Thames Yoga Classes on Mondays & Fridays — classes resume June 6th

Mindful Yoga in Thames: Mondays & Fridays
9 — 10:30am at the Thames Buddhist Centre, aka Buddhaloka

Classes start again on Monday June 6th!

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

Class Cancellation Calendar (updated 6 May)

There will be no classes through Friday June 3rd, inclusive… next class is on Monday June 6th!

Covid Protocols (confirmed 21 February)

According to the rules of the Traffic Light framework, when we’re in Red, the capacity limit of a venue is determined by its size. Each person needs at least 1 square metre of space overall, but we’re not required to stay 1 metre apart at all times. Our spacious room measures over 45 square metres, not including the reception area. Plus we have unusually high ceilings, and lots of ventilation with the windows open and fan going.

Please note the following:

—If you’re experiencing any symptoms, please stay home ❤
—You will need to show your vaccine pass upon arrival.
—Please scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer App or add contact details to the tracing register each time you attend class.
—Please wear a mask as you arrive, while you putting your props away, and as you leave the Centre. While you’re settled on your mat, masks are not required. I will be wearing a surgical mask during class, and you’re welcome to wear a mask as well.
—Electronic bank payments are preferred; please scroll down to the bottom of the page for details… there’s a new bank number for 2022!
—There’s no need to sign the class attendance book; Elizabeth will take care of that for you, and let you know how many classes you have left if you paid for more than one at a time.
—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).

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.

There is no need to book in advance. *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 above before you come to 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 lots of study and 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 _/|\_