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.
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
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 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
Meditation & Yoga Teacher
John has been practicing meditation for more than 35 years. The positive changes in his life were so profound that he was inspired to share his love and passion for meditation with others. He has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2005.
John teaches on Mondays Yoga & Meditation from 7pm
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 teaches on Saturdays Vinyasa flow from 9am and fortnightly Yin Yoga on Sundays from 4pm
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.
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
Yin Yoga Teacher
For me, Yin yoga is an introspective practice that can nurture the calm, quiet centre that’s innate in all of us. Through Yin we become adept at self-care – we become better listeners with the practice of tuning in – we become wiser as we get to know ourselves from the inside out.
I seek to teach an inspirational style of Yin to empower others the way it has helped me both physically and mentally. As a father of 6 and the Founder/CEO of a small multinational, Yin is an essential part of recharging and giving back to my mind, body and spirit – a perfect balance to the pace and demands of modern life.
Ollie is currently teaching on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm and fortnightly on Sundays at 4-5.30pm
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 Wake Up Yoga on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.10am
Pregnancy 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
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 Lunch time on Wednesdays from 12.15-1pm
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
“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.”
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.