Wellness Movement
Sue Hallas
Iyengar Yoga Teacher
About me
Like so many yoga practitioners, I find the human body and mind to be sources of intense curiosity and wonder. I'm fortunate because my passions and work coincide – I teach Iyengar Yoga, I teach anatomy and physiology to yoga teachers and other body workers in NZ and abroad, and I help people with injuries or medical conditions through the therapeutic application of yoga.

Yoga first became part of my life back in the 1970s.
In the 1990s, I was awarded my Introductory Teaching Certificate by the Iyengar Yoga Association of NZ (http://iyengar-yoga.org.nz/) and in November of 2018, I gained my Junior Intermediate 2 Teaching Certificate. Through the years, I have been inspired and nourished by local and visiting senior Iyengar teachers, including Geeta Iyengar, Pixie Lilas, Glenn Ceresoli, Gulnaaz Dashti, and Rosie Holland. And I have benefited immensely from studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, the 'home' of Iyengar Yoga. There, I had the great privilege of learning at the very feet of members of the Iyengar family and community.

I bring my years of experience as a tutor of anatomy and physiology to each class and recently, I widened my knowledge base, completing the 3-year "Iyengar Yoga Therapy" course with Stephanie Quirk. In 2017, Ms Quirk came to Nelson, and I was able to reinforce my learning about therapeutics to better support students on their yoga path.

Known for its focus on precision, alignment, sequencing, and the use of simple props, Iyengar Yoga is adaptable for people of any age, of any body type, or with limitations of some sort. It builds strength, flexibility, balance, stamina, and – just as importantly – awareness and equanimity.
Iyengar Yoga General Level
Tuesdays 9:30-11am.
Wednesdays 10:30-12pm


These classes are designed for anyone who practices Iyengar Yoga. Sometimes more meditative and with longer holds in asanas, sometimes freer and with a focus on faster mobility, each class is different, but all include Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) and end in Savasana, to allow students to reap the benefits of the class.

Cost $17 casual; $80 for a 5-class card, $140 for a 10-class card (3 month expiry)
Drop-ins and casual students welcome. Please email me on seahallas@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Beginners'-Plus Iyengar yoga course
Daytime, 11-week course
Thursdays 3-4:30pm
Next course: 17 January to 28 March
Cost $132

This course is designed for beginners to yoga and/or to the Iyengar method, and people who have had a long break from yoga and want to revisit the basics. Each class builds on the previous one, introducing basic asanas to develop an increasing awareness of the body. The sessions are a mixture of demonstrations and periods of 'doing' and end in 5–10 minutes of deep relaxation.
Pregnant women are very welcome, just contact Sue to confirm that the course suits where you are at in your pregnancy.

Email me on seahallas@gmail.com to book a place and to learn more.
Iyengar Yoga Experience+ Level
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm
First class for 2019 will be 9 January

These classes are for the serious Iyengar Yoga practitioner. We explore the more challenging asanas, in terms of flexibility, strength and balance while developing a deeper awareness of mind and body. Each class includes inversions, so students must regularly practice these. Please contact Sue before attending to check that the level is appropriate for you and that there are places (space is limited).

Cost $17 casual; $80 for a 5-class card, $140 for a 10-class card (3 month expiry for both). Email Sue on seahallas@gmail.com.
027 688 4775
seahallas@gmail.com


Contact me with any questions about classes, courses and bookings.

I will be glad to help.
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