Your count to help us reach 108,000 Sun Salutations


Namaste / Kia Ora,


Dear Participant,


Thank you all for participating in 2020 Yogathon NZ - Health for Humanity. Last two weeks have shown us a tremendous response for yoga from all over New Zealand. It has been an amazing journey, which is coming to an end on Saturday 27th June. Hopefully the interest in yoga continues. 


At the beginning of this two weeks, we set ourselves a challenge to see if we can do 108,000 sun salutations collectively - as one New Zealand. We have had 3-4 daily classes online and in person with the objective to try and bring yoga to everyone regardless of where we are and regardless of age and ability. 


It is time to check-in and see how we have done as a country.  


Please send us your total count of Sun Salutations by Monday 29th June. 


What is one round of Sun Salutation?

  • Yogathon considers 12 steps as one round of Surya Namaskar(Sun Salutation).

  • Some of you do 24 steps in one round. Right leg first and then the whole round with left leg. If you are practicing this way, we will consider it as two rounds. Please double your count if you do 24 steps in one round. 

  • Some of you do 10 steps as one round and that's also acceptable as one round. 

You can submit your total count with one of the options below.

  1. https://forms.gle/v4KLQEkveSGRaHf78

  2. At our website https://www.yogathon.org.nz/p/submit-our-count.html

  3. Or email us at yogathon.nz@gmail.com 

  4. Or send a text with your name at 0223419447 


Every Sun Salutation counts. Thank you very much for contributing to us achieving our goal. 

108,000 Sun Salutations Collectively!


Please watch the space, we will be sharing our total count by Friday 3rd July. 


Best Regards,

 

Yogathon Team


Free ONLINE classes every day, Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, Music and much more.

Session Time


Saturday 13th


07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Yoga with Myff

11.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Sun Salutation with Meghana 

05.00 PM to 06.00 PM

Yoga with Ajay



Sunday 14th

08.30 AM to 09.30 AM

Sun Salutation with Sannyasi Pragyadharaa

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Yoga for Elders with Mangala

03.45 PM to 04.45PM

Yogathon with HSS





Monday 15th

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Manipura Hatha Tantra Flow with Yonatan

9.30 AM to 11.00 AM

Yoga with Cornelia (In Person)

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Meditation by Giulia

03.00 PM to 04.00PM

Karolina Nilsson Yoga

05.30 PM to 07.00PM

Yoga class for Beginners by Yoga in Daily Life Kapiti



Tuesday 16th

07.00 AM to 08.30 AM

Kundalini Yoga With Elena

12.00 AM to 12.30 PM

Return to Silence meditation with Pablo

06.00 PM to 07.00 PM

Slow Flow Vinyasa with Mikayla





Wednesday 17th

07.00 AM to 08.30 AM

Total Mind Body Session with Mamta Bhikha

09.30 AM to 11.00 AM

Nithya Dhyan Meditation with Ma Kaladevi

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Art Yoga by Giulia and Dinny

03.30 PM to 04.30 PM

Hatha Yoga with Mangala (Cancelled)

05.30 PM to 06.30 PM

Core Strength session with Ajay

07.00 PM to 07.30 PM

Mantra Meditation - Gayatri with Ceremony 


Thursday 18th

07.00 AM to 08.15 AM

Morning Flow with Sofi 

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Gentle Hatha Flow with Ocean Inward

5.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Hatha Flow with Jagriti 



Friday 19th

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Sun Salutation with Ajay

09.00 AM to 10.00PM

Gentle Vinyasa with Kawatiri Yoga

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Guided Meditation by Giulia

04.30 PM to 05.00 PM

Mantra Singing with Dr Ranjana

05.30 PM to 06.30 PM

Yoga for Mind Body and Soul with Abhishek from Nara Health

07.00 PM to 10.00 PM

Kirtan (Mantra Chanting) by Helen 

Free Dance by Helen and Sofi






Saturday 20th

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Yoga with Myff (In-person at Kawai Purapura 14 Mills Lane, Albany

07.30 AM to 09.00 AM

Yoga with Swami Karma Karuna

09.00 AM to 10.30 AM

Nithya Kriya for Healing & Immunity

11.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Sun Salutation with Meghana 

03.30 PM to 05.00 PM

Tantric Hatha with Amy Bassett

05.30 PM to 06.30 PM

Hatha Flow with Jagriti 











Sunday 21st International Day of Yoga

6.30 AM Ganesh mantra and Gayatri Mantra by Pathman Iyer

7.00 AM 108 Surya Namaskar - Multilingual with Multiple Teachers

9.00 AM Transformational Yoga® With Utkarsh

10.00 AM Datta Kriya Yoga with Nagraj Amble

10.30 AM Indian High Commission Yoga Day Celebration

11.00 AM Health for Humanity Dr Pooja

12.00 PM Chair Yoga by Art Of Living

12.30 PM Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical Dance) workshop by Athulya Mohan

1.00 PM Yoga session in Te Reo Maori

2.00 PM Havan (Fire Ceremony) and Chanting organised by

Sannyasi Pragyadhara and Sacred Earth Retreat

3.30 PM Art Yoga workshop (Ideal for Kids and Family) with Giulia and Dinny

4.30 PM Talk: The Healing Hands - Mudras for Healthby Dr Ramesh Sharma

4.50 PM Talk: Effects of Yoga on Health and Disease by Dr Rajendra Prasad

5.10 PM A talk with Swami Vidyanand founder of World Yoga Federation

5:30 PM Yin Yoga Hannah from Kawatiri Yoga

6:30 PM Meditation by Art Of Living

7:00 PM Music by Ceremony Serena Woods



Monday 22nd

9.30 AM to 11.00 AM

Yoga with Cornelia (In Person)

