BIO

Nat on The Mat

Yoga is a way of communicating, it’s telling the story of who you are through movement and breath, it’s learning to connect to your deeper, inner self.  Practicing and studying yoga has been an extension of this passion for learning different ways of communicating, that was instilled in me early on by my parents.

I’ve been a practitioner of yoga for twenty years, and have been teaching since 2009, full time since 2013. I am passionate about holistic well-being and about exploring the mind-body connection. I believe that when we are connected to ourselves, it creates space and freedom for us to connect to others around us.

I find inspiration in nature, and have learned to surrender to the natural rhythm of life as it unfolds. My teaching holds elements of humour, devotion and nurture, woven on a thread of intuitive understanding of how the body and mind can connect to the mind and spirit.

I am a loving and devoted Mama to my two daughters, which is my most enriching vocation. I love that they keep me real and grounded. My favourite ways to spend time are on adventures while seeking a view, exploring new ways of understanding and good conversations. I am deeply grateful for my children, the community that surrounds us, my family, our dishwasher, and my coffee machine.

Yoga Training

  • 2018 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner, Byron Bay, Australia
  • 2017 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner – Auckland NZ
  • 2017 – Peter Sanson Ashtanga Yoga –  Hawkes Bay Ashtanga Intensive, Auckland NZ
  • 2016 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner – Auckland NZ
  • 2016 – Peter Sanson Ashtanga Yoga –  Hawkes Bay Ashtanga Intensive, Auckland NZ
  • 2015 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner – Auckland NZ
  • 2015 – Peter Sanson Ashtanga Yoga –  Hawkes Bay Ashtanga Intensive, Auckland NZ
  • 2014 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner – Auckland NZ
  • 2014 – Peter Sanson Ashtanga Yoga –  Hawkes Bay Ashtanga Intensive, Auckland NZ
  • 2013 – Dena Kingsberg Committed Practitioner – Auckland NZ
  • 2013 – Peter Sanson Ashtanga Yoga –  Hawkes Bay Ashtanga Intensive, Auckland NZ
  • 2010 – Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 500 hours) – Auckland Yoga Academy, Auckland, NZ
  • 2009 – Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200 hours) – Auckland Yoga Academy, Auckland, NZ
  • 2006 – Registered Yoga Course (RYC 20 hours) – Power Yoga, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2001 – 2006 – Regular Yoga Practice – The Yoga Lounge, Alberta, Canada

May wisdom nourish and protect us

May our study together be effective

May our efforts yield positive results

May we work together in harmony

Om Shanti

Wellness Experience

  • 2019 – Festival Teaching – Earthbeat Festival, Auckland, NZ
  • 2019 – Festival Teaching – SPLORE Festival, Auckland, NZ
  • 2018 – Festival Teaching – SPLORE Festival, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 – Present – Eco Yoga Store Ambassador,www.ecoyogastore.co.nz
  • 2013 – 2015 – Lululemon Ambassador, www.lululemon.co.nz
  • 2013 – Non Violent Communication (NVC) – Susie Spiller – Auckland, NZ
  • 2010 – Present – we-ar Yoga clothing conscious collaborator, www.wearyogaclothing.com

Yoga Classes

Please check out my yoga classes held at my home studio on Auckland’s sunny North Shore, as well as at various locations nearby for evening sessions. Inquiries welcome

Online Classes

My online classes are available for you to practice in your own time. They include a variety of Ashtanga and Yin Yoga sequences, plus meditations and breathing exercises.

The Turning Bull

The Turning Bull is a Blog about turning the story we tell ourselves and the beliefs we hold around – in our own mind, and in our own life. Enjoy!