Yoga is a balance of mind, body and spirit. Quite often for the uninitiated, yoga seems to be a bunch of stretches or movements. These movements are called Asana and set you up for allowing space for you to get your head and heart space settled and present. Depending on what you feel you need on the day will determine what style of yoga you choose. Our Mindful class is all about stretch and relaxation, taking you out of the fight or flight mode. Our more physical practices are for those who prefer a more challenging movement to quiet the crazy.
Pilates you say… I mean I have heard it’s good but why and what is it? The main thing about pilates is control, originally Joseph Pilates even wanted to call it Contrology (until he realised that wasn’t a great marketing idea). If you have a niggly physical problem that just doesn’t seem to go away, you might have even assumed it never would and this was just ‘how you are’ then Pilates will help you with not only strengthening, stabilising, lengthening and toning but also largely will help with your coordination. The happy by product of this is that if meditation just isn’t your thing then this is a great way to start the mindful journey without focussing on it.
Hot Stone Massage
Not only do muscles need to be strong, they also need to be relaxed and flexible. Want a massage that gets deep into those muscles but without that feeling like someone is reaching into your soul to pull out your organs? With hot stones we will not only be able to get into those deep seated tension areas but also get your body to relax so you aren’t bracing for certain torture. We will also throw some energy healing (reiki) in there so you get to reignite your chi.
We are more than just our physical bodies, we are enegertic beings also. Reiki is a very simple process, but usually produces quite profound effects. The main purpose of a reiki treatment is not only to support the physical body, but also to promote a positive mind so you can experience more joy in life. The great thing about reiki is that one does not have to be ill to experience the benefits. Many who have Reiki, realise that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and infertility to mention a few.
After a treatment most people feel calm, relaxed, and some say they feel energetic, clear-minded and productive.
The age old saying ‘You only get out, what you put in’ rings true.
HEALTH IN BODY AND MIND.
IT ALL STARTS WITH NUTRITION.
A holistic approach, looking at both physical and psychological aspects of nutrition as well as lifestyle.
A psychologist can be a helpful tool in your proverbial health kit. By helping you keep a clear mind and manage any stress, anxiety, phobias, and other problems you face, a psychologist can help you get the most out of life and keep you free from symptoms of depression and other mental problems
Changing habits and patterns of thought can be difficult. Negotiating your way through the amount of options and what to focus on can be difficult. Through Wellness coaching find the personal balance that is you and have someone help keep you on track through professional guidance and accountability.
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“The class today was actually a lot of fun. Hard work but good hard work. The atmosphere is light and friendly. The instructors friendly, funny and really good at explanations and the studios look wonderful! I was a bit tentative to try a Pilates reformer class but I feel like I may have found my new fav way to work out! Thanks guys”
“Great Pilates studio! Definitely be back, loved the class today.”
“First time trying out reformer Pilates and I absolutely loved it. It’s great to have an amazing studio in walking distance from home. Really beautiful space and really enjoyed my first class, I’ll see you this week!”
“I’m healing from a big injury and I have always heard Reformer Pilates is the bomb for recovery so I gave this a try. Class #2 (ever) today. I feel worked but not injured, which is something I’ve struggled with in other efforts to recoup. Karl knows his stuff and helped me make the practice my own. Great location, great people… and great tea! Definitely coming back”
“Loving the variety between classes. Lots of laughs and never boring. I’d never been to pilates before and now I’m hooked! Thanks Karl and Gracie”
“My very 1st Pilates class today … Karl is a great instructor with passion for his job. I will be sore in the morning! Found some muscles I thought had long gone ??”
“I have worked and studied with Karl over the past few years. Extremely knowledgable and his sessions are second to none. There is no other place for reformer Pilates!”
“Wow, what a workout and what a great team. It’s like having your own 1:1 personal trainer. These guys put you through your paces but it’s a fun, relaxed, super friendly vibe. Damn hard work but I think they’ve already got me hooked.”
“Do you want to go to a Pilates class where you actually have fun? Where you get good tunes, a few dad jokes and a full on workout…. Then Karl’s class is for you! Karl has been my instructor for a few years now, and through this he has become a true friend too. We initially bonded over which Girltalk playlist went best with which Pilates moves. And from there, with his intense workouts mixed with giggles throughout the class meant I always came away with a sore but stronger core! I’m also that person in the class with multiple injuries which Karl always was able to account for and still made sure I came out the other end with a great workout. Gonna miss you Karl, but I guess Melbourne’s loss is Auckland’s gain!”
I, too have had the pleasure of attending Karl’s classes for a number of years. Don’t be fooled by his boyish charm or enthusiasm – the man makes you work! His classes are always challenging and fun. What I’ve always appreciated about Karl (and something I’ve struggled to find in other trainers) is that despite teaching large classes, he has a way of always being attentive to each and every student – ensuring that postures and movements are correct without causing injury. I’ve had a number of issues – and I’ve truly appreciated Karl providing me with options – that continue to challenge, without causing harm! It’s good to know that there will be options available when I’m next in NZ
A Māori phrase that means “Be Strong”. Our team believes strength comes from within and covers spiritual (heart), mental (mind) and physical (body) states.
Kia Kaha Studios aims to assist people through the journey of finding their strength in order to continuously develop self-confidence, well-being and a healthy body. We provide exercise programs that focus on activating a variety of muscle groups and work to strengthen and lengthen the spine so that you can stand taller and improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness.
We understand that everybody is different and we believe that we should aim to be the best we can. With that in mind, we will always encourage you to challenge your limits but also understand your body, keep focused on technique and go at your own pace.
Let us guide you to bring out the best of YOU!