Weekend Warriors, the Spirit Realm and Workshops




We begin with October with an awesome Masterclass with Sarah Dunning to whisk us out of winter hibernation.  Summer is on its way 🙂 – time to move, breathe in fresh air and soak up the sunshine!

Sarah is currently teaching the Thursday 6.00pm class which is the perfect unwind for the end of the week.  A class for everyone – we all need time to stop and recharge – give it a go.

Weekend Warriors

Awaken your body for Spring

Sat 1 October



There is quite possibly no better overall workout than a vinyasa flow class. Not just because of the flexibility you develop, but because of all of its physical benefits.

Join us for a weekend warrior yoga class in which we will stretch, bend, and breathe it out.

Move with your breath and find your inner strength. Some upper body and core conditioning will be included, with specific instruction for all levels, as well as our favourite flows in the warrior series.

See you on the mat.


Suzans’ sessions are booking up and we have added more dates.  As Sunday 9 October Group readings day is now full – book your space on

Sunday 16 October 

In the group sessions everyone will sit with Suzan for their own reading – for this reason the group is small and intimate with just 10 spaces available.

Cost: $100 Time: 12.00-3.00pm.  

Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

We still have some spaces for the Talk Saturday 8 October for those not necessarily wanting a reading but have questions regarding the Spirit realm, or simply want to understand the after life a little more.  Suzan loves animals and is able to communicate with them both in this life and when they have past over. She is often asked to give readings for pets and relay their messages. For Suzan there really is no separation between the living and those in Spirit and offers great comfort and closure.  This is why she has been such a sought after psychic throughout her life.  Those with private readings booked are able to attend this talk for free.

Cost: $30 Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm

Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Private Readings are at Whispered Secrets – allow up to 2 hours – Suzan will continue as long as Spirit has messages to relay.  Cost: $280 and please book: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

And back to general studio stuff 🙂

Monday evening yoga is back @ 6.00pm with Annie

The Tarot Course is booked for Saturday 12th & 19th November 11.00-5.00pm.

Cost: $150

This is a small group and is full already however I am taking a waiting list for another  date to share Tarot insights and wisdom with you.  Text: 021 379 286 or email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com if you are interested.

One more Mala & Beading Day will be taking place soon too.  Design your own bracelet, necklace or Mala for someone special and that includes you :).  The perfect Christmas gift made with love and healing. Once again let me know if you are keen and I’ll arrange a date.

Oms n Blessings


September – Ignite your dreams


Kundalini Yoga Blessing


Yes – Spring is upon us and the promise of warm days ahead to put a little skip in your step and a flip in your down dog!!  Where will your inspirations and dreams take you?  My mind (as usual) is full of ideas waiting to be ignited – read on and if they grab your attention – yay :).  Let me know and we can light the flames.

Firstly though I need to put my business hat on.  The class fees will increase on 1st September – just a dollar per class. The new rates are:

Casual rate  $25

5 sessions $100 (students/seniors $80)

10 sessions $170 (students/seniors $140)

20 sessions $300

Monthly AP $130 (minimum of 6 months)

3 months  $400

6 months $700

Annual Membership $1300

And on to what’s ahead……



Reiki Share Group

Saturday 10 September

11.00 – 2.00pm


Join us in this opportunity to give and receive energy healing.  Learn to tap in and trust your intuition, how to create sacred space with crystals and simply to share healing in a positive and uplifting environment.

No experience is necessary.  Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com


6 Week Tarot Course

Cost: $180

As many of you know – I love my cards!  I find myself constantly returning to the Tarot for reflection.  There is always something new to learn and each deck its own personality offering new insights.  Currently I am loving The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans.

Tarot can be daunting at first but once you understand the structure it can be like a best friend.  Through this course you will gain insight in how to interpret and use the Tarot as guidance in your daily life.

Come on a  tarot journey with me and explore the wisdom of the cards.

If you already have a deck that’s perfect – let us cement a deeper relationship with it. If you haven’t – I have decks to share and through them you may discover the perfect deck for you.

Bring a journal to note your own Tarot experiences and insights.  Something to map your journey and to reflect upon at a later date.

If you are excited (hopefully bursting with excitement!) – please let me know and we can finalize the dates.

Options:  6 sessions over 6 weeks – every other Saturday 1.00-4.00pm.  

Or:  3 x Saturdays 12.00-5.00pm.


Spaces are filling up for Suzans’ dates at the studio. She is available for Private Readings – please email Janine Carr: janine@jamtalent.co.nz to book your appointment.

