer.
I enjoy making these classes very practical, accessible, lighthearted and a joy to participate in.
The essense of yoga takes us back to simplicity.
The syncronised deep Breathing is what makes yoga..YOGA.
"Yoga is intended to feel divine, because you are divine by nature"
Finding the right YOGA style for YOU?
I advise people that Yoga is about feeling good by the end of the session and this can be a good gauge to know if the Yoga Style is really for you. For example some Yoga classes can focus more on the physical aspect or the meditational aspects. Some can seem too fast and confusing while others can seem too slow and boarding. Oh and you don't need to be flexible to join a yoga class or need to shape yourself into a pretzel! : ) However yoga will definitely support your body creating more flexibility and maybe one day down the line you might decide to do something you never though possible and amaze yourself.
What are the benefits of YOGA?
Physical: Yoga supports a fit, flexible and healthy body. It does this by releasing tension in tight muscle, introducing longer toned muscles. It encourages the increase in Mobility and strengthens the joints, muscles and bones. It improves circulation of the blood & lymph to and from all the cells thus making sure they get the oxygen and nutrition they required for the whole body/mind to feel energized and vibrant. Yoga also massage the internal organs to support optimal functioning & health. It supports the bodies release of toxic build up and is body cleansing. People who practice yoga regularly usually have a vibrant glow & youthful appearance.
Mentally: Yoga relaxes the mental chatter and introduces a calm, alert and clear mind. It supports the brain getting more oxygen. Increases mental focus, confidence and clarity with decision making. Yoga support stress free living or at the very least can reduce stress symptoms.
Spiritual: Yoga supports a deep connection to your inner self (heart connected) for guidance so that you can be your own best supportive loving friend. It does this by helping you be more fully present in the moment so you can hear this quieter inner voice of your true self...centered within self....(not self-centered, there is big difference). When faced with important decisions or new challenges this is an invaluable tool to have access to and develop a a trusting relationship with. You will never need to feel overwhelm, confusion or fear again with this gift & knowledge of knowing thy self on the deepest level of understanding. Life becomes in essence joyful creation.
“Unleash the mysteries & power within as without”
Private Yoga Therapy Session &/or Yoga Confidence Session
Private Yoga session just for you! It is designed after a brief discussion for your level of experience, ability and health history. This session will build your yoga confidence introducing you to the foundational understanding of the essence and practices of yoga that make yoga accessible to everyone, no matter your health level. It will also increase your awareness of what type of Yoga Style is best suited to your bodies ~ mind alignment and balancing needs. You will feel extra confident attending any other yoga class as you will understand the foundations of your YOGA practice & body alignment. Depending on your health history it is important to note that there is certain yoga poses that it is highly recommended not to do and others to do. This session will cover all of this for you.
1-2 people Maximum
1 Hour $85
One hour Yoga Session followed by a one hour Massage
$175 pp or $145 x 2 people
Small Group Sessions
Minimum 3 & Maximum 8
1.5 hours $20 - 35 pp
Group session are great for team building and can be extended or mixed with other invaluable personnel development tools and training that we offer that are fun while building confidence, communication and powerful relationships.
Check out our Yoga Wellness Retreat & Personnel Development Topics to inspire ideas for potential packages to suit your specific interest and benefits of the group. click We work in partnership with other businesses in Hanmer to bring about facilities larger groups for team building.
http://www.hotspringshotel.co.nz/ has great accommodation, food & conference / workshop space
Tel: 03 3157429 or 0212802447
Larger Group Session
Minimum 10 - Max 20
1.5 Hour $135 - 195 & Venue HIre
ALSO WE OFFER 1, 2 & 3 day YOGA Wellness Retreat