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ANDRE
Senior Teacher

Andre has been practising and teaching astanga yoga since 1991. In that time he has travelled to India many times to study astanga vinyasa yoga with Shri K Pattabhi Jois and more recently with Guruji’s grandson Sharath. He has two children Shanti and Connor who join him with his wife Dee on his travels to India.

Andre opened The Astanga Room in Newmarket, Auckland with Dik Bree in 1998 and moved the school to Grey Lynn, Auckland in 2002 to become The Astanga Yoga Centre.

Email Andre: andre@astangayoga.co.nz


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Studio Director

Dee is the Studio Director for The Astanga Yoga Centre.

Dee is finally teaching at the studio and is now taking 1 hour Beginners classes and covering other classes as required. Dee also teaches in Whitford at The Te Puru Sports complex. She too was lucky enough to have travelled to Mysore to practice with Guruji and more recently with his delightful daughter Sawaswhathi.

Should you wish to discuss the matters relating to the studio, classes, teachers, payments or hire of the space just email or she is now at the centre a couple of days a week.

Also if you wish you can make contact regarding accommodation in Mysore or just a general chat about going.

Email Dee: dee@astangayoga.co.nz

Call Dee 09-5365240 or 021-2091877


 

teacher_peterPETER MILLER
Teacher

Peter has been practicing Astanga yoga since around 1994 and has travelled to India several times to study other aspects of yoga and Indian belief and philosophy.

During his years of practicing Astanga yoga he has experienced the powerful and beneficial transformational aspect of this yoga practice, both on the outer level (the body) and on the inner level (the nervous system and mind).

His desire is to assist the student to go deeper into themselves, helping them to learn a deeper sense of self and body awareness and extend their perceived boundaries whilst at the same time keeping them safe.


teacher_tatianaTATIANA
Teacher

Tatiana discovered Astanga yoga a few years ago and from the first class she fell in love with this flowing practice.

Very soon it became an essential part of her life, leading to a daily practice at the Astanga Yoga Centre and participation in workshops with Dena Kingsberg & Peter Sanson.

It continues to change her life in a positive way.Tatiana has a Diploma of Yoga from Wellpark college of Natural Therapies (Yoga Alliance registered).

She believes in the Astanga method and teaches with enthusiasm and a focus on the breath.

 

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NATALIE
Teacher

Natalie’s first experience of yoga was on a beach in 2001. Fifteen years later, Natalie has a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practice, and trusts the tradition of this method.  What makes sense to her about it is the progression it follows, the natural way it teaches us to listen to and heal our bodies and focus our minds, and the way it centres around the breath.
Natalie started teaching in 2010, following an apprenticeship and teacher training course over a period of two years. In her classes she focuses on creating flow, listening to the rhythm of the breath, and enjoying the practice.Her biggest teachers are her two children, who show her lessons in patience, acceptance, gratitude and love every day. She studies yoga with Peter Sanson and Dena Kingsberg.

LISA WILLIS
Teacher