“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
Bernadette completed a Yoga Arts’ Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali in 2003, and has been passionate about sharing her love of yoga since then. Initially trained in Ahastanga Vinyasa and Iyengar she now teaches a unique blend of styles with a focus on connecting deeply to Self and our World through breath and body awareness and rediscovering the wellspring of deep inner stillness, wisdom and joy located within each of us. Bernadette also combines Hawaiian Massage, Reiki, Craniosacral therapy and Clairvoyance to assist others in aligning to their highest expression of Self bringing balance, clarity and peace.”
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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Initiated into the Bhakti Yoga tradition (Yoga of devotion), he integrates a range of practices into his Yogic lifestyle, with a background in Ayurvedic cooking, organic gardening and permaculture.
He also dedicates much of his time to the study of Yogic/Vedic philosophy, with a keen interest in the ancient science and psychology of these paths, and how we can apply that in our modern lives.
He annually spends time in India to further his practice and study, under the guidance of his spiritual master as well as other various distinguished teachers, and is always eager to grow and learn from all.
Venu has been teaching locally in Raglan for 5 years, having completed a 200hr YTT and Ayurvedic certification in Hrishikesh India.
Having directly experienced the transformational power of the Yoga system himself, and seeing the positive effect on his life, Venu hopes to share what he has gained and serve others on their journey forward.
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.
Amy is a 200 hour RYT, having trained in Wellington and Bali. Considering herself first and foremost a student, she is dedicated to deepening her knowledge on the roots of yoga, as well as her understanding of the physical body. Her aim is to create a warm, welcoming space for people to deepen their individual practice and explore movement inspired by a rich tradition. She loves writing, yoga and planting plants.