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Yoga Academy (New Zealand)

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Auckland, New Zealand

Types of Yoga Taught

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

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ENGLISH

About Yoga Academy (New Zealand)

The Yoga Academy was founded in 1991.  The Yoga Academy has daily classes in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. We teach the traditional form of Ashtanga Yoga with alignment, including Mysore and talked through classes. Our Hatha Yoga classes are characterized by precise...

The Yoga Academy was founded in 1991. 

The Yoga Academy has daily classes in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. We teach the traditional form of Ashtanga Yoga with alignment, including Mysore and talked through classes. Our Hatha Yoga classes are characterized by precise alignment and attention to detail.

We have been registered with the Yoga Alliance since 2005 (RYS200 and RYS500). Our Training Director Jude Hynes ERYT500 supervises and teaches the Courses, with Peter Nilsson ERYT500 who is founder and director of The Yoga Academy.

First Registered March 2004

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Akiko Kosaki Jul 17, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Martina Apr 02, 2022

    The absolute best teachers! I loved the experience from the beginning until the end. So much knowledge, passion for the practice and real loving community. The amount of quality information these guys gave me is impressive. They filled my heart and literally changed my life, in better.

    • General Comments

      The absolute best teachers! I loved the experience from the beginning until the end. So much knowledge, passion for the practice and real loving community. The amount of quality information these guys gave me is impressive. They filled my heart and literally changed my life, in better.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Apr 02, 2022
    Thank you Martina. The teachings of the the Yoga Sutras are indeed transformative by nature and when done as a dedicated practice in which one embraces all the limbs of the tree of yoga the practices are indeed very fruitful and for that we too are inspired and thankful. We appreciate your words and sentiment greatly. 🙏 Practice, practice practice”, as our teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois says - “and all is coming!”
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Yoga For Everyone Angelica Jan 22, 2022

    My experience with the yoga academy training was extremely positive. With teachers with over 30 years of experience they provide a full time program that includes a lot of anatomy studies, using anatomy concepts to put in practice with students. What I would recommend the most about the yoga academy apart from the excellent teachers is that you are immerse in a beautiful community. Learning Yoga Philosophy, the 8 limbs of yoga, yamas and niyamas , from teachers who walk their talk and every single day show you with their own practice in the school how to become a good and professional yoga teacher being the best version of yourself.

    • General Comments

      My experience with the yoga academy training was extremely positive. With teachers with over 30 years of experience they provide a full time program that includes a lot of anatomy studies, using anatomy concepts to put in practice with students. What I would recommend the most about the yoga academy apart from the excellent teachers is that you are immerse in a beautiful community. Learning Yoga Philosophy, the 8 limbs of yoga, yamas and niyamas , from teachers who walk their talk and every single day show you with their own practice in the school how to become a good and professional yoga teacher being the best version of yourself.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Jan 23, 2022
    Thanks Angelica, a wonderful review. Namaste, Peter.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dorothea Migge Dec 20, 2021

    Im very grateful that I decided to start my yoga teaching journey at the Yoga Academy Auckland. It was an intense year, where I learned so much and really got to know myself. Jude has a wonderful ability to share her life long experiences and knowledge. The training is highly professional and well structured with a perfect mix of all aspects a teacher training needs. The possibility to experience your first teachings live in class under the guidance of Jude and Peter was a very valuable part of the training program. Looking back today, I am 100% convinced that this was the best decision. The teacher training enabled me to further grow into my own practice and step by step to build up my own teaching style. The support of the teachers at the Yoga Academy gave and still give me the confidence and strength to continue this path. Living now in Germany, where I still practice and teach, I highly appreciate the value of that profound training and remember my teachers every time I step on my mat.

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      Im very grateful that I decided to start my yoga teaching journey at the Yoga Academy Auckland. It was an intense year, where I learned so much and really got to know myself. Jude has a wonderful ability to share her life long experiences and knowledge. The training is highly professional and well structured with a perfect mix of all aspects a teacher training needs. The possibility to experience your first teachings live in class under the guidance of Jude and Peter was a very valuable part of the training program. Looking back today, I am 100% convinced that this was the best decision. The teacher training enabled me to further grow into my own practice and step by step to build up my own teaching style. The support of the teachers at the Yoga Academy gave and still give me the confidence and strength to continue this path. Living now in Germany, where I still practice and teach, I highly appreciate the value of that profound training and remember my teachers every time I step on my mat.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Dec 20, 2021
    Thanks Dorothea We are continuing to embrace our aim to pass on the traditional teachings of yoga to those younger on the path and we are so happy to hear that you have continued over the years to practice and teach. We appreciate your support and send our aroha to you and your family. Om Siva, Siva om.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Florencia Navarro Dec 09, 2021

    Amazing school to do the training. The teachers are very professional, with lots of knowledge- and kindness! It is just amazing to find a place where you feel safe and supported to go through this journey that is not just technical but also personal and spiritual-if you choose to. Very grateful for this experience in the Academy!!

