Teachers

Our Team

Check our amazing team of yogis below…

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Juan Diaz

Vinyasa- Restorative- and Yin Yoga Teacher, influenced by Ashtanga and Iyengar

POWERFUL – INSPIRED  – PLAYFUL

Enthusiasm to love your Life is contagious around Juan. His expert Passion connects People to their own joyful Potential.

As a humble Warrior who grew up in Colombia, Juan listened to the Wisdom of ancient Philosophy in the Depth of the Jungle- immersing himself in the Languages and spiritual Traditions.

His profound Curiosity for Ancient Techniques to gain a deeper Understanding of Existence and the Self, opened a Portal to his now 15 years long Yogic Pathway. 

Juan discovered Yoga and explored intensely the physical, mental, and spiritual Disciplines- realising that through Movement (Asana), Breath Awareness (Pranayama) and Meditation, he steps further into the great Mystery of Consciousness and Reality. 

Juan did his first formal teacher training was in New Zealand a at the Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.

He is constantly developing, the Life loving Yogi is practicing, studying and teaching by the guidance of great Masters from all over the World- Such. He’s main teacher has been Maty Ezraty, he has studied with senior Iyengar Teachers around the globe and the Iyengar Family at the Iyengar Yoga institute in Pune. Hes passion and curiosity for this Path keeps him inspire to learn and keep studying the depths of Yoga. 

In recent years Juan has been Simon Parks Assistant, he gained Knowledge in creating Teacher Trainings and Workshops in Europe to follow his Mission of a travelling as a humble Yoga Teacher around the Planet.

Juan’s Style of Teaching is dynamic, challenging and fun. He emphasises proper Alignment by guiding the Student to a safe Space for the Body to express its own unique Way of Embodying the Posture. The Student will be flowing through Asanas, integrating Breath with Movement and helping the Mind to reach Stillness to go deeper into the Practice. Diaz concludes his Classes through guided Meditations, accompanied by the Sound of his Flute- transforming the class into a holistic Experience for the entire Being.

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Ally Moore

Yoga found Ally during a two year solo sojourn through the depths of South East Asia and India in 2017. She was immediately hooked on the philosophical and energetic aspects of the practice and headed straight for Rishikesh, India – the believed birthplace of yoga – where she jumped into a 200-hour Astanga Vinyasa training. Upon returning to Aotearoa, Ally found her home at Om Yoga Studio, where she completed her second 200-hour training in 2019. Movement has always come naturally to Ally, who has spent most of her life as a competitive jazz and contemporary dancer. She is enthralled by the psychology of wellbeing, and the path of yoga that allows students to delve deep and uncover layers of themselves. Her sequences are influenced by these elements and are interwoven with themes that encourage participants to become curious about all aspects of life. Ally’s classes are interlaced with meditation, energy work and grounding practices, with movement based elements that are designed to help practitioners explore how each individual, unique body moves. Ally has a degree in communication with a focus on interpersonal and intercultural engagements, and offers clear and personable guidance. Learning is Ally’s true passion, and she is currently furthering her yoga education towards a 300-hour certification at Om Yoga Studio as well as studying towards a degree in Psychotherapy.

Beth Stein

Beth took her first yoga class at university to fill a class credit, the first step on the long and windy road leading to her first teacher training in 2007. Beth’s constant curiosity in the way things are interconnected has lead to a life of extensive travel where she has found herself teaching across the globe, immersing herself in the culture, studying its energy and simply watching the world unfold in front of her. Her latest navigation has, once again, brought her to Auckland and OM. It’s that spirit of connection and awareness, where the internal meets the external through body, breath and energy which she brings to her classes.

Beth’s interest in energy patterning and the way it fluidly travels the body led her to become a level 3 Reiki master practitioner. Reiki is a form of energy therapy which uses universal connection to unravelhabits, remove energetic blocks and heal past trauma. She offers personalized Reiki sessions, using the uniqueness of each individual’s energy body to offer gentle guidance in a direction which brings about lasting change and growth.

