Welcome to Yoga with Karla Brodie

Summer 2024

Feel welcome to come along to weekly classes, monthly events and residential retreats. Classes and are held in Remuera, Auckland, new membership options available.

Beyond in person classes Karla has co-created a journal about Restorative Yoga and conscious rest – An Invitation To Rest | He Tono Kia Okioki and also a gift of practice videos inspired by nature and for your joy.


about yoga

Yoga is a timeless art and science of arriving in the present moment with vivid aliveness. The practice of Yoga provides us with the ground to deepen our understanding of ourselves, others and our environment.

We return to our original state, one of equanimity and wholeness, interconnected to all of life. Through consistent practice of Yoga we may experience our life with presence ease and grace, and throughout difficulty feel well-resourced to respond effectively.

about karla

Karla is an experienced teacher. She has practiced Yoga for nearly three decades and has taught since 2000. Her practical and intuitive approach to teaching leads students to a deeper experiential understanding of breath, balanced posture and integrated movement.

She teaches weekly classes, Restorative Yoga, beginners classes, private lessons, workplace wellness programmes, residential Yoga retreats and Yoga teacher trainings in Auckland and around New Zealand.

About Karla

about the contemporary yoga centre

The Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera, Auckland established in 2015 to offer a sound, in-depth and sustainable approach to weekly Yoga practice. The ongoing vision for the Centre is to offer a welcoming, local Yoga school that serves a diverse community, including free Weekly Wellness Classes for people living with cancer and chronic illness.

The weekly schedule offers a number of beginner friendly classes to acknowledge that understanding the fundamentals is essential to developing a more subtle and refined approach to breathing well, sitting, standing and moving well.

All teachers at Contemporary Yoga are qualified and skilled with understanding the bodies form and function and can work collaboratively with other health care providers around health conditions and recovery. Our classes are welcoming and indivdualized with a maxium of 14 students in any class or course to optimise learning.

Participants in Contemporary Yoga classes develop agility, resilience, mindfulness and a deeper understanding of easeful, functional, graceful movements. Elements of deep rest and meditation are included in the classes to support our everyday full lives. Please view our Contemporary Yoga Centre site for the full centre schedule.

about restorative yoga

Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice to deeply rest and restore the mind and body. Yoga postures are practiced completely supported by blankets and bolsters. This practice is a positive antidote to high levels of stress and fatigue.

Karla has taught Restorative Yoga for 24 years throughout Auckland, she co-facilitates Restorative Yoga retreats and teacher trainings. She is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and innovative teachers of this very nourishing approach to Yoga practice.

About Restorative Yoga

about the contemporary yoga teacher training

Karla is a co-founder of the  Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training. Contemporary Yoga facilitates comprehensive and internationally accredited 200 hour and specialist Yoga teacher trainings.  The programmes developed through an intention to offer teacher trainees an integrated approach to the art, science, philosophy and tradition of Yoga practice and teaching.

Our next 200 hour teacher training commences in July 2024 at our training venue in St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand. The core faculty include Neal Ghoshal, Sam Loe, Haidee Stairmand and Karla.

Beyond the essential 200 hour training, Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training offers personal and professional development intensives and community learning in Restorative Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and more. All primary tutors offer ongoing mentoring in personal practice and developing a professional teaching practice.

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