Masterclass Series

Masterclass Series

Coming soon

$45 p/c when booking for all four
$55 one off drop in

This four-part masterclass series is infused with the deeper teachings, tools, and practices from the yogic tradition.

Join Simone for a creamy, medicinal cup of ceremonial cacao to learn in-person natural practices to help you live in integrity, with clarity, and wholeness.

This is a unique opportunity to come together in conscious community in a time when we are pulled in many directions. The ancient way of yoga provides a foundation for overcoming stress and duality of modern life, and to find ones true value.

Series Topics

Yoga Sutras + philosophy

Yin/Yang mindfulness theory

Learn to Meditate

Ayurveda 101

About cacao:

During each masterclass, sip on the highest quality Peruvian ceremonial cacao, with blissful heart-opening compounds – Simone will serve 100% pure artisan cacao, scientifically tested and a blend designed to help internalising and spiritual awakening.

Mama cacao (when prepared and used correctly) is nature’s medicine, it is a mood enchancer, pain moderator, and antioxidant – a superfood full of amazing bioactive compounds that are good for you – iron, potassium, and magnesium to name a few! It was referred to by the ancients cultures where cacao originates in Central and South America as a ‘gift from the gods’.

Cacao can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin. Sacred cacao is also said to provide heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations, making it the perfect exlir to prime the body, mind, and spirit for  Yoga Nidra meditation journey.

The best way to know what cacao can offer you is to experience it yourself!

Please consult your medical practitioner for advice if you are on medication and have sensitivity to chocolate.

Where is it happening?

The warm serene space of Yoga Spirit with riverfront views at 198 Somme Parade (Aramoho Boating Club), Whanganui. Parking is availabe on the riverbank, drive down the drive to access. Or park at the top on Somme Parade. Look for the Yoga Spirit signage to know where to enter.


Spaces are limited so please stay tuned to when dates and bookings are open.

Simone is a qualified and exprienced level 2 Yoga and meditation instructor, space holder, and cacao facilitator offering wellness-based classes, experiences, and retreats. Sign up to the Yoga Spirit mailing list and follow Yoga Spirit on Facebook to be alerted to all the new cool stuff.

“Everything about Simone’s yoga teaching is an invitation. An invitation to playfully, gently and lovingly explore. There are no rights or wrongs, or perfect yoga bodies. There is just you, and all that you are, enjoying yoga with Simone.

– Denise

“I love discovering all the things I didn’t think I could do with my body and I always leave feeling so much calmer and more in control than when I arrived. However, the most unexpected highlight for me is this lovely little community that exists there and the special connections I’ve made. Coming along to my first class was a challenge, I was anxious about all the ‘what ifs’. Funny to think about now, because the studio is definitely one of my happy places now.”

– Hannah


“Even after one class with Simone, I felt my self opening up again. I’m now mindfully making decisions to prioritise my health and give my body the love it deserves.”
 – Lily

“Simone’s classes go well beyond poses to cover every aspect of mind-body wellbeing. She uses a unique blend of ancient yogic tools mixed with modern day practices to take things to another level. For the first time, I’m discovering what yoga is really about and my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is thanking me.”
– Debbie


“This year the stars aligned and I found a yoga teacher whose style and ethos fits with mine. I learn something new every class and the playlists are AMAZING. I always leave feeling uplifted and that stays with me long after. It’s been a catalyst for getting fitter and eating more mindfully – thanks Simone, I’m addicted!”
– Julie

“If you’re looking to experience the many health benefits of yoga, Simone creates a very pleasent space and teaches with a nice, relaxed and authentic style.”
– Tony

I loved, loved, loved learning more about the correct and safe alignment of poses and its been so cool feeling my body change and get stronger. The best part for me was learning how to be present in the moment and access my inner calm.”
– Carly

“Thank you Simone for sharing your love of yoga. It certainly found me just at the right moment in my life. I’m loving it always look forward to my weekly classes with you.”
– Carryn

“I enjoyed the Summer Bliss retreat immensely. A perfect balancing mix of Yin and flow Yoga practices, meditation, journalling, Yoga Nidra, sound healing, and a yummy healthy lunch. I highly recommend any of Simone’s monthly events and retreats!”
– Juanita

“I’m so grateful to Simone, Leaf, and Drugo for hosting the Yin Yoga + Sound Bath. It was out of this world. I wish there were more events like this. It was held at full moon and a time to honor and have gratitude for the teachers for their dedication and devotion to us. Simone thank you, thank you, thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher.”
– Maija

“Simone is an excellent teacher and communicator and I would highly recommend the Habits of a Yogini series to others. It is a great introduction to the basics of Yoga and Ayurveda, and the balance of theory and practical is perfect. I loved accessing the additional weekly resources and replays – this was an inspiring 6-weeks that has gifted me with new positive healthy living habits. Thanks Simone!”
– Deborah

“Everything flowed well from one session to the next for our Habits of a Yogini 6 x week series, the resources were great, and I felt well supported – there was always a good amount of time to share or ask questions. The room was set up beautifully each week, which added to the specialness of this series. What an awesome opportunity to know myself better and make small changes to my daily routines that work for my body type.”
– Maree

“An unexpected but very welcome positive change in my thought patterns and motivation was reveled during Habits of a Yogini. I feel mentally rejuvenated and well equipped to build on the amazing and vast knowledge and practices shared by Simone. I loved coming together as a group and the discipline and commitment that brought.”
– Heidi

“Simone offers a wide variety of holistic approaches from the yoga traditon that has helped me extend my knowledge for my body, mind, and spirit wellbeing. I really loved the session recordings and other material available online – it provided the flexibilty to engage outside the sessions and re-enforce learnings. Simone is a wonderful, caring, and thoughtful teacher.”
– Sharon

“What a wonderful and enlightening experience! I loved so many of the different elements of the course – the Yin poses, breath work, meditation, the cacao ceremony. Over the six weeks I experienced some wonderful releases and felt a shift in some old, unhelpful ways of thinking. Simone is a wonderful teacher and the classes always felt peaceful and welcoming, I wouldn’t hesitate to do another course with Simone.”
– Tina

“If you do one thing for yourself this year, it must be one or many of Simone’s classes or offerings. Her teachings nourish my soul, whether its Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, or ceremonial cacao, I love feeling the reverberations flow over into my life.”

– Maree

“Simone beautifully delivers her classes which such wisdom. I value the way she progresses and builds on sessions in her class series – I found the Restorative Me series very tranquil.”
– Sanna

“Simone has a magical way of bringing all aspects of yoga into a journey, please keep offering your offerings, they are getting richer, deeper, and more juicy.”
– Denise

“Simone at Yoga Spirit has an undeniable gift she offers to help anyone looking to restore, balance and move into the direction that is right for them.”
– Heidi

“Thank you Simone for such a generous and well balanced retreat day by the sea. It felt like the perfect amount of time spent for each of the yoga and wellness offerings. I especially loved the cacao ceremony and the sound healing. Highly recommended!”
– Rachel