Meet Your Faculty Teachers

Karla Brodie

Karla Brodie

Core Faculty

Intuitive, honest, attentive, creative, joyful and full of expression — there’s something about Karla that speaks directly to your insides, and suddenly you realise you have a newfound conversation with your inner world as well as you gain a deeper understanding of balanced posture and integrated movement.
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Neal Ghoshal

Neal Ghoshal

Core Faculty

When someone loves what they do with all of their heart, it emanates to everyone they work with. Neal is one of these people.

His teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles, and to embody these in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
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Haidee Stairmand

Haidee Stairmand

Core Faculty

Haidee brings a pragmatic approach to her teaching and offers students a clear, approachable and understandable way to develop their Yoga through self-sensing, and awareness.

She is passionate about making yoga accessible for all, enabling an individualistic approach.

She has a unique ability to connect to others in a simple but profound way and sees Yoga as a holistic therapeutic modality that encompasses traditional and contemporary approaches to the Practice.
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Sam Loe

Sam Loe

Guest Faculty

Sam’s Yoga practice and teaching come from a somatic place of listening deeply within. She is passionate about sharing Yoga in a way that empowers and gives agency to her students through creating safe learning environments, invitational and choice based practices and ultimately supporting people to develop their own self-practice.

Sam is a certified iRest Teacher and in addition shares functional, therapeutic and restorative practices in her community, via classes, workshops and retreats.
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Sandra Palmer

Sandra Palmer

Core Faculty

As a certified psychologist I have always been interested in the relationship between the body and the mind and my masters thesis was in the field of psychoneuroimmunology.

I have a particular interest in the way Yoga can be used to provide balance and stillness (and consequently energy) in this fast-paced world we live in.
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Vanessa Bailey

Vanessa Bailey

Core Faculty

Vanessa Bailey has worked in marketing and communications for 18 years and held senior roles in New Zealand, Australia and England.

Vanessa has accrued wide experience and in-depth knowledge of customer-driven marketing communications and branding with specialist knowledge of how to bring brands and communications to life in the physical space.

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KeiShana Coursey

KeiShana Coursey

Guest Faculty for Pregnancy Yoga

KeiShana is a women’s health professional who has lived in the world of childbirth since her own pregnancy, near seventeen years ago.

Until recently she practiced as a midwife in the community, focusing on homebirth and primary unit birth, until crossing the bridge into Christchurch Women’s Hospital, catching babies on the Birthing Suite and in theatre. Having specialised in PTSD, trauma release (alongside generalised motivational sessions), as a coach her private work drew her out of the public health sector - where she continues to pour her passion into mind and body-based therapies.

“KeiShana never seems to utter a word that doesn’t have a powerful impact on the listener.”
Sonya Simpson
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Michaela Sangl

Michaela Sangl

Guest Faculty for Yogi Kids Training

Michaela is passionate about creating imaginative, highly beneficial yoga journeys for children and sharing yoga tools with teachers and parents!

After many years of teaching kids yoga, Michaela’s primary focus is now sharing her wealth of experience and creative yoga tools with educators, yoga teachers and parents through professional development workshops.
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