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The Art of Yoga



Yoga is a system for health, well being, and personal growth. It has relevance in today’s fast paced, stressful world as a way to achieve balance, and connect with your true essence.

Regular Yoga contributes to a healthy lifestyle, helping to relieve stress and assist in stress related conditions, keep the spine healthy, and maintain a supple body. It enhances and maintains your range of movement.

Yoga Classes in Helensville suitable for all levels are available here at The Art of Yoga.

With regular practice you can experience the benefits of yoga.

Yoga provides a counterpoint for the fast paced world in which we live, bringing you back into the moment, bringing you back into balance.Yoga has a positive impact on your body's flexibility and strength, your range of motion and balance. And it makes you feel good too!

Yoga can help to alleviate insomnia, pain, and back conditions.

Stress related conditions, high blood pressure,  your sense of self worth and well being respond positively to regular yoga practice.

Yogic breathing increases lung capacity, lowers blood pressure and helps to induce the relaxation response.

Meditation techniques bring you into the moment, aiding concentration, and enabling you to let go of stress and negative thinking patterns. Your creative energy increases. When you release tension, the energy used to hold the muscles, or repetitive thinking patterns tightly, is released.

Yoga can enhance your sports performance, and by balancing the body- working both sides of the body and the core, working your body in an holistic way, will help prevent sports injuries.

The yoga style at The Art of Yoga balances flexibilty and strength building for the muscles, joints and ligaments with stress release and relaxation techniques, making it the perfect activity to create or enhance a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The health, well-being and stress management benefits are there for everyone to experience regardless of your age, gender, or current level of fitness.

Yoga starts just where you are.

Yoga promotes a healthy central nervous system (brain and spine), healthy endocrine system and healthy internal organs, giving you greater energy and vitality.

Through yoga you get to know your own body and mind, therefore treating problems within the body – mind at the source.


You do not need to be flexible to begin and practice yoga!


Regular practice increases your flexibility and strengthens and tones the muscles, ligaments and joints. This can ease pain and stiffness in knees, hips, shoulders and neck , reducing tension headaches and migraines over time. If you have a stressful job or lifestyle yoga may be just what you are looking for!


The Art of Yoga Helensville

Yoga Studio

  • At  The Art of Yoga we have developed a beautiful studio for you to enjoy! The studio is maintained exclusively for yoga, meditation or like- minded practices, retreats and workshops, it has a lovely calming energy for this reason.


  • The studio was an exciting move from our previous location, allowing for students to develop their practice if they choose. The studio is beautifully appointed, with heat pumps, natural carpet, a kitchen, shower and several toilets, over looking the Kaipara River from our deck!


  • The studio is fully equipped- we provide yoga mats, cushions, blankets and is fully carpeted.


  • Located in Helensville, there is plenty of free parking out the front, with shops and cafes within an easy walking distance.


  • We have taken great care to create a calming environment, with our eco- friendly heat pumps, shower and changing facility, soft carpet to sink into our guided relaxation at the end of each class, and plenty of space to stretch out in.


  • We have utilised a previously unloved space and turned into a beautiful haven and yoga space that is conducive to both the physical, and internalising work and play, of yoga.


Yoga Teacher -Linsey Smith

Linsey has been teaching yoga since 2001. Linsey is certified to the advanced level through Ashram Yoga and also in Therapeutic and Restorative yoga, through Judith Hanson Lasater Pt, Phd. She has many years of experience leading classes, workshops and combining this with motherhood and running a business. Linsey relates well to the everyday person juggling many roles, and often struggling to maintain a sense of identity, physical wellbeing and managing stress.

"Yoga is an important ingredient in my everyday self care and well being, and creating a positive outlook on life."

These experiences have lead Linsey to develop her teaching to incorporate many practices specifically for the busy woman or man- the stressed, and those caring for others. Valuable time out and focus just for you, and practices to increase strength, flexibility and sense of well being are Linsey's signature style of yoga.