    • General Comments

      Amazing school to do the training. The teachers are very professional, with lots of knowledge- and kindness! It is just amazing to find a place where you feel safe and supported to go through this journey that is not just technical but also personal and spiritual-if you choose to. Very grateful for this experience in the Academy!!
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Dec 09, 2021
    Thank you Florencia- we certainly love sharing our thirty years of experience so the traditional teachings continue to be passed down to younger seekers who are dedicated practitioners.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Maeva Franco Aug 20, 2021

    It has been an amazing training, with a very professional teachers, always there to help and make sure that everyone understand. Lots of patience, competence and knowledge. I’ve learnt a lot and still by know

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      It has been an amazing training, with a very professional teachers, always there to help and make sure that everyone understand. Lots of patience, competence and knowledge. I’ve learnt a lot and still by know
  • 5 out of 5
    By: bryony cotton Apr 01, 2021

    Studying at the Yoga Academy has provided a board understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. The course was extremely detailed and nourishing. As an individual I have grown with the teachings. I would highly recommend this school. It’s the perfect course to start your yoga journey! ... and you will be guided and mentored ever step of the way :)

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      Studying at the Yoga Academy has provided a board understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. The course was extremely detailed and nourishing. As an individual I have grown with the teachings. I would highly recommend this school. It’s the perfect course to start your yoga journey! ... and you will be guided and mentored ever step of the way :)
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Apr 01, 2021
    Thanks Bryoni we loved having you on our course go well.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alyona Sobol Mar 15, 2021

    I am very glad I did yoga teacher training in Yoga Academy and strongly recommend it. Amazing curriculum program and structure as well as practical classes where you apply anatomy and other knowledge and learn how to do adjustments. Very important that you have opportunity to practice in real class as yoga teacher, get feedback and sharpen your skills. In my opinion one year part time teacher training course give opportunity to immerse in yoga fully, to feel benefits with your own body and mind, understand and digest immense amount of information and implement it in practice. It’s a beautiful community as well, there are always supportive knowledgeable teachers around if you have any questions. I found new friends, learned lots of things including new recipes from my lovely international group and I really changed myself during this year, I feel more energetic and healthier and most importantly I learned tools how to bring myself to balance. Thank you.

    • General Comments

      I am very glad I did yoga teacher training in Yoga Academy and strongly recommend it. Amazing curriculum program and structure as well as practical classes where you apply anatomy and other knowledge and learn how to do adjustments. Very important that you have opportunity to practice in real class as yoga teacher, get feedback and sharpen your skills. In my opinion one year part time teacher training course give opportunity to immerse in yoga fully, to feel benefits with your own body and mind, understand and digest immense amount of information and implement it in practice. It’s a beautiful community as well, there are always supportive knowledgeable teachers around if you have any questions. I found new friends, learned lots of things including new recipes from my lovely international group and I really changed myself during this year, I feel more energetic and healthier and most importantly I learned tools how to bring myself to balance. Thank you.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Mar 15, 2021
    Thanks Alyona, it was great to have you on the Course.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Echo Tong Jan 25, 2021

    It’s a life changing course, I had a wonderful year studying in Yoga Academy, I’ve learnt a lot of philosophy, Anatomy, pranayama and meditation which are bring me into another level of understanding of yoga. I’m appreciate and grateful for all the knowledge and love from all the teachers here as well, big big love. Namaste🙏.

    • General Comments

      It’s a life changing course, I had a wonderful year studying in Yoga Academy, I’ve learnt a lot of philosophy, Anatomy, pranayama and meditation which are bring me into another level of understanding of yoga. I’m appreciate and grateful for all the knowledge and love from all the teachers here as well, big big love. Namaste🙏.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Jan 26, 2021
    Thanks Echo we loved having you on the course.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Maeva Franco Sep 30, 2020

    Yoga Academy is an incredible school, very professional, very patient and kind with a precise sens of details. The knowledge of the teachers is impeccable, genuine, complete. I learn more in 6 months about the human body, the mental and the emotional health than in my whole life. Very helpful and always ready to give the advices that you need. I recommend the Yoga Academy (New Zealand) to anyone who is looking for something professional and complete. Namaste.

    • General Comments

      Yoga Academy is an incredible school, very professional, very patient and kind with a precise sens of details. The knowledge of the teachers is impeccable, genuine, complete. I learn more in 6 months about the human body, the mental and the emotional health than in my whole life. Very helpful and always ready to give the advices that you need. I recommend the Yoga Academy (New Zealand) to anyone who is looking for something professional and complete. Namaste.
    School response
    Yoga Academy (New Zealand)
    Oct 02, 2020
    Thanks Maeva we have very much enjoyed having you on our RYS200 Course.
First Registered March 2004

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 70

By Akiko Kosaki RYT® 200

Jul 17, 2022

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By Martina RYT® 200

Apr 02, 2022

The absolute best teachers! I loved the experience from the beginning until the end. So much knowledge, passion for the practice and real loving community. The amount of quality information these guys gave me is impressive. They filled my heart and literally changed my life, in better. Full Review

All Reviews (70)

Teaching Staff

Jude Hynes

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Peter Nilsson

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Hui Zhang

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (3)

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