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Wairua Yoga at Jack’s Point

Written by Margo Berryman

Creating a space for wellbeing, vitality and community connection at Jack’s Point is the intention behind new yoga studio Wairua. 

“Wairua means spirit or soul and here we aim to awaken, connect and embrace our spirit through doing different things like yoga classes, Pilates and ecstatic dance,” says founder and Vinyasa teacher Nadia Cosentino. 

Italian born, Nadia’s extensive background as a certified yoga practitioner has seen her travel the world teaching and she brings a wealth of experience to the new studio.

“ I spent many years in a corporate career in England before problems with my spine and a feeling things in my life were not right eventually led me to yoga. I started favouring a healthier lifestyle and eventually quit my London life heading to India to study yoga.”

“There I learnt all the limbs of yoga including Prana Yama, the asana, meditation and how breath and yoga brings awareness to everything in your life. I became fascinated by yoga at a deeper level and started teaching in India and holding yoga retreats in Tuscany and Thailand.”

Nadia spent several years travelling between Europe and Asia teaching before arriving in New Zealand late 2019. She is relishing the opportunity to settle in Queenstown and bring people together through yoga.

Wairua Yoga studio offers a range of open level classes taught by certified teachers throughout the week including Slow yoga, Dynamic yoga, Ashtanga  and Yin yoga and meditation. 

“ I have always taught an open level class which means everybody is welcome and the teacher gives out variations in every sequence and posture to suit the class. It’s not really about levels but more about experiencing yoga as an eternal practice and connecting within,” she says. “ Our intention is for you to leave these classes feeling nurtured, re-energised and more aware of your own wisdom and strength.”

“Our yoga room has been designed to achieve a state-of-the-art yoga environment and is heated at 20-25 degrees to create a conformable temperature for the body to move. Floor to ceiling glass windows look out over Lake Tewa and we  provide yoga mats and equipment along with a chill out space to enjoy herbal teas and connect with your fellow yogis.”

An introductory offer allows people new to yoga to try out classes during one week and there are monthly unlimited packages and special discounts for Jack’s Point residents.  Registration and bookings online at www.wairuayoga.co.nz

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Margo Berryman