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. 

The cost of the course is $150 for the full 8 weeks .

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


Monday night 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm with Natasya

  • 10 February - 30 March 2020 

Thursday night 7.15 pm - 8.45 pm with Mariana

  • 16 January - 12 March 2020 - No class Waitangi Day 

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, Yin and Friday evening classes would be the best to try while you are still getting a handle on things :)

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. :)


"I have just completed the beginners yoga class and I am officially converted to a yoga lover! I cannot recommend this course enough, it is perfect for anyone even if you have been doing yoga before! I thoroughly enjoyed my class every Thursday evening, I went home feeling positive and extremely relaxed! Natasya is amazing, she explains everything really well, takes time to answer questions and correct your form. I will definitely be signing up to the next course." Caroline - Auckland

"The beginner’s course with Mariana absolutely surpassed my expectations. I joined it with the aim of addressing stress and breathing problems. Mariana is a wonderful instructor – helpful, attentive and thorough. After two months yoga has become an essential part of my week and I’m attending regular classes at the Yoga Pantry." Sara - 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 Yoga

Monday 9.30am

Chair yoga for seniors


Chair yoga is suitable for everyone but especially beneficial for the elderly, those who are physically less able, recuperating from injuries, or those wishing to move into full yoga asana practice but wish to build strength and balance in their joints and muscles first before taking on a more strenuous workout. It is also 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.

A beautiful and gentle exercise with far reaching benefits for all that practice it.

This class is wonderful for releasing stress and tension as we always end our sessions with a long relaxation practice.

We are a Community Strength and Balance Approved Provider

There are stairs down to the room, so this is unsuitable for those in wheelchairs or people who find stairs hard to navigate.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Stretch, Strengthen and Breathe

Monday 6pm 

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!

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Strengthen and Lengthen

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.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Sweat Yer Buns Off

HIIT YogaClass

Tuesday 6pm

HIIT yoga power yoga

This class is for the stronger, fitter practitioner, or those that are looking for that extra challenge, some body sculpting and a good ol' workout to break a sweat and build up your cardio fitness.

HIIT = High Intensity Interval training.

Each class will have 3 - 4 HIIT sequences, each sequence lasts 4 minutes but is broken into 8 segments of 20 seconds of full on movement and 10 seconds of rest. This gets the fast twitch muscles firing and burning to create a leaner stronger body, with rapid response reflexes. Generally we target the slow twitch muscles in yoga asana which helps build endurance, flexibility, and strength. A 20 minute HIIT workout is equivalent to a general 2 hour workout, plus your metabolism will be working for the next 48 hours which means your body will be burning calories over that period . BONUS!

We will warm up with some great vinyasa flows, weave them between the HIIT segments and finish up with a lovely warm down and relaxation.

Bring a towel and a drink bottle!

No bookings necessary. But you do need to be familiar with the basic postures, and be prepared to work hard.


Yin by Candlelight

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.

No experience necessary.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings or experience necessary.


Yoga for All - An Adapted Experience.

Wednesday 9.30am

An all inclusive yoga class catered for ALL ages, health, shapes, culture and religion.  This class will offer you the opportunity to deeply explore traditional Hatha yoga, tailored to fit your needs. 

It has three components: asana practice, including appropriate inversions, twists, forward bends, designed specifically for your body; pranayama or breathing techniques; and a guided relaxation, or meditation at the end.

Yoga is not for gymnasts or fit acrobats (yet it caters for them too!), but for the real everyday person, with their limitations and struggles. In fact, Yoga thrives on these circumstances and it is then when it empowers you with untapped ease, integration and resilience.

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. You just need someone to show you how.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings or experience necessary.


Energise  and Rejuvenate

(Hatha Meets Nidra)

Wednesday 6.30pm

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.

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.

Hatha Meets Nidra - Energise first, relax and rejuvenate after!

Hatha yoga is the yoga of force, in that it requires effort to obtain positive results, but don't let that put you off, anything worth doing requires effort, and effort need not be something we do not enjoy. Hatha yoga is about strengthening the body through precise poses, fortifying the mind and preparing you for the more rewarding and transformational process of meditation.

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, no experience and no bookings necessary.


Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday 5.15pm

These classes give you, the expectant mother an opportunity to tune inwards and focus on your growing belly with a new sense of awareness.

Prenatal classes are flowing, nourishing and encourage women to tune in with and trust their intuition. Attention is given to your changing body, releasing areas of tension, and reconnecting with both yourself and baby. We build in time to pause and surrender, yet feel strong and empowered throughout the classes (and pregnancy). Classes are suitable for any stage of pregnancy, you will be led how to adapt the postures as necessary to suit your body and trimester.

