Apollo Power Yoga offers retreats, courses and programmes to allow you to get what you seek from yoga.  It may be you want to teach.  You may want to level up your teaching with new skills.  You may want to learn more of your practice.  Practicing yoga in a beautiful, sunny location while on a holiday retreat may be what  you seek.  Whatever it is, we have something for you!  Read on!


Attend Step Into Your Power as a yoga intensive, or begin your journey to become a certified yoga teacher.  Step Into Your Power is a 200 hour yoga teacher training course.

Train in person with us at Wainui on Akaroa Harbour.  There is no substitute for the effectiveness of being taught in person.  Online offerings do not deliver the same quality of experience as our in-person programme.

Join us on 30 September 2023 for our next Step Into Your Power intensive.  You will love this experience, whether you seek to train as a yoga teacher, want to pursue personal development, or seek to delve deeper into your understanding and practice of yoga.   




30 SEPTEMBER - 8 OCTOBER 2023 (both dates inclusive)


Wainui, Banks Peninsula


SEPTEMBER 2023 - $2999

The fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals for the eight days of the programme.

Dietary Requirements

We can cater for special dietary needs

Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available.

Three nutritious, delicious meals will be served per day.


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Two Intensives/One Training:

Apollo Power Yoga holds two Teacher Trainings / Retreats each year.  They have many elements that overlap, but they each have a distinct curriculum, so you will benefit from attending both. 

If you are pursuing the teacher training qualification, you will need to attend both.  If it is not convenient to attend both in one year, you may attend one in one year and the other in the following year, preferably, but not necessarily, taking the January intensive first.

You may attend the course as a yoga intensive, to explore and deepen your yoga practice, to learn more of yourself and as an big step forward in your own personal transformation and development.

Yoga Alliance Certification:

Alternatively, you may attend both courses as part of a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour teaching qualification.  Your trainers are experienced teachers.  Hamish is ERYT-500 and YACEP.  Margo is ERYT-200.  We have thousands of hours of teaching experience behind us to help you learn.

The Training Location:

Wainui is a beautiful rural resort on Banks Peninsula in the South Island of New Zealand. The venue is a bush-surrounded facility with wonderful bird life, about a 10-minute walk from the beach on Akaroa Harbour, looking across the harbour to Akaroa township. The surroundings provide an ideal opportunity for you to commit your body, mind and spirit to yoga practice and to yoga as a way of being.

Elements of the Training:

This Teacher Training was designed to meet Yoga Alliance criteria for a 200 hour training .  As such it includes four principal curriculum elements of:

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology.
  3. Professional Essentials including teaching methodology and practicum.
  4. Yoga Humanities including philosophy, lifestyle and ethics.


The three areas of greatest focus will be asana (physical practice, both learning the practice and learning how to teach the practice), meditation, and inquiry (yogic philosophy and ethics).

The elements of the week will serve you well, regardless of whether you are intending to be a yoga teacher or simply wish to follow the yogic thread deeper into yourself and expand your life-force.

Journey into Power:

The practice we train in is “Journey into Power”, a Power Vinyasa yoga practice created by Baron Baptiste.  The book of the same name is the core text and required reading for our Teacher Training. This text is available from Apollo Power Yoga or through on-line booksellers.  If you’re undertaking the Teacher Training, acquire and read the book well ahead of the training, and establish a familiarity with the JIP sequence.

Daily Programme:

The daily programme will typically follow the following pattern:

  • 7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Meditation and discussion
  • 10:30am Asana workshop
  • 1:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4:00pm Practice Teaching and Assisting
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Inquiry, Philosophy and Ethics
  • 9:30 – 10pm  Meditation

Attendance at all sessions is required if you’re undertaking the Teacher Training.  If you’re attending Step Into Your Power as a Yoga Retreat, you’re welcome to take part in as many or as few of the sessions as suits you. 

The sessions will be interactive. The greater your commitment and involvement, the greater will be the rewards for you. 

You will have amazing opportunities to grow your connections, both within and beyond yourself.


Three Days of Hands-on Assisting:

Join our three day, 20-hour, programme to learn and practice your skills as a teacher in giving hands-on assists in yoga class.

You need this course to:

  • Develop a clear methodology for giving hands-on assists.
  • Learn effective assists across a range of approximately fifty asana.
  • Understand the ethics of assisting and how to safely, responsibly and respectfully give hands-on assists.
  • Learn about the art of making soul-deep connection by giving the appropriate assist in an effective way at the ideal moment.

Who Should Attend:

You will learn so much from this course whether you are a yoga teacher, whether you aspire to teach yoga, whether you are a yoga student with experience in search of more technical knowledge of how poses work or whether you are a student seeking more meaningful connection with your fellow students.

Hamish is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and this course is approved by Yoga Alliance for twenty hours.  use this course to contribute to your on-going commitment to learning and growth as a teacher.

Where/When/How Much?

Where: The course will be held at Apollo Power Yoga in Christchurch.

When: Friday, 25 to Sunday, 27 August.  The Friday session begins at 4:00 pm.  Saturday runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with breaks for rest and refreshment through the day.  The Sunday programme runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, again with rest breaks.

Fee: $950 (including a non-refundable deposit of $100 payable upon application).

No meals or accommodation are provided.  If you are from out-of-town please arrange your own accommodation.  Everyone bring your own lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Participants will be provided with a certificate and letter of completion upon satisfactory completion of the programme.

Register Now:

From Hand to Body to Soul is a tremendous opportunity for you to level up your teaching, your ability to align your students, awaken their awareness of their posture and guide them into an empowered experience of their poses and themselves.  REGISTER NOW!







Six glorious days and seven nights in Rarotonga, on the golden beachfront at Muri Lagoon, practicing yoga in the mornings and late afternoons. In between, lots of time to experience the tropical weather, warm waters, fabulous food and friendly people of Rarotonga.


Power in Paradise is led by Hamish Kenworthy and Margo Perpick, founders and lead teachers of Apollo Power Yoga, New Zealand’s home of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.

Hamish and Margo, highly trained and experienced yoga teachers, bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to each session they teach.

From yoga philosophy and ethics, through the full range of yoga postures (asana) and sequences, to meditation, breathwork (pranayama), ayurveda, chakras, you will have access to whatever knowledge you need to take your yoga practice to its next level, whatever your starting point is.

Whether you’re just starting your yoga practice, or have been practicing for years, Power in Paradise gives you the experience you’re looking for.


Paddleboard Yoga

Rarotonga’s golden sand beaches and calm, warm waters are only a few steps from your accommodation. Paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, kite-surfing and much more are on your doorstep.  The temperate climate is perfect for cycling, tramping, golfing or any other outdoor activity – including yoga!


Your Retreat package includes:

  • accommodation for 7 nights
  • 2 Yoga classes on each of 6 days: Meditation and Power Vinyasa practice each morning, Restore Yoga and Pranayama each afternoon
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 Island activities (choose from):  Glass-bottom boat and snorkelling tour, Cultural Island show, Cross-Island trek, Eco cycle-tour, Night SUP tour, Paddle-boarding and SUP yoga
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