I offer conscious movement and Restorative Yoga classes, private sessions, workshops and retreats here where I live in Nelson, New Zealand.Regan is a Dance and Yoga teacher who believes in the power of connecting the mind, body and breath. Her belief is that Yoga is a practice for every body and teaches from a place of mindfulness and nurturing creating a safe space for students to find their own practice.I was drawn to Yoga as a teen who had been very athletic as a child, but in adolescence, lost interest in competition and found Yoga. I did my first class in 1980, and my first Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center in 1996. Teaching followed immediately, including on staff at Kripalu. I took Donna Farhi's first and one of her only Canadian teacher trainings, in 2000. This opened many new doors of perception that over the next many years continued to develop and deepen, and have thoroughly integrated into my teaching style as well as my personal practice.Sandra is the Director of Essence of Yoga having commenced an informal apprenticeship with Rebecca Richards, former director of Yoga Spirit Studios in 2003; she completed formal studies with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia in 2004.Lisa Petersen is a Yoga Teacher, Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator and Body Mind Centering facilitator based in Ireland. With over a decade’s teaching experience and a BSc. (Hons) in Communications, Lisa is known for her clarity, presence, humour and passion.Karla is an experienced and qualified teacher. She is inspired to share the practice of yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in every day life. Karla is dedicated to refining the art of sharing practice through mindful inquiry based language, subtle yet effective touch and integrated embodiment through self renewing effortless effort.Simon's teaching style is one of emphasis on the breath, healthy alignment, flow of movement, building strength & flexibility, whilst also giving an opportunity for deep relaxation. He aims for all of his classes/sessions to be open and friendly whilst also being focused.Janine believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one, and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality she teaches her classes from her heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness.Christine initially studied within the Iyengar tradition and over the years has explored various methods of Yoga as well as studying Chinese medicine, which has enhanced her understanding of the body as an energetic system.
These influences have gradually been integrated into a deeper understanding of the practice of Yoga and her exposure to the inspirational work of Donna Farhi has strengthened this process of understanding.I love teaching yoga because...Once you are on the path it becomes a journey, there is no end, there is only awareness and inquiry. The subtle becomes the teacher. The skill of listening becomes the lesson. YOU become yourself.Carol began studying Yoga in 1973 and started teaching in 1980. She has taught Yoga full time since 1990. Of all the local and internationally known Yoga teachers Carol has experienced, Donna Farhi remains her master teacher, and Donna's work is the primary influence in her teaching. She is also inspired by Vanda Scaravelli and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.Mark O'Brien has practiced Yoga for 20 years and left a successful career in advertising to follow his heart by opening Qi Health & Yoga in Sydney. He has become one of Sydney's in-demand teachers training teachers and leading retreats in Australia and overseas.Neal has been practicing Yoga for twelve years and teaching since 2003. He sees Yoga as a map showing us the way to return home to a place of peace and a relaxed, heart-centered openness in each moment.Yvette has been practicing Yoga for 30 years and teaching Yoga since 2000. She has assisted Donna with the Advanced Teacher training in New Zealand and workshops in Sydney.Mimi has been a student of yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2002. She believes yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition.My approach to yoga is simple: ‘Listen to your body’, ‘Feel good’ and ‘Have fun’. My classes help guide you, through a process of self-inquiry, towards a compassionate understanding of your own body.Joan Miller first started to study with Donna in the USA in 2000. After graduating with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Kripalu teacher training. Completing the Advanced Yoga studies with Donna in 2001. Joan is also a qualified Pilates instructor.Melissa's passion for Yoga and her desire to assist others in their pursuit of health and happiness has culminated in the creation of The Manaia Wellbeing Centre in Rangiora, North Canterbury.
Students comment that they enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere in her classes and her gentle and insightful teaching style.Kerry's background as a massage therapist was the starting point for her Yoga journey - her fascination with functional anatomy was fueled by the beauty, strength and grace of the postures and she was thrilled to find a way to offer her clients a more comprehensive approach to long term spinal care and core stability issues.Montse Cob is an experienced and certified Yoga Teacher with great interest in the early developmental movement patterns. She invites students to explore their unique way of sensing, feeling and moving with a smiling approach. Her classes balance the fluidity of the movement with an anatomical approach so the body finds the way to express itself with joy and authenticity.