These are a variety of workshops developed and presented by the Auckland Yoga Academy teachers or by senior international teachers. The intention is to provide you with the opportunity to examine in detail specific aspects of yoga which will be of benefit to your personal practice. The workshops will have both theoretical and practical components which can be applied to a home practice as well as a class setting.

Registration and payment

You can register for the workshops via our online shop by clicking the ‘Book now’ buttons. You can also register in person at the Auckland Yoga Academy.

Please note, unless special payment details are stated:

  • Full payment is required to register
  • A fee of $40 applies for cancellations more than 4 days prior to the workshop
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations within 4 days of the workshop

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Dena and Jack


“With each breath we shed the weight of collected conditioning and limitation. Slowly disentangling from internal dramas
that create impulsive or unwanted reactions and behaviors. Breaking the patterns that cycle to the same outcomes and discontent.
And ultimately revealing the natural self by the incremental removal of all that obscures it.

It is mindful repetition of practice that permits the depth and potency required to promote this healing and transformation.”


8.00 – 10.45amBREATH: Revision of the basics for both the fresh and the seasoned practitioner. METHODOLOGY: Exploring principals of movement for freedom and longevity. ASANA: An informative part-primary series.
10.45 – 11.30amBreakfast (bring it with you).
11.30am – 1.00pmACTIVE PHILOSOPHY: The integration of a seated practice. The practicalities of spirituality. CHAT & CHANT.

Monday – Thursday 

6.00 – 6.30amMIND: cultivating stillness.
7.00am +PRACTICE: Part conducted concluding in Mysore style, a dance of self-enquiry.


6.00 – 8.15amMIND: cultivating stillness.
7.00am +REPETITION AND RHYTHM: A song of release and rest, of sound and silence.


Full course, 6 classes: $330.00

Sunday only: $110.00

Dena Kingsberg has studied and practiced the traditional method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for 30 years. She’s one of the most advanced students in the world and is certified to teach this discipline by her Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, at that time director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore. Dena, surrounded by the love of her husband Jack (her assistant) and two children, Zoli and Izac, manages to combine her love of yoga and the one for her family, creating a special atmosphere in the classes of acceptance and peace.

She is a teacher of great experience, has a special look for any person, transmitting with sweetness, purity and authenticity the teaching of her master Sri K Pattabhi Jois.