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Our Yoga Teachers

Jo McHarg

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Originally from Melbourne, Jo has always been passionate about health and wellness.   She has a Batchelor of Applied Science, Human Movement and loves the applied knowledge of anatomy, phsyiology and sports science to her yoga learning and teaching.

 

Over the past decade Jo has studied yoga and learnt from many international and contemporary yoga teachers.  Jo's classes are infused with movement inquiries, meditation, mindfulness, somatics and restorative yoga.  

 

Jo's mission is to demystify ​the practices of yoga & meditation to show people simple ways they can be used in every day life to feel happier and more at ease in their body and mind.

Jo is mum to two young girls and in her free time loves the beach, playing tennis, running or biking in the hills and relaxing with a great book.  

Angie Moffat

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Angie completed her level 1 yoga teacher training at the highly regarded Byron Yoga Centre in Australia. Since then Angie has gone on to study with many internationally recognised teachers including Donna Farhi and Lisa Petersen.


Angie continues to travel around New Zealand and further afield to study yoga with teachers whom inspire her.  

Angie found her most recent study of Hanna Somatics with Theresa Evans of Essential Somatics profoundly inspiring and is eager to deepen her knowledge of this practice.


During her leisure time Angie loves getting away with her husband to their bach in the Marlborough Sounds where she can practice yoga on her deck, do some stand up paddle boarding, relax and renew to native bird song.

Casey Bell

Casey first discovered yoga in her teens, but it wasn’t until the Christchurch earthquakes that she returned to Yoga. Following the earthquakes, Casey began to suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. She needed to heal herself from the inside out; remembering yoga, she resumed a home based practise.

 

Loving all things wellness, self-care, and movement orientated, Casey is a 1st-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. Teaching kids and adults at Hyeon Mu Taekwondo Christchurch; she sees the interconnections of yoga practise and martial arts; each complimenting the other on many levels.

 

Casey achieved a Bsc in Biological Sciences in 2011 before completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Santosha Yoga Bali in 2015.  She has since completed training to teach pre/post-natal yoga & SUP (stand up paddle) Yoga.

 

Casey is dedicated to her own ongoing education; attending as many workshops as possible.  “Self-care is not always easy, but it is always worth it”

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Alice Cammock

Alice has a love of both vinyasa yoga (flow) and restorative yoga. She has been part of the yoga world for over 10 years.

 

Alice finds that yoga is the  most nourishing practice to sustain her on a daily basis.  "Yoga grounds me, brings me back to my body and keeps me sane. I am a regular meditator and love to incorporate mindfulness practices into my yoga."

As well as a yoga teacher, Alice is also a musician and a music teacher.  She is trained in music, art and English.  

 

Alice loves incorporating live music and singing into her yoga classes. 

Jenafer Matthews

Jenafer has been practicing and exploring the mind-body connection and movement methodologies for over 17 years, as a means of finding balance whilst navigating a fast-paced career in marketing and multiple relocations.

 

She trained and taught Pilates in Melbourne, during graduate school as International Rotary Scholar in 2004-2005. Jenafer took a break from teaching as she set up life and jobs in New York City, Christchurch, Los Angeles, and Portland OR and raising a young child. During this time she developed a daily morning yoga practice and became hooked on the teaching style of Kia Miller of Radiant Body Yoga Los Angeles.

 

Jenafer trained in the Radiant Body Yoga method in 2022, excitedly stepping back into the role of movement teacher. Jenafer’s teaching reflects this breath-focused approach that fuses the benefits of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Kundalini styles of yoga. She also brings foundational principles of Pilates into her yoga teaching.

 

Jenafer’s favourite leisure activities are hiking, growing her own food, adventuring, spending time with her son and husband and learning about the incredible human body and modalities for healing and wellbeing.

 

Having experienced how Yoga has transformed her life, Jenafer is inspired to share with those desiring more calmness, clarity, heart-filled joy and ease in their body and mind.

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