Becs BelchambersBecs

Yoga Instructor

Becs started practicing yoga in 2000 to fix a broken body, but her practice ended up being so much more! She is now a 200hr Yoga Alliance RYT who has discovered that when body, mind, & spirit are in unison, a beautiful sense of equilibrium and happiness is possible. Becs is passionate about all things yoga including honoring the ancient lineage that has stood the test of time and delivering a challenging but safe and well balanced class to students.

Deirdre Playles

Yoga Instructor

Deirdre has been practicing Yoga since 1995, holding a 200 hour teaching certification from Power Living Australia. Her background is Hatha Yoga including Iyengar and Hot Yoga. She enjoys guiding students through Power, Revive and Yin Yoga at Abundance Porirua. For Deirdre, Yoga is a pleasure, passion and learning experience all combined! She is thrilled to be able to live her passions and dreams and to share these with all.

Gabrielle Harris

Yoga Instructor

Gabrielle Harris is a Yogini, Mother, business owner & writer. She teaches & practices  both yoga and meditation. Gabrielle’s zest for life can be felt during her insightful & playful classes as she endeavours to bring yoga alive in a creative dynamic way. She views teaching as a path for transformation & integrating change into your life. She has studied in New Zealand & overseas and is the creator of Halfmoon yoga, 365 moons and Yoga Rovers. Gabrielle continues to study yoga full time adding to the over 3000 hours to date.

Li Brooks Hall

Yoga Instructor

Li started her teacher training 12 years ago whilst living in the UK with the British Wheel of Yoga.  Since then she has returned to her home soil, New Zealand and continued further training with Power Living Australia.  She is also experienced & qualified in Thai Massage! Li teaches with an engaging & nourishing spirit – she radiates calm & weaves this beautifully into her teaching, offering an encouraging practice for all Yoga practitioners to explore and enjoy.

Muni Cari

Yoga Instructor

Muni was introduced to yoga 20 years ago following a serious motor vehicle accident. Muni is excited to share his knowledge and yoga skill with others & give them the opportunity to reach new levels within their own practice. He incorporates humour into his classes as he believes that if you have fun while exercising you are more likely to take it up regularly. He interweaves Astanga, cardio and strength into yoga flow.

Oliver Wilesollie

Yoga Instructor

Oli  is a certified Feldenkrais teacher instructing Restorative Yoga at Abundance Thorndon. He is a graduate of the Wellington Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme & has studied anatomy at the Wellington School of Massage. Oli is also a qualified Hatha yoga instructor and has been teaching for more than 13 years. He studied under the late Pattabhi Jois, the guru of Astanga yoga in Mysore, India, & completed a Yoga Alliance teacher certification under Iyengar-trained Nicky Knoff.

Amanda Sive

Yoga Instructor

Amanda believes that our bodies are designed to keep moving. She started teaching yoga in 2007 & has grown through teaching and practicing  as well as developing her teaching skills through courses & continuous development through reading, workshops and attending as many different classes as she is able to. She completed the Power Living Australia 200 hour certification in 2010 and is currently in the process of gaining her 500 hour certification.  She embraces the wisdom that comes with learning life through yoga. Her dream is to start her own studio – in Wellington or somewhere in the world where her heart may take her.

Helen Guissane

Yoga Instructor

Helen has had a lifelong interest in health & wellness – from homeopathy to yoga! Her interest in natural health led her to her first encounter with yoga – commencing an Astanga practice in 1999. Helen’s yoga practice really deepened in 2005 when she undertook a 6-month Baron Baptiste Vinyasa teacher training programme in the United States. It was at this point that the other benefits began to also materialise – a deep inner mental strength and a true inner peace. Continuing to learn more day after day, yoga has taught Helen that not everything is a competition and more often the joy comes from surrendering.

Olly Yates

Yoga Instructor

Olly found yoga through a personal loss 6 years ago. It provided her with emotional healing, mental space, spiritual connection, and personal transformation. She was so inspired that in 2011 Olly completed her 200hr teacher training in New Zealand with Power Living Yoga and is currently embarking on their 500hr training program. Olly has also studied Naturopathy, Nutrition,  & Reiki, and is currently studying applied musculo-skeletal anatomy.

Romina Roncato

Yoga Instructor

Romina attended her first yoga class at 18 years in search of a stretching class.  Now as a yoga teacher, her number one priority is practising yoga safely.  Romina wants her students to practise yoga for the rest of their lives so body awareness is important. But physical postures are only half the story – yoga philosophy beats strong in her heart. Romina’s particular area of focus is Karma Yoga, the path of selfless action and selfless service.

Wendy Reynolds

Pilates Instructor

Wendy’s first introduction to Pilates was in the late 1990s after a serious low back injury and she eventually trained with Stott in 2005/6.  Further study of Pilates rehabilitation principles with Polestar followed in 2008, and Wendy has returned to her primary love of the reformer by completing teacher training with Core NYC.  Mindful movement is Wendy’s focus, underlined with alignment and function.  Wendy is also a registered acupuncturist with physiotherapy training, and is commencing a PhD on yoga and wellbeing.