Dates for Suzans’ sessions are:

Saturday 8 October for a lecture: 13.00-15.00pm. $30.

Sunday 9 October for group readings: 12.00-15.00pm $100.                                            

To book email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Suzans’ Book – The Reluctant Psychic is in stock at the studio. Cost $25.

A great read – here is a review by Good Reads:

We all, as children, saw imaginary friends and heard monsters in the closet. But for Suzan Saxman, those friends and monsters didn’t go away-and they weren’t imaginary. They were the dead who came to her from the time she was a little girl with urgent messages for the living. Raised in a house filled with secrets, she saw and spoke the truth as soon as she could talk, alarming the nuns in her convent school with her revelations and terrifying her own mother with her strange visions. Each night she woke to see a man with no eyes watching her, and each day she kept watch by the window while her father was at work and Steve, her real father, a swarthy drifter, rendezvoused with her mother. It was the 1960s in suburban Staten Island and she tried to hide it all, and be a daughter her mother could love.
Always skeptical of her tremendous gift, she struggled to come to terms with her calling even as she revealed the destinies of everyone, from housewives to hit men, stockbrokers to rock-and-rollers. She could witness everyone’s future-everyone’s but her own. Why was she visited by angels and demons? Could she ever escape this strange fate? Where was her own soul mate?
Now Suzan tells the story of her journey and tries to make sense of her family’s buried secrets. Through powerful readings of others’ destinies interwoven with compelling narrative, a reluctant psychic emerges from the shadows.


Thank you all for sharing your light and yoga @ Whispered Secrets

Oms n Light


























August brings new Yoga Teacher – Sarah, Yoga Retreat and “The Reluctant Psychic”




Firstly – thank you for all the kind thoughts and wishes.  I am back in action after my fall and no…… It wasn’t from swinging in the aerial yoga silk :).  Thank you to Sarah and Clare for the fill ins and Bryan for managing the phone, studio, Facebook and emails.  We tried to reach everyone but I know we did miss some of you so please accept my apologies for that.

To keep up to date please follow Whispered Secrets on Facebook, or alternatively you can text, or email, me your phone number so that in the future we can phone if there are any unexpected class cancellations.

And now to the news 🙂

A big welcome to Sarah Dunning who is teaching the Thursday evening yoga class: Stretch and Unwind  6.00-7.15pm.



Sarah is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher who adores lighting all the candles at Whispered Secrets and settling in for gentle stretch classes. A New Zealand native, she recently returned from 13.5 years in the USA where she taught yoga, wellness workshops, and learnt a bunch about the daily grind as well as the need for a daily unwind.

She studied with with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, NY, USA for her advanced 100 hour yoga teacher training. Her original 200 hour training was completed with the delightful Shannon Ball and Anne Ethier at the Athens Yoga Institute, GA, USA.

And if a little escape sounds like a good idea then why not book into Clare’s Breathing Space mid-winter retreat.  

Everyone loved it last year!


Welcome to the Breathing Space

Join Clare and Jessica for a weekend of restful, nourishing yoga. We will explore breath supported asana, movement, restorative yoga, meditation and breathing practices. Take time to let go, breathe out and pause.

Held at Mana retreat centre, Coromandel
12th-14th Aug 2016
$420 including yoga, accommodation and meals.
Contact Clare for more details:

Email: clare@pranayoga.co.nz  Phone: 021 132 7992 / 09 420 5553


Suzan Saxman – The Reluctant Psychic

is coming to New Zealand and Whispered Secrets is the Auckland Venue :).  Her book – one of those ” I can’t put this down” reads is available at the studio for $25.

Suzan’s gift is amazing and the book will give you a real understanding of that.


You can book your spaces now and here are the options:

Private Reading; 1-2hours $280 – please bring a device to record the session.

Group Readings: 2-3 hours $100  10 – 20 people maximum.

In the group reading Suzan will talk, teach, answer questions and give everyone personal messages from Spirit. Each participant will sit with her for a short time to receive messages. This will be done in a group environment – intimate and uplifting.

Lectures: 1 hour $30 Suzan will share about her life / book, answer questions and sign books.

It’s time for another Reiki Share Group session.  This will be on a Saturday from 11.00 – 2.oopm and is a chance to experience, give and receive healing.  Always something new to learn, crystals and healing techniques to practice.  No experience is necessary.  The cost is $25 and if you would like to attend please email me: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or text: 021 379 286 and I’ll arrange a date that suits everyone.

