Ebb and Flow Yoga ~ Great Barrier Island

Ebb and Flow Yoga offers visitors to Great Barrier Island a great opportunity to join like-minded locals in regular yoga classes held at various locations around the island. We invite you to slow down, relax and rejuvenate for a few days.... Reconnect with your true essence and find contentment & peace in this beautiful, unspoilt paradise.
If you'd prefer a more personal experience, for yourself or your group - let us know, we're happy to arrange something to suit your requirements.

Take a look at our up-coming Yoga Retreats at the bottom of this page...

  • All levels of experience are welcome.
  • All props (mats, blankets, bolsters, straps, blocks) are supplied.

Regular Yoga Classes

Restorative Yoga... Long held, supported poses to create ease in the mind.
We use the breath to draw our focus inward, to calm the nervous system, to let go, to relax, to rejuvenate. This practice is gentle, but powerful… releasing deep layers of tension. We are supported by our props which allow us to feel safe and secure, so we can release and relax. We create a sense of ease within our hearts and minds, allowing our body to unwind and surrender.

Mondays 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Claris Conference Room,
Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Road, Claris

Yin Yoga... Slow, steady, long held poses to create ease in the body.
On a physical level we target the body’s yin tissues to increase our range of motion, our mobility…. to juice our joints. The practice involves less muscular engagement than our yang form of exercise, providing a wonderful balance.

Wednesdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Claris Conference Room
Claris Sports Club
Whangaparapara Road, Claris

Yang Yoga... Flowing, dynamic poses to create strength and stability in the body.
Yang-style yoga postures focus on our muscles – contracting and relaxing them. Blood flow is stimulated, our muscle tissue becomes more elastic. Flexibility is improved with repetitive and rhythmic stretching.

Fridays 10.00am – 11.30am
Port Fitzroy Boat Club
Port Fitzroy

​Up-coming Yoga Retreats

Finding Inner Peace 2018:


Thursday 15 – Monday 19 February
Thursday 15 – Monday 19 March
Thursday 12 – Monday 16 April

This inspiring retreat with Julie and friends combines daily yoga and meditation with wonderful nature experiences that only “the Barrier” can offer. Spoil yourself with relaxing, renewing massages or connect with your creative self enjoying art expression or basket weaving. The pristine environment of the island offers beautiful beach walks, an opportunity to soak in natural hot springs or for those wanting to clear out the cobwebs, invigorating hikes within the Aotea Conservation area. 

The retreat includes:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Trillium Lodge, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner – nutritious, nourishing, seasonal food, including all day herbal teas, coffee and fruit.
  • Twice daily yoga sessions – morning flowing yang-style and afternoon yin-style & restorative yoga to relax and unwind. 
  • Meditation and pranayama will be included to instill inner awareness.
  • Transfers to and from airport/wharf on arrival and departure
  • Evening yoga nidra or lifestyle/nutritional talk/women’s empowerment guidance support
  • An evening of dance and movement

The tariff: 

From $1,340.00 pp twin/double room
From $1,640.00 single room
Limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

Great Barrier Island Tourism