Linsey has trained in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Her long love of yoga and the study of yoga, have lead her to many exciting and inspiring teachers with a rich lineage.

In addition to certified training Linsey has also- attended Yoga Journal conference in San Francisco 2011, trainings in both New Zealand and Australia with Judith Hanson Lasater Pt, Phd, classes in yoga and meditation in Japan, retreats in Takaka, and recently a five day meditation Retreat with Sally Kempton in California.

But most of all her students, teachers and family inform and inspire both her teaching and personal practice. That practice is focused on maintaining clarity and well being in everday life. Linsey believes that in order to care for others we must also care for ourselves.

Therefore, our classes are very much focused on you, they contain both static (or held) postures (exercises) and/or dynamic, flowing postures with emphasis on moving with the breath.

Breathing exercises help each student to renew /balance their energy and also let go of tension that can be held in chest, abdomen and upper body.

Classes finish with a deep relaxation led by Linsey, this  is often the students favourite part of the class!  Yogic relaxation helps you to let go off stress and tension on a physical, mental and emotional level, this is a very important aspect of maintaining a healthy body and mind and increasing your enjoyment of life.


“Linsey’s friendly, self-contained studio is meditative and calm and welcomes with soft lighting, colourful cushions and blankets. A qualified and dedicated teacher, Linsey brings her energy, training and presence to each class.  Her soothing voice leads us through classes, sometimes vigorous and sometimes not vigorous, but always with a surprise or two.

At the finish I am always amazed at my feelings of ease and inner peace.

For me, stepping on to my mat is cause to breathe deeply and relax.  Soon after I begin I notice my body relaxing and a feeling of letting go.  There is no high stress or high demand and I can enjoy being where I am.  The practice gives me a wonderful flow-on effect making me feel better for the rest of the day.”

– Linda Unsworth


"I just wanted to tell you I am LOVING your yoga classes.

You are a lovely empathetic teacher and I really respond to your lovely low key calm approach.

The space is just beautiful also. I appreciate the effort you have put into making the environment welcoming and peaceful.

It's the first time I have ever looked forward to any class that involves physical exercise!"

-Jo Chiswell

Yoga Classes


  • Our Classes are suitable for most people with a reasonalble standard of health and fitness. Options are provided to allow everyone to progress and practice safely, at their own pace.


  • If you are unsure please contact us to discuss your needs. Please inform us of any illnesses or injuries before the class.


  • Beginners are welcome and recommended to start at the beginning of the term to gain the information and direction/ guidance they need to enjoy the classes fully. We recommend Thursday classes for beginners.


  • We teach in course blocks or terms, there are four terms per year corresponding roughly with the school terms.


  • If you are pregnant or have a back condition or are recovering from illness or injury, please phone first to discuss which class would be most suitable for you.


  • Classes are progressive and holistic yoga, they incorporate techniques for the whole person and include; asana (yoga exercises), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra(gestures),mantra (sound), and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) or meditation.


  • Linsey incorporates her training in Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga into  all classes.


  • If you have health needs that cannot be fully catered to in the group classes, please inquire about Private lessons.


  • We do not offer 'make up' classes, though there is a Casual option if you cannot commit to the term.





The Art of Yoga

You will gain:

  • Greater flexibility
  • Strength and stamina
  • Deeper focus, concentration and better memory
  • Awareness of better posture and the benefits of this on the spine and whole system
  • Awareness of better breathing and how this affects vitality
  • Greater vitality over all, in a sustainable way


We provide all mats, blankets and cushions, just come in comfortable clothing, try not to eat for 1 -2 hours before hand.


Please come to The Paua Room entrance, the studio is right next door.


Please phone 09 420 9898 for bookings or send us an email  - details on how to book are also below.


Eftpos is not available. Cash, cheque or direct credit payments only.


Once your booking and payment have been received we will send you a confirmation and more details on the classes.


PREGNANCY YOGA - please let us know if you are pregnant! - Tuesday night is not suitable during pregnancy. 


