Muni (Pronounced "Moonee") arrived in Wellington at the end of August, 2013. He had been managing The Loft Yoga Lounge in Auckland with his wife (who is also a qualified yoga teacher). They moved to Wellington for a change of scene and to give Muni the opportunity to develop his yoga teaching career.
Muni has a genuine enthusiasm and love for yoga practice and yoga teaching. His interest in yoga started 20 years ago when he began some yoga stretching postures as part of his physical recovery following a serious motor vehicle accident.
Muni says he is excited to share his knowledge and yoga skill with others and give them the opportunity to reach new levels within their own practice, or commence a practice if they are new to yoga.
He likes to incorporate some humour into his classes, he believes if you have fun while exercising you are more likely to take it up regularly (both having fun and exercising). He interweaves astanga, cardio and strength into yoga flow. He is a cycling enthusiast also.
You will see him all around Wellington, rain or shine, riding his bike with his yoga mat on his back.
Cat's interest in physical wellbeing began at a young age through her love of dance. After completing a Diploma in Commercial Dance at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, she spent several years travelling the world, performing and teaching dance to others. In 2013, cat's passion for teaching led her to train as a barre instructor through Barre Body in Melbourne. Encouraged by the incorporation of dance, pilates, and yoga within her barre teaching.
Cat went on to complete a yoga teacher certification through Byron Yoga Centre and a Body Balance teacher certification through Les Mills.
After returning to Wellington in 2016 to pursue a career in primary education, Cat continued her work in barre and yoga, whilst also undertaking training to become a reformer pilates instructor at Tiaki. Cat strongly believes that exercise should be fun as well as functional, so aims to create joyful, dynamic classes. Cat's classes are full of variations, designed to provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves.
Steph became interested in Yoga when she was recovering from a sports injury at 16 years old and then continued to practice through university - enjoying the mindfulness aspect to help reduce study stress.
In India in 2017 Steph completed her 200 hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga. She then completed her Pilates Reformer teacher training in 2018.
She brings a unique style to her classes combining her knowledge of anatomy, alignment and injury prevention from her physiotherapy background.
Steph enjoys bringing an element of challenge and humour to her sessions which are always grounded in mindful movement and breathing.
Sophia started practicing yoga in 2012 as a way to build strength and flexibility but it didn't take long for the ancient practice and it's insightful philosophies to take hold.
Completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Power Living in 2015, Sophia continues to learn through her own personal practice as well as attending teacher training workshops and retreats.
She has trained and attended workshops with Tiffany Cruickshank, Sarah Power, Joe Barnett, Duncan Peak, Les Levanthal and Octavio Salvado.
Yoga helps Sophia quiet her monkey mind allowing her to be more mindful and present in her daily life.
Sophia loves the sense of connection and community that yoga creates and looks forward to sharing it with you.
Yoga is Julia's favourite way to achieve deep meditation. It helps her to find deep relaxation during her practice as well as through her daily life. During her classes she focuses on helping each practitioner to achieve the same deep feeling of contentment.
Julia was introduced to Pilates at the age of 17. Her back problems have been amazingly controlled through regular exercise. Her experience made her a firm believer in the benefits that come along with Pilates. Julia is Swedish in her heart but her love for traveling brought her from Central America, through the USA, Europe, Asia, Cyprus, Canada and Norway to finally settle in New Zealand.
New Zealand's beautiful surroundings are what trigger her love for relaxing while walking in nature. She feels fulfilled when seeing our members faces after a good class as well as watching them improve their skills.