Joan Hyman is a senior teacher trainer from Wanderlust Hollywood bringing to us an advanced certified Yoga Alliance 20HR continued education course. This training will be a combination of both practice and theory; giving you an in-depth understanding of how to look after your students to give them the best possible care! You can expect to learn about hands on adjustments, injuries, supporting the back body, the nervous system and restorative practices, and of course last but not least how to look after yourself while helping to guide others through their yoga journey.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday 16th February - Sunday 18th February 2018


Friday 16th February:           9am - 6pm (1 hr break included)

Saturday 17th February:      9am - 4pm (1 hr break included)

Sunday 18th February:         9am - 4pm (1 hr break included)


Golden Yogi, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland


Friday 16th Feb, 9am - 6pm

Hands on Adjustments and the Art of looking at bodies: 9am - 1pm

This is a four-hour workshop beginning with a discussion on Hands on Adjustments and understanding how postures will look different on different types of bodies and how to access what adjustments are needed. Learn the skill to adjusting in a safe mindful and effective manner. There will be a brief practice to warm up and then moving into inquiry of standing poses exploring simple backbends and seated postures. All levels are welcome to come and learn the art of looking at bodies! 

Adjustments and Injury Management: 2pm – 6pm

Understanding injuries is a crucial part of being a yoga teacher these days. Most people that come to yoga usually have some type of injury they are working with. We will review common injuries and the anatomy involved with those injuries to help to build a healthy sequence strengthening the muscles around the surrounding area. Learn important questions and techniques to ask your students to help them approach their injuries with more awareness and mindfulness. 

Saturday 17th Feb, 9am - 4pm

Finding the Wheels: 9am – 12pm  **Open workshop (click here to book)**

Our wheels protect our spine during our yoga practice.  There are numerous wheels that run from the pelvic floor up through the neck and they help access the bandhas and our pranic body.  They can be found in almost every pose and especially in backbends and inversions. When applied they can strengthen postural and core muscles to help support our back body so we can feel more bouyant and light from the inside out.  We will explore the fundamentals of inversions and backbends which are key postures to support the spine and access the pranayama kosha.  This workshop will begin with a brief explanation on the wheels and bandhas, winding down with a pranayama practice. 

Therapeutics and Restorative Yoga - Working with the Nervous System and Subtle Body: 1pm – 4pm 

In our society today most of us live in an adrenalized state finding it is very hard to slow down and relax. Because of this, stress accumulates and disease begins to form. Simple modalities such as restorative yoga, breath awareness, and meditation can help alleviate stress and create a more peaceful balanced environment keeping your health at an optimal level and preventing future disease. We will explore different types of chronic illness, traumatic situations and use restorative sequences to help restore the body and mind to a more healing place. 

Sunday 18th Feb, 9am - 4pm

Advanced Asana: 9am – 1pm  **Open workshop (click here to book)**

This will be a continuation of Saturday’s discussion and we will explore elements of Samadhi and Viveka leading into the higher limbs of yoga. An advanced backbend workshop will follow breaking down components of the shoulder girdle and releasing deep into the psoas muscle. Pranayama and meditation will follow continuing to explore the higher limbs. 

Finding your authentic voice and Self Care: 2pm – 4pm

As a healer we are giving energy out continually. We need to keep one eye on our clients and most importantly the other eye within, so we are practicing self - care all the time. In this workshop we will discuss what Self Care is and how to continually apply it to your life so you can build a sustainable career and live in abundance. 



The cost for this 20 Hour intensive is $460* (NZ Dollars) or Earlybird Price $420* (NZ Dollars) if paid in full by 15th January 2018. 

* Please note this does not include food, accommodation or travel.


To register and secure your place in this teacher training course please click here to book online, or contact for course enquiries.


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. 


Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman’s grounded teaching style creates space for students to deepen their personal journey while aligning with teachings of true yogic traditions. Her students emerge from their practice with the rich, bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the joyful study of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Ayurveda (the science of life), and meditation.

With over twenty years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide – fifteen of which as a distinguished YogaWorks senior teacher – Joan recently brought her expertise to Wanderlust. As Director of Teacher Trainings, Joan collaborates with teachers who are experts in their field of study with the goal to create an eclectic training program for students at any level. As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and expertise on health and wellness. Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.

An authentic, modern day yogi, Joan also lives a yogic lifestyle. She embraces all of the eight limbs of yoga and Ayurveda – the science of life. Her love and devotion show up in her practice and throughout her teachings. She is fully committed to helping her students live from within their highest potential and align themselves with the true teachings of the yogic traditions. 

Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving. On choosing this path of yoga… “I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and stay deeply connected to my yoga practice. This is truly an honor, which I hope I can pass on to others.”
– Joan Hyman


  Please note : Some of these photo's are the property of Joan Hyman, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio

Please note: Some of these photo's are the property of Joan Hyman, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio

“Joan is a legend. She drives you right into your goals, all you have to do is SHOW UP. She has a wonderful way of easing you into things you never thought you could do, without forcing you there – making you believe you can do them, and haven’t you heard that yoga is mostly mental? Flexibility helps, but it’s how you approach the poses and your attitude towards them that makes the difference. She is a fairly famous yogi, but has not succumbed to the celebrity attitude. Her teaching is pure and loving, and she will take care of you! It only took one class with her for me to get hooked – I try to make her classes whenever I possibly can because they are a treat!”  - Testimonial by yogi929 on

"Joan's years of dedication and study make her a teacher to study with and one I always recommend to my students."  - Maty Ezraty

“Joan Hyman is not only skilled at teaching a strong yoga class that pushes one to their limits, but she also brings in a wealth of information about yoga and a considerate heart for all types of students. I feel safe taking their class, and that is rare.” - Jeanne Heileman, Yoga Teacher

Yin Yoga Teacher Class with Karin
Prenatal RYT Teacher Training Auckland NZ Golden Yogi

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