Liana Yew


Liana Yew is a yoga teacher, dancer and mum. She was introduced to Yoga while completing her degree in contemporary dance in Unitec's performing arts programme. Liana's dance career spans over 18 years and has led her to regularly practice

Brendon Sakey


  Brendon Sakey is an accredited yoga teacher and completed his Diploma in Yoga Studies through Mangrove Yoga Ashram in Australia.  He practices and teaches a traditional and integrated form of yoga while remaining open to today’s modern and evolving world of yoga. Brendon has experience teaching yoga in the community, including teaching [...]

Martina Götz


Martina Götz has practised yoga for 25 years and has been teaching for 20 years, predominantly in the Ashtanga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. She has travelled several times to India to study with the Jois family in Mysore.Before Pattabhi Jois’s passing in 2009 she received authorisation and blessing [...]



Tracey McKay Tracey began her yoga training with Ashram Yoga completing Levels 1 and 2 in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Her current area of interest and personal development is in Mantra and the Yoga of Sound. She started to study Sanskrit in 2014 and studies Mantra with Russill Paul in his ‘School of Mantra’ based [...]

Amy Bassett


Amy Bassett Amy has been studying and practicing Yoga for five years. Trained in Vinyasa, Yin and Tantric Hatha, it is her goal to provide a life of service to those who seek clear seeing and compassion. Her Yoga journey began at the Dhamma Setu Vipassana Meditation Center in India and continues under the guidance [...]



Savitri Savitri (Jenny Cottingham) is passionate about assisting students to find their highest potential through exposing them to the real depths of yoga. She commenced her own yoga journey with an Iyengar Yoga Teacher training over 40 years ago.  During the last 18 years she has been travelling to the Himalayas and living amongst great [...]

Stephanie Nelson


Stephanie Nelson is originally from rural New England, northeastern USA. She first started practicing yoga in NYC in the mid nineties while taking a break from her graduate studies, exploring several different yoga traditions, Integral, Sivananda, Jivamukti, Iyengar, eventually discovering Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Following this 14 month break, she returned to her scientific [...]

Ashoka Tilakasuta


Ashoka Tilakasuta is personal student of the Venerable Master Swami Shankaratilaka, Rector of the Vaidika Pratisthanam – Orthodox Yoga School of the Saraswati Order – lineage of Adi Shankaracharya. Ashoka showed natural inquisitive mind about existence, philosophy and healing since his teens. In more than 20 years, genuine interest in ancestral knowledge and [...]

Rakshakaridevi Tilakasuta


Rakshakaridevi Tilakasuta is a yogini that lives between New Zealand, India and Europe to share Vedic Dharma and the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, Yoga, Meditation and Tantra received at the feet of the Venerable Master Swami Shankaratilaka, Rector of the Vaidika Pratisthanam -Orthodox Yoga School of the Saraswati Order –lineage of Adi Shankaracharya. Rakshakari’s [...]

Swami Sankalpananda Saraswati


Swami Sankalpananda Saraswati  (Wendy Vermeulen) is an internationally qualified Yoga and Pilates instructor, personal trainer and life coach with almost 30 years experience in wellness, fitness and mindfulness training. Sankalpananda also teaches anatomy on Yoga teacher training courses, runs regular retreats and facilitates workshops throughout the year. It's her insatiable appetite to learn and expand [...]