Upcoming Dates:

Week One: Friday12th October - Tuesday 16th October 2018 (5 Days)

Week Two: Friday 30th November– Tuesday 4th December 2018 (5 Days)


7.30am - 5.30pm each day


Week 1: Kawai Purapura,14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland

Week 2: Golden Yogi, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland


If you’re interested in deepening your yoga knowledge, expanding your tool box for life and being part of a like-minded community, this immersion programme is for you.

Led by seasoned faclitator Adele Kinghan, this immersion and follow-on 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, starting in October 2018, 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 of your being and take that awakened mind out into world.

Download this ‘love letter’ from Adele to you to help you make a decision as to whether this programme is right for you. In it she offers insights about important considerations when choosing a training and also offers her time to chat with you in more detail.

A unique yoga study programme to expand what you’re  getting a taste of in your yoga practice

In this yoga immersion 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.

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 stand-alone 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 (and not have to take too much annual leave!). Once the practices are alive within you, you’ll be ready to step into the teacher training with passion, clarity and confidence.

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

NB: This immersion is a stand-alone course, so you can register for this without having any intention of doing the teacher training – that’s what makes this special when compared to other trainings on offer in NZ. For a full breakdown of the content the immersion covers visit the Rise Yoga website  – you’ll see it’s all the rich content offered in many teacher trainings, with added unique elements like embodied anatomy, tantric philosophy and somatic psychology, but without the stress of learning and practicing ‘how to teach’,

The only training in NZ to have such a rich focus on embodiment

The physical practice of yoga – of which we deconstruct and reconstruct in the immersion – provides the vehicle for exploration and understanding of who you are and what you can become.

When we are more open in our bodies, we open channels of awareness. When we illuminate the way our mind moves in our bodies, we access an intelligence that is more than ‘thinking mind’. When we find a balance of strength and ease in asana, we find it in life. How we do one thing informs how we do everything… what we do on the mat counts.

It’s for this reason that the immersion element of the programme is so potent.

Being embodied is a universal, dynamic process that blends experience, context, and time together and embeds them in human biology. Embodiment happens because most of the structures and functions in our bodies are malleable – they have plasticity – which means they alter naturally in response to our experiences.

Knowing this gives us greater agency of who, how, and what we are in life – we are not stuck with what we were born with, or the childhood we grew up with, or our current patterns of being. It’s also why we start with the body – we are our bodies. We are never not our bodies. Our body is our one consistent home for ourselves from the moment we’re created to the moment we die. Our bodies are our temples, yet all too offten we punish, ignore and misapproriate them.

Why don’t we spend more time getting know our bodies, to understand, and love and be and become the rich potential that resides in each and every one of us? The immersion programme and the teacher training gives us this time and support for understanding and transformation. It really is like no other.

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 stsudents 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 monthly alumni gatherings to practice with other RISE graduates and continue to evolve with the material.

Lead your own evolution in our 100hr Deepen Your Practice, Enliven Your Life immersion programme, then be THE revolution in our follow-on 100hour Art of Teaching programme.

Download this ‘love letter’ from Adele to you to help you make a decision as to whether this programme is right for you. In it she offers insights about important considerations and also offers her time to chat with you in more detail.


Deepen Your Practice, Flow With Your Life Immersion

Think of this like yoga university where you don’t have to ‘escape’ to a tropical island to completely immerse in the teachings and the support of a like-minded group.

We’ve purposely dedicated time between the two retreat dates to integrate the material in your day to day life, with weekly in-person (or virtual if you’re travelling) meet-ups to keep the connections and inquiry going.

This is our signature 100 hour immersion programme and can be completed on its own.  There will be no required teaching components to this part – perfect if you’re keen to deepen your practice and your knowledge of yourself without the stress of studying to be a teacher.

At the end of this immersion you’ll have the tools to meditate daily (finally); a knowledge and experience of the deeper practices of yoga to help bring your best self forward in everything you do; a love affair with your body in which you can practice all styles of yoga with play, smarts and soul; a transformation of the unhelpful patterns in your life; life-long connections with life-affirming friends; courage to speak your truth in every relationship; and a greater understanding and embodiment of what deep aliveness and fulfilment really is for you.

Find out more about the content of the immersion and frequently asked questions here.



We recommend that you have practiced yoga for at least two years so that you have enough time to formulate your own experiences and to see and feel what effects yoga has. That said, it is more important that you come with an open mind and a deep sense of playful curiosity no matter how advanced your practice is. We are not concerned whether you can do a headstand, handstand or similar, but instead with your attitude and willingness to question, explore and dive deeper into the teachings – and that’s really independent from any asana.


The cost for this RISE Yoga Immersion is $2,190* (NZ Dollars)  or Earlybird Price $1,990* (NZ Dollars) paid in full by 31 August 2018. 

Payment plans are available, please contact hello@goldenyogi.co.nz.

Investment includes all contact hours, manuals, and course materials.

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


To register and secure your place in the next RISE Yoga Immersion please click here to book online, or contact hello@goldenyogi.co.nz for course enquiries.


Adele Kinghan

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.

Learn more about Adele here


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

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

“As a facilitator, Adele was incredible at holding space for us all as we navigated our way through the training. The wealth of knowledge and experience she shared with us was beyond what I ever could have expected, and I am SO glad that I waited for this particular teacher training. Adele's passion and knowledge is incredible, and I would absolutely recommend this immersion (and teacher training) to anyone who is looking to deepen their yoga practice." ~ Alisha

"Completing my yoga training and immersion course with Adele was more than I could have hoped for. Her knowledge and passion not only about yoga but life in general is pretty phenomenal. She has a beautiful ability to help you learn through creating an environment for personal experience and holding you in that space. I learnt so much more than how to become a yoga instructor. I developed myself throughout the 6 months, built some great friendships and learnt some lessons that will stay with me for a lifetime. I highly recommend Adele to anyone who wants to transform, develop, grow and learn as well as anyone who wants to know what it really takes to become a high class yoga instructor." ~ Sam

"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™


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.

 Hosted by Golden Yogi

Hosted by Golden Yogi

 Course facilitator, Adele Kinghan

Course facilitator, Adele Kinghan

For more detailed information about the training you can visit Rise Yoga website