Owner of Urban Ashram
RYT500 Registered Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
Certificate in Hatha Yoga + Pregnancy Yoga +Restorative Yoga
MIC: Masters of International Communication
Bonnie's interest in yoga philosophy began over 25 years ago, a subsequent trip to India in 1992, and throughout her life since, she has practiced Yoga postures (Asanas) on and off during this time and have seen first hand the transformative eect of a regular practice. 6 years ago she decided to become a dedicated practitioner and teacher. Bonnie incorporates knowledge gained through her training in Yoga, philosophy, applied anatomy and physiology to create classes based on individual needs; focusing on keeping you safe while creating a sustainable Yoga practice specically for your body/abilities and mindset.
Poppy moved to NZ in 2013 after completing her teacher training with Power Living Australia. She set up beachside yoga classes in Mt Maunganui which quickly grew in numbers over the summer and gave her the confidence to teach her classes in Auckland studios by 2014.
Poppy found a love for yoga when she came to a crossroads and felt her life lacked meaning, direction and service. Her classes are balanced, lighthearted and challenging.
She passionately believes that people don't need radical change in order to be the best version of themselves but through a deeper sense of awareness everybody can tap into the greater powers that remind us we are the creators of our own destiny.
Her words to live by are:
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind ~ Ralph Waldorf Emerson
Josephine first came to yoga over ten years ago after joining a yoga class for actors. Her teacher Melissa Billington then became her teacher for the next seven years, and eventually received her first 200-hour training with Melissa. This training gave Josephine a strong foundation in the practice and the ability to work with anyBody.
For Josephine yoga has been as healing journey after enduring a back injury and various allergies. It was through yoga that she was able to strengthen her body and find a sense of calm in everyday life.
For Josephine yoga is a devotional practice and more recently she has been training with San Fransisco-based vinyasa and bhakti teacher Janet Stone. She has travelled to Bali and the USA to study with Janet. She is currently completing her 500 level training.
Josephine's classes are full of expression, heart, and creativity, with an emphasis on breath and alignment. She loves to bring the benefits of yoga to anyone of any ability or experience.