mary buckleyMary Buckley

Studio Owner and Manager

I would like to introduce myself as the new owner of the Yoga Sanctuary and a long-time Mairangi Bay resident.

I’ve always known Yoga Sanctuary being in this location and part of the local community.

Did you know that Yoga Sanctuary is over 20 years old? I look forward to the opportunity to nurture the business for another 20 years  or longer and build on from the work of past owners Denise and Natasha.

I’ve always been interested in health and wellness and practiced Yoga on and off since my late teens. Yoga is a practice that supports you at various stages of life when you need to find space and balance.

It only takes about 6 to 12 weeks of regular yoga practice to start feeling the benefits, from increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness with fewer negative feelings. Yoga Sanctuary is like a supportive friend, there to greet you with a warm embrace. Our teachers will guide you on your journey to life’s full potential, a world free from aches and pains where time stands still.

Keep a look out on the Yoga Sanctuary website for the return of regular workshops. These will include sessions for those who are new to Yoga and would like to be expertly guided through Yoga basics.

In the future Yoga Sanctuary will partner with my other business, Shore Travel (a Travel Agency based in Milford), to offer overseas Yoga retreats.  In the meantime, we have the annual Mana retreat in the Coromandel for those who enjoy a weekend of me-time with like-minded people in this serene, beautiful location.  The next retreat is 3-6 April 2025.

I look forward to seeing you at the studio.

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any enquiry in the meantime:

About the studio

At The Yoga Sanctuary, we strive to create a serene and inclusive space where individuals can embark on their unique yoga journey. Our mission is to provide a sanctuary where people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels can explore the profound benefits of yoga practice.

With a team of highly experienced and dedicated instructors, we offer a wide range of yoga classes and workshops tailored to meet the diverse needs and preferences of our students. From Vinyasa Flow to Yin and Restorative yoga, our classes are thoughtfully designed to enhance strength, flexibility, balance, and mindfulness.

What sets us apart is our commitment to fostering a welcoming community that nurtures growth, self-discovery, and personal transformation. We believe that yoga is more than just physical exercise; it is a holistic practice that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. Through our teachings, we empower individuals to cultivate self-awareness, find inner peace, and develop a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.

In addition to our regular classes, we organize special events, retreats, and workshops led by renowned guest teachers and experts in various yoga disciplines. These unique opportunities enable our students to delve deeper into their practice, expand their knowledge, and forge meaningful connections within the yoga community.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner taking your first steps onto the mat, we warmly invite you to join us. Together, let us embark on a transformative journey toward greater well-being, balance, and fulfillment.