and Neal Ghoshal
For many years we have been inspired by yoga, conscious dance, movement and various holistic therapies. They have become our passion and they fill our lives. It is our vision to share what we love out to our community, and further out into the world.
We sustain ourselves by offering what we have discovered on our journey towards peace and wholeness. This website is part of the vision. You will find information about the Yoga we offer, about 5Rhythms Dance and Open Floor Movement classes and events, about who we are and what truly inspires us. Life is movement and our prayer is that our movement is sacred.
Sacha Paddy and Neal Ghoshal
When Sacha discovered conscious dance through Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms in 2000, she loved the sense of freedom as well as the potential of this practice to be a guiding light through life.
Sacha is now a certified teacher of both 5Rhythms dance and Open Floor movement practices and has been teaching hundreds of classes and workshops since 2008.
She has also been a holistic massage therapist for nearly 20 years and is a certified yoga teacher.
She is endlessly inspired by the simple joy of embodiment and the depth of experience that movement and dance offers us. These practices can be such a profoundly supportive resource in our lives.
She holds a heartfelt, fun, compassionate and welcoming space in which to explore life-themes through your dance and movement.
Neal has been practicing Yoga for over twenty years and teaching since 2003. He sees Yoga as a guide to restoring our place and understanding of who we are and how we can live peacefully, happily and fulfilled.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
“My aim in teaching is to create a safe and inviting space in which to learn and discover Yoga as a balance between effort and effortlessness, structural alignment and organic fluidity, mindfulness and spontaneity.
“Ultimately, the practice of Yoga leads us to a place where we may respond to life’s challenges with ease in our breath and body, with wise choices, and with heartful kindness.”
He has taught on teacher training programs in Australia and New Zealand, has been senior faculty on Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, and is a founder member of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training program, based in Auckland.
Neal is also an experienced Holistic and Thai massage therapist, loves music and sometime kirtan chant leader.
He lives on Waiheke Island, near Auckland, New Zealand, with his partner Sacha and their daughter Tula.