“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
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.
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.
Venu krsna das
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.