Canggu, Bali, August 2016

Buddhist Monastery, Banjar, Bali, August 2016

Yogi at Hindu Monastery, Kauai, Hawaii, March 2014

Join us in store for Sweat Sunday Yoga with Leonie Main

About this Event

"With the discovery of YogAlign several years ago, I have found a yoga method that completely resonates with myself and has given me a powerful tool for self-healing. Ever since I can remember I have had unique challenges, particularly with my flexibility. Now practicing YogAlign I am enjoying seeing the results of unlocking chronic tension, and moving with more ease and flow, improved posture, strength and energy levels. Prior to the physical gains I have made with YogAlign, I would never have dreamed of becoming a yoga teacher due to my very poor flexibility.


YogAlign is a complete healing modality that integrates everything human beings need to heal – breath work, massage, fascial restructuring, neuromuscular re-patterning, and the use of functional postures based on natural alignment of the spine and healthy, functional biomechanics.


Michaelle Edwards has created YogAlign as a safe and accessible path to wellness, increased energy and longevity that will benefit many.


The YogAlign system will help you develop the tools and self-reliance that exits within you, allowing your body to heal itself by supporting it with proper alignment, breathing, nutrition, self-awareness and self-love.

Mats provided.

Set yourself up for a funday Sunday - YogAlign yoga classes both 21 & 28 July from 8.30-9.30 am, 121 Maunganui Rd, Mt. Love to see you there. 

Book thru Eventbrite 


Craving some time out?  No cooking, dishes or interrupted conversations for 2 whole days!

Reset in time to embrace summer & the Christmas craziness  

A wee bit about us ...


Jaz's wholistic lifestyle approach will enhance your energy levels, mental well-being & awareness. Registered Nurse, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Alchemist - Founder of Cocorose IG:cocorose_nz


Leonie is passionate about supporting people to find their joy, while creating a vibrant, healthy & balanced life. Therapeutic YogAlign Instructor, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, Nurse, EFT Facilitator, Nature Lover, Design & Art Admirer IG:leonie.gypsetlife


An insight into Your retreat weekend 




Create your awareness around the connection of gut health, emotional well-being, energy levels, immunity & weight management. Let us help you gain a fresh perspective on low moods & anxiety.




A therapeutic style of yoga from Hawaii, that connects breath, posture, mindfulness & movement practices into your everyday. A tool to help align yourself with your passions & purpose. Yoking all facets of yourself - mental, emotional, spiritual & physical.




Finding your own unique meditation practice to bring more joy, stillness & presence into your life.  




Lift your spirits, creating your own rose facial spritzer & essential oil blend to take home. The perfect calming, anti-aging & hydrating products for sunny days. 




Delicious & nutritious vegetarian food & you don’t have to lift a finger! Tea & coffee provided. Sorry no meat, drugs or alcohol. Re-energising & gentle bush walk with coastal views. 




Connecting with like-minded individuals, while exploring the intricate connection of your mind, body, spirit & surroundings.




Free use of Sauna.  Massage treatments, as therapists are available, at an extra cost.  $40 30mins & $80 60mins.




Two nights twin shared accommodation, towels & bedding included. Some single rooms available.




$450 per person. An additional $60 single room supplement available - limited number only.




Wifi available in the main centre building. Mobile reception available.




608 Manaia Road, RD1, Coromandel, 3581. Allow 2.5 hours for your drive from Tauranga.




Enter into your calendar now! Friday 27 September 2019, check-in 4pm includes dinner, to Sunday 29 September, check-out 2pm includes lunch Sunday. Book now, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minimalist meets Bohemian

Welcome to a little gathering of Women, where I will have some beautifully hand crafted jewellery for sale at my home.

It is an opportunity to get together for great conversation, connection, laughter & sharing our dreams, passions & experiences. Feel free to bring a friend.

Drop by for a drink & refreshments from 5.30pm Friday 8th of March at 19B Golf Road.

If you would like to purchase a special piece of jewellery for either yourself or someone special in your life, I will accept cash or you can pay direct into my bank account.

I would love you to join us for a relaxed evening. 

Love, light & laughter Leonie xx

All the way from Kauai, Hawaii Michaelle Edwards will be holding a training at the Mangawhai Surf Club, with stunning ocean views.

