For registration and /or questions please contact Tim at 03 545 2210 , 021977528 , timmaples@gmail.com or Jeanette at 021 771972 kokorostudio1@yahoo.com

Tim is currently offering weekly Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes from his home studio in Todd Valley, Nelson. He is also offering weekend workshops and retreats.

For information about the Maruia Hot Springs Winter Retreat, please click here

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa means – ‘breath synchronised movement’. Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga linking movement with conscious breath. Each class is a unique sequence of poses designed to tone your body, improve your posture, stamina and flexibility. You will leave feeling calmer, energized and more focussed.

Vinyasa’s strength is its diversity. There is room for the individual teacher's personalities, style and experiences to come through. Yoga teaches the means by which the human spirit - jivatma – can be united with God – paramatma – and so secure liberation – moksa.

His three audio cd's - The Fundamentals of Flow, Flow Alignment and Vinyasa Flow are available from www.wellbeingworldonline.com
* The first book to systematize the practice was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or Aphorisms) of Patanjali 
(a great Indian sage) dating 200 B.C.

PASSION

I am passionate about ensuring that our studio, the classes, workshops and health services offered are infused with spirit – Sattva - and with heart - Anahata.
I value:

Prana - Increasing the life force of the body through postures and sequences that create flexibility, strength, balance and alignment.

Vinyasa - The synchronisation of breath and movement.

Dharana - The development of mental concentration and emotional resilience through linked postures, ujaya breathing, bhandas (energy locks), dristi (focus points), anchoring and affirmation.

Bhakti - Mind stilling, deep relaxation, honouring our spirit, interconnectedness and Divine source.

Ahimsa - A safe, supportive compassionate approach that respects all levels and focuses on ‘Softening' into the stretch of ‘life’. This also includes the importance of a vegetarian diet to attain one-pointed attention and spiritual growth.

In the Bhagavad Gita – Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna – “when the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practise of Yoga, the yogi, by the grace of the Spirit within, finds fulfilment”.

SCHEDULE

Vinyasa Flow classes
Monday 5.00-6.30pm
Wednesday 5.00-6.30pm
Sunday 9.00-10.30am
Yoga class price $15

LOCATION

Inspire Yoga Nelson Studio: 88 Todd Valley Rd , Nelson (contact Tim for email map)

INSTRUCTORS

Tim Maples

Tim has had many decades of experience in the Indian Yogic tradition starting with a six months Raja Yoga teachers training in South India with Swami Gitananda.

His Vinyasa Flow , Restorative and Bhakti yogi classes blend elements of Iyenga, Ashtanga and personal learnings with the traditional Raja yoga precepts. He is an initiate of Shabd Master Charan Singh in the mystic meditation path of Sant Mat.

He brings enthusiasm, spirited joy and international experience as a Leadership Coach/Facilitator , Polarity and Gestalt therapist, NLP practitioner and nutrition author to his Yoga workshops and classes. He loves the poetry of Hafiz and Tagore , kirtan singing and the music of Deva Premal, Jai Utall, Prema Hara , Gina Sala , Fana Fi Allah and of course Bhangra dancing.

Jeanette Ida

As the great Yogi Krishnamacharya said “If you can breathe, you can practice Yoga.” I believe Yoga is for everyone, and that teaching people to find their own practice that benefits them is the key to making it ‘their Yoga’, and hence safe, effective and personal.  The physical Yoga I teach is based on Krishnamacharya’s Vinyasa Krama teachings where body flows with breath, forming a seamless practice naturally leading to meditation.

Apart from the qualifications below, I have also completed Meditation Teacher Training through Ananda NZ, based on the teachings of my guru Paramhansa Yogananda. I teach a range of Yoga classes including: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Meditation. My qualifications include: IYTA Dip Yoga Teacher Training (IYTA) BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy 1994 Dip Manual Therapy/PostGrad Dip Acupuncture, Post Grad Studies in Physiotherapy for Woman’s Health.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Maruia Hot Springs - Winter Retreat

Maruia Hot Springs
I have stopped here for decades to enjoy the hot mineral outdoor pools and was so pleased , a year ago , to see the fabulous renovations happening. Kim , James and their business partners  have invested over a million dollars upgrading this very special place into a wellbeing focused retreat destination. 
Check them out at www.maruiahotsprings.nz

Who Should come
For anyone wanting to refresh, rejuvenate and be nourished on the inside and outside. This retreat will cater for all levels of yoga practise – novice to experienced.

Retreat schedule
Friday 10th August
5.00pm arrive/check in
5.30pm Mineral hot springs, sauna , steam bath
6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm Kirtan/Meditation

Saturday 11th
8.00 – 9.30am Vinyas Flow Yoga
9.30 – 10.30am Breakfast
10.45am – Forest walk
12.45 pm Lunch
1.30pm  Free time – spa /forest walk
3.30- 5.00pm Restorative Yoga , Kirtan , meditation
5.00-6.00pm Hot mineral springs
6.00pm Dinner
7.30pm Kirtan/Meditation

Sunday 12th
8.00 – 9.30am Vinyas Flow Yoga
9.30 – 10.30am Breakfast
10.45am – Forest walk
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Mineral hot springs
2.30pm Meditation
3.00pm Finish

Transportation
Maruia is 2.5 hours drive from Nelson and Christchurch.Transportation is not covered in your investment however we will help co-ordinate car pooling. As Maruia is stuated in an alpine winter setting we will advise two days before whether chains are needed.

Retreat cost and Accomodation Options
Based on one person per room the cost for two nights would be:
Classic Room $698.80 (including accommodation, bathing, yoga instruction and food) per person
Deluxe Room $766.80 (including accommodation, bathing, yoga instruction and food) per person

Based on two people sharing the room the cost for two nights would be:
Classic Room $495.66 (including accommodation, bathing, yoga instruction and food) per person
Deluxe Room $529.66 (including accommodation, bathing, yoga instruction and food) per person

Based on three people sharing the room the cost for two nights would be:
Deluxe Room $495.94 (including accommodation, bathing, yoga instruction and food) per person

Food
The workshop will be providing 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and tea breaks. The food will be vegetarian/vegan and we will require you to let us know of any special dietary requirements

What to Bring
Warm winter clothing for outdoor hikes. Swim suit for the spa and mineral baths Yoga mats are provided however you may like your own.

Registration, Payment and Contact details
To secure a place in this workshop please register by contacting Tim or Jeanette. A deposit of $200 is needed to secure your place on this workshop with full payment by Friday 3rd August. 
We will provide you with payment details.

For registration and /or questions please contact Tim at 03 545 2210 , 021977528 , timmaples@gmail.com or Jeanette at 021 771972 kokorostudio1@yahoo.com