Mindful Yoga in Thames: Mondays & Fridays
9 — 10:30am at the Thames Buddhist Centre, aka Buddhaloka
517 Pollen Street, Room 106
(above Kiwibank in the Post Office building)
Mondays & Fridays, 9 — 10:30am
There is no need to book in advance for Monday classes. *Please note that class is occasionally canceled, so if you’re not already receiving text alerts, please make sure to check the list of cancellations below before you come to class!
Friday classes are dependent upon 2 students signing up in advance; for my “regulars,” please text me by 8pm on Thursday evening to let me know you plan to attend ❤
Class Cancellation Calendar (updated 31 July)
There will be no classes on:
Monday 5 September
Friday 9 September
31 October through 21 November
…we’ll be back on Friday the 25th of November 🙂
Covid Protocols (updated 7 June)
Now that the weather is getting cooler, we’ll have to keep the windows shut to keep the heat in… so it’s even more important that we look out for each other. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, please stay home ❤
Please bring your own yoga mat and props OR you may use those at the Centre if you disinfect them afterward (disinfectant spray and towel will be provided).
For now, classes are still Vaccine Pass only, but please let me know if this is an issue for you and we may be able to work something out.
Electronic bank payments are preferred; please scroll down to the bottom of the page for details.
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 every week.
Originally from Northern California, my partner Scott and I have called New Zealand home since 2016; we moved to Thames in December 2021. I am currently training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, which involves occasional retreats… 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.
May our practice benefit all beings _/|\_