First Ever 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Raglan


4 separate immersive weeks throughout the year. Dates are as follows.
- Immersion 1: 29th March to 2nd April
-Immersion 2: 17th May to 22nd May
-Teacher Training 1: 10th September to 15th September
-Teacher Training 2: 29th October to 3rd November

RISE is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hour program, recognised by and registered through the School of Embodied Flow™ and grounded in vinyasa yoga and tantric teachings. Backed by several years of experience in teaching yoga teacher trainings at the 200hour basic and the 300 hour advanced training, we commit to offering the highest standard of teaching methods.

Led by seasoned faclitator Adele Kinghan, this immersion and teacher training offers a skillful blend of movement, asana (yoga poses), meditation, philosophy, anatomy, psychology and science as technologies for acquiring an integrated sense of strength, ease and connectivity in the human form. We meet on the mat as a place to discover your own innate capacity to step into a life that is in flow, where you can thrive in every layer your being and take that awakened mind out into world.

Only Embodied Flow™ teacher training offered in New Zealand

Teaching yoga will likely be one of the most rewarding and awe-inspiring paths you’ll embark upon. Facilitating yoga experiences – in essence being a yoga teacher – is much more than cueing a series of physical shapes. Learning about and teaching poses is merely the gateway (one of many gateways) for something much bigger. 

View it as six months to upgrade your life.

In this yoga immersion and training we bring to life the potential in our practices with a limited-size group of curious people who are ready to question, explore and shake things up.

We create spaces where we feel that we belong, where we feel at home. We inspire hope, belief and trust. We move and be moved, challenge and be challenged, with the perfect blend of practical knowledge and spiritual meaning.

We examine how we doubt and suffer and alchemize it with vulnerability and love. We create boundaries to find a framework for freedom, and we crack our perspective wide open. We come together to laugh and deepen our joy and shed our pain. We find stillness. We articulate and bring into being all that’s possible within, while reveling in how truly magical – and similar – we actually are.

It’s for this reason that RISE is affiliated with Embodied Flow™. This method is the foundation for how you grow into yourself – the self that is beyond your current day construct of who you are. The self that is limitless and full of agency. The self that is easeful and all knowing. The self that is true, conscious and imbued with wellbeing.

To learn more about Embodied Flow™ click here.

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We’ve experienced a lot of immersions and teacher trainings and have seen what works wonderfully, and what is less effective. From our own experience and knowledge we have intelligently structured this training in a way that brings together the best of immersive experiences, along with space and time to integrate and meet the material with your preferred learning style.

We believe the world doesn’t need more yoga teachers per se, but more practitioners. 

So first and foremost, our vision is to usher in more yoga practitioners who are empowered with tools and a love for the practice that they can take into how they live their life – be it a mum sneaking in 15 minutes for herself each day, a busy executive managing stress levels, a builder stretching out after a hard day on the tools, or a teenage girl learning how to love her body.

That’s why we offer the Deepen Your Practice, Flow With Your Life Immersion Programme as the first component to the teacher training  – to create a container for practitioners to flourish. And from that flourishing – and a consistent daily practice – a strong desire to share it widely with others through teaching asana may become clear. 

The timing of the programme gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to deeply immersing in the material, while receiving content in homeopathic doses so you can integrate the practices and insights into your life without overwhelm. Once the practices are alive within you, you’ll be ready to step into the teaching stream with passion, clarity and confidence.

If you’re not ready to complete the teaching stream this year, or the timing doesn’t work for you, you have the option to register for Art & Science of Teaching the following year without having to repeat the immersion.

Content is our Secret Sauce

While you’ll learn how to be an exceptional teacher, you’ll also learn more about you – and that’s invaluable.

Our focus is on providing the pathway for you to embody the teachings in a way that resonates for you. Rather than staring at text books and external information, our approach is to get inside the teachings. Our playful attitude to embodying the physical alignment and anatomy of the body gives an experiential internal knowing of these essential aspects of self.

Similarly, we approach abstract concepts of the yoga philosophy in a tangible way that is down-to-earth and easily applicable to your life. It’s not about gurus or lofty esoteric concepts – all you need to know is within your own body, and we’re here to help provide the map and support for you to explore your own territory.

You’ve no doubt felt the difference in yoga classes when the teacher is speaking from a place of deep knowing and experience rather than regurgitating scripts and yoga platitudes – this is what will make you stand out as a teacher, and as a more aware and awake human in the often messy humanness of life.

