All our teachers are highly trained and experienced they continue to update their knowledge, training and first aid certificates regularly.
Director of Manipura Yoga Centre. Swami Yogamani Saraswati has been involved with the ancient art and science of Yoga and Meditation for over 38 years.
Her yogic journey began after a fall from a horse at a young age, leaving her with spinal damage. She has both studied and taught extensively both nationally and internationally. She continues to teach across all areas of life from the absolute beginner to the advanced practitioner.
She teaches appropriately to suit the audience, safe, practical, yet achievable blend of practises that reshape, not only the body but the complete personality. Promoting calm so one can live in ease. Passionate about sharing transformational tools for life, her sessions draw from a vast range of ancient practises from physical postures to breath work, meditation and balanced lifestyle. Providing a platform for self responsibility, for ones own health. Yoga more as a lifestyle, that just a weekly exercise. Swami Yogamani also leads a variety of retreats annually and to India. Providing an opportunity to join her, and experience the deeper aspects of yoga and humanitarian work, (Seva, selfless service) in its homeland.
Swami Yogamani is privileged to caretake the residency as Yoga and Meditation Teacher at the Stunning Seafarers Club in Auckland’s Britomart and has held teaching residencies over the years with The John Bolton Theatre School, Read Leap Theatre Company, Popup Globe, and PIPA The Pacific Institute Performing Arts along with other dance and Theatre companies, with long term teaching at Auckland District Health Board to name a few. More recently she has been selected as an Ambassador or Yoga for Lululemon Britomart Auckland and holds regular corporate classes throughout Auckland including a residency at Spark Arena.
Yogamani has been featured in a Cathy Pope jewellery campaign, "Real Women, Real Worlds".
Swami Yogamani has written articles on the Science of Meditation for Canvas and Viva Magazines.
She is also privileged to be an Auckland Marriage Celebrant. Providing bespoke celebration of life and wedding ritual.
Recent Articles by Yogamani
My interest in Yoga began when I was 19 years old when I started regularly attending Yoga Classes. My journey with Yoga has continued since then and it has always felt like a ‘coming home’ for me and has been a large part of my life.
I have had many Great Teachers over the years to whom I am eternally grateful. I have been teaching classes since 1998 upon completing the first level of teacher training and have continued with ongoing training since then to an advanced level. Yoga is such a vast science that there is always more to learn. I love all aspects of Yoga and know it to be a beneficial system, in so many ways, for all. I particularly love working with pregnant women and know from my own experience how beneficial practising Yoga is for the whole Pregnancy and Birthing Experience. Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) is another area that I am passionate about, as it is invaluable for our well-being in the fast paced life styles of today. The most important thing for me with classes is for people to have the experience of Yoga and leave feeling better in themselves, about themselves, the world around them and their place in it.
I discovered yoga when living in Canada where I was introduced to the broad spectrum of yoga, firstly by attending asana classes. This has led to several periods living full-time at ashrams learning about yogic lifestyle in Canada and Australia.
Here in Aotearoa, I found an amazing community of like-minded people and great kirtan. I added to previous studies and completed accreditation with the Australian Yoga Academy in 2010. I am grateful to be able to offer these inspiring and uplifting teachings in the community while they continue to teach and inspire me.
Dhyana has been teaching Yoga for 20 years in a variety of environments, private classes and Corporate, Community and schools.For many years she was based in Auckland, in the Pt Chev area before moving to the Coromandel 7 years ago.She is based in Tairua and teaches classes in both Tairua and Pauanui, throughout the year as well as beach classes during the busy Summers.
She is also an Artist and Author, who divides her life between the things she loves the most.,teaching Yoga and hosting Retreats are an integrated part of her life.
She was trained with Ashram Yoga in all areas of Yoga, Postures Pranayama and Meditation and over the years has developed her own style which is authentic and easy to comprehend.She encourages her students to work at their own level and remain comfortable in all ways to achieve the best results.
Dhyana is honoured to be relief teaching for MYC Yoga alongside colleagues she has a long wonderful history with and looks forward to meeting you all in the near future.
Please contact her for any enquiries of classes in the Coromandel area, and for any upcoming Retreat info.