Each class will be especially suited to the various stages, levels or energy experienced during pregnancy to support your body most to enter into labour and beyond with ease.  We will cover safety guidelines and benefits of pregnancy yoga over the coming weeks, with some helpful mindsets to develop during pregnancy.

Pre-registration required


Moving Mindfully

Thursday 6pm

Traditional hatha style asanas are the foundation of this class alongside interesting sequences to build strength, enhance flexibility throughout the body, all the while, moving mindfully.

See you on the mat :)

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Morning Yoga Flow 

Suitable for all levels

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 centring then gradually work out the kinks with some satisfying yoga flow. Tash usually also incorporates some energy medicine into this class to tune you up and put a pep into your step. 

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, no bookings necessary.


Bliss Bomb

Great for beginners

Friday 6pm

easy yoga

Each class will start gently warming up the body and progress you through some simple and beneficial poses. We finish off the class with relaxation/meditation and pranayama (energy/breathing technique).

You will bring flexibility and release to the tight areas of the body, while also enjoying the restorative aspects of a gentle practice.

This class is perfect for the novice that wants to take time building strength and flexibility and work at a slower pace. Or the more experienced yogi that wants to build suppleness into those areas of tightness and tune out the week while pressing the reset button.

A lovely way to end the working week, de-stress, and set you up for a brilliant weekend.

Everyone of all levels welcome, no experience and no bookings necessary.


Meditation & Mindfullness

Saturday 9am

meditation and mindfulness

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 spirit and heal the body, you will end these sessions feeling uplifted and calm.

Mindfulness is the intentional accepting and non-judgemental 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.

However you can join us on Saturday mornings at 9am for a 20 minute guided meditation class.

Everyone is welcome, no experience and no bookings necessary.


Peoples Choice

Saturday 9.30am

general yoga class

Open level class, suitable for those who are physically fit and have some prior knowledge and experience with yoga asana. This is a general class with a variety of postures including pranayama, relaxation and mantra. No two classes are exactly the same. 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 incorporate it onto the class plan.

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

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Yoga For Anxiety

Sunday 4.30pm 

This is a beautiful way to recharge after a busy weekend.

Join Cheryl for a lovely hour of stretching, breathing and releasing all the tension that builds up in our bodies due to our over scheduled lives.

Stretch your weekend by giving yourself time to unwind, stretch out, and tune out the demands of your busy life. Reduce anxiety levels, and learn valuable breathwork exercises to help you cope with your anxiety.

This class is suitable for all levels, no experience is necessary and your whole family can join in and enjoy this wonderful session together.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings necessary.


Intermediate Level Yoga Course

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.


SOMA Breathwork Meditation

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday


Join SOMA Master Instructor and breathwork coach Steve Hill and experience the practice of SOMA Breathwork and more.

SOMA breathwork is a sequence of ancient pranayama breathwork techniques combined with trypnaural brainwave music and guided inner sensing that awakens you to your full human potential where real magic can happen. Awaken dormant powers of the mind, supercharging and purifying your blood and nervous system for more energy, vitality and increase your magnetic power of attraction. All backed by science.

Learn what it’s like to connect with your true self and how to hack your own inner pharmacy for health and optimal performance.

This powerful practice is for everyone! It’s beneficial for asthma, auto-immune and inflammatory conditions, anxiety and stress, sleep apnea or you may just want to experience states of INNER BLISS!

What else to expect from this breathwork practice:

  • Improve brain function and mind power

  • Cleanse and purify the bloodstream and lymphatic system.

  • Set intentions, create motivation and raise your level of vibrational energy (L.O.V.E) to complete important goals.

  • Reach heightened states of consciousness and inspiration.

  • Stimulate self-healing

  • Reduce depression/anxiety and stress

  • Clear negative imprints and traumas from early life (0-7 years)

  • Re-imprint with more empowering beliefs and habits.

  • Access self-realisation, discover your true self, your deeper inner calling.



•Try to have no big meals 90 mins beforehand and no food 45 mins beforehand as it can be uncomfortable to breath with a full stomach. Tea and water is ok.

• Wear casual, comfortable clothes. You don’t need to wear exercise clothing, just dress in clothes you’re comfortable in.

• Arrive 10 minutes early for a 5.45pm start

• Contra-indications may apply

Classes are 90 minutes long

COST: Casual $25 cash or eftpos at the door 

• 10 class pass for $200 (Save $50)

• Introduce someone new for a 2 for 1 deal

(your regular 10 class yoga pass does no apply to these classes)