Lots to contemplate, share and experience this month.


Oms n Light




July Workshops & Shop Mid-Year Sale




A quick note on the timetable updates – evening classes are Tuesday and Thursday 6.00 – 7.15pm with me.

Wednesday evenings are 6.15pm with Joanna – $15/class or $12 if you bring a friend.  You will need to book your session with Joanna. Text her: 021 041 2736 or click on (or copy and paste into your browser) http://www.allornonrwellness.com/#!yoga/cngb

The Thursday lunch time Yoga on the Ball session has merged with the Thursday 9.30am class – please bring a Swiss ball to the 9.30am session if you have one.

Mid-year is upon us and time for some stock clearance 🙂

20% discount off everything in the shop

for the rest of June

crystals, books, oracle cards and jewelry

And the lanterns – just $20


And it’s time for another Mala/Beading Day. Keep it simple with beading or get weaving and learn some easy macrame techniques.

Bead, Macrame or Knot

Beading Day

Sunday 31 July

10.00 – 4.00pm

The vibe at Whispered Secrets is always mellow – the crystals twinkle, ready to transport you and enhance your creativity as you create your own full Mala, mini Mala, necklace, bracelet or wrap a favourite stone in a basket.

We have some beautiful beads in stock plus new stones with pre-drilled holes – ready to go and plenty of ideas to help you decide on your project. These beautiful Tibetan double terminated points look great on their own, or get creative!


They resonate with the sound of Om, open our awareness to the higher realms and surround the aura in a bubble of light – a wonderful stone for a Mala.

Spaces are limited to just 5 people – so please book and pre-pay to confirm your spot: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Cost: $50 plus the cost of beads and findings used on the day.

Please bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Plus we have a great workshop to inspire you through Winter.

Don’t Mess with my MOJO!

Saturday 30 July

11.30am- 2.00pm

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance!
You may have heard this if you own your own business, are putting on an a fundraising event or a similar time where you have been part of something that needs a lot of preparation…., BUT have you applied this to your lifestyle?

Do you have goals of what you want to achieve with your health? Do you write them down?
They say that we are the average of the five closest people around us. Do you surround yourself with people that encourage and motivate you to be a better you? Who may have similar goals and ambitions?

How is your energy level?
How is your sleep pattern?
How is your eating pattern?
Where is your mojo RIGHT NOW out of 10?
Can you imagine making positive changes in WINTER?

Nikki brings a very holistic approach to health, a personal trainer and life coach, she understands the connection between body and mind, and if our head isn’t in the game, its not going to happen! During this workshop Nikki will discuss your positive choices available to you – YES, even in Winter!

Let Nikki help you set some goals, lay out some processes you can use to reach your goals and make your mojo a whopping TEN out of ten! AND give you some tips to holding your mojo high for the rest of the winter season.
Light lunch included. Bring your current score and watch it soar!
Grab your early bird ticket by the end of June!

Early Bird Ticket $27 – offer ends 30 June

Ticket price $37 from 1 July

Another event brought to you by: liz-fry.com for more details of other events check out her website: http://www.liz-fry.com

Oms n Light


Wisdom from Within – Tools to Transform

Immerse yourself in Sacred Sound, Crystals and Healing.


Wisdom from Within

Sunday 22 May

10.00 – 4.00pm


With just a few weeks to go this is a reminder to book your space for our

Wisdom from Within day.

Group energy is always profound and powerful – this will be a magical day.

Annie will be guiding you through the 9 chakra system in a way that will awaken the chakras, connect you with the subtle energy bodies and take you easily within to a place of stillness.

Working with crystals, simple crystal layouts plus a Mala (garland of Light) which you will to take home – all your senses will be immersed in the practice.

Beverley brings in the ancient wisdom of the earth and Sacred Geometry.

With the sound of the crystal bowls and her beautiful chants you will be transported within to a place of remembrance and reconnection.  Bev will connect you to the guardians of the land.  A short bush walk is planned – weather permitting and if not – she’ll bring the bush to you 🙂

This is a day to retreat, recharge and renew.

Full details here:


Limited spaces available – payment of $175  in advance to secure your booking.

(includes cost of your Mala custom made by Annie for the day)

Lunch – please bring a plate.

Please book with Annie: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com.

Beverley: bev@shekina.co.nz


May News & Workshops




Another long weekend is here and a few changes to note: Monday 24 April there is just a 9.30am yoga class – no 12pm or 6pm class on that day.  All back to normal for the following week.

