North Shore Yoga – 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Over 20 Years in the making.

A hearty congratulation to Joy Sanders for running her successful business – an Iyengar Yoga centre – located on Auckland’s North Shore in Takapuna for a fabulous total of 20 years.
Not only that – she has managed to stay at the same location for the whole duration.

I hope you all know the yoga studio there – a bright, fresh and well equipped studio, managed solely by Joy and full of conscientious Iyengar trained ...

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Free Yoga Classes – 20 Year Celebrations

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, Joy and the team at North Shore Iyengar Yoga are offering Free Yoga Classes for all levels across an entire week. Classes will be suitable for beginners through to more advanced students, it is a chance to experience yoga for the first time or practice with other yoga enthusiasts.

Please indicate below the Free Class you would like to attend and we will confirm subject to availability.

Any further questions contact Joy – 021 ...

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Padmasana Lotus Pose and knee joint forces

Joint Reaction Forces, Padmasana, and the Knees

Article courtesy of Ray and Chris – The Daily Bandha

Yoga poses such as Padmasana can take your knees to the limit of their natural mobility. The idea is to do this without injuring yourself. Knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics can help. While it’s true that an injury can teach you a lot, I’ve been through that and those are hard lessons. For the rest of this incarnation, I’m opting for the easier lessons ...

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What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

Article courtesy of


This week, the international yoga community said goodbye to a beloved teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar, who died at 95. He is credited with bringing yoga to the Western world and making it accessible to every age and walk of life. To learn more about what makes Iyengar yoga so special to those who practice it, I spoke with Carrie Owerko, a teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. She was also ...

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Level 3 class to resume

Our popular Level 3 class will be resuming again on Tuesday nights from 7:30 – 9:00pm after Anzac weekend.

This will taught by Neil, an experienced and dynamic J2 certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has recently joined the studio.

The Level 1 class will still continue on Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:15pm led by Glenn.




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A tribute to Marina Dmitri

The team at Iyengar North Shore Yoga would like to pay tribute to Marina Dmitri, a true yogi whom died unexpectedly on the 8th January 2016.

She had an amazingly positive influence on everyone she met. Marina was too beautiful for this world. She was taken from this earth far too early. She was only 29 years old!

Marina in eka pada rajakapotasana yoga

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Yoga Workshops – Upcoming Schedule

North Shore Yoga run a series of workshops with experienced teachers that will take your Yoga to the next level.
Workshops are a great opportunity to explore different poses and safely challenge yourself in a supportive and structured way.

Suitable for all levels with two certified teachers guiding and assisting with props and pose adjustments.

1. Chair Workshop – 15th August from 2:00 – 4:30pm
Using a chair as a supportive prop to aid in your asana practice.

2. Rope Workshop – 19th October ...

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