We are a group of committed yoga teachers who have experienced the profound benefits of yoga in our own lives and therefore we love teaching and sharing it with others. We provide a safe space for you to practice and explore yoga’s benefits for yourself.

Monika Legerska

Monika Legerska

Founder of Centre for Higher Self, Yoga Teacher

Monika has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years and it has become an essential part of her life. After completing her teacher training in Europe and further intensive trainings in India, she has been teaching it to others for the last 15 years. She is registered with Yoga New Zealand as a senior yoga teacher with more than 3500 hours of teaching experience. Her passion is helping people to reconnect back to their higher selves and finding inner harmony and peace as a result of their practice. In 2013 Monika founded the Centre for Higher Self supported by a group of like minded teachers who understand and appreciate yoga and teach it in a holistic way.

Monika teaches Wednesday 5.30pm – Hatha Flow, Thursday 7.10pm – Beginner’s Yoga, Friday 5.30pm – Yoga Nindra, Saturday 11am – Pregnancy Yoga, Sunday 10am – Hatha Flow.  Tuesdays 6.30pm at ST Luke’s in Wadestown

 

Debbie Stanton

Debbie Stanton

Yoga Teacher

My search for effective rehabilitation after cancer-related major surgery helped me to find Yoga, and from the first long, deep breath I knew that Yoga and I were to be lifelong friends. My desire to deepen my own daily practice and learn more about this ancient system led me to the MYOGA Apprentice Program. I graduated in 2012 and I teach exclusively at the Centre for Higher Self, helping our students to find calm and well-being in their busy lives.

Debbie teaches Open class seasonal Flow on Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm.

Katya Mourits

Katya Mourits

Yoga Teacher

Katya has been teaching since 2008 and practicing yoga since 2004. She teaches from a strong background in anatomy and physiology as well as from the years of experience in meditation and energy cultivating practices. She offers targeted classes making use of yoga therapy techniques and gentle assists to unravel restricting movement patterns, improve posture and find strength, ease and space in the body. All her classes promote easeful natural breathing and poses and movements that suit our modern bodies where alignment is applied intelligently to suit different body types.

Katya teaches Vinyasa flow class on Mondays at 5.30pm and Yin & Yang class on Thursday at 5.30pm

Sally Flewelling

Sally Flewelling

Yoga Teacher, Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Sally is passionate about restoring health through Oriental medicine in combination with yoga. In her classes she applies her knowledge from Chinese medicine and tailors her classes to support our organs depending on the season of the year.  

Sally teaches Fridays lunch time Yoga from 12.45-1.30pm

Michelle Kliczkowski

Michelle Kliczkowski

Yoga Teacher

I stand for lightness in the body and mind, dynamic flow and deep relaxation. I encourage students to develop self awareness and connection to your inner self. I teach with passion and dedication based on a personal Yoga practice of more than 10 years. Come along and join me on the mat.

Michelle teaches Wake Up Yoga on Tuesdays at 7.10am and Lunch time on Wednesdays from 12.15-1pm

Martha Sorenson-Vincent

Martha Sorenson-Vincent

Yoga Teacher

Martha joined the Centre for Higher Self as a teacher after completing her training with Marcus Heening Giess & Karin Sang. Her classes aim to be accessible and fulfilling, offering an opportunity for students to reflect, with a focus on kindness and self-compassion.  Her hope is that through yoga students will experience continued growth and enhanced self-awareness.

Martha teaches energizing Wake up Yoga on Wednesdays mornings from 7.10am and Vinyasa Flow on Saturdays at 9am.

 

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Schamet Horsfield

Schamet Horsfield

Yoga Teacher

It is my firm belief that life is for more than just surviving, it is for thriving. I help people get back on track with their life path and purpose which is where I believe passion, joy, and happiness reside. If you’re ready to get in the driver’s seat of your life and become the best version of you, then please come to my class.

Schamet teaches Friday wake up yoga at 7.10am

Raewyn Watt

Raewyn Watt

Yoga Teacher

“I love teaching. Yin yoga, kids and adult art classes is my specialty.  I love learning and study Psychology or anything that interests me. My philosophy is that the body and mind together can heal physical and mental ailments. I invite you to join me in the journey of yoga, to find your way through this hectic world through a yogic pathway.  Yin is particularly restorative and beneficial for all people.”

Raewyn teaches fortnightly Yin Yoga on Sundays afternoon at 4pm.

Yu Zhou

Yu Zhou

Yoga Teacher

I am Yu. After many years practicing yoga and on the journey of self-inquiry, my inner voice to become a natural healer became clearer and clearer. The practice of Calligraphy Yoga has led me to study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to be an acupuncturist. My study has inspired and changed me in so many ways, especially in my Yoga practice and teaching of Yoga. I weave my understanding of TCM into my classes and endeavor to bring the healing energy to my students.

Yu teaches every second week on Sundays a Yin Class at 4pm

Marcelly Ribeiro

Marcelly Ribeiro

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2006. My life was completely changed when I got pregnant in 2008 and had my first natural birth in Brazil. All about pregnancy and birth are still fascinating me. Yoga is an amazing way for women to increase their connection with themselves and the baby. Breathing and relaxation techniques empower women in preparation for labour. For me it’s wonderful stay in touch with pregnant women trough the yoga!
Marcelly teaches Wednesday 7-8.15pm Pregnancy Yoga
Jenny Bloomfield

Jenny Bloomfield

Yoga Teacher

Jenny is a caring and passionate teacher who helps students find freedom and joy through conscious movement and breath. A severe back injury served as a catalyst for Jenny to discover less extreme options than spinal fusion surgery. She found her way back health  immersing herself in anatomical study, pranayama, meditation, and gentle asana practice. Jenny is committed to teaching compassionately, providing options and modifications that are inclusive of all students, and encouraging students to listen carefully to their own bodies. 

Jenny teaches Mondays and Wednesdays Morning Yoga at 10.15am

Susane York

Susane York

Yoga Teacher

I have been practising  yoga for 10 years, exploring various styles and teachers before finding ‘home’ at  Yoga Centre for Higher Self. I have completed a 3 year Dru yoga teacher training course. Dru yoga is based on soft flowing movements and controlled, directed breathing. It works on body, mind and spirit, improving strength, balance and flexibility, creating core stability and building a heightened feeling of positivity.  
As a ‘gold card’ holder myself, I am passionate about sharing these mental and physical benefits of yoga with other people in a safe and non competitive environment. I encourage the use of props and variations within postures so that the benefits are accessible to everyone and also encourage self directed breathing to discover the still point within, that place within where body, mind and spirit are aligned  and you are at peace with yourself.
Alicja Skop

Alicja Skop

Yoga Teacher

Alicja discovered yoga when she was in search to manage her constant back pain over 10 years ago. ‘Like many other yoga practitioners, I never forgot my first class- there is that little magic, which happens on the mat and carries on off the mat. Yoga practice in combination with mediationchanged me. Yoga gives me the balance I need in life. Once you fall in love with it so deeply, you get the desire to share what you know. That inspired me to do my teacher training and go that next step.’

Alicja is currently overeas and will be teaching again from Jan 2018.

Other Teachers

Chris Rice

Chris Rice

Pilates Teacher

I am a qualified Pilates instructor and have been teaching Pilates for 14 years.  I have The Diploma for Sports Studies from Otago University. Chris teaches Pilates classes on Tuesdays from 8.30-9.30am and Thursdays from 9-10am no booking is required just come along.