Tania has been practising yoga for the last 27 years and within that time travelled to the u.k and attended various class's and work shops.
Two years ago she completed her I.Y.T.A teacher training diploma and is now teaching on a weekly basis.
In her own practice she enjoys the flow vinyasa styles and building strength and stamina and balancing that with flexibility and awareness of the breath, but she is sure you will enjoy your own journey of discovery
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Penny started Yoga in the early 90’s studying with Louisa Potter at the Nelson Yoga Centre in New Zealand.
After 3 years of training and teaching, she travelled to Pune in India to enhance her yoga practice. She spent 12 months training with various Iyengar yoga teachers before returning to New Zealand to continue her Yoga teaching journey.
Penny has attended conferences and workshops with Geeta Iyengar, Pixie Lillas, John Leebold, Wendy Brown and Susie Lever to name a few.
More information on Penny's practice can be found on her website www.holisticyoga.co.nz.
Helen Paul-Smith has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since she was 21 and has been privileged to study with some of the best Ashtanga Yoga teaches in the world.
Her love of the practice has taken her to Mysore, India twice to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and his grandson Sharath Rangaswami.
She is also a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduating from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies where she also studied Sanskrit.
My Yoga journey started with Ashtanga Yoga where I learnt that asana’s (yoga poses), discipline, willpower, Dristi (focal gaze), Pranayama (breathing) and Bandha’s (energy locks) are all a continuous work in progress. I learnt that ego and impatience lead to injuries. I learnt that however hard or frustrating a practice was I would not regret doing it.
My Teacher Training originated with Nathan Gray. Without Nathan’s sense of humour, patience, dedication and unfailing faith in me I would have never have been able to have made the step from student to teacher. I qualified in 2006 and had 4 happy teaching years alongside Nathan at www.samballayoga.com which were always rich in knowledge, humour and yoga playtime.
Whilst teaching my yoga journey continued in many directions. I had the good fortune to go on workshops with fantastic experienced yogis such as Danny Paradise & David William who taught me yoga beyond the mat. I did additional Teacher Training and Anatomy & Physiology with Kevala Yoga School which went to widen my knowledge. I did adjustment workshops with Mark Freeth www.freestyleyogaproject.com and Anatomy workshops with Chris Swain www.chrisjswain.com. I went on beautiful retreats in Formentra with Abby Hoffman www.yogawithabby.co.uk. I had a wonderful month in India, some of which was at Bramani, Yoga Goa www.brahmaniyoga.com. I have attended classes in and tasted many styles of yoga from Iyengar, Kundalini, Bikram, Power, and Hatha and I have loved them all. At the moment I am teaching and loving the form of Vinyasa Flow. I am drawn to the freedom and flexibility that Vinyasa Flow offers.