Workshops & Courses

Workshops & Courses

To make it easy to find courses and workshops offered by YogaNZ members, we are now inviting our members to list their courses here.

For information on the Sangas, and other YogaNZ events, please see YogaNZ events.

We want to make finding continued professional development (CPD) easy and accessible for all of our YogaNZ members – all of the courses and workshops offered by level 3 and 4 YogaNZ teachers will gain you 1 CPD per hour.

If you are a YogaNZ member, and you want to list your event or course here, please write to us at

YogaNZ Members’ Workshops & Courses


Livestream Class Series – with Donna Farhi

See full details and registration information here

Donna Farhi, in collaboration with two senior associates Neal Ghoshal and Lisa Petersen, is offering a series of Livestream classes this spring/summer. These classes are curated to give participants an opportunity to explore a broad range of topics from asana practice and somatics to the practice of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Each class is 90 minutes long and all classes are recorded with at least 30 days access post-broadcast. You can either register for individual classes or purchase bundles (which will give you longer post-broadcast access). The dates for Donna Farhi’s offerings are:

  • October 5th – Movement as Meditation
  • October 19th – Origins of Alignment
  • November 2nd – Inner Currents
  • November 16th – Gentle Backbends, Strong Spine
  • November 30th – Channelling your Inner Fish
  • December 14th – Restorative Reset

Participants will receive 1.5 CDP points for each class with Donna. 

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training – with Sarah Ibbotson

Please email for registration and more information. 

Join us for this 4 day aerial yoga teacher training to discover a different style of yoga for yourself and your students. A 30-hour training program put together by experienced yoga and aerial yoga teachers. In this training you will learn:
🔹How to set up equipment
🔸How to teach an introduction class with class plan
🔹Progressions & pose variations to enable you to create classes in your own style beyond Intro class level 🔹Fun sequences
What you will take away:
🔸The skill to teach a unique yoga style
🔹The skills to sequence creative & fun classes

This training takes place in Christchurch over 4 days, between Monday 21st Oct starting 12 midday – Monday 24th October 4pm. Exact times and dates TBA.

Anatomy & Phisiology for Yoga Teachers – with Dr. Felicity Molloy

See full details and registration information here

Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Teachers is for new and experienced yoga teachers or bodyworkers in any modality. This is an affordable series of well-resourced online and face-to-face sessions, designed to enhance practice-based knowledge. The course is pitched at 200 hours+ teacher training, or to fulfil the substantial requirements of Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training. Students may have at least some prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The six interactive online sessions, and three practical hands-on workshops encourage a broad range of learning styles and experiences, with an assessment available on request. Participants already experienced in A&P may enroll in the practical workshops without having attended the online courses – please email to determine whether this option is appropriate for you. 

  • 2nd November – 7th December, Wednesdays 7.00-9pm online
  • 4th/11th/18th December, Sundays 2.00-4.00pm  (venue TBC)

Participants will receive 18 CPD points, and a certificate of completion.

Early bird 10% discount for payments received by October 01, 2022 for online sessions only.


Prana shakti: the vital force – with Radhe

See full details and registration information here

This morning workshop is the more stimulating/dynamic one of the two sessions on the day, with more asanas and pranayama, mudra and bandha practices to increase the prana. It will also include some yoga nidra to aid assimilation, relaxation and internalization. These workshops are both in-person in Whangarei, and also available live via zoom. 

  • Saturday 10th September, 2022, 10am – 1pm.
  • Saturday 25 March, 2023, 10am – 1pm.

Relaxation and Meditation on the Chakras – with Radhe

See full details and registration information here

The afternoon session in my day of 2 mini-workshops has a chakra focus. The deep relaxation will be a long yoga nidra. Any postures and pranayama are gentle. These workshops are both in-person in Whangarei, and also available live via zoom. 

  • Saturday 10th September, 2022, 1.30 – 4.30pm.
  • Saturday 25 March, 2023, 1.30 – 4.30pm. 

Teaching Children’s Yoga: Storybook Yoga PD – with Michaela Sangl

See full details and registration information here

A brilliant way to dive into the world of Children’s Yoga and begin your journey into the endless imaginative possibilities it offers! Join Yogi Kids PD director Michaela Sangl for an invaluable intensive training day exploring Story Yoga and mindfulness tools to inspire and empower our tamariki. Ideal for yoga teachers and practitioners wishing to share yoga with ages 3-6+ years. 

  • Saturday 10 September,  2022, Auckland  (9.30am- 4.30pm)
  • Saturday 28 January, 2023, Christchurch (9:30-4:30)

Participants will receive 7 CPD points, and a certificate of completion.


Yoga to Transform Back Pain – with Kristina Wischnowsky

See full details and registration information here

If you want to enjoy living life more fully, unencumbered by back pain, this course is designed for you. This 28-day course offers yoga therapeutics for people experiencing back pain, to support you through the process of creating new habits and slowly undoing some of the experiences of your lifetime that created your back pain today. You will be guided to create and embed habits to reduce your current pain, to live pain-free and to support the prevention of back pain from recurring in your life.

  • This course is online and self-paced, starting any time.


Other Useful Courses

First Aid Courses

Keeping a current First Aid certificate is a requirement of membership with YogaNZ. You can do this through any course provider you choose to, but please ensure that NZQA units 6401 and 6402 are included in your course. Please note, your first aid education is essential and is not included towards your CPD points.

Both St John NZ and NZ Red Cross frequently run courses which meet these requirements.

REPs CPD Courses

As part of your YogaNZ Membership you also have access to the courses recognised by NZ REPs.

Visit the NZ Register of Exercise Professionals website for a compressive list of courses that span a wide range of exercise related topics.