Featured Yogi section of The Yoga Connection, yoga, yoga teachers, New Zealand

Featured Yogi: Julia

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Name: Julia Gundermann Years teaching: 1.5 Years practicing: In this lifetime 2.5, my soul: eternally Studio/business owner: Naamasté for 10 months Favourite yoga style: Naam Yoga Therapies What drew you to Naam yoga? I found Naam Yoga when I burned out from my high-pressure job as a Personal Assistant working in different time zones and travelling the globe. For a …

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note to self

Note To Self: Keep It Light

Jane Yoga-ish thoughts

One night recently a light bulb blew in the hallway. The next morning one of the lights in the bathroom didn’t switch on with the others and then later the same day the kitchen and laundry lights ka-poofed. I made a mental note: Let there be light. And then promptly forgot. When I did remember it was usually during moments …

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the art of persuasion

The Art Of Persuasion

Jane Yoga-ish thoughts

My studio has a nice little incentive where you accrue points towards free passes or a new towel simply by coming to class. Extra points are given for bringing along a new person or having someone say you recommended the studio to them. Slowly but surely the points build up and then you get this heightened sense of achievement with …

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blog - minutiae


Jane Yoga-ish thoughts

My alarm was set for 5.20am which is really 5.10am but I was already awake and turned it off at 5.15am and got out of bed and (did I call X back last night? Or did I forget again? I can’t forget again, I need to write things down or was X supposed to ring me? X is so unprofessional) …

Featured Yogi section of The Yoga Connection, yoga, yoga teachers, New Zealand

Featured Yogi: Nicole

Jane Featured Yogi

Name: Nicole Moyes Years teaching: 3 years Years practicing: 8 years Studio owner: Raw Yoga for 3 weeks Favourite yoga style: Power Vinyasa (for myself) and Acro Yoga (to play)           What was your very first yoga class and what drew you back for more? My best friend took me to The Loft in the city …

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nutrition and cancer

Nutrition And Cancer

Jane Health

The best thing about meeting people within the health and wellness industry is that they have such passion for their work. It was no exception when Nutrition, Sports and Biomedical Specialist Kaytee Boyd spoke at a recent ecostore #OnlyGoodStuff event of the benefits nutrition can offer in the protection of, or aid in, the recovery of cancer. Having studied human …

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lost in translation

Lost In Translation

Jane Yoga-ish thoughts

Padagusthasana Pashimottonasana… That’s a fancy way of saying Forward Big Toe Bend. It sounds more exotic the first way, even if it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, and I’m always super impressed when my teachers casually weave Sanskrit words into their classes. (I do like to think they spend a lot time practicing in front of the mirror at …

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Jane Philosophy, Yoga

When spring sprung a few weeks back there was a lot of focus in the studio on the wood element, of being grounded, regrowth and new beginnings, all fitting in rather nicely with the change of season. And at the heart of it was this idea of connection – with ourselves, family and friends, and life in general. We worked …