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Meditation by Giulia

05.30 PM to 07.00PM

Beginner Yoga series in HIndi with Anamika


Tuesday 23rd

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Hatha Vinyasa with Mikayla

06.00 PM to 07.00 PM

Slow Flow Vinyasa with Mikayla




 Wednesday 24th

07.00 AM to 08.30 AM

Start the day strong with Wendy Vermeulen

11.00 AM to 12.30PM

Yoga Class in Mandarin with Crystal

05.30 PM to 06.30 PM

Art Yoga by Giulia and Dinny

07.00 PM to 07.30 PM

Mantra Meditation - Gayatri with Ceremony 


Thursday 25th

07.00 AM to 08.15 AM

Yoga with Erin Fairley

12.15 PM to 01.15 PM

Total Mind Body Session with Mamta Bhikha

5.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Minds over Mats Yoga with Ange





Friday 26th

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Yoga with Ajay (Online and In-person at Kawai Purapura 14 Mills Lane, Albany)

09.00 AM to 10.00PM

Gentle Vinyasa with Kawatiri Yoga

11.00 AM to 12.00PM

Guided Meditation by Giulia

12.00PM to 01.00 PM

Gentle Hatha Flow with Ocean Inward








Saturday 27th

07.00 AM to 08.00 AM

Yoga with Myff (Online and In-person at Kawai Purapura 14 Mills Lane, Albany)

09.00 AM to 10.30 AM

Yoga for Children from Nithyananda Gurukul

11.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Hatha Yoga with Meghana 

12.00 PM to 01.30 PM

Indian Classical Dance workshop for beginners with Athulya Mohan

12.30 PM to 01.30 PM

Yoga Psychology with Catia Batalha

04.00 PM to 05.00 PM

Yoga Sadhana with Swami Mahesh Yogi in Hindi

5.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Transformational Yoga with Ranjileen

07.00 PM to 08.00 PM

Kirtan with Indu and Arjuna


To Find the class detail please check our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/YogathonNZ/events/

Yogathon New Zealand 2020 goes virtual starting this Saturday

Yogathon – Health for Humanity with a nationwide collective target to do 108,000 repetition of the Surya Namaskar, sun salutations, is back with the twist this year.

 

“In 2019, we were successful in meeting and exceeding our national target with participation from over 20 cities around the country. This year we are planning to make it even more accessible by making the event online,” said Ajay Agrahari, Yogathon NZ National Coordinator.

 

Adjusting to the environment we found ourselves over the past month, we have seen an increase in demand of online access to yoga classes, enabling people to practice in their own space and time.

 

Yogathon NZ - Health for Humanity will be running from Saturday 13th until Saturday 27th. The Yogathon NZ Facebook page http://facebook.com/YogathonNZ and website  www.yogathon.org.nz has more detailed information on a centre near you as well as online session timetable.

 

“There has never been a more appropriate time to talk about Health for Humanity and this event presents us with a unique opportunity to participate in, as well as create a time where the essence of Yoga can be shared with as many New Zealanders as possible,” said Auckland coordinator, Komal Shah.

 

For the returning teachers, participants, schools and hosts, thank you so much for your continued support over the past 10 years. It is due to your contributions that this event has gained such momentum in our country.

 

For our new teachers, volunteers, schools, participants, hosts… WELCOME.

 

“This year, in addition to participating studios and teachers opening their doors to people, our team is bringing daily, free yoga classes. There will be Facebook Live and Zoom sessions daily – in different languages including Te Reo, Mandarin, Hindi, Tamil and of course English,” added Ajay Agrahari.

 

“Along with Hatha Yoga, the physical yoga as we know it, other forms of Yoga such as meditation, mantra chanting, silence, laughter yoga will all form a part of the two weeks sessions that we offer online.”

 

“Making our classes and sessions relevant to everyone is important to being true to our theme – Health for Humanity. So will have sessions that allow people of all abilities to join in and participate,” said Kiran Thakrar, Wellington coordinator.

 

What is Yogathon

 

For the past 10 years, Yogathon has been creating awareness about Yoga and its benefits for health and wellbeing.  

 

During the two-week event, individuals participate in performing Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), counting the number of the times they have performed a cycle of the sun salutation with the aim of collectively performing 108,000 repetitions as one New Zealand.

 

During the 2-week, Yogathon NZ organises free Yoga classes at participating Yoga studios, venues, etc. to introduce people of all abilities to yoga, providing a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn.

The Surya Namaskars can be done as groups or as individuals either at home, school, classes conducted by yoga teachers, public venues, work places or anywhere where there are willing participants.

 

 

Yogathon 2020

 

In addition to the ways Yogathon NZ has previously been conducted, in 2020, online classes will also be hosted. These will allow participants to learn about Yoga in the comfort of their own homes and in line with physical distancing guidelines as well.

 

Additionally, a 12-hour online Yogathon NZ mega event is also planned as a New Zealand-first event.

 

“We have also got very exciting new things for our future yogis and an announcement for that will be coming soon,” commented Ajay Agrahari.

 

 

How many sun salutations can you do?

 

Participating is easy as 1, 2, 3:

1.   Register online as an individual or a group

2.   Do sun salutations every day of the 2-weeks

3.   Tell the Yogathon NZ team how many you have done from 13 – 26 June.

 

There are several in-person and inline sessions available. Please stay tuned with the Yogathon NZ Facebook page to get the most up-to-date information and see what is happening every day.

 

Thank you,

Ajay Agrahari

National Coordinator

Yogathon New Zealand

Yogathon.nz@gmail.com

+64 223 419 447

 

 

 

Best Regards,

Yogathon NZ Team

www.yogathon.org.nz

http://facebook.com/YogathonNZ