Yoga helps you to reduce stress and enjoy
a well balanced life

Yoga brings about integration of the body, mind, and spirit

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” ~ The Bhagavad Gita ~

Regular yoga classes in Richmond, Nelson

Weekend yoga and mindfulness retreats.

Morning, lunchtime, and evening yoga classes

Jamila Knopp Yoga teacher Nelson NZ

Yoga in Richmond

Something for Everyone

Yoga originated in India several thousand years ago. Yoga can be simple and easy. The postures and exercises used are tailored to individual needs. They can be made simple for beginners with no knowledge of Yoga.

I teach a mindful Hatha Yoga, which includes breathing techniques, stretches, postures, and relaxation. 

Would you like to stretch, exercise, and relax? Then yoga could be for you!

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga Helps You Feel Good

Yoga has been recommended as an adjunct to physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, and standard medical treatments for a number of reasons. It has been found to improve one’s quality of life, reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, tension, and back pain. It has also been found to lower heart rate and blood pressure. 

Yoga as Therapy

One of the advantages of yoga as a complementary therapy is its adaptability to patients with a wide variety of physical conditions.

The postures and breathing exercises can be tailored to the person’s needs. Yoga may help with many kinds of physical, emotional, or mental challenges.

Yoga is not a competitive sport, and a good practice is defined as whatever one’s body and mind are capable of giving on a specific day.

We recognise that everyone is unique and encourage each person to practice at their own pace.

What People Say

Jamila's Style of Yoga

I am a fully qualified yoga teacher. I trained in Germany at the Sivananda Yoga-Vidya Centre in 2000.

At the end of 2000, I moved to New Zealand and have been teaching yoga here ever since. 

Like every yoga teacher, I have developed my own style of teaching, which is a form of mindful Hatha yoga based on the Sivananda Yoga style of teaching.  My yoga classes focus on stretching, relaxation and mindfulness. 

I believe everyone can practise yoga, no matter their age or flexibility. My customised style of teaching supports you in working at your level.

Jamila Knopp Yoga & Mindfulness teacher Nelson NZ

Precautions When Practicing Yoga

We make sure that all yoga precautions are followed, including…

  • Asking anyone with a history of heart disease, severe back injuries, inner ear problems or other difficulties with balance, or recent surgery to consult a physician before beginning yoga
  • Pregnant women are shown how to modify their yoga practice
  • Advising that yoga should not be practiced on a full stomach
Pregnant woman doing yoga

Are you ready to make a change?

Do you need help to access the self belief, enthusiasm and passion you need to consistently make empowered choices so that you can be, do or have the things in life and business you most desire?