Upcoming Events and Schedule



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Yoga Fundamentals Mini Workshop: Inversions

Saturday October 19, 2019, 3-5pm

 Venue: Taiji Studio, 40 Benedicts St, Newton

Tickets now available on Eventbrite 

Inversions form an integral part of yoga practice. The journey to going upside down is built upon knowledge, skill and confidence. Many yoga practitioners exclude inversions from their weekly practice when one of these elements is missing. This 2 hour workshop will help address this gap. Here is your opportunity to learn within a safe environment how to start an inversion practice whatever your current skill level and ability may be, and to appreciate how inversions can be enjoyed at any stage of your yoga journey.  Employing similar principles that the previous Yoga Fundamentals Arm-Balancing Mini Workshop was based upon, this workshop will help you distinguish and evolve both a skill and strength based practice suited to your current needs. This is best suited to (i) all practitioners who have an ongoing practice – new* or experienced (ii) past students who have attended workshops run by Ewa (iii) those who currently practice with Ewa. If you’ve never done yoga, this workshop is better appreciated after attending Ewa’s Yoga Fundamentals Course. For more on this course please check www.ewabigioyoga.com . For those keen to proceed with the next Yoga Fundamentals Mini Workshop on Handstands, this workshop is highly recommended.

*for those with less than 12 months yoga experience, please apply via email to ewalyhb@gmail.com to discuss your eligibility for this workshop.

Jam packed with drills and information to help you master the fundamentals of going upside down, make sure to book ahead for these mini workshops to help boost your practice!

More details to be released closer to time, email ewalyhb@gmail.com to go on wait list, numbers limited and first workshop on arm-balancing sold out.


Yoga Fundamentals Mini Workshop: Arm Balancing


Learn the fundamental principles of a successful yoga arm-balancing practice. Understand the differences between a skill-based and strength-based practice and through this awareness identify key techniques to help build both confidence and proficiency in arm- balancing poses. This workshop is suited to all skill and strength levels including beginners, novices and intermediate practitioners looking to advance their yoga practice. It is also a great option for anyone looking to add a different dimension to their strength training. Though this workshop does not cover handstands, it is an excellent foundational workshop for those keen to progress towards a handstand practice which will be explored in a later workshop. 

Yoga Fundamentals 2019 Intake 1

The dates for Yoga Fundamentals 2019 Intake 1 have now been released:

Sunday May 5th

Sunday May 12th

Sunday May 19th

Sunday May 27th

Sunday June 9th all taking place between 4 – 5:30pm

For more on the course, visit this page and for feedback go here

Kino in Auckland Friday April 5 – 7, 2019


Kino in New Zealand

I am delighted and honoured to be hosting this yoga luminary next April right here in Auckland! The first batch of tickets for the All Weekend Immersion Pass is now available until sold out on Eventbrite

Outline of workshops:


6:00PM – 8:00PM 

Twist into Your Center

Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the

mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between

activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy

technique to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while

creating solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the

body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with

many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some

challenging arm balances!


10:00AM – 12:00PM 

Ashtanga MagicBreath, Posture and Focal Point (practice and discussion)

Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the

Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture

(asana) and focal point (dristhi). Break down the energetic alignment

of key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method and build the foundation

for a meditative, awareness based practice. Starting off with the Sun

Salutations and progressing through the Standing Postures, Kino guides

you into a devotional practice that mergers the physical and subtle

bodies and honors tradition while embodying the present. All levels.

1:00PM – 3:00 PM 

Hip to Be Square: Love, Accept and Open Your Hips (workshop)

Accessing the deep release and openness that hip rotation requires is

a unique combination of anatomical knowledge and inner peace. Join

this class to learn the right information and, more importantly, the

right frame of mind to hip opening from. Gain access to the deep

muscles within the pelvis and learn to relax and release your hips. Be

ready for a deep journey into the inner body complete with a detailed

muscular and skeletal technique and the subtle body of emotions and

energy. Learn how to create the safe space of patience, kindness and

tolerance in the deepest regions of the pelvis and watch your hips



10:00AM – 12:00PM 

Ashtanga Primary Series

Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful

emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the

journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga

practice and be  prepared to sweat.

1:00PM – 3:00PM 

Handstand LoversWorkshop

No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength

and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to

martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of

alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a

love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable

handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while

balancing on your hands.  Leave with a strength building program that

you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to

support your handstanding journey.


Event delegates have an option to book accomodation at discounted rates ranging from $168.00 (inc. GST) for a studio to $208.00 (inc. GST) for a junior suite, at The Quality Hotel Parnell where the event is being held. You will need to email reservations@theparnell.co.nz or telephone 093033789 or 0800 50 44 66 and quote Ref: 3525864 in order to access special rates. Please note this offer is not available for booking online. You must email or telephone and quote the special Reference code to access the special rate for the event.

Please email ewalyhb@gmail.com or call 006421833966 to speak to Ewa if you have any questions or require any assistance in relation to the event.