I’m excited to be teaching in Ngunguru, just 5 minutes from my home. I took my first yoga class as an option at high school and have been hooked ever since. Yoga has been a constant for me in times of stress and continues to make a huge difference to my overall health and wellbeing. I have recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Contemporary Yoga and am looking forward to continuing this journey with you.
My Yoga Classes
I offer a dynamic yoga practice with movements supporting strength, balance, flexibility and rest.
Learn to use your breath as a tool to down regulate your nervous system. Practice movement patterns to keep your joints lubricated while building strong muscles to support your bones and organs.
What is your approach?
Each class focusses on a part of the body or movement pattern, preparing by practicing basic patterns, warming up relevant muscles and tendons, then moving into more dynamic flows to feel into those parts of the body. Finish with a guided rest so your body can absorb the practice and remember new movements.
Why do you practice?
I am passionate about staying strong and supple as I age and creating a lifestyle to reduce stress and stay active.
“Be where you are, not where you think you should be.” is a favourite mantra of mine for life as well as yoga practice.
Email Jo or text to 021 853 464.
Robyn previously owned two Physiotherapy practices and values this background, a specialised practitioner in the promotion of safe physical activity, her aim is to promote ‘Movement for Life’, restoring independence, helping you breathe, improving your sports. Robyn has always encouraged people to be pro active in their health and fitness. Mindfulness is the key to our long term function and wellness.
Robyn began to teach yoga in Ngunguru Hall at the beginning of 2013 ‘this has been such a gift, a privilege and I have learnt so much’. Recently Robyn has handed over teaching classes to Jo Lees, with gratitude to Jo who enables yoga to continue in Ngunguru Hall and a chance for Robyn to enjoy being on the other side, in class on my mat! Robyn will happily cover for Jo as needed.
Robyn continues to offer Mindful Movement Therapy including both Individual Exercise and Yoga therapy sessions. Her point of difference is teaching people to learn about their body and the reason for their injury or ‘weakness’ – encouraging self awareness and acceptance with modifications and appropriate levels of exercise for the individual right now.
Robyn also introduced Nordic Walking to the Tutukaka Coast in 2010, now lead by Linda. What a wellness treat that is!
Linda is an experienced walker who leads Mindful Walking sessions in the community including Nordic walking, trail guiding and group hikes.
She walked Te Araroa, the 3000km length of New Zealand trail, raising funds for defibrillators.
Linda’s background includes editing a national fitness magazine and as a health reporter. She did a variety of roles for NorthAble Disability Services and St John Ambulance. Work at Tawapou Coastal Natives plant nursery has reinforced her love of nature.
She is enthusiastic about the benefits of walking and the calm nature can bring. To share that experience with others, she organises walks including a year-round programme of Nordic walks. Also trail guiding and group hikes to meet demand.
She supports people to connect with community, themselves and environment through the simple yet deep experience of walking. A loyal and obliging person, Linda is there for you and your goals.