Learn to teach! Becoming a professional yoga or Pilates instructor is a uniquely satisfying road to follow. For some, it’s a part-time hobby with fulfilling rewards. For others, it becomes a full-time profession. Changing the lives of your students is a powerful, emotional experience!

Check out our upcoming training schedule below:

Core Pilates NYC

Led by Allyson Donnelly from Abundance and Core Pilates NYC, these Pilates training courses teach the power, strength and grace of the classical Pilates method while incorporating a contemporary style. The upcoming courses below will give you full certification and potential job placement with Abundance Studios!

Since 2003, Core Pilates NYC has been teaching the future of Pilates professional worldwide. They empower their students with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to go out there and start making a difference!

Check out www.corepilatesnyc.com for more information.


Pilates Mat Teacher Training

Dates: 4-6 May, 19-20 May 2018

Location: Abundance Porirua

Time: 10am to 4pm (Friday) & 8:30-1:30 (Saturday/Sunday)

Prerequisite: Experience as a Pilates mat student is strongly recommended.

Tuition: $975 USD ($1325 NZD)*


The Mat Training Course™ presented by Core Pilates NYC® integrates both Beginner and Intermediate Classical Mat Training. It is the most complete and cost effective Pilates Mat Training Course in the industry. This course provides teachers with the tools to deliver a private or group session in the beginner and intermediate classical Pilates system. The course is a 5 day intensive held over two weekends, with extensive practical work and a specialised anatomy workshop. All students complete a written and practical exam to obtain their certificate.

Day 1: Beginner mat system

Day 2: Beginner mat system – practice teaching and variations

Day 3: Intermediate system

Day 4: Intermediate system – practice teaching and variations, anatomy in clay

Day 5: Intermediate system – review and practical exam

*Price is in USD and will be charged in NZD on day of payment based on current conversion rate.

Students will learn:

  • Over 30 Pilates exercises
  • Hands-on touch cues to assist in training clients
  • Modifications to simplify and challenge exercises
  • Guidance for how to structure your 55 minute mat class
  • 3 hour online CPNYC® Anatomy Workshop featuring Anatomy in Clay® relevant to Pilates


  • PDF downloadable manuals
  • Support videos online
  • Exam fees (re-tests result in an additional fee)
  • Mats for use during the course

Email to register or enquire: info@abundancemindbody.co.nz


Pilates Reformer Teacher Training

Dates: 9-11 February, 24 & 25 Feb 2018


Location: Abundance Porirua

Tuition: $1875 USD ($2550 NZD)*

Prerequisite: Experience as a Pilates mat student is strongly recommended

Day 1: Beginner reformer system and Pilates history
Day 2: Beginner and intermediate reformer system
Day 3: Intermediate reformer system 
Day 4: Intermediate reformer system
Day 5: Tests and advanced reformer workshop
 *Price is in USD and will be converted to NZD on day of payment based on the current conversion rate.

Included in Tuition:

  • PDF downloadable manuals
  • Support videos online
  • Exam fees (re-tests result in an additional fee)

Email to register or enquire: info@abundancemindbody.co.nz

The Yin Way – Yin Training

September 8-15 2018

with Nico Luce

Venue: Abundance Thorndon, 75 Thorndon Quay

Investment: $950 Early bird (prior to 1 July), $1100 After 1 July


This program created and curated by Nico Luce is an immersion into the practices of slowing down, softening and being held in poses; an exploration of the connective tissues of our body and their relationship to the whole; and a discovery of the fascinating ancient philosophy of the Tao Te Ching.

The yin practice offers a unique way to deepen our understanding of the subtle structures that hold our body together and properly stresses tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga.

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training will give you the tools to create safe and sound yin and restorative sequences, develop a vocabulary that accurately describes the wide range of sensations and feelings that arise when passively stretching, infuse your classes with theme and meaning, and hold space where the quality and energy within yourself can enrich and balance the experience of others.

For graduates of any 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified training, the full extent of this program can be applied towards Luce Yoga 300 hour certification, and is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.


Program Overview:

  • Yin Anatomy
  • Yin Energetics
  • Yin History and Taoist Philosophy
  • Teaching Yin
  • Yin Poses

A complete training manual in English  of 118 pages will be provided covering all the topics presented in class and a Guide of Yin Poses.

 Daily Schedule:

  • 07:15 – 09:15 Morning Meditation & Pranayama plus Yin Yang practice
  • 9:30 – 10:45 Breakfast break
  • 10:45 – 1:00 Anatomy
  • 1:00 – 2:30  Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Taoist Philosophy Discussion
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Teaching Methodology & Energetics
  • 4:30 – 6:00Asana Lab plus finishing practice

As an avid story teller, philosopher, traveller and mover, Nico has spent much of his life in pursuit of the extra ordinary. From intrepid travels through India, acting stints and a successful yoga studio ownership, Nico has spent much of his life seeking a way to live fully, with more vibrancy, and to embrace this life with each breath, one breath at a time.

Nico is a 500 hour certified yogi and international trainer who has been teaching yoga since 2003. His love for Eastern philosophy, spirituality and anatomy are all weaved skilfully into his teaching. His style is eclectic, drawing on his study with some of the top teachers in Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin and Power Yoga and Pilates.

Study with Nico at Gaia: You can check out Nico here Nico on Gaia


200hour Vinyasa/Hatha Teacher Training

September 8-15 2018

with Nico Luce

Venue: Abundance Porirua, 1 Walton Leigh Ave.


