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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Open Your Heart

Sunday, October 29th
Creative Yoga Studio, 6D Main Street, Katikati
$25 – with proceeds contributing to the Breast Cancer Foundation

For a good cause…

Join us for a 75 minute heart opening ALL levels Restorative Yoga Class taught by Dana & Billie to raise awareness for BREAST CANCER IN NZ.

You will be guided through a gentle yoga sequence to encourage rest & relaxation with bolsters, blankets to help & support your practice.

Accompanied by Tenneille with live music.

Followed up with a light snack & herbal teas.

Spaces are limited so booking is required by October 22nd

You can book your space via email:

Spring Equinox Free Yoga Event

Come join the team at Creative Yoga for a lovely morning of fun, laughter, live music, yoga, meditation, henna artwork and a shared lunch!

Event Timetable:

  • 10am – 10.30am Guided Meditation w/ Suzanne
  • 11am – 11.30am Family fun Yoga w/Dana & Billie
  • 11.45am – 12.30pm Beginners Spring Flow w/ Anna, Dana, Billie
  • 12.30-1pm Shared Lunch & music

Please bring a blanket + Yoga mat/or towel

We look forward to sharing this day & event with our community.

Meet Billie!

Our Creative Yoga family is growing, and we are happy to welcome Billie Buckthought as our new instructor. Billie will be teaching two classes per week:

  • a NEW Energising Yoga class on Tuesdays @ 6.30am; and
  • our Relaxing Yoga class on Wednesdays @ 6.30pm (NEW time!).

Here is a little more about Billie:

Billie has recently moved to Katikati after travelling the world with her partner, and is looking forward to becoming part of the wonderful community.

She is originally from Rotorua and has a background in dance, including completing a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance, and has taught ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and contemporary. She discovered yoga as a part of a holistic healing programme after struggling with severe migraines as a result of coeliac disease.

Billie quickly became passionate about yoga and travelled to India to complete a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training certificate through AyurYoga Eco Ashram. She has also gained a 50 hour teaching certificate in Yin Yoga. Billie loves developing classes to suit various ages and experience levels, and can teach many styles from gentle, restorative yoga through to intensive Vinyasa flow classes.

Billie is passionate about holistic health and nutrition, organic gardening and creative pursuits including sewing and crafts.

Sacred Pregnancy Workshop

Saturday, 5 August 2017
10.30am – 1.30pm
The Arty House, 372 Wairoa Road, Tauranga

Creative Blooming are excited to announce the first Sacred Pregnancy workshop of 2017 in Tauranga.

A sacred space provided for you to connect with yourself, your baby, and other mama’s in the community that are journeying thorugh pregnancy.

As busy women that we all are, rather this is your first pregnancy, second, third or fourth it seems to get harder at finding that precious “time” to really embrace this magical journey that you are on creating a whole new being.

That’s what this morning is all about. Stopping for a moment or 3 hours to really take that time to enjoy this special time to craft and connect & take home a few new tools, ideas, and sisterhood connections.

Come and join Marta and Dana for a morning embracing your pregnancy journey.

You will be guided through gentle Pregnancy Yoga & breathing
(no experience required)
Learn and discuss the reverence of setting up a Pregnancy Practice. Setting up a Sacred space, benefits of journaling and meditation, create a beautiful candle for your sacred space. Enjoy a relaxing guided meditation. We will serve a warm, nourishing lunch along with organic herbal tea.

Please feel free to ask any questions or concerns. We are happy to send through a more detailed breakdown of the morning. Contact us on the below email address and one of us will respond asap.

Spaces are limited and can be booked via or our Creative Blooming Facebook page

Payment is please required at your time of booking to confirm your space.

We look forward to sharing a sacred space with you!

With Love,
Dana & Marta

Free Community Yoga Class

International Day of Yoga
Wednesday, 21 June
6.15pm – 7.15pm

To celebrate International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, we would like to invite you to a Free Community Yoga Class.

The class will be a gentle and relaxing evening flow – open to all!

