“The practice of Yoga helps bring me closer to a deeply still and peaceful expanse, the space wherein lies my true nature. In knowing who I am, I am better able to sense into my own unique path .”

~ Bernadette, Director of Yoga and Holistic Bodywork

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Dee

Originally from the UK has called NZ home for many years. She completed 1 year of study at the Auckland Yoga Academy, (YA200) 2007, has continued study amongst some of NZ’s finest teachers and recently returned from a sojourn to India to further her practice. She is a devotee of Astanga Yoga, where her commitment to daily practice has prepared her to be able to share the powerful and transformative nature of the Astanga tradition, and is reflected in her style of teaching. Dee is happy to adapt her style to suit the needs of everyone – from school children to professional sports teams, individual to groups classes.

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Lou

Lou is a Raglan based mama of 3 who started yoga 14 years ago when pregnant with her first child.   Drawn to dive deeper into the philosophy, science and ancient teachings of yoga, Lou completed her first teacher training (200Hr RYT) in 2013 with Ashram Yoga and went on to complete aerial teacher training in 2017, through a scholarship with the School of Aerial Yoga.  Lou has also trained with Ashram Yoga as a Pregnancy Yoga teacher.

She is passionate about the connection and integration of yoga into daily life and likes to explores this within her classes. Since 2016 Lou has been teaching regular classes at Solscape in a variety of styles, often with a focus on slowing down and connecting deeply with the body through conscious unity of breath and movement, pranayama and meditation.  She offer’s an explorative and playful element to her classes while staying firmly anchored in a traditional experience of yoga.

Kirsten

Originally from the Netherlands. She completed her first teacher training in 2018 in Rishikesh, India (Hatha 200hr RYT). After spending time in the country where yoga was originated, she found herself more and more drawn to the deep understanding of Traditional Yoga. This path led her to study Tantric Hatha in 2020 in NZ (150hr RYT).

However Hatha dynamic, is still an active form of yoga, she focuses more on the subtle energetic shifts in the body in order to still the fluctuations of the mind, rather than focusing on the physical fitness aspect of yoga.

Expect deep practices intertwined with philosophy, intelligent manipulation of the breath, moments for self reflection, and the greatest gift, meditation. Classes are suitable for all levels, as modifications are offered to meet the level you are at.

Holly

Holly’s yoga journey began in 2013 when she first started to practice Vinyasa yoga. The physical element of yoga drew to her attention and she was fascinated with how supple and graceful the body became once influenced by yoga.

After a few years of continuous practice, she was truly hooked. Compassion, mental clarity and strength – the results of yoga amazed Holly and she wanted to share this with others.

She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in Sri Lanka in 2016 and has since been teaching in Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand.

Currently studying a bachelor of Sport Science and exercise, Holly hopes to integrate her knowledge of the body and how it moves into her teachings and her own practice. Combining the science with the spiritual Holly hopes to encourage people to uncover the potential of the mind and body through yoga.