Our Yoga Teachers

Jo McHarg

Jo is owner, teacher and administrator at The Yoga Place.

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, yoga asana, somatics and restorative yoga.  She is passionate about yoga as a therapeutic and healing practice.

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

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”