Rhys Latton – Co-owner
Rhys is an experienced and compassionate yoga teacher, having taught for 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 has practiced yoga for over 20 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.”
Kathryn Nevell – Yoga Teacher
Kathryn began teaching yoga in 2012 after being mentored by her teacher.
Her light approach makes yoga highly accessible. She emphasises the importance of stress-reduction to improve all aspects of health, and encourages people to befriend their bodies, and worry less.
“This is the body you have. Why waste energy seeing it in a negative light as something that must be whipped into shape? As soon as you accept yourself, everything falls into place, and yoga is the ideal method to get into that headspace.”
Raphael Sadowski – Yoga Teacher
I went to my first yoga class 25 years ago in Brazil, where I am from. Ever since then Yoga and Yoga philosophy have been a constant companion, providing a scaffolding for me through the many challenges of life.
Studying and practicing yoga expanded my awareness and knowledge of the body, mind and spirit, and helped me realize how interconnected we are. I’ve practiced different types of yoga with different teachers and in several countries. My classes focus on breathing and alignment with encouragement to explore what works for you in Yoga. It is my great passion to share what I have learned from Yoga.
Göknil Biner – Yoga Teacher
I was born and raised in Germany a couple of years after my parents had emigrated from Turkey and I had intended to give Yoga a try for probably a couple of decades, but never really “got around to it”. After studies in classical singing, marrying my kiwi husband, moving to NZ and having our two gorgeous kids, 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 and smoother approach to everyday challenges on many levels.