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Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course with Kovido Maddick

Why should we meditate, or practice mindfulness? In this era of change, fear, stress, and uncertainty, we need to be able to stay calm amongst the storm, and be kind to ourselves in the process.  Kovido's programme helps us cultivate a caring relationship with ourselves, with others, and the environment.  We will learn to how to respond calmly/mindfully to stressful situations, rather than react…. there is a long process to being present with yourself, so let us begin now!  Join us at A Y U Dunedin.

Begins Weds 16 Feb, 2022.  Tiered pricing available:

$495 full fee, $395 early bird til Feb 1st

$225 unwaged


200-hour MultiStyle TTCs are on BREAK

Due to the uncertainty of Covid's impact on NZ....

TYNZ is taking a break this year (2022) to focus on other projects .

We do plan to come back with a different multi style structure when we can! Email us to join the waitlist for our next course!

We are hosting shorter courses like MBSR and Men's Mobility. Private sessions available too!

Thank you for 5 years of support, NZ!

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Yin Yoga & Trauma Informed 100-hr Teacher Training

Amanda will be back to AYU this winter!

Yin Yoga has become a very popular yoga style, perhaps because our everyday life is so "yang."  This slow-paced, introspective style of practice targets the deeper connective tissues of the body, and applies gentle stress and long holds to rejuvenate our joints and calm our nerves.

Amanda specialises in Trauma Informed Yoga, Somatic Movement, and Mindfulness Practices.  Join her for this essential look at yoga facilitation.

10 days / 100 hours - July 9 - 19, 2022


Email Amanda at  info@somapsych.org for more info on schedules, fees + curriculum.

Morning Yoga & Mobility Sessions for Men (1200 x 900 px)

Summer Yoga & Mobility for Men

Dunedin Men!

Join Beryl for all levels morning yoga & mobility session twice a week (7am, Tuesdays & Fridays) this summer + Term 1.

Enjoy this 10 week block to set yourself up for the day, and the year.  In times of uncertainty, we all need more tools to be able to handle change, stress, and our physical response to life's chaos.  Come breathe, move and centre yourself, but most importantly, have some fun with your dudes.

Vax passes required, all props provided.

Runs Tues 17 Jan to Fri 25 March, 2022.

Concessions & DropIns available.

PLEASE NOTE - our refund policy allows you to cancel your booking more than 30 days before the start of your course with no penalty (except CC processing fees), but within 30 days your cancelation will forfeit $350, and within 14 days, you will lose your deposit. You can, however, use your payment toward another course in the future. Once the course has begun, there will be no refunds.  Our 'Terms of Enrolment' and payment plans will be mailed to you when you enrol.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE - completion of the 200hr course does not guarantee teaching certification.  We follow Yoga Alliance as well as Trimurti Yoga guidelines to ensure quality standards.  Certification is at the Directors' discretion.

FAQs for the YTTC

Will I be able to teach after completing this course?

Certainly. If you enrol in our YTTC, you will be a Yoga Alliance certified teacher with a 200-hour Certificate of Completion. With this, you can sign up with Yoga Alliance and begin accruing teaching hours, undertake more training, or just keep the certificate as a symbol of your hard work and dedication to health and wellness.

This certification is recognised globally, so you can work abroad! Trimurti Yoga is the perfect first step on your yoga journey. If you already have your 200hr Certification, and you take one of our YACEP courses, you can upload that certificate to YA and add the hours to your dashboard!

The graduates who have the easiest transition to teaching after completion are those that teach what they know, and teach what they practice regularly.

If you are new to yoga, and you don't have a preferred style yet, it will be more challenging to teach straight away... but thats why they call it a PRACTICE.

Do I have to teach after this course?

No, this course is designed to decode the ancient traditions of yoga and explain how even a small daily practice yields BIG results. Many people use this training to deepen their practice and their understanding of yoga as a tool for health and wellbeing. They also have an opportunity to focus on themselves, which is often less of a priority in our busy worlds.

