breathe - YOGA & more

Doris Blum

021 146 0199

 

yoga@b-r-e-a-t-h-e.co.nz

Doris moved from Switzerland to New Zealand in 1995 and soon after began her Yoga journey. In 2007 she started studying Ayurveda medicine, the sister science of Yoga, which resulted in her graduation from Wellpark College in Auckland with a Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Management in 2009. Since then Doris consults and advises clients on a regular basis.

 

In 2002 Doris enjoyed a three-month-long teacher training with Nicky Knoff in Cairns, where she was introduced to Nicky’s style of yoga, a mixture of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga. Doris completed the training with a certification in Level I and Level II.

 

A few years later she was introduced to John & Lucy Scott’s Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and was instantly mesmerized by their teachings. Doris had practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga before, but under Lucy and John’s wings she started to understand the complexity and beauty of this practice and the importance of working from the heart. Since then Doris has worked with John & Lucy on a regular basis and due to their guidance her practice and her understanding of Yoga has deepened and changed. Doris has completed their teacher trainings I and II. Since 2009 she is a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher with the International Yoga Alliance.

 

Additionally Doris has been fortunate to deepen her knowledge and experience by working and studying with many accredited International teachers (Yoga and Ayurveda).

 

To Doris Yoga is a way of living. It is about letting the heart rule. It is about connecting with all that is around us. Yoga to her is the path of self-realization, the magic of discovering who we really are.

The focus of her teachings is on synchronizing movement with breath, the uninterrupted and easy flow of the breath in each posture. Doris offers classes that include elements of postures, breath work, chanting, mantras, mudras, philosophy and meditation. She puts the emphasis on the spiritual side of Yoga and provides an oasis of security, love and sharing.

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    I would like to thank you and Urs. In the short time I have spent in the company of you both I have grown astronomically. I came to yoga expecting an experience focused solely on my physical health but it took only one lesson to learn that this was not going to be the case. Already my entire lifestyle and perspective has evolved due to the presence of the two of you in my life. Thank you.

    Dillon

     

    Dear Doris & Urs. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your wonderful yoga whanau at breathe for the short time I have been in HB. I have loved attending your classes and have learnt so much.

    Ella

     

    Spring retreat 2015

    Just thought I'd say thank you again. I really enjoyed this weekend with you two and everybody else and am looking forward to the next one.

    Jason

     

    Good morning! How are you both feeling on this gorgeous Monday after a fantastic retreat? I’m feeling fantastic, rejuvenated and inspired, found my cookbook and we are eating beetroot risotto, might even make the chocolate mousse if I have the time! Thank you so much for the retreat and all of your hard work. I got lots out of it, and am curious for more formation…..please can you book me in for an Ayurveda consultation?

    Tracey

     

    I loved the weekend!

    Carissa

     

    Pulses workshop June 2016

    Thank you for the pulses workshop, I found it very motivating. It was a really lovely night and very uplifting to be around a beautiful and positive group of people.

    Pip

     

     

     

Urs Blum

021 022 84 300

 

yoga@b-r-e-a-t-h-e.co.nz

Urs was a late starter, at 48, and only came to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga because of the dedication and transformation he witnessed in Doris, who had been practising for many years.

 

He enjoys the synchronicity of slow breath and movement in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice; the combination of physicality, spirituality, and meditation; challenging and rewarding at the same time.

 

He started his yoga journey under the guidance of Doris. His main teacher is John Scott. Urs has been fortunate to deepen his knowledge and experience by working with Manju Jois, David Kiel, Jude Hynes, Swami Ji, Lucy Scott, Katie Lane, Ganesh Mohan, Swami Samnyasananda, Lino Miele, Swami Karuna Karma, Simon Borg-Olivier, Indra and A.G. Mohan, as well as Prem & Radha.

 

Urs has experienced first-hand the many benefits a regular practice has had on his stiff and injury riddled body; his busy mind; his well-being in general; as well as the positive changes it brought forth in his everyday life.

 

It is his desire to introduce students of any level to the finer details of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice and to enable them to start experiencing the many benefits of this beautiful practice. He also helps long time practitioners with fine-tuning and adapting their practice and their breath to their unique body and mind.

 

Since 2011 he studies Krishnamacharya Yoga Therapy with Ganesh Mohan, the son of Indra and A.G. Mohan. Urs now offers personalised One-on-One sessions involving postures (from soft to very challenging), breath work, meditation, mindfulness, and lifestyle advice.

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  • General

    I would like to thank you and Urs. In the short time I have spent in the company of you both I have grown astronomically. I came to yoga expecting an experience focused solely on my physical health but it took only one lesson to learn that this was not going to be the case. Already my entire lifestyle and perspective has evolved due to the presence of the two of you in my life. Thank you.

