Yoga Teacher Training in Okuti Garden

One month full immersion into the healing practice of yoga and meditation. Your unique opportunity to experience and celebrate the union of body, mind and soul in this sanctuary of the elements. Reset your senses and tune into your own nature - this is yoga!

Explore the healing power of yoga as a journey to more resilience and deep harmony. 
A life changing experience whether it is for yourself or to guide and teach others on their path.

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This four week intensive teacher training is your solid foundaton for teaching yoga while you deepen your own practice.

Your days will be filled with the many aspects of yoga including asana classes, meditation, pranayama, cleansing techniques, kirtan and lectures on philosophy, Ayurveda etc...

The practice oriented style of teaching gives you a chance to experience the subjects with all senses. You almost wont notice that days are often 9 - 10 hours long.

One day per week is to your own leisure, study or adventure on the Banks Peninsula. However, we will take you on field trips around the Peninsula every Saturday where you get to experience some magic spots and meet the wonderful locals.

Your accomodation is on site of Okuti Garden either in a yurt, tipi or housetruck. Comfy beds, candle light and hot water bottles ensure you can restore deeply while enjoying a month with little electricity and next to no radiation other then from your own pranic body.

Full board vegetarian catering is included six days a week. Sundays you are free to explore the culinary delights around you.

Your teaching team:

Mascha Schmitz ( Sukha Yoga Cologne ) is a graduated sports scientist, yoga teacher and ayurveda therapist. She founded Sukha Yoga - holistic flow of the elements  in 2012. Mascha teaches Yoga since 1997 and is constantly expanding and evolving while studying with international teachers.  Mascha will be your principal teacher - her classes include Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, Marma therapy, Alignment and Sequencing.

Christine Kieltyka ( Fernflower Ayurveda Aotearoa ) is a graduated sports scientist, yoga teacher, ayurveda therapist and massage practicioner. She founded her own Holistic Health & Ayurveda Institute in 2021. Christine is co hosting and facilitating this teacher training . She lives and works in Okuti Garden since 2014, currently expanding her ayurvedic knowledge into local medicinal plants. Her classes include the foundation of Ayurveda, explaining the correlation of the elements around us and ourself, aspects of nutrition and cleansing techniques.

Together they will be guiding you through daily Yoga Nidra, weekly Kirtans and ceremonies.

This 200 hrs YTTC is aligned with the International Certificate of Yoga Alliance.

If you are interested in attending the training please get in touch here, or via the contact form. We are happy to answer all your questions and queries. 

Please NOTE: you don´t need previous yoga experience to attend the course.