Rhys Latton – Co-owner
Rhys Latton

Rhys Latton

Rhys is an experienced and compassionate yoga teacher, having taught for over 15 years. Rhys helps our students to find correct alignment so that they can work with confidence and safety to the working edge of their practice.

Equally important is the focus on breath awareness, yoking attention in the NOW. How much more energy would you have if you breathed 10% more effectively?

Both Jessica and I have trained under master teacher Nicky Knoff (direct student of well-known gurus BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois).  We continue our learning through a number of teachers and systems. With my background in physical theatre, dance and martial arts, I like to teach a class that balances physical fitness, internal focus and personal growth.

Jessica Paipeta Latton – Co-owner
Jessica Latton

Jessica Latton

Jessica has practiced yoga for over 25 years.

Starting her yoga practice in the early ‘90s while at dance school, Jessica was immediately captured by the intense body/mind discipline of yoga and the deep peace it brings. She is currently continuing her studies with a 3-year diploma in classical yoga in the lineage of Krishnamacharya.

“Yoga teaches us how to be in the world. The physical postures are a mirror in which our consciousness is reflected back to us.  It gives us the strength and ease to be vitally present and alive in this moment – whatever it may bring.”


Göknil Biner – Yoga Teacher


My Yoga journey started in 2014 at the Dunedin Yoga Studio, where I took a beginners class with Jessica. I was hooked immediately and quickly noticed an overall improvement in quality of life with a clearer approach to everyday challenges.

Yoga has become an essential part of my life.

After experimenting with different styles and attending various workshops, I took the Foundation Teacher Training course with Nicky Knoff.
As a performer and singing teacher, also having encountered the Feldenkrais method during my classical singing training, I have always been fascinated by the union of physical and breath work. Through teacher training, this has developed into an appreciation of the other limbs of Yoga such as meditation and philosophy.

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  1. Hi There
    I have never done Yoga before but because of the nature of my job, I need an activity that moves me around – and gyms don’t work for me! Are there regular classes that I can try out starting this week? Do I need to bring or wear anything specific? Thanks!

    • Dear Sarah,
      Rhys Latton here, thanks for your query. Yoga gets the prana (life-force) moving! Heat, blood, lymph breath… all whilst stilling and focussing the mind (instead of roaring off into fight/flight syndrome that our usual gym exercise classes encourage).
      I would recommend coming to our Yoga Foundations classes first of all – a good combination of strengthwork, flexibility and balance. Always keeping the mind focussed in the present and keen awareness of breath.
      A good midday option for you would also be the “Vinyasa Express” class from 12:10-1pm, Mon-Thurs. These really get the juices moving! Your afternoon will be quite different.
      If you come to 3 classes and feel that the yoga hasn’t been active enough we will adjust things for you!
      Warm regards and Namaste,
      Rhys Latton

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