    Dillon

     

    Dear Doris & Urs. Thank you so much for welcoming me into your wonderful yoga whanau at breathe for the short time I have been in HB. I have loved attending your classes and have learnt so much.

    Ella

     

    Spring retreat 2015

    Just thought I'd say thank you again. I really enjoyed this weekend with you two and everybody else and am looking forward to the next one.

    Jason

     

    Good morning! How are you both feeling on this gorgeous Monday after a fantastic retreat? I’m feeling fantastic, rejuvenated and inspired, found my cookbook and we are eating beetroot risotto, might even make the chocolate mousse if I have the time! Thank you so much for the retreat and all of your hard work. I got lots out of it, and am curious for more formation…..please can you book me in for an Ayurveda consultation?

    Tracey

     

    I loved the weekend!

    Carissa

Wendy Dawson

In 2003, when chronic back problems became intolerable and therapeutic remedies no longer gave any relief, I turned to yoga.  After practicing different styles, I was introduced to the Iyengar School of Yoga and very quickly found that this method was right for me.

 

After experiencing such profound personal relief, I wanted to share this with others and so began my teacher training with Rosie Holland J13 in 2008.

 

Now as a Certified intro 11 Iyengar yoga teacher, I maintain an ongoing commitment to developing my training and understanding of Iyengar Yoga with senior teachers from within NZ and overseas.

 

 

Check out my website with the details of all my classes, either at the River Studio or at breathe:

http://www.iyengaryogawithwendy.com

 

Wendy Dawson

06 874 77 50

021 032 5600

 

mwdawson@xtra.co.nz

 

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Yvonne Rideout

Yvonne Rideout

0210 2343 225

 

pilatesyvonne@gmail.com

I was born in the UK and came to New Zealand in 2005. My personal journey to discovering Pilates began when I became pregnant with my first child and realised that I had a weakness in my lower back and very poor core muscles. Straight away I was hooked! I decided to take action and follow an exercise program that improved my posture, balance strength & flexibility and which also reduced my stress levels.......that was 13 years ago and I haven’t looked back since.

 

My decision to become an instructor was an easy one and when the opportunity was presented to me I eagerly took on the challenge. The first step was completing my Anatomy & Physiology Training, at the same time I began learning how to instruct others under the close supervision of two fantastic trainers here in Hawkes Bay.  My formal training to receive recognition as a Certified Pilates Instructor took place in Australia under the guidance of Peter Sheehy of the Australian Pilates Academy.

 

I am also a Total Gym Gravity Instructor and a Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach (L1).

 

The combination of my formal training alongside my life experience of being a busy working  mum means I understand the modern day pressures of juggling wellness and a busy lifestyle. I actively encourage a motivational and holistic approach to helping you create balance in your life and achieve your fitness goals.

 

By keeping our bodies healthy and strong, we are better able to turn our energy toward living the life we dream of living.

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Tara has been practicing yoga on and off over the last 25 years.  With a dance background, combined with a corporate career in adult education and training, and a strong interest in how people can live lives of ease, and freedom from the impact of stress, it seemed like a natural progression for Tara to become a Certified Yoga Teacher.

 

Trained by Markus Giess and Karin Sang of Yin Therapy, Tara specializes in a gentle style of yoga suitable for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of yoga, without feeling stressed or anxious about a lack of flexibility, lack of experience, or concern about age or how they might look in their yoga gear!

As someone who has her own history of injury through dance and gym, serious illness as a consequence of work-related stress, and a strongly competitive streak (with herself!) Tara has learnt first-hand the merits of taking a softer, slower, and more gradual approach to yoga, and becoming more aware of, and responsive to, the messages the body sends.

 

Tara’s personal yoga practice, and her teaching style, are influenced by a particular quote of Eckhart Tolle’s

 

“The more consciousness you bring into the body, the stronger the immune system becomes.  The body loves your attention.  Most illnesses creep in when you are not present in the body.  If the Master is not present in the house, all kinds of shady characters will take up residence there”

 

Her classes are suitable for people new to yoga, as well as those with more experience who are keen to explore a gentler approach in longer held poses, with an emphasis on self-discovery and mindfulness of breath and body.

 

 

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Rachel Chapman

021 128 2810

 

raechapman@gmail.com

www.circleofyoga.co.nz

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Rachel has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching since 2007.  Rachel sees the practice of yoga as a tool from which we can respond to life's challenges with ease in our breath and body, bring a sense of peace and openness in our life choices and extend kindness and an open heart both in class and life.

 

Her classes are an inviting space to explore yoga in a safe way through working with the breath, body and mind.

 

Rachel did her original yoga training with IYTA Aotearoa and has gone on to do specialist pregnancy and post-natal and children's yoga courses.  She is currently studying Yoga Nidra more deeply to bring students the huge benefits that Yoga Nidra has to offer.