Tao Yin Yoga (online)

Discover the ancient healing art of Tao Yin Yoga

Tao Yin combines the powerful asana practice of yoga with the effortless flow of Qigong, now available online for the duration of the Covid-19 response and in-person when restrictions ease.

We are on our regular term end break. Watch this space for the class schedule for Term 2. Classes will either run in person or online, depending on how Covid-19 plays out.

Tao Yin Yoga Online Class

Join us from your living room, the bedroom or the garden - wherever you like with our Tao Yin Yoga online class. This is for one class, but feel free to buy more than one class at a time.


You will be sent the link to access the class after you’ve booked your spot. If you can’t catch the class live, we will post the replays after class for you to watch when it suits you. Class times are based on the time in New Zealand – if you are international please convert the time to your zone.

Tao Yin is over 6,000 years old and is the most original form of Qigong. It is the foundation from which all others emerged. Tao Yin is also a shared ancestor of yoga. Tao Yin was very formative in the evolution of yoga and helped to integrate Chinese and Indian wisdom into a powerful movement practice.

Tao Yin was practiced to cultivate the internal life force energy. Translated into English, Tao Yin means “to guide and direct the vital principle, Qi, through mind and body.”


Tao Yin was discovered when Taoist sages found paintings on cave walls and inscriptions on tortoise shells. The practice revealed natural movements that help to heal the body. Many of the practices mirror the movements of animals and of nature, reflecting a deep respect and reverence for the natural world.

This class is a combination of floor work and standing. Tao Yin is a more physical practice than our other Qigong classes, with more emphasis on building core strength, leg strength, balance and flexibility. We finish class with a relaxing guided meditation.

What to have on hand:

  • Comfortable clothes for stretching
  • Yoga mat (if you have one)
  • Water bottle

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