Book now for your place in the workshop in New Zealand, with the creator of YogAlign Michaelle Edwards - registration and further information

Join us for a beautiful & empowering women's weekend with organiser Gail Watene, Holistic Health Educator, & a wonderful line-up of professional & highly skilled women, ready to share their knowledge & wisdom, to help guide you to your optimal wellness. 

For more details & information on presenters, check Gail Bosmann-Watene's post on facebook, or email Gail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly, for all enquiries, & for registration.

We look forward to seeing you there at the peaceful Persimmon Lane Estate in Te Puna, Tauranga on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 November 2018.



Join us tomorrow evening at @paulaknightartist home & studio for our Bail Retreat Info Evening! Grab a mulled wine or @goodbuzznz kombucha & relax in the warmth of the log fire while we chat about the Bali painting, @yogalign & pampering retreat. 
Meet repeat retreaters & new retreaters for this amazingly rejuvenating experience 20-26th September 2018. Suitable for all ages & stages! 
There will be a tasting platter of absolute goodness & exceptional giveaways on the night, including an hour massage & facial combo from the skin specialists @mountskinandbody & a @zeparltd glass flask for all your hot & cold drinks on the go.
For those itching to known more, come join us & you are welcome to bring a friend. Tomorrow Thursday 26th July from 6.30pm at 682 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa. 

Ready to Relax & Rejuvenate? Thanks to the wonderful team @mountskinandbody we have a Glow & Go 60 minute massage & facial treatment that could have your name on it, value $130. Other prizes include a private 75 minute YogAlign session with myself & a NZ print from artist @paulaknightartist.

Pencil in the date for our Bali Creative & YogAlign Retreat Info Evening on Thursday 26th July from 6.30pm at 682 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa.

Grab a friend & come meet the Retreat Team. Refreshments & lots of prizes drawn on the evening!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.





Painting, Pampering & Yoga Retreat


Unleash your inner vitality & radiance. Join Paula Knight artist & painting tutor and I for a tropical journey to indulge your senses and relax into a truly inspirational environment. Set in a luxury coastal villa, we will be sharing with our guests our collaborative knowledge base with dedicated relaxation, pampering and creative inspiration to feed your soul. 


September 20th – September 26th 2018 (6 nights)

​What you can expect

On arrival to our villa, life becomes a dream. This week is about relaxation and connecting to your creative flow. Paula will lead you through fun, confidence building painting exercises and guide you while you create your watercolour and acrylic paintings.

Practising YogAlign, modified to accommodate each inviduals ability, set in a tropical garden. Everything is optional, and we encourage our guests to relax as they need to.

Safe and easy

We have a preferred travel agent who will help you with flights and get you onto the same flight as other guests. We will arrange a driver to meet you at the airport and bring you to either the villa or if you prefer a day or two prior to the retreat, prearranged separate accommodation, where you can join us and the others in your group to relax and catch your breath after your flight. We will also have a meet and great before we leave NZ for those who can make it.

Booking options available for couples, singles and small groups. You can sign up to Paula's email alerts at so you don't miss out.


Who’s there

Paula Knight: renowned art teacher, mentors, guides and advises, as well as helping you to deepen your creative connection and maximise your time there amongst the magic. Covering botanical watercolour painting and acrylic on canvas painting. Suitable for all levels, no experience needed. Paula loves introducing beginners to painting.

Leonie Main: YogAlign instructor & wellness enthusiast will teach you a complete healing modality integrating mind, body & soul. 

Harriet Meyer-Knight: architectural talks explaining local Balinese architecture. Plant-based food demonstrations, happy tummy delights and beautiful creations to make you smile.
The villa staff will be on hand to make your whole experience that little bit more special – you just wait and see!


The food


Delicious and healthy meals, using local produce, including authentic Balinese cuisine. We will be offering nutritious plant based, raw food options and cater for gluten, vegetarian and dairy free diets. 


Our Villa

Our secluded luxury villa has panoramic views overlooking rice paddies and surrounding tropical jungle, near Balian beach. 

Our beautiful bedrooms are shared or private, all with ensuite bathrooms, luxury linens and overlook the tropical garden. Fresh fruit and purified water being replenished daily. Massages at the villa and plenty of time relaxing on king size daybeds by the infinity pool, overlooking the beautiful tropical gardens. Staff can arrange any extra pampering as you feel. Your entire week will be about looking after you.


