RISE is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour program, recognised by and registered through the School of Embodied Flow™ and grounded in modern vinyasa yoga and ancient traditional tantric teachings.

Backed by many years of experience in teaching yoga teacher trainings at the 200 hour basic level and the 300 hour advanced level, we commit to offering the highest standard of teaching methods.

We’re evolving the yoga scene.
We are teaching intelligent, inclusive and enlivening yoga for a healthy, resilient, awake body and mind.
You’re here, uniquely constructed as you, to actualise what’s possible.
This requires your time and commitment to deepen your awareness of yourself, to nourish your relationship with yourself, and sense what and how your whole being and voice authentically wants to express.

Imagine what it might be like to be a part of something much bigger than yourself – and much bigger than your worries.

To find your ‘people’. To feel in your bones an unwavering sense of coming home. To be the expression of what you believe in.

This is your permission slip to step out of boredom, out of stress, out of “going through the motions” to survive your day, to understanding that you really can create whatever you desire. This require you to get full in your being, clear in your mind, and to be curious and open with that mind to believe in possibility.

This is your permission slip to step into your body. To see your life through fresh eyes. To know and to be what you desire.

Lead your own evolution in our 100hr Immersion Programme, then BE the revolution in our follow-on 100hour Art & Science of Teaching Yoga Programme.

Move like you. Feel like you. Fully embody you.


Step into two full, immersive weeks that follow on from the immersion programme, to transform everything you love and know – in the dance of the highs and lows of your humanness – into the artistry of transmitting the teachings of yoga and facilitating change within others. This is the next step to learn to evolve, facilitate and share what you love with confidence and clarity.

Teaching yoga will likely be one of the most rewarding and awe-inspiring paths you’ll embark upon. Facilitating yoga experiences – in essence, being a yoga teacher – is much more than cueing a series of physical shapes. Learning about and teaching poses is merely the gateway (one of many gateways) for something much bigger.

You have the potential to grow so much more beyond what you can see right now. And finding your voice and your self-confidence as a teacher and as a human being will be a huge part of that.

RISE is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hour program, recognised by and registered through the School of Embodied Flow™ and grounded in vinyasa yoga and tantric teachings. Backed by several years of experience in teaching yoga teacher trainings at the 200hour basic and the 300 hour advanced training, we commit to offering the highest standard of teaching methods.

Led by seasoned facilitator Adele Kinghan, this immersion and teacher training offers a skillful blend of movement, asana (yoga poses), meditation, philosophy, functional and embodied anatomy, psychology and science as technologies for acquiring an integrated sense of strength, ease and connectivity in the human form. We meet on the mat as a place to discover your own innate capacity to step into a life that is in flow, where you can thrive in every layer your being and take that awakened mind out into world – however you decide to teach it.

This teacher training gives you the time, space and support to deepen your understanding through application with others, and to learn how to transmit the practices and teachings to your students in a simple, relatable and subtly powerful way.

In this teacher training we bring to life our potential with a limited-size group of curious people who are ready to learn, question, explore and shake things up. We create spaces where we feel that we belong, where we feel at home, in our bodies. We inspire hope, belief and trust. We move and be moved, challenge and be challenged, with the perfect blend of practical knowledge and spiritual purpose.

We examine how we doubt ourselves and suffer, and alchemize it with awareness, vulnerability, acceptance, and love. We create boundaries to find a framework for freedom, and we crack our perspective wide open. We come together to laugh and deepen our joy and shed our pain. We find stillness. We find stability and clarity. We articulate and bring into being all that’s possible within, while revelling in how truly magical – and similar – we actually are.

This is the only training in New Zealand to have such a rich focus on embodiment. We are here to encourage you to see yourself clealry and gain the confidence to step out and support and serve others, inspiring others to exist together in a world that is safe, nourishing, compassionate and empowering. It’s for this reason that the immersion element of the programme is so potent – to teach well is to teach from the understanding, passion and embodiment within your own practice.


