Apollo Power Yoga

get strong and stress free

Apollo Power Yoga - 107 Hereford Street (just west of the Hereford/Colombo intersection)

Ph. 03 365 6740

Apollo Power Yoga Limited is the yoga studio that is the beating heart of the recovering central city.  Apollo is the best studio for men (a higher proportion of our students are men than at other studios where the practice is softer). Apollo is the best studio for women (women need a strong practice too, to sculpt and tone their bodies, build bone density and centre their minds).  Apollo is the best studio for sports people (we are the yoga coaches for the Canterbury Crusaders and to the Christ's College and St Margaret's College rowing teams as well as professional cricketers, a former Olympic cyclist, mutlisport athletes, a former NCAA division 1 basketball player and many others with a background in sports who recognise the unique value of our work).

At Apollo you just get authentic power vinyasa yoga taught by New Zealand's specialists.  Our class sizes and training in giving assists to students lets us help you make rapid progress in your practice.  We help make the difference for you whether you are a beginner or are experienced but stuck on a plateau and want to find a new level of performance in your practice.

Every body benefits from the energising, strengthening, mobilising power of power vinyasa yoga at Apollo.  Get along to the studio, no booking necessary, and take our two-week introductory offer for just $25.00.  Begin your transformation now!


Start your children with yoga early, and give them a healthful practice for life.

These sessions are fun explorations of yoga poses appropriate for children ages 4 to 12 years.  The classes are 45 minutes in duration.  Parents are welcome to join in, at no cost, or can leave the kids with us and go shopping or for a coffee in the central city.

The cost is $7 per child, $6 per child if two from the same family attend, and $5 per child if three or more from the same family attend. Casual visits are welcome.  There is no need to sign up for a whole term.


Join Hamish Kenworthy of Apollo Power Yoga, Russell La Monte of Healium Studio, James Wvinna and Carmena Su for a 2 day retreat in the stunning location of Old St Mary’s Vinyard Estate in the heart of the Marlborough vineyards.

On Saturday 12 September, Russell La Monte will lead a discussion on postural patterning in yoga, and a powerful vinyasa session, then James Wvinna and Carmena Su will lead a discussion on how to bring meditation and pranayama into everyday life, finishing with a flowing vinyasa session.

On Sunday 13 September, Hamish Kenworthy will lead a meditation and a Baptiste style power vinyasa practice, discussions exploring layers of identity and your ability to shed self-limiting beliefs, and then a restorative yoga session.

Accommodation options include the historic Old St Mary’s convent ( and nearby luxury lodge The Sounds Retreat (, as well as many others nearby.

There are only a few places left, so don't miss out - this will be a fantastic weekend! Book now with

WORKSHOPS: Tricks & Transitions, and Walk the Path of Yoga in Your Life

These workshops were fantastic. 

In Tricks & Transitions, a wonderful group of people came together to work from foundational transitions to floating to balancing on one's hands to making transitions from one pose to another all on one's hands. A great atmosphere, great energy and great community.  

And a big thank you to those who attended our Walk the Path of Yoga in Your Life workshop at Russley Golf Club on Sunday.  It is a lovely venue and we had a great time workshopping some of the essentials of the power vinyasa practice as well as some of the more challenging aspects of a yoga practice including inversions.

Feedback from the workshops included the following:

"I really enjoyed the workshop because it gave me the chance to voice all the questions I have during class but don't have the time to ask. It felt luxurious to have such focused and personalised coaching. I also really enjoyed getting to opportunity to push myself further and try things that I wouldn't otherwise in class. It has definitely given me a boost and good tips to work on that I can now build into my usual practise. It was also nice to build relationships with other yogis that I  otherwise haven't spent a lot of time getting to know."

"It was interesting to think about the headstand and handstand moves, it will take me awhile to get them incorporated into my practice, but good to know how they work.  It was also nice how all the workshop attendees were introduced to each other and how we each took turns doing 'demonstrations'.  That was a nice way to keep engagement going throughout the class.  I hope that another workshop session comes up again soon."

"I made the most amazing breakthoughs in the Tricks & Transitions workshop - things I've been working of for 10 years now and haven't been able to get, I got on that day.  I've been showing off my new moves to my patients, people on the street, everyone!"



If you like to practice the way we do at Apollo Power Yoga when you travel or like to have a recording at home for when you cannot make it into the studio we have the answer.

We have for sale a class called Inspire and Move in which Hamish and Margo run through a 60 minute all levels class of powerful yoga.  The class is saved to a USB stick so you can play it back on your computer.  It is a great companion to the travelling yogi.

The cost is just $40 and you can purchase it from reception at the studio.


pregnancy yoga at apollo

Our Apollo Power Vinyasa and Power Restore classes are a great option to keep you fit during pregnancy. Although low impact enough for safety, our classes enable you to stay strong and keep your weight-gain within the optimum range.  Give yourself this advantage heading into labour, childbirth and new mothehood.

We have designed a modified practice which makes the classes accessible to you as your baby-bump grows.  This means that you can choose from any of the 37 classes per week on our current schedule, instead of having to fit into 1 or 2 pre-scheduled "pregnancy yoga" classes per week.

Our room is heated to a safe and pleasant 28-30 degrees Celsius, unlike other studios that heat the room up to and beyond body temperature, which can be stressful.

If you're interested in practicing with us during your preganancy, get in touch with Margo:  or 027 227 2026 to book a time for you to learn the modifications.



Here is some feedback from my experience:
- From a physical perspective, the almost constant tightness from my shoulders and upper back has gone. I also think I lost a few centimeters in diameter. The tightness in my arms has also decreased. Also I think I
'discovered' some new muscles around my core, in the back side.

- From a nutritional perspective, although I read many books on this in the past, this approach was somehow new to me and also made a lot of sense. Observing how foods make me feel and the awareness of the pH
factor are very useful. Plus I am starting to eat more fruit and I feel this is valuable addition to my diet.

- I already gave you some feedback from my meditation, the week 4 was when I had the 'brightest' vision. After that I felt that this 'light' has 'self regulated' because it is not as bright as it was in week 4 but
I can still see things in a brighter way than before and with 'better resolution' - I think.

- The exploratory questions - I did write answers for some of them and I think there was some benefit. What was interesting was in the first two weeks, while I was thinking about these questions, people from around me were giving me answers. So I think some very small changes are happening due to those questions for example I think I am becoming a little bit
less reactive. Also I am getting better at taking thinks one at the time (as in 'just this one breath').

Overall I believe that the program is really well designed and that the components complement each other.

Changes that I will keep are:
- increasing the yoga visits at the studio from 3 -4 / week to 5 / week.
- keep the nutrition learnings - keep the daily meditation - be aware of the small changes and grow them.

Finally - A big thank you to both of you for all your hard work and generosity with the studio, what you are doing is quite amazing and an inspiration for all!



At Apollo, we offer fun classes in transformative power vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga.  Studies have shown hot power yoga to be the optimal form of yoga for burning calories yet the practice is low impact and tones and opens your entire body.  You are ready now!  Drop your doubts.  Come out of fear into courage.  Be the change for yourself! 

Power vinyasa and restorative yoga are perfect complements to each other, balancing, as they do, qualities of strength and mobility. These classes will immerse you in your physical and mental self, and let you realise your full potential. Do not come to class as you think you should be, come to class just as you are, and let that be the starting point for your growth in body, mind and spirit.

We invite you to join us to practice and experience the life-changing benefits of yoga. As a special introductory offer, your first fortnight of practice at Apollo comes for just $25.00! In that fortnight, you can practice as many times as you like.

Make a commitment to growth NOW, and join us as we step into a powerful new way of being.