Lisa Eliott

Lisa completed her 200hr training and has simultaneously completed some of her 300hr training both through OM. She developed a deep love for yoga when she stepped into the Studio, not really knowing the significance of the journey she was about to embark on. She soon discovered that yoga is not just an asana practice, but a journey to discovering the self. It’s a completely embodied practice that is invaluable on and off the mat. Lisa enjoys guiding a strong, physical sequence, encouraging everyone to meet themselves where they are at from a curious, nurturing perspective. She loves the deeper philosophic aspects of the yoga practice and enjoys weaving these into her classes as well as a passion for the creative process involved in sequencing a class. Being a mother of 3 has been her greatest passion for the last 19 years and Lisa is a firm believer that every encounter has a lesson if we are open to the experience and enjoys teaching from this aspect, learning lessons from her students and children as she teaches hers. She is dedicated to forever being a student and a teacher, continually learning and discovering.

Tanaz Naoroji

As an individual I am inspired with the idea of an active lifestyle. As I grew older this path led me to Yoga. Having worked in a fast paced Corporate environment, Yoga helped to quieten my mind and relieve stress, whilst improving my flexibility and overall well-being.

Now following the path of daily yoga practice, I am intrigued by the level of relaxation and exhilaration that my body can achieve.

I went through and completed my 200hr TT earlier this year at OM during the various Covid lockdown levels.  This course was a life changing experience for me and it inspired me to take the leap at making Yoga my full time profession.  I am continuing to deepen my understanding and learning through the 300Hr TT course.

Move, Breathe, Flow – Come along to one of my classes and let me share my passion with you.

Niamh Ryan

Niamh found her love of movement later in life when she came to yoga to offer a balance to her corporate schedule. She soon discovered the mental benefits as well as the physical, after building momentum with her practice. Upon completion of her teacher training, the decision was simple to leave the corporate world and to focus on helping others to experience the benefits she receives from her practice.


Teaching a variety of styles, Niamh offers a challenging practice with a soft edge to help find a sense of ease in each moment. The cultivation of freedom through mindfulness features through all of her classes, and of making time to turn inward and listening to the wisdom of the body to help guide each moment. Empowered with these skills she believes you can take your yoga off the mat, and into the world around you to create the life you wish to live.

Erin Kielo

A “Caniwi” of 16 years, Erin joined Om yoga in 2018.

Her interest in yoga began in 2004 while living in Queenstown. Erin was searching for something beyond a work-out and a friend suggested the local yoga class. Not knowing what yoga was or how it worked, Erin felt anew after a single class, and her yoga journey was sparked.

Erin kept up a personal practice, practicing at Om yoga when she moved to Auckland.

After many years in the corporate world and finding life less than fulfilling, Erin threw in her job and left for Bali to complete her 200-hour teacher training with Zuna Yoga in 2016. The focus of study was via the ancient practices of the tantric tradition Sri Vidya, as well as the traditions of Hatha yoga. Sri Vidya is the science of being, or more simply the science of self mastery, encompassing the knowledge of self within the connectivity of all that in the universe.

Upon returning to Auckland from Bali, Erin was still feeling the nerves to take the plunge into teaching. Enter Sandey Hoskin of Om Yoga and Inspire Teacher Training. After completing Inspire Teacher Training’s 300 hour sequencing module, it was Sandey’s support and belief in Erin that empowered her to actually teach. And teach she did! You’ll find Erin at Om three days a week, guiding students through breath and energetic awareness practices, along with physical asana practices in order to develop mastery of our self and to therefore live powerfully in our lives.

Erin’s teaching style is all about energetics as well as connection – to your own self, to those around you and to that which is greater than all of us and within all of us. Erin brings a supportive and loving nature to her teaching creating a safe and supportive environment while the students explore their practice. Erin’s classes tend toward slower vinyasa/flow or hatha and always include breathwork, meditation and a long savasana.

Erin is currently completing her 300-hour training under the tutelage of Sandey Hoskin of Inspire Yoga Teacher Training.

Erin lives in Auckland, by way of Queenstown and Milton, Ontario Canada.

Louise McKee

I came to yoga late in life initially due to a shoulder injury, it was recommended as good rehab for me. It quickly became apparent that it was a lot more than a physical practice. I noticed that when I didn’t practice that things around me were always harder to deal with.

I have been a nurse my whole life and decided last year that I wanted to take my yoga to the next level, at first for personal reasons not necessarily to teach. I commenced the 200hr Om training at the beginning of 2020. Learning never came easily to me so I was somewhat apprehensive, I quickly realised that when you were passionate about something it wasn’t so hard after all.

The training and community of yoga became life changing and very much part of my daily life. Before completing my 200hr training I embarked on my 300hr training which I have one more module to do to complete this. Om and Inspire yoga I imagine will always be a very big part of my life.

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.

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Stonefields Auckland 1072

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