To check availability of casual/ drop in- spaces please email or call to see if there is a space, or txt 021 230 0632 before 5pm on the day of the class. Casual option is best if you cannot commit to the term, but we can not guarantee you a place.


TERM FOUR- begins Tuesday 18th October and Thursday 20th October 2016

Registration is now OPEN for Term Four

TUESDAY 6.30pm- 8.00pm 

THURSDAY 7.00pm- 8.30pm

Cost- Early Bird-Payment required before OCTOBER 10th- $108.00- this books your place for the full 8 weeks

Late Bird- After 10th October $121.50

Casual - $20 -please phone/ txt on the day to see if there is a space.

Last Day for Early Bird Rate is OCTOBER 10th

A Non-refundable deposit of $20 can be made to hold your place as long as balance is paid by the Early Bird date.

Please see the Terms and Conditions below.


Deep Relaxation with Linsey CD - $20 -contains two relaxations 15 minutes and 22 minutes, with lovely background music to begin by Renee Cosio, please contact us to order. a great addition to your home practice programme or if you need to de stress, or cannot come to the classes.



- We cannot guarantee your place in the class for Casual attendance, you must contact us on the day/ night.

- Sorry, there are no refunds or make up classes for missed classes, there is a substantial discount when you pay the term fee given instead.

- The night you choose is the night you are booked into for the duration of the term, we hold your place on this night. Due to the nature of the classes and to maintain the integrity and energy of this we can not swap you into the other class, or give your place to others.

-Classes are not transferable, please do not send someone else in your place. However, if you change your mind before the beginning of term or within the first two weeks you may be able to transfer your place to someone else, you must contact us first and it is at our discretion.

- Ealry Bird rate = $13.50 per class. 2x per week early bird = $12 per class. Casual price is $20 per class.

- Please remember there is to be NO CELL PHONES used or left on during any part of the class, if you feel uncomfortable with this for a specific reason please let me know.

- Let us know if you have a back condition, are pregnant, or recovering from illness or injury before enrolment so we can discuss your needs and which class is most suitable for you, thank you.

-Classes are suitable from 13 years of age and up, both men and women are welcome.

HOW TO BOOK: payments and deposits can be made by Direct Credit, cash or cheque. We do not accept credit cards or eftpos sorry.

Please contact me for bank account details if you wish to direct credit your fees.

Please give your full name and class option (Tuesday or Thursday) in the reference, and contact us to confirm your booking. We will give you any further info once your payment has been received.

NO EFTPOS or CREDIT CARD payments sorry.

The classes are popular and sell out quickly! Please do book early to avoid disappointment!

You can place a non refundable deposit of $20 to hold your place and pay the remainder by the Early Bird dates as we do not hold places otherwise sorry.

Once your booking and payment have been received we will send you a confirmation email and more details on the classes as soon as possible, we need your email address to do this so please use the contact form to let us know about your booking.

For any other questions please email us.




Please enquire if you are interested in Privates. First class- $120- 1.5 hours.

After the first class we book a series of 6 classes.

6 Sessions- $540 ($90 per session)

I work with you to acheive your goals, physical, health, well being, stress management, meditation or other- (e.g develop a yoga + meditation practice that helps and supports you on your journey)


Goddess Within yoga retreat October 8-9 2016


Relax, renew, restore, invoke with yoga, meditation, deep relaxation , rituals and more!

We are entering into retreat this October 8-9 For a weekend of yoga and relaxation for women. Please contact us for more information or to book.

Includes- accommodation, all meals- lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch, aroma touch massage, yoga classes, meditation, goddess rituals , yoga nidra and more.

Our focus is on creativity, flow and self expression on this retreat, along with an opportunity to relax and restore yourself before the busy Xmas period begins. It is a heart opening experience which will help you to take your practice deeper. The retreat practice is designed to help you to tune in to your true needs and desires and follow your heart. 

Please contact me for more information on the programme. 



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Where We Are

6 Commercial Road,
Auckland 0800,
New Zealand

Phone 09 420 9898

Shop Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2.00pm
Sunday Closed

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