We’ve experienced a lot of immersions and teacher trainings and have seen what works wonderfully, and what is less effective. From our own experience and knowledge we have intelligently structured this training in a way that brings together the best of immersive experiences, along with space and time to integrate and meet the material with your preferred learning style.

A month long intensive is great – you learn a lot about yourself in the pressure cooker environment it creates – but we all have a limit to our capacity to take on new information. For most of us that limit is felt at around the 2-3 week mark. Yes, there will be many revelations in the highs and lows of such a training, but when you get back home, sit back at your desk and look at your calendar for the week, much of what you learnt in the training dissappears. It’s jarring, and your life line of support is no longer there.

Part-time weekends are also great – you can neatly fit it around your life – but often it’s hard to completely remove yourself from your daily life to really drop into the potency of the practices. Often a sense of momentum and charge is lacking. And why wait a whole year to really be and become who you are?

We believe the world doesn’t need more yoga teachers per se, but more aware and embodied yogis. So first and foremost, our vision is to usher in more yoga practitioners who are empowered with tools and a love for the practice, that they can then take into how they live their life – be it a mum sneaking in 15 minutes for herself each day, a busy executive managing stress levels, a builder stretching out after a hard day on the tools, or a teenage girl learning how to love her body. That’s why we offer the immersion programme as the first component to the teacher training – to create a container for practitioners to flourish. And from that flourishing – and a consistent daily practice – a strong desire to share it widely with others through teaching classes within the community may become clear.

The timing of the programme gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to deeply immersing in the material, while receiving content in homeopathic doses so you can explore and integrate the practices and insights into your life, without overwhelm. Once the practices are alive within you, you’ll be ready to step into the teaching stream with passion, clarity and confidence.

If you’re not ready to complete the second stream within the same year, or the timing doesn’t work for you, you have the option to register for Art & Science of Teaching Yoga the following year without having to repeat the immersion. Or you may never do it, and that’s wonderful too, as you would have gotten so much richness out of the immersion alone.

While you’ll learn how to be an exceptional teacher, you’ll also learn more about you – and that’s invaluable.
Our focus is on providing the pathway for you to embody the teachings in a way that resonates for you. Rather than staring at text books and external information, our approach is to get inside the teachings. Our playful attitude to embodying the physical alignment and anatomy of the body gives an experiential internal knowing of these essential aspects of self. We approach the yoga philosophy in a tangible way that is down-to-earth and easily applicable to your life. All you need to know is within your own body, and we’re here to help provide the map and support for you to explore your own territory and carve out your own journey.

You’ve no doubt felt the difference in yoga classes when the teacher is speaking from a place of deep knowing and experience rather than regurgitating scripts and yoga platitudes – this is what will make you stand out as a teacher, and as a more aware and awake human in the often messy humanness of life.

Be steeped in empowering philosophy about the nature of the world and your place in it.

Join Adele Kinghan – one of Auckland’s most experienced yoga teachers – and inspiring international guest teachers for a world-class training in embodying and teaching the yogic arts. Become a master of this technology for living and loving life well – and offer what breaks you open to those you love, to those in your community, to those who need it, who need you.

In psychology circles it’s recognised that the transformation that a client has is 20% to do with the actual method, and 80% to do with the facilitator. This is no different.

In studying with Adele, our lead facilitator and RISE directress, you’ll draw upon various philosophies, movement studies, scientific research, personal values and virtues, life challenges and passions. Your teaching will be a mirror of your search for meaning, authenticity and awakening, which will undoubtedly usher in the same process for your student’s to heal, grow and be the best they can be.

Adele has had the privilege of facilitating group yoga experiences since her first teacher training in 2009 at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong with Partick Creelman. Over the years she has studied extensively with her dear teachers and friends Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, and had the pleasure of assisting them on many Emobdied Flow™ trainings.