The course is a challenge! It should be. Teaching yoga is HARD, as would be any 'job' that requires such a diverse skills set, as well as a profound respect for the history and traditions of a path so powerful. Embrace the challenge, ​and see how it transforms you, and prepares you for a better life off of the mat.

What does the weekend schedule entail?

We aim to make our courses accessible and available to everyone, so our '10 weekend format' trainings are run over 3-months, with classes held on weekends. We meet from 8am to 6:30pm, with breaks for throughout the day. There is an hour-long break for lunch each day, during which you can step out and grab a bite nearby or eat the lunch you have brought with you in the studio. Coffe, tea and snacks are provided.

For the 200hr TTC, you will have homeworks each week, prepping for the next weekend’s sessions. This work counts toward the 200 hours needed for the course certificate. Other shorter courses have schedules with different hours. Email us for more info!

Are there "exams?"

Yes, there is time to write essays at the end of the course, as well as present your final 'practicum' to the group. You will be more than prepared for both of these assessments after 200 hours of study, learning, and fun.

What if I’ve never practised yoga before?

This course is a great introduction to all things yoga, and a great place to start your yoga journey. We do suggest, however, between now and the first day of class, taking some “beginners yoga” classes on your own or watch/practice with some videos at home to prepare you for the course. Yoga is a big topic and we cover as much as we can fit in!

Should I be concerned about this journey?

Well, this programme has been known to bring up some 'stuff,' and was lovingly knicknamed (in India) a "Total Transformation Course."
Yoga, by nature, can be a glorious path to peace + self reflection, and it can be simultaneously very confronting. Be prepared to have moments of joy, as well as self doubt and discomfort. You must learn to be your own advocate, and ask for support when you need it...the entire teaching team is here for you, for this exact reason.

What if I miss a day of classes?

We understand that life happens and will do our best to get you the information that you’ve missed. However, as per the Yoga Alliance  guidelines, you will have to make up the hours in order to reach the 200 hours needed for course completion and certification.

What is a 'practicum'?

During this course, you will be asked to "teach" a few times along the way, culminating in a final project at the end of the course. It starts out small and basic, and then as you acquire new techniques and skills, and you find your voice, your presentations become more involved. There is FEEDBACK along the way too, this makes people uncomfortable on occasion. This can be conducted in a private setting, if you'd prefer, and is constructive, but supportive and honest. We encourage students to explore the many styles and techniques of yoga, and therefore, we present many options for individualized growth and potential.

What is Trimurti Yoga?

Trimurti Yoga was founded by Karolina Krawczyk and Ajay Sharma, and their multi-style yoga teacher training courses have received top rankings on yogaalliance.org and trueyogareviews.com.

Their success spreads to Bali, now New Zealand, South America, and Europe. We are thrilled to offer their guidance, support and multi-style programme here in Dunedin, for everybody to enjoy.

Beryl Lebowitz Ciccoricco leads the NZ branch of Trimurti Yoga, after first studying with them in 2014. She has written & lead multiple TTCs for Karo and Ajay over her four seasons in India, and is thrilled to be a part of Trimurti’s global family.  Her courses highlight the many talents of local Dunedin teachers, with special guest appearances from Otago University professors, local studio owners, and Trimurti’s renowned yogis from abroad. Beryl is the co-owner of AYU wellness arts event space at 7 Crawford Street, and in this venue TYNZ runs its course calendar. Email us for a visit!

How do I enrol?

First, thank you for reading this page!

Now you can fill out our application form and tell us about your yoga journey so far!

When we confirm your booking, we'll send you payment information.  We accept bank transfer and credit cards only.

Where do I find independent reviews?

You can read reviews and testimonials of our company at trimurtiyoga.com, yogaalliance.org, trueyogareviews.com and Trip Advisor We are also on Instagram and Facebook so please like and follow our pages.