The other change to the timetable is that we are adding an hour flow class to the Saturday 9.00am Yin class every fortnight.  For those just wanting a yin class nothing changes.  For the ones wanting to do the extra session  – whilst the Yin Yogis are in savasana – you will be holding a yin pose and move into down dog when the Yin Yogis leave.  Then we explore the delicious combination of breath, movement and flow :). There is a charge of just $10 for the extra hour.  If you are keen to give a 2 hour yoga session a go – join us this Saturday 23 April 9.00am!

We have two great de-stressing workshops for you in May.  I am taking bookings now and to secure your space please email me: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com and I will send details for pre-payment.

Release Stress with Mind-Body Synch

Saturday 14 May


2.00 – 4.00pm

with Janet de Witt

A few moments of conscious breath and movement work wonders on the nervous system.

Join Janet de Witt (Educationalist Kinesiologst/Educator) in a workshop where you will learn some simple techniques from Kinesiology. With these tools you can enhance your yoga practise, daily life, stress and energy levels.

Physical movements connect and calm the body and mind – these activities can be done anywhere, anytime to keep you together.

Janet de Witt practises from her clinic in Waiake, North Shore.

Time: 2 hours
Venue : Whispered Secrets
Cost ; $30.00
Course notes included: Wear clothes 
to move in.


Sunday 22 May

10.00 – 4.00pm


Immerse yourself in Sacred Sound.

Learn powerful tools for transformation and understanding your unique Inner Light and Gifts.


image Beverley Iffla (Shekina Centre of Change)

Brings the unique sound of her crystal bowls and voice to lead you through a journey to the essence of your being. Taking you to the place of pure love vibration.

Beverley will introduce you to the guardians of the land and show you another way to interact with your environment to bring about peace in your world.

imageAnnie Van Den Bergh (Whispered Secrets)

Guides you through the use of breath, mantra (sacred sound), mudra (hand gestures) and Mala practice – techniques uses by the Yogis for thousands of years because they are truly transformational and lead to inner peace.

Annie will be custom making mini malas made from semi precious stones for each attendee – Garlands of Light – which you will take home at the end of the day. Charged and blessed with intent for your Highest Good these can then be your faithful companions, source of comfort and guidance.

Investment for the day: $175.00 which includes the cost of your Garland of Light ($65 value).

For more information and to book your space please contact:

Beverley Iffla: bev@shekina.co.nz ph 021 082 52027

Annie Van Den Bergh: E: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com Ph: 021 379 286

Lastly – I am having a bit of a de-clutter and yes…. I am selling some of the crystals you see around the studio. Ask me which ones when you are next in.  Plus the lanterns are all on sale @ just $20 a pair – create a warm and cosy feel for the winter evenings.

And …. don’t forget that Joanna Noll runs a Community Yoga Class for just $10 on Wednesday evenings 6.15 – 7.30pm.

Oms n Light





A friend in Sugilite


For those that don’t know me … I am a crystal (the mineral/rock kind!) junkie.  It seems there’s always another one sparkling and nudging me to take it home.  Some become part of the Yoga & Healing space so that everyone can share their energies.  Others come home with me and over the years I have gathered quite a collection. Displayed around the house they ground and enhance the space. I have become accustomed to the prompts and intuitive nudges that I receive that a certain one will want to come along with me for the day.

I have learnt that they quietly support, guide and yes… protect me – they know when I will need their company.  This is my recent experience with Sugilite which I have in a bracelet form – here’s the photo of it – now with the Aqua Aura beads which I have just added.



Using crystals in my healing work plus living and working space as taught me that there is so much wisdom and guidance that they willingly offer us.  They really are friends and allies and this story is to demonstrate to you just how incredibly powerful they are.

In August last year my eldest brother, Bob, died suddenly of a heart attack whilst running on the treadmill.  So in the last months of 2015 I had to take leave of the studio and head overseas to family.  Leading up to Christmas I was back at work and going through the motions of holding the business and myself together but deep down was sinking.

I was unenthusiastic for the Christmas break and 2016 was simply another year I was having to face.  The dark space I found myself in – I kept private.

Just last week my Sugilite bracelet which I had made maybe 2 years ago – came to my mind – I hadn’t worn it for some time and had always meant to revamp it.