Adele is a certified Embodied Flow™ faclitator, and has also completed all the Anusara teacher training requirements – having fallen in love with the heart-centered approach of this system. She also draws upon many vinyasa flow influences including in-depth study with Tiffany Cruikshank on her advanced Yoga Medicine programme, and Fluid Power with Shiva Rea. She teaches through a lens of Tantric philosophy and is grateful for the teachings of Carlos Pomeda and Christopher Hareesh Wallis.

“Put the warmest heart and graceful action with shockingly razor sharp intellect and wit, package it in a beautiful embodiment of a human being and you get Adele Kinghan. I have had the pleasure of knowing Adele for six years, and consider her to be the full package of a master facilitator. Adele has the rare capacity to make anyone feel joyous to be alive. She somehow makes the most complicated things seem easily achievable, and approaches each day and task with untroubled competence evocative of all the world’s greatest leaders. Her depth and breadth of yogic knowledge is paralleled by few. I would highly recommend any training with Adele as a rich tapestry of deep learning, and an elegant dive into being, with a great great teacher.”
Tara Judelle – Embodied Flow™

This is one of the greatest joys of a training like this – the opportunity to meet a community of like-minded people to connect and have fun with. Past teacher trainees are still very much a part of Adele’s life. They offer a web of connection for each other that continues to foster and inspire growth, enquiry and benevolent service to their families, communities and the world at large.

This is firmly established in a post-training six month mentorship programme (delivered online and in person with opportunities to teach classes under Adele’s guidance and feedback) and in the monthly alumni gatherings to practice with other RISE graduates and to continue to evolve with the material.

Join us and you will learn to

Be schooled in teaching methodology in the style of vinyasa, yin and Embodied Flow and craft classes you’re inspired to take and teach.

Dive into embodied experiential anatomy and alignment.

Learn and practice theming strategies to take your students on an equally expansive and centring journey.

Create intelligent and skilful vinyasa sequences and find your own language to inspire classes and movements.

Discover your authentic voice and deepen your presence – unlocking your own unique potential.

Find confidence to offer therapeutics to work with common imbalances, injuries and applied yoga techniques for special populations (including trauma informed teaching).

Explore appropriate modifications for each category of poses.

Learn how to teach from the bodies you see in front of you, not from an external or dogmatic ideal.

Discover how to empower and support different bodies, and practice verbal and hands-on adjustments.

Build class templates for teaching a beginner’s series as well as open-level group classes.

Understand the special needs of yoga for pregnancy and restorative application.

Embody what it means to hold space for your students, how to read the room, and practice empathy.

Confidence in using music in the yoga room and other ways to construct elements for transformative experiences.

Uphold yoga ethics and be a leader in the yoga community.

Distill your values and vision for your offerings and translate that into the business of yoga.

Discover what YOU + YOGA is and how to bring that alive.

Observe others in their courage and presence, and practice teaching – A LOT.


Students must have completed the RISE Yoga Immersion to participate in the Art & Science of Teaching Yoga. Together, these meet the requirements of the Yoga Alliance RYT200hr certification, and students will have the opportunity to register under this designation upon graduation.



Yes! We have a strong focus on teaching you how to feel prepared and confident to facilitate your own yoga classes. This will be done through teaching practicums, homework and fun teaching games – and of course as well with an in-depth study of the methods and didactics of teaching yoga including artful sequencing, theming, cueing and use of voice, observing bodies and hands on adjustments.

Adele is your biggest cheerleader once you finish the training programme to support you to take your gifts out into the world – this is done through the six month mentorship programme and at the alumni gatherings. You will not be cast adrift trying to figure it out on your own!

It’s also important to recognise that this is only just the beginning of your teaching journey. If you’re anything like Adele you’ll be hungry for more, and will continue to train and study and up-skill every year. This programme offers a unique 100hr add-on in the form of an Embodied Yin teacher training, delivered in Auckland, along with an advanced study pathway with the founders of Embodied Flow™ – Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, of which Adele supports you with in her capacity as a senior mentor in their programme.