January 12th-19th 2019

March 9th-16th 2019

May 18th-25th 2019

Investment: $4000 Early bird (before 31 August), $4400 after 31 August

Bundle Special with Yin Training 50 Hours: $4700 Early Bird (250 hours training), After August 31st Bundle $5100

If yoga has changed your life and you want to pass that passion on to others, then this is the program for you. Deepen your knowledge and understanding of yoga, follow your heart and become a certified yoga teacher!

If you’re reading this right now, you’re here because you desire to evolve. You’re here because you want to reach your true potential and you’re here because you want to help others do the same. This program is exactly where you’re supposed to be, and we are excited to be apart of the journey!

This program has been made to be accessible and enjoyable for anyone who is willing to put all their efforts into positively transforming their lives and the lives of those they come in contact with. We want to help elevate leaders who have a burning desire to elevate the lives of the people around them.

This program is unique. It is designed to help you find your own authentic teaching voice and inherent natural style. This teacher training will build a strong foundation and provide teaching techniques that will help the student of yoga transform into a teacher of yoga. It will deepen and build your personal practice as you embark on a transformational journey toward becoming an inspiring yoga instructor. You will be challenged to go deeper into your physical practice and awaken within you, the capacity to guide, inform and inspire others.

You’ll leave having discovered your true self. To get to your true self, you must examine dreams you have forgotten, fears that are holding you back, and beliefs that are not your own. Finding the courage to discover who you really are will help you realize your true potential.

We encourage you to let go of your conditioned and limited beliefs and behaviors. This practice will, only then, help you tap into your true gifts and discover your true purpose. This will be a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding experience.

Our goals are to maximize your full potential and to turn your dreams into reality. At the end of the program, we want you to move forward in your life with more clarity, confidence, courage, love and happiness. We feel the best way to find a deeper connection with your inner being is in a peaceful and natural environment.

Meet your teacher

Nico Luce is absolutely brilliant. With a fountain of knowledge in various yoga lineages such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Pilates, he’s bound to keep you asking questions about the complex practice of yoga.

Nico is inspired by eastern philosophy and spirituality that he weaves into each and every one of his classes to create an enriching experience. He embodies yogic principles and integrity as he lives his practice on and off the mat.

His grounded energy and strong stability gives him the ability to hold a supportive and safe space for students throughout the transformational process of a one-month training intensive. He empowers his students to confidently step into their light and shine bright.

Nico currently resides in Switzerland and regularly travels internationally teaching workshops, retreats and Teacher Trainings. You might have already seen some of his instructional videos at GAIA.com and his personal website NicoLuce.com


This 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program is certified by Yoga Alliance (RYS 200).  The training is a complete and progressive learning experience that will deepen your knowledge and build a solid foundation to become a working yoga teacher in each of these fields of study:

· Anatomy & Physiology
· Asana & Sequencing
· Teaching Methodology
· Pranayama & Meditation
· History & Philosophy
· Sanskrit & Mantra
· Energetics
· Ethics
· Business of Yoga


With a scope both deep and wide, this training program fosters the growth of both the student and teacher within through ample exploration, integrated learning and teaching practice.

An introduction to functional anatomy and physiology will solidify the foundation of asana and sequencing as a teacher. In this training, you will learn to artistically create an intelligent sequence while skillfully instructing optimally aligned asanas. Nico’s mission is to prepare you to develop safe and sensible yoga classes for all levels. You will learn to accurately observe students’ bodies in order to assist through the use of words, basic hands-on adjustments, modifications and the use of props.

Learn key words to make your students feel empowered, not defeated. Discover how to guide students to a deep relaxing Savasana. Create inspirational classes with innovative sequencing that fulfill all levels.

Nico believes the way to teach asana comes from a consistent commitment to your personal practice. Then, your practice will become a well-spring of resources and inspiration for you as a teacher. This is why asana, bio-mechanics and sequencing are at the core of this training. With Asana Labs and Practice Teaching sessions every day, you will deepen your knowledge of the biomechanics of yoga and further develop communication skills to transmit this knowledge to your own students.

We only ask you to be brave and break through the limiting beliefs that hold you back. Turn that spark of desire into a flame of passion as you uncover the skills that make you an exceptional yoga instructor. This program will give you the confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm you will need to go out and share this practice with others in a manner that can significantly transform and impact their lives, like it has yours. Where intention, attention and action align to create the reality that is your true potential, there is nothing you cannot overcome.

Full completion (200 hours of attendance, finished assignments, passed practicum yoga class) of the course will be signified with a 200-hour yoga certification as a Yoga Teacher. This teacher training is open to all levels of students who wish to deepen their own yoga practice, share yoga informally with family and friends or develop a career as a teacher.



7:15am-9:15am ~Opening Meditation & Pranayama and Dynamic Asana Practice

9:15am-10:45 am – Breakfast Break

10:45am-11:45am ~Anatomy, Energetics & Philosophy

11:45am-1:00pm – Teaching Methodology

1:00 – 2:00pm ~LUNCH BREAK

2:00 – 3:30pm ~Asana Lab, Practice Teaching

3:30 – 5:30pm ~ Restorative/yin/mantra/mediation

Enrolment conditions: Withdrawal before December 1st 2018  full refund minus deposit of $500

Withdrawal after December 1st 2018 50% refund of total fee