MEET THE TEAM

SIMONE

Yoga Teacher | Ayurveda Enthusiast

Simone shares her love of yoga with light-hearted, feel-good Vinyasa Flow classes. Focusing on syncing movement with breath, she will invite you to challenge yourself, have a play with something new and open your heart, body and soul to your best self.

A certified Yoga Alliance teacher, Trained by the inspirational Duncan Peak and his industry-leading teacher training school Power Living, Simone brings Wanganui its very first Vinyasa Flow yoga – a style suited to those after a modern, dynamic and flowing practice.

Off the mat, Simone works as a communications freelancer and is Mum to two lively monkeys. Healthy-eating and living is her thing after experiencing its positive effects on her own health. With constant curiosity and a desire for knowledge and development, Simone continues to educate herself through workshops and further training in both yoga and yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

Yoga Teacher’s Master Summit Yoga International 2018
Kids Yoga Therapy Calm Classrooms 2018
Psoas workshop Nikki Rolston 2018
Ayurveda for Well-being Ayurveda Healing Institute 2018
Kids Yoga 101 Go Go Yoga For Kids 2018
200 Hour YTT Power Living Australasia (RYS) 2017
200 RYT Yoga Alliance 2017

BELINDA

Yoga Teacher | Mother | Nature-loving Tea Drinker

A dedicated yin yoga teacher, trained under some of the industries best – Karla Brodie, Neal Ghoshal, Vincent Bolletta and Dyana Wells – Belinda’s yin classes offer a safe and truly nourishing experience for the mind, body and spirit through the integration of asana (poses) and pranayama (breath).

Belinda has been ‘playing’ yoga for over 10 years. However, it was when some serious health issues surfaced in 2011 that her practice took on a deeper approach, and when she experienced first-hand the mental, physical and emotional healing powers of yoga.

Today, Belinda’s own practice entails a mixture of yin and yang yoga – two complementary forces for the ultimate balance.  She describes her yoga practice as “my happy place of being and not just doing”.Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop w Yin Therapy 2018

Yin Yoga Immersion Yin Therapy 2018
Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop Yin Therapy 2018
200 Hour YTT Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training (RYS) 2017
Yin Yoga Workshop w Joe Barnett Yin New Zealand 2016
AcroYoga Workshop w Irene Ais Yoga West 2016

MARIAN

Yoga Teacher | Green-fingered Yogini

Marian is a certified Yoga Teacher as well as a school teacher with 15 years specialising in linguistics in Brunei, South East Asia – a place where she first discovered her love of yoga.

Marian embodies a yogic lifestyle and says: “yoga is an essential part of my life as is eating, drinking and breathing”.

Marian and her playful, giving vibe is present as she leads a gentle Thursday morning Hatha yoga class. You might see Marian on her bike around town when she’s not tending to her verdant garden or B&B guests.

200 Hour YTT Inspaya Yoga (RYS) 2014
Foundation Workshop Knoff Yoga 2015
Alignment + Anatomy Workshop Knoff Yoga  2017

 

SIMON

Meditation Teacher | Playlist Master | Resident DJ

Simon has experienced first-hand the mind/body benefits of meditation after discovering and practicing it some five years ago.

As an intermediate school teacher by day, he has also seen how helpful it is for his students in bringing more focus and calm to their school-life.

Simon will soon be offering mindful meditation classes to the schedule; meanwhile he is the genius behind the epic playlists in most of our yoga classes and events. A perfect fit for the task given his love of music, a decade of experience as a London DJ and his current past-time as bass guitarist in local band Kessel. Simon mixes live at our VINYASA party’, a entry-by-donation yoga class that we hold at various times throughout the year.  We turn up the fun factor, add in lighting, with all proceeds going to a chosen local not-for-profit. Simon is married to Simone and would love their two lively monkeys to sit in more ‘quiet’ meditation. You can find the Tickle My Feet Yoga playlists on Spotify.

Meditation Training The Life Raft 2017
Further training in progress