Yoga Alliance Certified
All our yoga teacher training teachers are Yoga Alliance certified to a minimum 200 hour certification.
On a Yoga Teacher Training we
PRACTICE EMBODY SHARE
We go back to the basics and work from the ground up respecting the practices and gaining a deeper more embodied understanding of
- Asana – Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin
- Applied Anatomy
- Yoga Nidra
New Zealand Yoga Teacher Trainers
(E-RYT500) (RYT200 Kundalini)
Steve teaches yoga to assist the physical, mental and emotional balance of his students and his classes reflect this with a non competitive and supportive environment.
Steve teaches from a student-centred perspective respecting the abilities of each student, offering multiple variations of each asana as a progression of movement potential. Each student expressing the direction of movement to the best of their abilities.
Its all about connection. Awareness, Breath and Movement.
Steve makes sure that his classes allow the opportunity for students to express all the movements of the spine, and to FEEL the connected unity with which the wholeness of the body moves.
He has a particular fascination for fascial originated understanding of movement (whole Body movement and lots of Somatic – feeling – internalisation) PLUS spinal and nervous system health promoted by full and free movement of all the joints.
Steve has over 20 years of yoga experience and has been involved with yoga teacher trainings for 7 years. He has taught over 12,000 hours of classes and has the highest Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 classification, as well as being a 200 hour Yoga Alliance trained Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and an Aerial Yoga Teacher.
As a curious and open person, Steve is always seeking more yogic experiences and eager to expand his knowledge. He has had the benefit of studying and practicing with various teachers around the world of many yoga traditions including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Hatha, and Power Yoga.
Steve lived and taught in Bali for 17 years before moving back home to New Zealand early 2018. He has also taught in Thailand, Spain, London and Pakistan. Steve has a relaxed but thorough style of teaching and a passion for Yoga Anatomy and Philosophy.
Joleen is a dedicated yoga teacher and practitioner passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to be the best they can be through movement, breath, wellness, diet and a holistic approach to life.
Joleen has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and has a very strong Ashtanga practice. She did her RYT200 in Vinyasa Krama in Canggu, Bali. During her time in Canggu she practiced Ashtanga under Sara (KPJAYI Level 2) and Fernando (KPJAYI Level 1) Pacheco and was fortunate enough to be offered a place to do her Parampara (Ashtanga apprentice) with them. She returned to Bali and spent a few months with her teachers there.
Joleen currently co-teaches with Steve at Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Trainings, focusing on the practical asanas, alignment, adjustments and teaching methodology. She teaches Ashtanga (Mysore style and LED), Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. She is also a certified Les Mills Body Balance instructor.
Joleen enjoys seeing her students progress physically, mentally and emotionally as they journey with her. Her strength would be her calmness and grace and that she brings to her classes.