Hey curious one, I'm Adele: creator of Rise Yoga, and your guide on the journey of awakening that is waiting for you to step into it.


I believe that the greatest need of our time is to change our relationships with ourselves, with others, and with the environment.

This comes through embodiment.


Through embodiment, I'll guide you towards uncovering the fullness of your power. 

Through embodiment, we'll create space for greater opportunities to come about within your life, and for you to have the courage to step up and meet them.

Through embodiment, we'll reclaim all the parts of ourselves we've lost, denied and muted - to stand true and strong in who we really are.

“be softer with you.
you are a breathing thing.
a memory to someone.
a home to a life.”

— Nayyirah Waheed

So you're ready to Rise, and infuse yoga into how you live your life?

You've come to the right place.
Join one of our 100 hour yoga study immersions in Auckland, Raglan, Mount Maunganui or Bali, and you will:

  • dive deep into the Tantric philosophy of Waking Up - a practical toolkit designed by ancient yogis to yogify your whole life, from the inside out
  • learn techniques of mantra (japa and contemplation), nada yoga (sound), kriya (cleansing), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation that will super charge your asana practice (yoga poses)
  • explore the anatomy of embodiment - a deep felt understanding within your own body to move and live with more freedom and ease
  • take all of this into an incredible 4hr daily sadhana (devotional practice) that we explore every morning together
  • transition back into your life with your own consistent and self-nourishing yoga practice
  • develop a greater understanding of the technology of liberation in the human form, supported by embodiment of what deep aliveness and fulfilment really means for you.

If you're considering teaching yoga, by the end of our 100hr immersion you will know what the right next step is for you. If you decide to teach, you can go on to do a  Rise Yoga 100hr Teacher Training which, combined with your 100hr immersion, gives you the required 200hr teaching certification. 











"I had only taken a handful of yoga classes and typically at a gym as a supplement to working out. Adele was incredible. I loved how each class was unique and taught me something new about my mind, body and soul. She was so motivational and always provided at least one inspirational idea I took away from class. I have a newfound love with yoga and am searching for a studio at home. I’m afraid Adele has ruined me forever finding anything to compare to her sessions."

Lisa Conroy, NZ

“This whole experience and the two trainings so far have changed things in my life I didn’t even expect, and have given me a freedom and gratitude with just the yoga of life that I am immensely grateful and humbled by. I thank you from my heart and soul Adele – it’s not just what you teach, it’s your presence, your personal experience, your firmness, your softness, your love. So I really hope you know, hear and feel the impact that your soul work has."


“The immersion and teacher training was life changing. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. The material much more vast than I expected, broadening my mind and deepening my understanding of yoga beyond the asanas. Adele is a truly gifted world-class facilitator. She offers an incredible amount of wisdom – I’m in awe of her ability to embody the teachings and offer them in such an inspiring, relatable way.”


“Some of the most valuable time I have spent, ever, doing anything! Adele is a wonderful teacher. She brings a huge amount of knowledge with her. But it's not only her knowledge that is invaluable, it's also her ability to be very present, very humble and very real. The course is more than just yoga teacher training, it is also a practical 'life school' that will give you the tools on and off the mat to navigate this thing called life. I can’t recommend Adele and this training enough."


"It’s amazing. I love every minute of it. I find myself hanging off Adele’s every word mesmerised by her abundance of knowledge and passion for Yoga. The environment is so supportive and I always feel completely safe to express my ideas and feelings. I have felt my true self really start to come to the surface since beginning the training and my understanding of Yoga has moved so much further off the mat and into my every day. I started thinking I would just do the first stream and now I have such a hunger for more I can’t wait to do the second stream."


“Adele's devotion to teaching yoga has been so inspirational that I now only want to teach others the way Adele did for us – holding the space. Adele, you are my soul teacher! Like a candle, you devote yourself to teach us from your heart and as a candle burns itself, it provides light to let us shine.”


"I unravelled layer after layer of limiting beliefs about myself, my asana practice, and about what it means to be a yogi. I loved that we dove deep into philosophy, asana and embodiment practices, but because the content was spread out over a few months there was time to really integrate the information before learning more. The wealth of knowledge and experience that Adele shared with us was beyond what I ever could have expected, and I am SO glad that I waited for this particular teacher training. One of the unexpected highlights has been the incredible friendships I've formed with this group over the last year or so. We've all become so connected and continue to support each other even now, months after completing the teacher training."


"Adele’s knowledge and passion not only about yoga but life in general is pretty phenomenal. She has a beautiful ability to help you learn through creating an environment for personal experience and holding you in that space. I learnt so much more than how to become a yoga instructor. I developed myself throughout the 6 months, built some great friendships and learnt some lessons that will stay with me for a life time. I highly recommend Adele to anyone who wants to transform, develop, grow and learn as well as anyone who wants to know what it really takes to become a high class yoga instructor."


"Learning with Adele is the best thing I've ever done for myself. Adele absolutely blows my socks off with the depth and breadth of her knowledge and beautiful nature to share her craft in an easy to understand, insightful way."


“Not only did I experience a shift in my appreciation for and approach to yoga, but also in my everyday embodiment and sense of self. It’s impossible to enter Adele’s courses with an open mind and leave unmoved. This work has the potential to change your life if you let it.”

Perri Palmieri

“Adele is one of the most honest, sincere, and knowledgeable teachers I have found on this yoga path. She has lived and survived advanced stage bowel cancer, her journey and her depth, both of spirit and knowledge, is humbling. After a steady practice with Adele, I noticed I was moving very differently. I was finding courage to go places perhaps a little more challenging, each day the improvement arrived little by little. My breathing became clearer, my balance more stable, my mind sharper, my body less rigid. Off the mat this translated into being a little more courageous too. Every “I can’t” became “maybe” and “I’ll give it a go”.
My next adventure was another Rise Yoga immersion in Bali. There on this alive pulsating land we went deeper, beyond just the physical layers of self. Much deeper - hitting layers of subconscious emotion. There I was able to fully receive and grieve my loved ones that are no longer, in a way that was beautiful and profound. I could truly see for the first time my holding patterns and ways of being that no longer served me. I was able to fully experience my heart without the layers that had shrouded me over this life;me. I was surrounded by loving beings so full of integrity and wisdom on this journey, this path seems to draw extraordinary souls. Joy became so accessible to me for no other reason than to simply feel it, to be it. Yes, we can be joy!”


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