Surrounding areas

You are 2min from the beach by car. Alternatively you can walk and enjoy the glimpses of Balinese life on your way. Only 1km from the sacred Balian river, Balian beach and the lively local village.

Rice field walks and visits to water temples, beach & local night market.



Bedroom with king bed & ensuite NZ$3295 pp  (NZ$2995 pp king share)

Twin share rooms & ensuite NZ$2995 pp 

All beautiful bedrooms have ensuites, air conditioning & lovely views. 

NZ$250 discount for all Earlybird bookings paid by 30th June 2018


Dates: 20 September – 26 September 2018 (6 nights) 

​What’s included?

+ 6 nights luxury villa accommodation

+ Private or twin share rooms all with ensuites

+ Each room is serviced daily by our attentive local staff
+ Guided nature walks in surrounding rice fields
+ Transportation for our excursions, visits to all natural sites & temples
+ Adventure to the beach, sacred Balian river & hike (weather permitting)

+ Local architecture narrative from Harriet who holds an architectural degree

+ All your delicious, healthy breakfasts, lunches and 4 evening meals at the villa included. We cater for vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and other dietary requirements 

+ Raw plant-based food demonstrations
+ Daily tropical, fresh fruit platters
+ Bali coffee & fresh herbal teas
+ Filtered water, fresh fruit juices

+ Daily YogAlign classes

+ Individual client assessment & YogAlign consultation

+ Powerful tools to create awareness & self-heal

+ Re-set your body with proper alignment, breathing & self-care

+ Release self-limiting beliefs

+ Meditation in movement
+ 1/2 or 1 hour Balinese massages


+ Acrylic on canvas painting. Take your piece of tropical paradise home with you 

+ Botanical painting in water colour

+ Confidence in your creative side & general self-expression 

+ Relaxing art therapy

+ All art supplies


Why us?

Bali is a special place for us, having been there a combined total of over a dozen times and we wish to share Bali with you as a place for inspiration, growth & healing. A friendship spanning over 30 years, Leonie & Paula share a love of nature, art, travel, people & cultures. We will be in Bali to nourish, support & teach you, while allowing you to find & maintain your optimal wellness in a way only a creative retreat can.


We invite people of all ages & stages to join us!

Get in touch through Paula's website to reserve your spot, you don’t want to miss this years Bali Magic! 
(limited spaces remain)

Earlybird offer! From NZ$2745 until 30 June.





Come join us in Bali for 6 nights in a luxury villa, from the 20th to 26th September 2018.

Indulge your senses in a tropical oasis & let your creativity flourish.

Myself & artist/teacher Paula Knight will be sharing our knowledge & create an amazing experience for those who wish to join us.

More details for this luxury retreat to follow.

New Zealand – 10 Day YogAlign Certification – 19th - 30th November 2018

North Island, New Zealand – Mangawhai Surf Club.  Beautiful, beachfront location in the North Island.

Learn to teach YogAlign in this 10 day event. Suitable for yogis, bodyworkers, physical therapists and trainers, fitness and wellness educators.

Course includes a download of the YogAlign book, which is required reading for the course, as well as anatomy worksheets which must be completed before the course start date.

Monday to Friday 19 - 23 November and Monday to Friday 26 - 30 November 2018 (weekend of 24 - 25 Nov is free time) $1700 NZD, $250 discount to $1450 NZD if paid by 1st September 2018.

Housing and food not included. Kitchen is located on the club premises and reasonably priced accommodations are nearby.

Book online



Here at the YogAlign Yoga Studio in Mount Maunganui, I will be showing the Broken Brain 8-Part Docuseries, Heal Your Body, Heal Your Brain.

Host Dr Mark Hyman has brought together the world's top experts on brain health to bring you the most cutting edge information & research on brain health.

Broken Brain is an 8-Part Docuseries that addresses the root causes of our biggest brain challenges, how to really go about healing them, & how to optimise your brain function. We refer to our "Broken Brain" by many names - Alzheimer's, depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, attention deficit disorder or ADD, autism & dementia - just to name a few.