If you would like to pay if forward, we will accept any koha/donations and will pass them on to a good cause: The Kindness Institute – a charitable trust that aims to develop, deliver and grow mindfulness & yoga based programs for young people.

Mother’s Day Yoga

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Join Dana on Sunday May 14th at 9:00am and begin your Mother’s Day with a 60 minute gentle flow, where we will move, breathe and celebrate our relationship as mother, as daughter, as the giver.

This class is open to all, we encourage you to bring your mothers and daughters. Or your beautiful self!

We will celebrate, with herbal teas, from Herbal Potential and a yummy raw slice provided byNurtured for Wellness

Due to limited space, full payment is required at the time of your booking, before May 10th.

You can register by simply leaving your details here:

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Beginners Meditation Course

A 5-week course
Thursday 12.00pm – 1.00pm
4 May – 1 June
$75 (includes book and handouts)

Early bookings essential as places are limited.  

The course is offered as a one hour session for five consecutive weeks.

Cost $75.00 for the full five weeks, payable in advance.

Comprehensive handouts and an in-depth book on Meditation are included in the cost.

To register, please contact Suzzane Daly:
Mobile: 0223199100

or submit this form:

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This course is a wonderful way to help you to be in charge of how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally.  It doesn’t matter what age you are or whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced meditator, this course has something for everyone.  It is easy to learn and takes only a few minutes to practise each day.

A busy, restless mind can get in the way of our ability to function efficiently and calmly, cloud our judgment, prevent relaxation, cause forgetfulness, disturbed sleep and compromise our health. Worries or thoughts that feel out of our control can lead to anxiety and depression. Pure Meditation Foundation teaches us to switch off the busyness and refocus. We learn to overcome stress, relax and find peace of mind.

This Pure Meditation Foundation course can help to balance blood pressure, reduce the chance of headaches, help relieve pain and tension and can promote peace and wellbeing.


  • Before interviews, meetings, exams or performances.
  • Before and after picking the children up from school.
  • At your desk.
  • To start the day in the right way.
  • To help unwind after a busy day.
  • To relax before sleep.
  • To improve health.
  • To regain focus or concentration.
  • To change unwanted thought patterns.


Beginners Yoga Course

Have you wanted to try yoga, but not sure where to start? Know someone who might want to learn more about it? Or maybe you simply want to learn some of the foundations even though you’ve been going to yoga classes for a while now?

We are running two 5-week Beginners Yoga block course in Term 4:

  • Block 1: Wednesdays @ 12 – 1pm, from 18 October            
  • Block 2: Sundays @ 9.30 – 10.30am, from 5 November

Dana will introduce you to the basic foundations of a yoga practice – a perfect way to get you started on your yoga journey or to deepen your practice.

Price for 5 classes will be $55. Payment will be required upon registration. We will be in touch with payment details.

To register, simply fill out the form below with your preferred choice:

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Triangle Pose Variation

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Welcome to Triangle Pose!

First, please begin by warming up with 3-5 Sun Salutations of your choice to get the blood flowing and the muscles warm.

  • Take 3 breathes in Downward Facing Dog before stepping your left foot forward in between your hands
  • Swivel your back foot down towards the mat
  • Inhale as you lift both arms up inline with your shoulders
  • Create a base with your legs and hips, open your hips, straighten your left leg
  • Extend both arms in line with your shoulders, inhale as you grow long through the spine exhale as your reach your left hand forward as far as you can away from you body while reaching your right hip back
  • Once you find extension begin to welcome your left hand down to your shin or a block, extend your left arm up stacking the shoulders palm of hand facing away from you
  • Feel free to stay here in Triangle Pose or welcome the variation
  • Variation- Lift your left arm away from the floor or any prop imagine you are drawing your left shoulder, arm inline with your left hip, draw your right arm down palm of hands facing one another and take 5 breathes here before softening your left knee, placing both hands down and stepping back into Downward Facing Dog and repeating on the other side