The Power of Community

This is one of the greatest joys of a training like this – the opportunity to meet a community of like-minded people to connect and have fun with. Past teacher trainees are still very much a part of Adele’s life. They offer a web of connection for each other that continues to foster and inspire growth, enquiry and benevolent service to their families, communities and the world at large.

This is firmly established in the post-training six month mentorship programme (delivered online and in person with opportunities to teach classes under Adele and Anna's guidance and feedback) and in the monthly alumni gatherings to practice with other RISE graduates and continue to evolve with the material.



Intelligent, inclusive and enlivening yoga for a healthy, resilient, awake body and mind.

Two separate immersive weeks to transform everything you love and know to be true – in the dance of the highs and lows of your humanness – into the artistry of teaching yoga and facilitating change.

Join us in 2018 and… 

  • Be schooled in teaching methodology in the style of vinyasa, yin and Embodied Flow and craft classes you’re inspired to take and teach
  • Dive into embodied experiential anatomy and alignment
  • Learn and practice theming strategies to take your students on an expansive and up-leveling journey
  • Create intelligent and skillful vinyasa sequences and find your own language to inspire classes and movements
  • Discover your authentic voice and deepen your presence – unlocking your own unique potential
  • Find confidence to offer therapeutics to work with common imbalances, injuries and applied yoga techniques for special populations (trauma informed teaching)
  • Explore appropriate modifications for each category of poses
  • Learn how to teach from the bodies you see in front of you, not from an external or dogmatic ideal.
  • Discover how to empower and support different bodies, and practice verbal and hands-on adjustments
  • Build class templates for teaching a beginner’s series as well as open-level group classes
  • Understand the special needs of yoga for pregnancy and restorative application
  • Embody what it means to hold space for your students, how to read the room, and practice empathy
  • Confidence in using music in the yoga room and other ways to construct elements for transformative experiences
  • Uphold yoga ethics and be a leader in the yoga community
  • Distill your values and vision for your offerings and translate that into the business of yoga. Discover what YOU + YOGA is and how to bring that alive
  • Observe others in their courage and presence, and practice teaching – A LOT
  • Feel connected and supported with post-training mentoring to practice with other RISE graduates and continue to evolve with the material.


Students must have completed the Rise Yoga 100 hr Immersion to participate in this second module of the training 200hr training.


The cost for this RISE Yoga Immersion is $2000 and the Teacher Training component is $2,400* (NZ Dollars)  Payment plans and scholarships available. Please contact or Anna at

Investment includes all contact hours, manual and course materials, 6 month post training mentorship programme, free alumni events and development.

* Please note this includes food (brunch and light afternoon tea). It does not include accommodation or travel.


If you need to cancel your booking for the teacher training course we require notification in writing at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

  • All cancellations that are 3 months or more before the training will receive a full refund minus a $50NZD registration fee.
  • All cancellations that are between 1 - 3 months before the training will receive a 50% refund.
  • All cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course will not receive any refund of the course fees. 


Adele Kinghan - Lead Facilitator

In psychology circles it’s recognised that the transformation that a client has is 20% to do with the actual method, and 80% to do with the facilitator. This is no different.

In studying with Adele, our lead facilitator and RISE directress, you’ll draw upon various philosophies, movement studies, scientific research, personal values and virtues, life challenges and passions. Your teaching will be a mirror of your search for meaning, authenticity and awakening, which will undoubtedly usher in the same process for your student’s to heal, grow and be the best they can be.

Adele has had the privilege of facilitating group yoga experiences since her first teacher training in 2009 at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong with Partick Creelman. Over the years she has studied extensively with her dear teachers and friends Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, and had the pleasure of assisting them on many Emobdied Flow trainings, as well as leading her own.

Adele is a certified Embodied Flow™ faclitator, and has also completed all the Anusara teacher training requirements – having fallen in love with the heart-centered approach of this system. She also draws upon many vinyasa flow influences including in-depth study with Tiffany Cruikshank on her advanced Yoga Medicine programme, and Fluid Power with Shiva Rea. She teaches through a lens of Tantric philosophy and is grateful for the teachings of Carlos Pomeda and Douglas Brooks.

Join Adele Kinghan – one of Auckland’s most experienced yoga teachers – and inspiring international guest teachers for a world-class training in embodying and teaching the yogic arts. Become a master of this technology for living and loving life well – and offer what breaks you open to those you love, to those in your community, to those who need it, who need you.

