Teachers

Our Team

Check our amazing team of yogis below…

Sandey Hoskin

Sandey completed her 200-hour Teacher Training in 2009. In 2014 she completed 300-hours with Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz to become 500hr RYT registered. She is a lead teacher and mentor for Om Yoga Studio Teacher Training Program. Sandey’s strength’s are in teaching Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, facilitating and holding space for students to transform in their own way at their own pace, to listen to their own inner guide (Atman).  Her teaching style is creative, challenging and inspiring.

Sandey is passionate about developing and inspiring teachers and students to find their dharma (purpose). Sandey has furthered her education and training with Leslie Kaminoff – Yoga Anatomy, Mark Stephens (500hr RYT), Duncan Peak, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Shiva Rea, Noah Maze and Cameron Shayne. She is currently completing another 300hrs with Rod Stryker (ParaYoga) in Vinyasa Krama and Patanjalis Yoga Sutras.

With a passion for holistic health and well-being Sandey’s classes and teachings offer more than just a physical practice. Sandey emphasizes the importance of integrating all aspects of yoga including Ayurvedic principles into her teaching. She is both caring and intuitive in her approach. Sandey is focused to strong safe structural alignment principles, along with mindfulness and breath awareness tools and techniques to guide individuals into a deeper awakening of mind-body-spirit connection.

Fiona Liu

Fiona is a highly experienced yoga teacher, specializing in Yin and Yin Yang styles.

She also enjoys teaching Vinyasa Flow and Hatha classes.

There is always an aspect of meditation in her classes no matter what style it is. You’ll leave feeling inspired and peaceful.

She is a lead teacher, mentor and facilitator at the Om Yoga Studio teacher training program along with Sandey Hoskin.

Over the past few years, she has mentored a number of teaching graduates and yoga teachers, and helped them to hone their teaching skills.

For Fiona, “The on-going self-inquiry of yoga allows me to look deep inside and be clear of what I need on and off the mat. Yoga helps me open to life’s limitless opportunities and live with a more open mind and an open heart.” Fiona is passionate about yoga therapy, helping people awaken their body and mind through yoga and is encouraging of the potential discovery of peacefulness, calmness and strength practice brings.

Fiona has studied with world-class yoga teachers like Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Tiffany Cruikshank, Donna Farhi, Noah Maze, Duncan Peak and Desiree Rumbaugh, thus learnt yoga and understand it from different perspectives.
She is fascinated by how our human bodies are so different and respect the differences in a group classes and highly capable of working with individuals.

She teaches Private sessions using her yoga therapy skills, as well as group classes at both The Yoga Corner and Om Yoga Studio. She enjoys what students teach her as much she teaches them and is grateful the shared process of self-discovery, strength and joy in every class.

Amanda Fell

Amanda is a Yoga and Barre Instructor with a passion for life and living each moment in a mindful, aware state. She constantly seeks to encompass this way of living on, and off her mat. She is a firm believer that your practice can reflect upon your time outside of the studio and inspire how you approach your everyday life. She loves to create unique, special Yoga events, rituals and experiences, finding different and interesting ways of sharing Yoga with people of all walks of life. 

Originally from New Zealand, Amanda enjoys traveling often and leading a transient lifestyle, gaining inspiration from her various adventures abroad. She constantly seeks to learn more and further educate herself, deepening her practice and widening her knowledge to expand her offerings as an instructor. She feels it is her destiny to share this path and these teachings with you.

Kylie Harris (RYT-500, E-RYT200, YACEP Provider)

Kylie Rook is a Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist.  E-RYT 500, E-RYT 200 and YACEP provider.  She has more than 1000 hours of training and almost 20 years of personal practice under her belt.  

Her experience, training and knowledge is evident in the classes and workshops she leads.With a teaching style totally her own, Kylie understands the body from a Western perspective and fuses that with the tradition of yoga to enhance the lives of her students.

Her classes bring an intelligent understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the human condition, paired with classical yogic philosophy and Chinese Medicine.She also holds a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Dance and has completed more than 20 individual yoga trainings with some of the worlds preeminent Yoga Teachers and Training Schools.She has also spent more than 10 years working as a Post Production Supervisor in Film and TV so she has an understanding of how yoga can help stressful office environments, improve focus, productivity and the health of employees.

Kylie delights in teaching and is a natural born teacher able to lead both beginners and advanced practitioners safely.  She also has a passion for neuroscience and how yoga can assist with conditions such as anxiety, depression and other psychosomatic conditions.

Her warmth, enthusiasm for yoga and guidance will inspire you to keep coming back to the mat.

Mari-Halina Colbert

Physical expression has been an organic part of Mari’s life for many years.

With a degree in contemporary dance and experience as a professional dancer touring Europe, yoga was a natural progression from her extensive experience and knowledge with the dancing body and a deep rooted curiosity in mindfulness and meditation. Having completed her 200 hour hatha/vinyasa yoga TTC in India and currently studying 200 hour Embodied Flow teacher training with Adele Kinghan, Mari is driven by a profound passion to help and guide others on their yoga journey, amalgamating her love for dance and movement with her fascination and passion for mental health and well-being and the holistic, life-affirming philosophy of yoga.

Kiri Spiotta

Toni Alston

Toni is a graduate of the OM 200 hour Teacher Training program.  She has always been fascinated by the power of movement, stillness and mindfulness in creating self-transformation and healing.
Her curiosity led her to study the brain and body from a biomedical perspective.  She left university feeling like there was a piece missing from the science, which sparked the beginning of her meditation practice and deepening of her personal yoga journey throughout her travels in South America. . Toni loves to explore and share the joy of movement and stillness through dance and martial arts as well as yoga and meditation. 

