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Learn to Relax

Learn to Relax

Relaxation in class (or life..) is really hard!! Calm down.....sadly does not create the calm experience! So what can you do to relax???? Firstly, start by dropping your expectations of what you expect is going to happen- it is unlikely that you will float off without...

Bev’s progress in a year

Bev’s progress in a year

I can't quite believe it's been a year but when I think how unhealthy and unfit I was when I started compared to how I am now, its amazing what a difference a year makes. I was diagnosed with arthritis and decided no pills, I would take yoga instead. I love the...

Meet Manju

Meet Manju

I am "Yoga Siromani" in Hatha yoga from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta, India. I am born and brought up from the Southern tip of India, Kerala. I am the mother of a cute,11-year-old son (Ambadi) and wife of a handsome, IT professional(Sabareesh). I came to New Zealand in...

Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah

I have always been active, and played many competitive sports growing up. While studying in my first year at University in 2013, I began my Yoga practice and I haven't looked back since. I have been weightlifting since 2014, and have competed in powerlifting...

Meet Gemma

Meet Gemma

I left Ireland to travel around New Zealand for one year. That was 8 years ago! Yoga philosophy has been very influential in my approach to life, yoga asana (poses) have helped me recover from injuries and both have aided in my recovery from depression. At the moment...

Meet Samantha

Meet Samantha

Health and fitness have always been a passion of mine. From a young age my mom introduced and encouraged me to participate in every activity, from rock climbing to horseback riding, I’ve tried it all. For years I treated my body rough and with very little...

Meet Julia

Meet Julia

Hi! I’m Julia from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I’m very happy to be part of this amazing Adapted family. I feel blessed with this opportunity working here in Christchurch, in this stunning country. I started my career as a dancer with lots of Yoga elements for...

Meet Petra

Meet Petra

I am from the Czech Republic. I recently moved to NZ with my family after spending a decade in Dubai and Hong Kong. My journey and deep relationship with yoga began when we decided to start a family and I wanted more clarity, to feel more centered and energised and...

Meet Mike

Meet Mike

Hello all, my name is Mike, and I’ve been with Adapted for some time now.. first as a student, then as a teacher trainee, and since December 2017, a fully fledged yoga teacher. My journey to becoming a teacher was an unexpected path- my desire to try yoga in the first...