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Kindred is all about care, authentic relationships and excellent yoga classes. Kindred is for everyone.

What we stand for

Our mission is to bring soul to the people.  Our one-of-a-kind instructors guide members through an inspirational, meditative fitness experience designed to benefit the body, mind and soul.  Whether it’s through yoga, massage or dance. Our members say it’s life-changing!

We laugh, we stretch, we grow, we learn, and we do it together. Moving your body and working your mind charges your soul and becomes the best part of your day. Through this shared experience, we develop an unshakable bond with one another. Friendships are made. Relationships are built.  We share a soul experience.

Our members come to us from all backgrounds, levels of fitness, ability and experience. Kindred is for everyone. Our community is calling your name, so come on in and take a mat. We are Kindred.

Chai and Bex
Co-founders Kindred

Bex n Chai

What we offer


We offer daily yoga classes for individuals of all abilities and tastes. Such as Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Flow, Bliss, Teen, Pregnancy and Mums & bubs.

Yoga (2)

Mindfully designed level 1 and 2 Yoga Alliance International Certified and Accredited programmes. Created to balance intensity and integration. Learn more:

Yoga (3)

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice combining simple dance moves with martial arts and healing arts to provide a total body workout that includes your mind, emotions and spirit.

Yoga (5)

With nearly 28 years of experience practising meditation Chai expertly leads an 8-week meditation and pranayama course, covering a different mindfulness technique each week.

Yoga (4)

Bodywork sessions draw on therapeutic and deep tissue massage and energy therapy such as Reiki. It's ideal for people suffering from recent injuries or for those who have experienced chronic long-term pain.

Yoga (6)

Kirtan is a call-and-response style song or chant, set to music chanting the names or mantras of the gods and goddesses.

Pricing & Memberships




One month of unlimited yoga and Nia classes. Get a feel for the studio, try our varied classes and meet an amazing range of teachers—valid 28 days from the date of your first visit.

*Discounted membership of $89/month is available for students who sign up after completing the $69 intro offer.





All the benefits of the annual unlimited membership, allowing you to spread the cost through monthly direct debit payments. Gives you access to unlimited yoga and Nia classes including our virtual classes. 



Unlimited access to all of our regular and virtual scheduled classes. Allows you to experience the best of what Kindred has to offer, all year long!






*No contract


*No contract

Sunrise classes are offered at 6:30 am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Please be aware this pass does not give you access to other classes on the schedule.




Our rolling monthly membership gives you access to our full online schedule.


Gives you access to any 5 regular classes. Valid for two months from the first visit.


Gives you access to 1 regular virtual yoga class.


Sangha for Sara

Everyone is invited to join a fundraising and awareness gathering to help Sara, a dear member of the Kindred family, in her battle with Stage 4 metastasised Breast Cancer. There is no cure for this. That is why we are coming together to give our time and show love for Sara. An afternoon of yoga, tea, cake and aroha.

Saturday the 20th of November
From 1.30 pm onwards 

Tickets are $40.

Spaces are limited so please book by emailing [email protected] to secure your spot on the mat.Some may also want to join just for afternoon tea and that is totally fine. Starting at 3.30 pm. Entry by Koha. 

Kindred Studio
1 Kinzett Terrace
The Wood. 

What our Kindred community is saying

I loved every minute of my 200 hr Yoga teacher training at Kindred studio in Nelson. The programme content is varied and comprehensive. Chai's depth of knowledge, insight and congruent engagement allowed for a deep connection to learning the 8 limbs of yoga,  the asanas, anatomy, and Myself. It is easy to be inspired by Chai's enthusiasm. The day to day running of the course was friendly, informative and well structured. We were given a chance to develop beautiful friendships with the other attendees, and watching each other's journey has been inspiring and wonderful.

I have found the post-training support to be invaluable to my continued journey. For me, the course was not the end or completion of a dream - it was the beginning of it, and I'm grateful for the follow on presence that Chai and the other teachers continue to offer. Kindred does more than teach yoga. It is a place where knowledge, friendship, and support come together to build a beautiful community, with acceptance, encouragement, and knowledge sharing at its centre.
I would highly recommend the course to anyone wondering about their Yoga Teacher training.
S Marriott

Chai is an inspiring and dedicated yoga teacher. He has an amazing knowledge of anatomy and how each person can relate to yoga. He manages to motivate and entertain and his classes are full of laughter. As well as laughter and knowledge he has amazing energy and is able to induce a sense of calm and relaxation that leaves you floating away from a yoga class. One of the best yoga teachers that I have ever met in over 10 years of practice.

When I’m asked about Chai’s teaching, the words that come to mind are knowledge, depth of experience, and integrity.

Chai is known and respected throughout the yoga community and he is a founding board member of Yoga New Zealand where he continues to support and promote the professional development and integrity of yoga in New Zealand – he walks the talk. He has a phenomenal knowledge of functional anatomy and is constantly increasing and sharing this in classes and on the teacher training courses.  Chai has the canny ability to make anatomy understandable and interesting.

Having undertaken my Level 1 teacher training at Kindred, then worked alongside Chaitanya in the studio and on subsequent Level 1 teacher training, Chai holds the space with strength and compassion as trainees navigate the path to completion.  I have grown as a teacher and human being during that time under the guidance of Chaitanya. Being part of the Kindred family has been life-changing! 

Rose Middleton

Where to find us

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Studio open in level 2, with limited class numbers. Online classes available


$69 Intro Offer


Get started on your yoga journey with one month of unlimited yoga and nia classes at Kindred. Get a feel for the studio, try out our wonderful variety of classes and meet our amazing range of teachers. For new & existing students