James Marks

James has always been fascinated with meditation and mindfulness. This drew him into discovering yoga and in-turn completing his 200hr RYT at Sampoorna Yoga, India in 2016. James’ approach to yoga centres around connecting and grounding the mind whilst challenging the body. He is currently a student of Chiropractic and likes intertwining Chiropractic philosophy into his yoga classes. James enjoys teaching vinyasa and hatha classes. Growing up in New Zealand, James likes getting outdoors and connecting by being as active as possible. When he isn’t teaching you will find him going on hikes, playing football, surfing, or burying himself in his books.

Stephanie Ioka

Stephanie completed OM’s 200 hour Teacher Training program in 2016. Over the past year she has taught Yin yoga and recently completed OM’s Advanced Teacher Training Module focusing on Yin, Mindfulness and the Meridians. A keen student herself, Stephanie is intent on continuing to deepen her understanding of the practice in years to come, especially the positive impact yoga and meditation has on one’s mental health and well-being.

Stephanie loves the grounding effect of yoga. In her personal practice she has experienced the power it has to reconnect and restore in the midst of busy daily life. She hopes to share this sense of reconnection and peace in her classes.

Zach Farr

Zach’s regard for mental/emotional/spiritual wellbeing is what leads him to the mat, both as a practitioner and as an instructor.

He began his yoga practice when he was a teenager as a way to explore his spirituality while also cultivating a healthy mind and body. As he continued to dive into his practice, he slowly began teaching yoga informally to friends. This eventually led to his beginning as a formal teacher.He first trained as an apprentice under the teachers at Good Karma Yoga in a small southern US town, followed by receiving his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India. He went on to teach full time in Atlanta, GA before flying into to Auckland. He also continues to deepen his knowledge and practice in meditation through various methods, focusing primarily on Vipassana, devotional chanting, pranayama, and Zen meditation teachings. In his classes, you will find hints of hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, and Iyengar woven throughout the experience, all structured with the intention of cultivating a sense of peace and awareness.

Sarah Riley

Sarah has always found a sense of calm by shifting energy through movement.  She is a lover of dance and Qi Gong.  Sarah began playing with Yoga midway through her fine arts degree, as a way to further connect back to the wisdom of her body and quieten her thinking mind. After owning her own fashion business and working for corporates, she felt it time to give back and share her love of movement.  Sarah completed her 200hr teacher training at the beginning of 2019.
Sarah’s desire is to inspire feelings of connection to oneself, and self love through embodied movement.  Her teaching offers a unique blend of fluidity, creativity, and somatic awareness. She encourages acceptance of each moment as a necessary step along the path of well being. You will leave Sarah’s classes feeling relaxed and centered.

Lizzie Rous

With over 7 year’s experience teaching yoga, and many more practising, Lizzie’s classes are lighthearted, rhythmical and fun whilst always respecting the traditions of yoga. She is a firm believer that the first form of communication is touch, so often physically adjusts students to help support them as their practice opens in various new dimensions. 

At the age of 23, curious and eager, Lizzie travelled to India to train under the guidance of Deepak Sharma for her 200hr TTC. What was initially an exploration into self turned into a discovery of Dharma, her life’s purpose as a yoga teacher and a path that would naturally start to pave itself. Moving straight from India, Lizzie found an opportunity to work on a Super Yacht as a yoga teacher. There, she was lucky enough to slowly build up a portfolio of private clients that she would then go on to work with around the world in locations such as London, Thailand, Russia and Japan. In 2015, Lizzie returned back to India, the birth place of yoga, to complete her 500hr TTC and after a few years of exploring and travelling the world Lizzie was ready to lay roots and immerse herself into a yoga community, sharing what she had learnt along the way. 

Finding herself at home in various Auckland studios, Lizzie has until recently been teaching full time. 2018 gave Lizzie her greatest joy, a baby girl, and after 8 months off she is finally ready to marry her two passions together, motherhood and yoga. Now she is taking inspiration from a new source of knowledge as well as implementing lessons she has learnt before motherhood into new experiences she finds herself in today. She is excited to see how it all reveals itself on the mat. 

Dan Fanthorpe

Dan has been a dedicated teacher and practitioner of yoga for the past 30 years. He loves to keep yoga simple, his method of weaving traditional yoga philosophy and asana together aims to help guide students to a better understanding, appreciation, and application of yoga in everyday life.

Yoga has always been a way of life for Dan, his mum who is an eccentric Hatha yogini with over 50 years of experience, used to drag this grumpy little boy to her yoga classes each week. Initially, Dan hated going to yoga because it was filled with old people wearing lycra, but secretly, he grew to love it, especially when it was time for relaxation. As Dan grew up, he started to understand the value of the practice of yoga and how it could be used to enhance all aspects of life.

In 1998 when he was 18, he completed his first Yoga teacher training and soon after took his first trip to India, where he fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2003 he completed an intensive nine-month teacher training with Lousia Seers in Byron Bay before moving to Sydney in 2004 to study and teach with Eileen Hall at Ashtanga Yoga Moves. It took Dan a further 12 years of travelling to India to receive his level 2 authorisation from the Ashtanga yoga institute in Mysore, India, from his teachers Sri K Pattabhi & Sharath Jois. In 2009 Dan opened Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle where he spent the next 10 years building a beautiful yoga community, being a dad, husband and trying to surf as much as possible. Currently, Dan is back in little old kiwi land on a new adventure studying osteopathy.

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