svastha yoga – personalised yoga – yoga therapy – yoga education
“Yoga is the means to bring about a positive shift in the basal well-being of the mind and body” ~ A.G. Mohan
the art of self-care – svastha yoga
Svastha yoga is an integrated and personalised approach to yoga that addresses all aspects of health and well-being. The essence of the practice is the combination of movement, breath and mindfulness, which lays the foundation from which a positive mind-body connection emerges. As a result, we are able to live more fully in the present moment, in harmony with ourselves, with others and with our environment.
The word “Svastha” in Sanskrit literally means “to stay as your self” and refers to the state of optimal health and balance in body and mind. This is an inclusive practice that honours each person’s unique abilities and requirements.
Barbara Coley, an experienced and knowledgeable teacher, founded Svastha Yoga New Zealand in 2006 after training with A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda – Chennai, India. She is passionate about helping her students towards greater health & peace of mind using the wisdom of yoga and ayurveda. Specialising in personalised yoga, Barbara teaches mainly private yoga classes, but also teaches a weekly group class for general health & fitness and a weekly pregnancy yoga class. In addition, she presents regular workshops on yoga as a practice of self-care. Her desire is to educate and inspire you to nurture your own well-being, embrace your individuality and practice in a manner that makes sense to you.
Barbara is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is registered at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance (RYT500). She presents an internationally recognised yoga teacher training program and yoga therapy training program.
“The sense of well-being I now experience, each and every day, is directly attributable to my Svastha yoga practice!” ~ Charles Pulman