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Yoga at Mountain Spirit

Suitable for all levels

Autumn Classes 2023

- 7pm Yin
Wednesday - 8am Yin
/ Yang
Friday- 6pm Yin
as a meditation practice
Saturday - 8.30am Yin / Yang

drop-in or 3 class pass is $60

Day Retreats - Join us for a Digital Detox Day Retreat

"Create a clearing in the dense forest of your life"
Slow down, Tune in & Create Space

1st Sunday each month  10am-6pm, $155


In the Yurt, at 250 Hawea Back Road
Max 9ppl - Bookings essential - please text to reserve a spot
0204 111 2669,

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"The class we did for backs released my 20+years chronically tight right psoas" Jos M

"I haven't slept this well in years" Tom  S

"I love my Wednesday morning Yin practice with Amanda. Not only do I feel taller when I leave, the practice of 90 minutes goes so quickly. Each pose is like a mini meditation which leaves me feeling energised for my day' Sarah M

Yin YOGA is a passive practice, involving DEEP STRETCHES held for an average of 3-5 minutes, benefitting the CONNECTIVE TISSUES of your body.  A functional style of yoga, the floor based postures specifically encourage mobility and flexibility and nourish into your joints, spine & the connective tissues of your whole body as well as increasing your overall sense of well-being.  Enjoy long deep stretches that can release both mental and physical tension to nurture your body and mind.

Join us at Mountain Spirit, a Secluded Sanctuary.  Our yoga studio is in a light-filled yurt, in a beautiful and peaceful setting, surrounded by the sounds of nature on the Hawea Back Road. All levels of ability are welcome.


With our attention mostly turned outwards in these busy modern times, the practice of Yin yoga invites you to find balance and create space by bringing your attention inwards and tuning into your body.

"When my mind is quiet, my intuition speaks louder than my fears"

Digital Detox Day Retreat

Slow down, Tune in & Create Space
$155pp, Max 8ppl

In these busy modern times, slowing down, becoming still and paying attention to your inner world is like medicine for the body, heart, mind and soul.

This nurturing day is designed for you to melt into a supportive and healing space to relax and tune in more deeply with your heart and soul. You will feel cared for from the moment you walk into the space. This day will fill you up, ignite a deeper connection with the truth in your heart and invite you to more consciously create a life you can thrive in.

Includes - The entire day of yoga, meditation practices, guided journal writing, nature walk as well as an organic, nourishing shared lunch, teas and snacks.

To book or find out more, contact me, Amanda Richards on 0204 111 2669 or by email, or go to our website


Accommodation available - please get in touch

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"My Yin session, the slower meditative yoga, is the perfect reprieve in this fast paced life we live" Rae-ann S

"Yin with Amanda is a deeply meditative and restorative process for my heart and body. Her gentle, professional guidance through the practice creates a safe space for the Yin practice and for presence to enter." Liz M

Private classes - solo

If you haven't tried yoga before, a private class will introduce you to the poses, with personalised modifications and props specific to your needs or goals. In your own time at home or here in our yurt studio. $70 per session  


Private classes /day retreats- group

Be nurtured and nourished through the practices of yoga, meditation, breath work.  Your time and your space. Get in touch and we can tailor a unique experience for you. Birthday & anniversary celebrations, wedding parties, sports events, girls weekends, reunions - gather a group of friends together and we can create a mini retreat experience specifically for you and your schedule. Fully catered options, can include sailing, hiking, yoga, meditation, journalling, vision boarding, sweat lodge etc. 


"Presence is not something we do with our mind, it is experienced through the body" Eckhart Tolle


Amanda Richards RYT200, B.Sc, Dip.Hom


Amanda Richards has trained with Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark and Joe Barnett, and has studied the teachings of Paul Grilley and Norman Blair. She has been teaching yoga since October 2017. read more...

I look forward to meeting, sharing and practicing with you in this beautiful, peaceful and nourishing space.

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