Yoga in Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Mindful Yoga in Thames: Mondays
9 — 10:30am at Buddhaloka

Class Calendar (updated 15 January)

Monday classes are back on! I’m considering shifting Friday classes to an online format designed to unlock creativity; please stay tuned for updates

YES there will be class on public holidays unless noted otherwise 🙂

517 Pollen Street, Room 106
(above Kiwibank in the Post Office building)
Mondays 9 — 10:30am

*Please note that class is occasionally canceled, so if you’re not already receiving text alerts, please make sure to check below before you come to class!

Electronic bank payments are preferred; please scroll down to the bottom of the page for details.

Class Cancellations (updated 15 January)

There will be no classes Monday 10 April through Monday 8 May, inclusive

Covid Protocols (updated 15 January)

If you’re experiencing any symptoms at all, please stay home ❤

Please bring your own yoga mat and props OR you may use those at the Centre at your own risk. There is sanitiser spray available.

About Mindful Yoga in Thames

Thank you for your interest in Mindful Yoga at the Thames Buddhist Centre — each session is an opportunity to practice mindful movement, explore the ever-changing nature of our bodies / breath / emotions / thoughts, and experience joy!

You can expect a mix of gentle flowing sequences, strengthening poses, balances, breathing practices (pranayama), and generous periods of lying meditation… as well as a laugh or two 🙂 Mats, blocks, cushions, straps, and eye pillows available to support your practice, or bring your own.

It helps to arrive a few minutes early to get settled, especially if it’s your first class. Do let me know if you’d like special support in the form of pose variations, assistance with props, etc. If you’ve never attended yoga classes before, please contact me about a couple of private sessions so we can do everything possible to make sure you’re comfortable before you join a regular class 🙂

About the Teacher

Hi, I’m Elizabeth! I have been practicing yoga since 1998. In addition to my 200hr yoga teacher training certificate from Kawai Pura Pura, I have studied Yin Yoga, Somatic Embodiment and Regulation, Nonviolent Communication, Courageous Conversations About Race, and more.

For Yoga + Dharma inspiration I am especially grateful to James Fox (who encouraged me to attend my first silent Buddhist meditation retreat in 2007), and Ashley Sharp, whose online classes I still attend weekly.

Originally from Northern California, my partner Scott and I have called New Zealand home since 2016; we moved to Thames in December 2020. I am committed to a regular practice of solitary and Buddhist retreats at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre and I am spending more time with my aging parents these days… so please do check the class cancellation calendar above to make sure the class you want to attend is happening 🙂

Suggested Contribution / Ways to Pay

$15 per class
$70 if you pay for 5 classes at once
$135 if you pay for 10 classes at once
…though please join us regardless of your ability to pay

Preferred payment method: please make payments into account 12-3192-0495258-37
(Account name: A U via Hnry) or you may leave cash in the jar in class.

May our practice benefit all beings _/|\_