If you (or your family & friends) are looking to achieve more mental clarity & become sharper, more focused & more joyful, you won't want to miss this documentary. Everyone Welcome!

You don't have to suffer with a Broken Brain anymore!

I will be playing the 8-Part docuseries hosted by Dr Mark Hyman, over 8 evenings.

Episode 1    The Broken Brain Epidemic / My Story - Thursday 12 April

Episode 2    Gut Brain Connection: Getting to The Root of a Broken Brain - Thursday 19 April

Episode 3    Losing Our Minds - Alzheimer's, Dementia & MS - Thursday 26 April

Episode 4    ADHD & Autism - Thursday 3 May

Episode 5    Depression & Anxiety - Thursday 10 May

Episode 6    Traumatic Brain Injury - Accidents, Sports & More - Thursday 17 May

Episode 7    7 Steps to An UltraMind (Part 1) - Thursday 24 May

Episode 8    7 Steps to An UltraMind (Part 2) - Thursday 31 May

Venue: YogAlign Studio, 125 Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui

Time: 7pm start - bring a pillow or bolster for your comfort (we have some available :) and pen & paper

Cost: $5 per single session or $20 for the full 8-part docuseries

Dates: Thursday evenings starting Thursday 12 April to Thursday 31 May 2018


Come join the creator of YogAlign & FitAlign, Michaelle Edwards for a 2 day workshop "Change Your Posture, Change Your Life" here in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Open to anyone interested in posture education including yoga practitioners & instructors, physical & massage therapists, movement & fitness instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, & wellness practitioners.

Michaelle Edward's will be over from Kauai, Hawaii for the 12 hour immersion workshop Sat 2 & Sun 3 Dec, 9am - 4pm (if you can only attend one day please email me for details, thanks Leonie).

Learn the unique YogAlign self-care program with breath based neuromuscular realignment techniques. Create balance, strength & agility using safe, comfortable & functional poses & exercises. Aligned posture, deep core strength, alleviation of chronic pain & anxiety, & an increase in beneficial hormone levels.

This course is suitable for all ages & fitness levels.

Venue: Ohauiti Settlers Hall, 459 Ohauiti Road, RD3, Ohauiti, Tauranga

Cost: NZ$275 (US$200) for the 2 day workshop

For Registration & Payment: - Workshops & Retreats



Join us for Michaelle Edward's two day YogAlign Workshop in Tauranga

Change Your Posture, Change Your Life 

If you are Open to Learning & Enthusiastic about Optimising Your Wellness this Workshop is for You

Date: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Venue: Ohauiti Settlers Hall, 459 Ohauiti Road, RD3, Tauranga, New Zealand







Join Ben Warren as he presents the secret role hormones play in your health and wellbeing over this inspiring and empowering seminar, on his latest New Zealand nationwide tour.

From stubborn weight that just won't budge to energy slumps, painful PMS and heavy periods. Many of us don't realise is that these key health concerns can be caused by hormonal imbalances within the body.

Unfortunately, our modern day environment is completely geared against healthy hormone balance... especially when it comes to female hormone health!

We know many of you have been struggling with your health concerns for a long time, particularly weight loss. It's time to understand the role hormones play in your health, mood, energy and weight. And it's time to learn how to bring your body back into balance through nutrition and lifestyle choices.

In this completely NEW, 2.5-hour seminar, 'The Hormone Secret,' leading New Zealand clinical nutritionist, Ben Warren, will present his latest research on hormone health. During this evening Ben will help you uncover the secret role hormones play in your health and wellness and learn what's really in the way of your optimal health, energy and weight.

Join Ben Warren in Tauranga Wednesday 27 September 2017





Gypset Yoga, Athens, Greece, July 2017

Birthplace: Earth

Race: Human

Politics: Freedom

Religion: Love




Tauranga - Wednesday, 30 August 2017

By Dr Libby Weaver

In this powerful two-hour event Dr Libby takes all the confusion out of food. In her usual down-to-earth style, she’ll guide you with the best food choices to make for you, helping to remove any guesswork from what to eat, when and why.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017


ASB Baypark Stadium, Stadium Lounge - 81 Truman Ln, Te Maunga, Tauranga


7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open 6:15pm). 


