(Currently on hold)

$15 (10 x class pass $150 – expires 10 weeks)
$20 (5 x class passs $100 – expires 5 weeks)
$25 drop in

Please note: Tuesday night Yin Yoga is on hold until the end of 2023. If you would like to practice public Yin with Simone, please see Friday’s 10:45am class for a blend of Yin and Yang.

A nourishing, therapeutic Yin Yoga practice to slow down, tune in and let go.

Open to all levels, including beginners. This is a passive, mindful, and mainly floor-based practice for anyone wanting to cultivate more inner peace.

Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and anatomical maps of the myo-fascia meridians, Yin targets the body’s deeper tissues.

Safe stressing and stretching during longer holds releases stored tension from the body and mind, often revealing deep clarity and ease.

To enhance your Yin Yoga experience and connect even deeper to your wholeness, your guide, Simone Grant, blends in inspirational and accessible Eastern mindfulness practices and principles, meditation, Yoga Nidra, pranayama breath work, Ayurveda, and Vedic and ancient philosophy such as the Tao.

Simone designs her classes around Mother Nature’s seasons, working with the meridian pathways, organs, and elements according to traditional Chinese medicine wisdom to create the flow of healthy Qi (or prana) and help you stay in harmony and at your best during the different cycles of the year.

This is more than a deep stretch. Expect to receive 75 minutes of physical, mental, and energetic medicine that will bring more ease, joy, and connection into your life.

Simone is an experienced and certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher with advanced training in Yin Yoga and will safely guide you with modifications and support to meet you where you are at. You will be held in a supportive, welcoming space for your practice and it’s natural, harmonising affects.

Benefits of Yin:

Yin Yoga addresses the connective tissue, which reduces pain and stiffness, improves body posture, strength and endurance and creates elegance, harmony, greater mobility, and health. Further benefits include:

-Reduces stress relief
-Decrease stress
-Lengthens muscles
-Reduces adhesions
-Hydrates tissues and muscles
-Thickens and strengthens ligaments
-Lubricates joints
-Hydrates skin
-Reduces degeneration of tissues
-Normalises curvature of the spine
-Reduces osteoporosis
-Helps to prevent fusion of joints
-Calms the nervous system and the mind
-Increases the level of GABA (help the body respond to stress)
-Assists meditative practice

“Yin Yoga with its long, slow stretches gives the chance for the muscles to calm down and then the fascia to stretch and release – this can facilitate the kind of re-patterning that leads to lasting release of chronic holdings, and in many cases, a profound change of mind and body.” – Thomas Myers, Fasica Expert and Author

All equipment is provided. However BYO mat and bolster is recommended.

This class is held at the Yoga Spirit space in the Aramoho Rowing Club, 198 Somme Parade, with expansive front-row seats to the serenity of the Whanganui river.

Follow @yogaspiritwithsimone on Facebook for class updates and surprises, and more announcements on Yoga and wellness-based workshops, events and retreats.


Please book and pre-pay online for your class/es. Classes are open to all levels. Modifications, props and gentle hands-on assisting will be given to meet you where you’re at when in studio. All equipment is provided, you are welcome to BYO.


Upon arrival at our river front space, enter through the first door on your left as you walk down the driveway. You are welcome to park off the road down the bottom of the drive. Look for the Yoga Spirit signage to guide you. Doors will open five minutes before class. No mobile phones on and please respect your fellow yogi's by keeping noise to a minimum.


Read about all the new cool stuff - classes, offers, workshops, retreats and experiences - on the Yoga Spirit Facebook page

“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