I gave myself a mental note to hunt it out and then of course carried on and forgot.  Until making dinner a few days later still in my funk on the inside.  I set up the food on the table and before sitting down disappeared to find my bracelet.  Didn’t take a minute or two and it went straight on my wrist.  I then sat down to eat and within in less than 10 minutes – it was as though my brain had split in half.  My logical mind was in the back seat watching me starting to joke and be spontaneous again. I was back – and so quickly!! And…. I am still back 🙂

So obviously that set me thinking  – wow!  But also why Sugilite as I knew it as a wonderful stone for meditation and opening up the crown chakra?


Later that evening I delved into research. Lo and behold the first sentence that caught my eye was that Sugilite is a stone of Archangel Michael – which made me smile – thank you Archangel Michael 🙏and instantly felt that safe warm shield of protection.  Also Sugilite is linked to St. Germaine and Archangel Zadkiel and the Violet Flame.  Sugilite is one of the most powerful stones for calling in the Violet Flame according to Robert Simmons.  The Violet Flame clears negativity, lifts the vibration, removes negative attachments, cleanses and clears the aura.  Carrying or wearing Sugilite sets up a ‘shield of light’ around the wearer.

And there’s more …….. Sugilite will lift depression, negative thoughts and bring back joy, laughter and our childlike innocence.  It reconnects you to your Inner Child and Souls purpose and reconnecting you to why you are here on earth at this time.  When life gets overwhelming Sugilite gently brings you back to your path.

It it is a stone recommended for people under the cloud of cancer as it helps to counter the mental and emotional stresses that cause dis-ease.  A loving stone – it draws in powerful healing energies.  Think of Sugilite as a beacon of light and hope when all around you feels dark.

Confidence, optimism, joy and gentle healing is Sugilites’ gift.

Crystals are a wonderful adjunct to our health and wellbeing – another avenue of support to explore if you aren’t already.  I welcome your feedback, queries and personal experiences.  I hope to share more light on our beautiful crystal allies thoughout the year.  Follow us through the Whispered Secrets blog: http://www.whisperedsecretsyoga.com

Oms n Blesssings 🙏









Merry Christmas

Blessings for the Christmas Season and THANK YOU for your support, beautiful energy and being You x


The studio will be from closed 24th December 2015. The last class for 2015 is Wednesday 9.30am 23rd December.

We re-open on Monday 11th January 2016 with the Summer Schedule:

9.30am: Monday, Wednesday (Yin & Restorative) & Friday

9.00am: Saturday Yin Yoga

6.00pm: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Christmas Gift Ideas


We still have some beautiful items in the shop or ….. purchase a Whispered Secrets Gift Voucher which can be redeemed in the shop,  for Yoga Sesssions, Reiki & Crystal Healing or a Reading.


I have sample decks for all the oracle cards – these decks are the newest favourite additions to the studio and all special. Prices range from $35-$45 p/deck.

Tibetan Singing Bowls – small $65 and medium $120 and Lying Buddhas $36


Selenite brings peace and tranquility to your home. This beautiful crystal lamp is $95.

Soy candles – a perfect simple gift and come in glass jars $15 or large and small travel tins $15 and $6 respectively. Plus in these colourful mosaic glasses with 3 spare soy tealights $18.

I love journals and these will inspire. 3 designs: Dragonfly, Quan Yin and Celtic $20 each.

The Mandala Oils are beautifully packaged natural perfume oils and come in 3 scents: Neroli, Sandalwood or Dragons Blood. Lovely stocking filler at just $14.

Plus beautiful, soft yak wool blankets from Nepal and plenty of bracelets, tumbles and pendants – gift some Crystal Blessings.

If you want to pop by text me: 021 379 286.

Wishing you all happy and joy filled holidays.

Oms n Blessings

Work Opportunity


Are you a people person? Want a job that means more? Or, want to be a volunteer?

Learn about MyCare at our fun get-together!


Tuesday 18th August 11.30 – 1.30pm

@ Whispered Secrets

247 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany Village

Here’s your chance to choose how, when and where you work and make a difference to those who need help in your community! MyCare is a new Kiwi-owned online service that allows those seeking or offering all kinds of help to easily find each other. If you want to earn more income, with the flexibility to decide which days and hours to work and where, MyCare might be for you!

All you have to do is create a FREE MyCare Profile to promote what you do. Your skills and experience might be just what someone is looking for in areas such as home care, gardening, cooking, organising things, driving, handyman skills, or other kinds of help.

For more info: contact Pauline: 09 976 2134 or 027 774 4520 Email: pauline@mycare.co.nz