Welcome to Yoga with Karla Brodie


A wild and powerful few years on the planet and a potent time to continue to tend to our personal and community wellbeing. Growing food for bees and humans seems sensible, as too a regular yoga practice. I will offer a series of weekly online and in-person classes from February. I have also co-created a gift of practice videos inspired by nature and for your joy.

About online learning

This continues to be a time of responsible action for the wellbeing of you, your family, friends and community, please take good care.

“Be on the edge of balance. we wake up here. Not always in the slipstream of unconscious competence.”

Karla Brodie

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 content, 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 a skilled and experienced teacher. She has practiced yoga for over 25 years taught for 21 years. 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 courses, 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 was 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 a ‘youth yoga’ class and 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 the teachers at Contemporary Yoga are qualified and skilled with understanding the bodies form and function and can work collaboratively with other health care proiders around health conditions and recovery. Our classes are welcoming and indivdualized with a maxium of 16 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. Classical 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 21 years throughout Auckland, she co-faciliates restorative yoga retreats and teacher trainings. She is one of New Zealands most experienced 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 programme 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 January 2022 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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