Bookings are not required, although spaces may be limited. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts.
YOGA & PILATES CLASSES
At Mahana we endeavor to offer many different styles and levels of yoga and pilates, so as everyone can find a class best suited to them. Please inform your teacher if you have any form of injury or illness, or if you are pregnant before beginning a class. It is important that you listen to your body, and respect its limits on any given day.
At Mahana we predominantly practice and teach Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga uses dynamic and fluid movements to create strength and flexibility in the body.
Each of our qualified and experienced yoga teachers draw on their own backgrounds and lineages across many styles of yoga to deliver creative and unique classes that accommodate all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners.
Relax and explore long, deep, passive stretching of the connective tissues and fascia. Poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes with the aid of props such as blankets, blocks and bolsters.
There is a strong meditative element to this style of yoga, which will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and restored.
Yin Yoga is great for students who want to balance out busy lifestyles, increase flexibility and is also great for those who are new to yoga or who may be working with injuries.
YIN : NIDRA - This class ends with Yoga Nidra, a guided healing relaxation journey.
Barre is a complete Barre Fitness class that combines the best of Pilates, Fitness Training and Ballet.
This is a challenging, dynamic and holistic workout designed to achieve a toned, lean, supple, fit and balanced body.
Using the ballet barre, resistance bands and Pilates balls it integrates the fundamentals of Pilates with cardio intervals, core work, functional exercises and dance to create a total body workout.
Be prepared to have fun and sweat!
Ashtanga yoga is a practice passed down from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. In this class, students practice an
exact sequence of postures via verbal cueing. The series starts with sun salutations, which prepare the body for stronger postures later in the series.
Ashtanga is a strong practice for dedicated students who want to go deeper towards enlightenment.
The Pilates method is a form of exercise which uses the body weight and other equipment to strengthen and tone the entire body with an emphasis on building a strong core.
Pilates is a safe and low-impact form of exercise for people of any age, gender and fitness level as each class provides a variety of modifications to suit different levels and individual needs.
Pilates is perfect for toning, lengthening, increasing flexibility, preventing injury, aiding in weight loss and the developing a strong body and mind.
New to Mahana Yoga Loft
Things to know for your first yoga or barre session
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class starts to register and get settled on your mat as classes start on time
Unfortunately, late arrivals will not be granted entry into the class once the door to the studio space has closed
Please leave your belongings in the storage shelves provided
As a courtesy to others, make sure your phone is switched off or on silent at all times in the studio space
Please wear light weight, non-restrictive clothing as this will enable you to get the most out of your class. We do have a small retail yoga apparel boutique
Bring your yoga mat, some studio yoga mats are provided for use, free of charge if you do not have your own
Bring your water bottle as we have filtered water facilities
Bring a sweat towel if you feel you may need it
As a courtesy to our neighbors we ask that you do not park in front of the local shops. Plenty of parking spaces are available across the road and along Papamoa Beach.