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Pathways to Freedom – The Elements


14 Mills Lane, Albany AUK, NZ 0632

Type of Event

  • General Event


Mar 13 to
Mar 14
20:30 pmto20:30 pm

Times: 8:00am–5:00pm Saturday. 8:00am–4:30pm Sunday.



Registration Fee per Weekend: $75 (to cover venue and facilities)

Teacher Fee per Weekend: Dana/Koha/Donation

(Suggested Dana: $40 per day, depending on your circumstances)

Catering & Accommodation also available: $160

Full Description

Exploring the Elements

A weekend of yoga, movement, meditation, creative visualisation and discussion.

On this weekend we will be focusing on the elements as they arise in our daily lives. We will see how to use them as a pathway to freedom.

Life is a manifestation of the continual interaction of the elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements arise as primary qualities of experience. Every thought, action, experience arises as a combination of all five elements. Our actions may be watery one day and earthy the next. Our thoughts may be fiery or our mind may be spaced out. By understanding and experiencing the qualities directly, we gain a greater understanding of ourselves and others.

We see directly that all experience, all life is a play of the elements. Our thoughts and feelings no different in nature from the sea or the wind.

On this weekend we will be diving deep into a direct experience to explore for ourselves this mystery of being live.

About Dyana

Dyana Wells has been a student of yoga, meditation and the spiritual journey, most of her life. She started practising yoga at 15 and began seriously training with the Auckland Yoga Academy over 20 years ago. In her early thirties she met her first teachers of Dharma: Tarchin Hearn, Namygal Rinpoche and Cecilie Kwiat, and under their guidance delved deeply into the mysteries of the mind and the nature of awareness.

Dyana has more recently studied Abhidhamma and Tibetan Tantra with Mark Webber. She has completed many long retreats and slips away into nature regularly to re-establish herself in the vast tapestry of life. She has worked deeply with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, the Theravadin traditions of South East Asia, and the spiritual manuals of the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita.

Her focus has always been to understand and apply these teachings in her daily life. What is the pathway to freedom and what gets in the way? How relevant is the philosophy of ancient scriptures in today’s world?

Dyana has three children, three grandchildren and lives at Orere Point, a small sea side community on the Firth of Thames.

She is the course director and a teacher on the 200-Hour and 500-Hour Integrated Yoga Teachers Training Programs at Kawai Purapura.