$39.95 (pre-sale price) there are no physical tickets for this event, your name will be on our door list

Door sales:

$45.00 limited door sales available at the event, unless sold out prior

If you have any questions, please send them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Winter Solstice: 21st June to Spring Equinox: 23rd September


Being accountable to another helps us to stay on track with our developments. We need a mountain to climb. Our success for achieving these goals lies with whom we choose to climb the mountain with us. This is no rickshaw ride! We all have to apply effort to make the changes for humanity. It's vital that we gather loved ones around us, building on the love & loyalty of being close. 

Being blood connected is not a requirement but being strong in spirit & likeminded is. We are redefining what 'community' means to us. No longer is this only in reference to our physical location. We are broadening our range of connecting with others. Technology offers us the freedom of friendships anywhere on our planet. This has become an incredible network. Information spreads like wildfire; spontaneously it reaches every corner of the world. We are rapidly moving into the Aquarian Age - the age of information. For now this is the digital realm, with breakthroughs about to come. 

The above information is taken the New Zealand Moon Calendar 2017




Ascension Meditation Courses

Typically taught over a weekend, our one course gives you everything you need for a powerful, self-sufficient meditation practice. We also do the course in different formats such as mid-week, evenings or residential.

Course hours

Our standard weekend format is Friday evening 7 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm (finish times are approximate). For a course of an alternative format please see the registration.

Course fee

$NZ395 (incl. GST) is our standard fee.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Hamilton  Weekend, June 9-11
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Tauranga  Weekend, June 16-18
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Omokoroa Weekend, August 4-6
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Keep your eye out for a rare full moon on the night of April 11. This unique pink moon in Libra will cause a cosmic shift in energy if you open yourself up to it. If you’re standing outside on Tuesday gazing at the sky, you won’t actually see a pink-colored moon. The moon’s name comes from vibrant pink wildflowers called ground Phlox. The pink moon alludes to the changes in nature that happen around this time of year. If you allow yourself to feel the moon’s energy, you may see similar changes in your own life.

Here’s what to expect from Tuesday’s rare pink moon in Libra:

1. Heightened Energy

The pink moon will cause a heightened energy around you. It’s up to you to choose how to channel the energy. You can allow it to become a negative source, or you can use it to better your life and yourself. By welcoming the energy shift with a positive attitude, positive things will follow.

2. Stronger Intuition

If you have a gut feeling in the days ahead, don’t ignore it. The pink moon will strengthen your sense of intuition. You’ll feel more connected to your inner self, including your wants, needs, desires and intentions. Listen to your instincts and follow through with your gut feelings.

3. An Awakening

The pink moon will bring about a wave of conscious awareness. If you open yourself up to it, it will lead to meaningful self-discovery. Use this time to re-center yourself. Find balance in your life. This new awakening will help you see the future more clearly and allow you to see what path to take.

4. Closer Relationships

Areas of communication will be highlighted in the days after the full moon. Use the energy to catch up with friends, family members and loved ones. Take the time to reach out to people you haven’t seen in a while and re-connect. Your social skills will be spot on after the pink moon, and you’ll crave closer relationships with loved ones.

5. A New Adventure

Full moons are associated with rebirth and new beginnings. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to try but never had the chance to, now is the right time. It might be taking up a new hobby, learning a new language or starting a new exercise program. Whatever it is, commit to it. Stop making excuses. Don’t let anyone get in your way from re-charging and trying something new.


Two modern day monks from New Zealand meet a diverse range of people making a choice for a better life through meditation.

Ballet dancers and writers, stressed business people, a cancer patient, foster children and maximum-security prisoners; their stories show peace is possible for individuals and communities - and suggests it may be possible for all of humanity.

Stunning cinematography combined with the power of people sharing from a place of profound peace delivers a palpable and moving experience.


Rest & Rejuvenate in the beautiful retreat Mana offers in the Coromandel.

Mother's Day Relax 12-14 May 2017 $190

Winter Relax Weekend 9-11 June 2017 $190

These weekend prices include accommodation and nourishing vegetarian meals.


Pablo's Cabana, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, January 2017

Because sometimes lying under the trees and walking barefoot on the earth is the most spiritual thing you could ever do in your life.



Wairakei, Great Lake Taupo

Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 February 2017

A 4 day Celebration of Mindful Living