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Teaches simple and enjoyable forms of meditation that can be practiced alone or with a group of friends. Through meditation we can experience inner peace and freedom from the stress and anxiety of this world. Meditation can bring into our lives greater understanding of who we are and enable us to taste the inner joy and happiness for which we are all longing.

MeditationNZ is a non-profit organisation set up to teach meditation and yoga methods to the wider community. It is not something you join or sign up to. It is not an organised religion and we are completely non-sectarian. It is a way of life based on yoga. All our regular classes are given free of charge. We are affiliated with other similar yoga/meditation groups around the world but our programs are all independently organized and run by a group of friends, all local Kiwis.

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HEART OF YOGA - Free Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation

Mary Thomas Centre

The benefits of yoga asanas have been well documented, but did you know that physical postures only scratch the surface of what yoga has to offer? Come dig a little deeper at Heart of Yoga, Auckland’s best kept secret. Enter into a tranquil, candlelit atmosphere and loosen up your body with yoga postures, bring your awareness to the mind during a mindfulness/deep peace session, and feel your heart awaken during kirtan (yoga sound meditation). Donations are gratefully accepted, but like all the best things in life, this complete body/mind/soul experience is FREE of charge and open to everyone!

International Yoga Day Celebration Auckland 2019

Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall

Join us in Auckland on Saturday 22 June 2019 as we mark the 5th International Yoga Day! This year the celebration will again be at Mt Albert Memorial Hall with classes by the some of the best yoga teachers in Australasia! Click on the eventlink below! Click Going & Get Tickets Now!!! Limited places available! Don't miss out!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/2427899233896076/?ti=cl Or Book your Tickets direct from eventbrite now: https://yogaday2019.eventbrite.co.nz Leading kiwi yoga instructor Nikki Ralston, who owns two yoga studios (Urban Ashram in Ponsonby and Browns Bay) will be leading our first yoga asana practice for the day with a Dynamic Yoga class. Our international guest Samantha Doyle, a vibrant Australian yoga instructor ayurvedic expert and founder of Live to Serve Academy will be taking two classes throughout the afternoon – Vinyasa and Deep Peace relaxing yoga. For those wanting a rehabilitative practice, Natalie Smith who teaches in Auckland at the Contemporary Yoga Centre and Les Mills and has over 20 years experience, will be leading a restorative yoga class. For those wanting information on how to live a yoga lifestyle, Varausadha Das will be taking a class called ‘Yoga Journey - everything you need to start your personal practice’ which includes mantra breathing, japa meditation, kirtan, and yoga wisdom. The event will be centered at the landmark Mt Albert War Memorial Hall (next to Rocket Park) and two other halls in the complex, creating a Yoga Campus! All these buildings are within a 100-metre radius of each other. The evening is highlighted by our Yoga Café party with acoustic music and delicious vegetarian meals and snacks by NZ’s well known Festival caterer “One Love” and chef Dhruva Reid. Ticket holders will get to experience a choice of four dynamic or gentle yoga classes, alongside meditation, kirtan, and inspirational talks. Don’t miss this great opportunity to contribute to the peace of the world through Yoga Day and connect with like-minded souls and many yoga practice experts from diverse backgrounds. Event Essentials: Yoga Day Festival | 22 June 3:00 pm – 8.00 pm Mt Albert War Memorial Hall (Rocket Park) 773 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland. Easy access by bus, train or car with ample nearby parking. Cost $10 (or FREE with a community services card) Tickets are available here: https://yogaday2019.eventbrite.co.nz Book now, limited space! Proceeds from ticket sales will support this event and Meditation New Zealand’s free Prison and Community Programs YOGA DAY PROGRAM Hall 1: Mt Albert Memorial Hall Hall 2: The Senior Citizens Hall Hall 3: The Mt Albert Bridge Club 3.00pm: Opening and Introductions 3.15pm: Samantha Doyle on living the ayurvedic lifestyle/pranayama mantra breathing, a short kirtan by Vibha and the Mantra Band. 3.45pm: Hall 1: Dynamic yoga flow with Nikki Ralston http://www.theralstonmethod.com/ Hall 2: Deep Peace yoga with Samantha Doyle https://www.livetoserve.com.au/about/ Hall 3: Yoga Journey - Everything you need to start your personal practice – (Mantra breathing, japa meditation, kirtan, yoga wisdom with Varausadha Das). 5:00pm: Hall 1: Vinyasa with Samantha Doyle Hall 2: Restorative yoga with Natalie Smith https://www.nataliesmithyoga.com/about-me2 6:00 pm Yoga Café - Stay for delicious vegan/vegetarian meals, desserts and snacks by One Love, and chai and herbal teas from True North Teas. Enjoy social time with other like-minded yogis while listening to beautiful acoustic music by Doug Dillon and Mukunda.

Mantra Night - Kirtan Meditation- Vegetarian Meal

Main Hall Grey Lynn Community Centre

Experience a unique way to meditate....Taste the joy of mellow and upbeat Kirtan/Mantra Meditation. Become immersed in the ocean of beautiful Transcendental Sound and let the music set you free. Hear inspirational Spiritual Insights and enjoy a tasty Vegetarian meal. All Welcome. No Charge (donations appreciated).

HEART OF YOGA - Free Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation

Mary Thomas Centre

The benefits of yoga asanas have been well documented, but did you know that physical postures only scratch the surface of what yoga has to offer? Come dig a little deeper at Heart of Yoga, Auckland’s best kept secret. Enter into a tranquil, candlelit atmosphere and loosen up your body with yoga postures, bring your awareness to the mind during a mindfulness/deep peace session, and feel your heart awaken during kirtan (yoga sound meditation). Donations are gratefully accepted, but like all the best things in life, this complete body/mind/soul experience is FREE of charge and open to everyone!

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Mantra Night - Kirtan Meditation- Vegetarian Meal

Main Hall Grey Lynn Community Centre

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