Rod has enjoyed yoga for over 32 years. He qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in

1992,inspired by Derek Ireland, he moved on to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, enjoying the

focus on breath and strong physical challenges. He's completed teacher training

courses with both John Scott and David Swenson and for over 10 years worked with

most of the other leading exponents of Ashtanga yoga. Early 2000s he discovered the

teachings of New Zealand based Donna Farhi and more recently Hatha yogi Bob Smith

from Seattle.  A Buddhist meditator for over 45 years, Rod infuses his unique, dynamic yoga sequences with mindfulness of breath and body. Rod has taught yoga internationally for 26 years. He enjoys working with students at all levels of experience and regularly runs complete beginners courses.
Rod is also a therapist www.psychotherapynelson.co.nz

Ali began yoga in 1997 with Iyengar                                       classes. A year later she was inspired by the flow and breath practice of                                              Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.                  She describes her practice as continually                                      evolving.                                After having completed Donna Farhi's                                           Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in 2008 she began  including                                                       developmental movement patterns and engaging the different bodily systems                                       within her own practice and teaching.                                                                                More recently she has been incorporating  movement patterns from                                        the Alexander Technique.
'Over the years I have been privileged to                                       work and study with John Scott, Rod Watson, Richard Freeman, Gerry Kielty,                               Liz Lark, Marika Cominos, Donna Farhi, Bob Smith and Ki McGraw.'

Ali is also a specialist teacher for students with additional learning needs.



 

 
 
 

Nicola is a new addition to the Nelson                                        yoga scene - fresh from Liverpool, UK. Her passion is to share                                              her intimate knowledge of yin-yang yoga. Nicola has practiced for over                                            12 years and trained with P.R  Mohanan and completed teacher                                                     training at the International Shiva Yoga Centre. Nicola’s philosophy is                                          “yoga for health, wellness & personal growth”.

 

Karolina began her yoga journey at the age of 14! Her exploring spirit led her to

India where she completed her 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.  Since then her

personal practice and teaching has been inspired by some outstanding Iyengar,

Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teachers. She is currently exploring the teachings

of Bob Smith and Ki McGraw.  Karolina also has a Diploma in Sport Science and

is a qualified massage therapist.

Adele discovered yoga 4 years ago and was hooked. She completed a Iyengar/Vinyasa 800h  teacher training in Byron Bay in 2017: learning how to come in and out of Asana postures, to use the breath, the importance of meditation, and the philosophy of yoga.  "Yoga saved my life, and has taught me so much about myself.
I want to share my experience through yoga so others can benefit."

 
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