Mei Lai Swan - Facilitator

An experienced yoga teacher, musician and Kirtanist, Mei Lai has been journeying deeply into the eastern spiritual traditions for over 20 years. Through studies in yoga, buddhism, music, and contemporary somatic practices, she was drawn to the power of sound and voice as a tool for wellbeing, meditation, insight and devotion. Mei Lai is passionate about inviting and guiding others to discover these key aspects of yoga beyond the asana, to enhance consciousness, self-discovery, and the mundane and mystical experiences of life. Her teachings are richly informed by her background in community development and social work, and a deep love of life and service.


Anna March - Facilitator

Mum, registered nurse and yoga teacher, Anna is  one of the founding partners of the Raglan Yoga Loft. She has been practicing yoga for over 16 years. Her Yoga journey started here in Raglan and has taken her to London where she spent 4 years practicing at Triyoga with Panilla Marott and Jeff Phenix.  In 2007 she went on to do her 200 hour Yoga Alliance RYT with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga, Sante Fe, USA. Over the last few years she has been exploring the teachings of Tara Judelle which has inspired her to commence her 500 hour RYT training with Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons of Embodied Flow. 

Anna loves to impart the joy of practicing yoga in her classes. She enjoys to playfully challenge her students and incorporate breath-led-movement. She seeks to impart the meaning of yoga - "To bring about union/ unity/ balance" through her classes - balancing stability with flexibility, strength with softness, active doing and passive letting go.  Thus encouraging a practice which is both enlivening, centring and calming. 




“Some of the most valuable time I have spent, ever, doing anything! Adele is a wonderful teacher. She brings a huge amount of knowledge with her. But it's not only her knowledge that is invaluable, it's also her ability to be very present, very humble and very real. The course is more than just yoga teacher training, it is also a practical 'life school' that will give you the tools on and off the mat to navigate this thing called life. I can’t recommend Adele and this training enough." ~ Amy

“The immersion and teacher training was life changing. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. The material much more vast than I expected, broadening my mind and deepening my understanding of yoga beyond the asanas. Adele is a truly gifted world-class facilitator. She offers an incredible amount of wisdom – I’m in awe of her ability to embody the teachings and offer them in such an inspiring, relatable way.” ~ Shirley

"Put the warmest heart and graceful action with shockingly razor sharp intellect and wit, package it in a beautiful embodiment of a human being and you get Adele Kinghan.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Adele for six years, and consider her to be the full package of a master facilitator.  Adele has the rare capacity to make anyone feel joyous to be alive.  She somehow makes the most complicated things seem easily achievable, and approaches each day and task with untroubled competence evocative of all the world’s greatest leaders.  Her depth and breadth of yogic knowledge is paralleled by few.  I would highly recommend any training with Adele as a rich tapestry of deep learning, and an elegant dive into being, with a great great teacher." ~ Tara Judelle - Embodied Flow™

First birthday Month Celebrations

Its our 1st Birthday Month here at The Raglan Yoga Loft!

Thank you Raglan community for all of your support.
To celebrate we have one FREE class every week (check facebook page for details), several competitions and prizes for the month of April. Make sure you look out for our end of month birthday party class on Friday the 28th April at 5.30pm including an epic shared led class with a live dj set and celebratory tea or bubbles. This will be koha/donation and all proceeds will go to KASM.

First Competition / Send us in a photo of yourself striking a yoga pose anywhere in our beautiful home of Whaingaroa/Raglan to Instagram @raglanyogaloft #firstbirthdaycompetition or send via facebook, or email to
We will post these throughout the month, most stunning and creative image wins a Lululemon Yoga Mat and a 10 class free yoga pass. This is open to teachers and students alike.

2nd Competition / One for the students. Highest attendance rate for the month of April wins a 10 class pass and your choice of WE'AR Yoga Pants.

We look forward to celebrating our first birthday with you all.


Raglan Yoga Loft.

Happy Matariki, Winter Solstice and International Yoga Day

Happy International Yoga Day, Matariki and Winter Solstice. What a combination! To Celebrate we are launching a special. For any Raglan Resident that has not been to The Raglan Yoga Loft before we are offering a $25 dollar 10 day pass, Unlimited Yoga, Pilates and Nia Dance. A chance to explore the lofts offerings, teachers and classes. This special will run from now for any first time student with a residential address in Raglan. This does not include Koha classes for Zumba and Acro yoga or Whaingaroa Physiotherapy Pilates classes. We look forward to Welcoming you.