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.

Kylie Rook

Kylie was born to move and to teach.  From the age of 5 she began dancing and by 16 she was teaching Dance.  Between dance and yoga she has been teaching for 20+ years – children through to adults, abled bodied and those with neuromuscular conditions or injuries.

Along with this passion to share her knowledge, she has always loved anatomy and physiology and the kinesiology of movement.   She started her working life with a Bachelor of Nursing and has since gone on to study with Yoga Medicine after gaining her RYT200.

She is a passionate yogi with a dedicated self practice and a desire to learn more.  She believes that the best teachers are the ones that are also forever students.  Always enquiring, learning, studying and staying curious.
Her teaching comes from a strong anatomical base with the Philosophy of Yoga brought into an everyday context.

She loves to teach and share her passion for Yoga, Anatomy and how to improve your life through a deeper awareness of yourself and your breath.

Jennifer Rutherford

Jen’s passion is keeping a sense of light hearted fun as she challenges clients to the very best of their ability. With 19 years of experienced training, Jen loves all styles of yoga and related movement specialties that help clients who can’t attend classes due to health or injury issues, and everyone up to Ironman level! Her love of anatomy inspires her classes to develop alongside the needs of her clients, as she combines the therapeutic power of yoga, with functional movement, and strength conditioning to accelerate healing and rehabilitation.

Jen’s yoga journey began in 2000, when she started a daily practice with two of her most influential teachers, Ann Hyde and Robert Boustany, while living in Houston, Texas. She completed her 1st and 2nd series Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson in 2001, and began teaching in Houston soon after.

Before returning to New Zealand in 2007, Jen taught in Melbourne, and advanced her teaching overseas, through trainings and workshops with some of yogas most well known teachers, including Shiva Rea, Pattabhi Jois and many more. She enjoys growing her body of knowledge to extend her clients and students, and gain insight into her own practice.

Jen’s personal philosophy is ‘Happy Body, Happy Mind’ – when she’s not on the mat, she’s enjoying her time outdoors paddle boarding, rock climbing, and spending time with her two kids.

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.

Shyam Mathaba

Shyam’s first steps on the yoga journey began not on the mat, but through the study of a Vedic classic known as the Bhagavad-gita; a manual for life. The teachings of Bhagavad-gita naturally lead her to the physical practise of yoga, which for her was the Ashtanga vinyasa tradition. She later completed her teacher training in Power, Kundalini, Restorative and Yin Yoga in 2005. Using her Ashtanga roots, Shyam has since taught vinyasa flow classes of all levels, all offered in an accessible and playful way intertwined with occasional tales from Africa and India. She’s a self-professed Yin addict too.

Susan McFadzean

Susan came from South Africa and is here in New Zealand to study a postgrad in Secondary School Teaching. 

She really love it here at Aotearoa and hopefully will be able to call this beautiful country her forever home one day. 

Susan discovered Yoga while travelling the US in 2008 and new immediately what her new path would be, completing her Vinyasa training with the Jivamukti teachers in South Africa.

While living in South Korea, she was able to spend three years training with her Forrest Yoga guardian teacher, Sinhee McCabe, and during that time completed her Forrest Yoga teacher training.

She has recently completed her mentorship training program and cannot wait to share this new knowledge! 

Scott A. Milham

Scott has practiced yoga for 25 years and taught for the last 15 years, 12 of which he has done so full time. He is a Hatha Yoga teacher.

Prior to bcomeing a fulltime yoga teacher he was a professional dancer for over a decade working with such companies as the Hong Kong Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Footnote Dance Company.

Over the years, Scott has trained with T.K.V. Desikachar, Sean Corne, Saul David Raye and Erich Schiffmann. He has also assisted Erich Schiffmann with his annual teacher training in 2009 at Exhale Sacred Movement yoga studio in Los Angeles.

Now a full-time yoga teacher in Wellington, Scott’s worked with some of NZ’s biggest names, including the All Blacks, Hurricanes, Wellington ‘Lions’, Wellington ‘Firebirds’, The Royal NZ Ballet, Sir Jon Trimmer, Gabriel Armstrong Scott, Martin Henderson, Miranda Harcourt, and Brett Mackenzie.

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.

Buster Caitcheon

Buster Caitcheon is a young New Zealand based folk and soul musician, yoga instructor and environmentalist.

Hailing from the sandy shores of Waiheke Island, Buster first discovered yoga at the tender age of 17, passing through Bali amidst one of his many overseas escapades.

A seasoned traveller and well accomplished folk/soul musician, he has possessed an innate curiosity for life and self discovery since an early age. It didn’t take long for him to develop and deepen his own practice, and he accredits yoga with guiding him through heavy bouts of anxiety and depression whilst braving the cold winter months during his time based in Wellington and Melbourne.

He returned to Bali in 2018 to train at The Practice, Canggu in both yin yoga and traditional tantric hatha. He regularly makes a habit of fusing his two passions, and has spent the last three years co-creating live music serenaded yin classes with an array of internationally renowned teachers at festivals and studios across Aotearoa, Australia and Bali.

It is not uncommon to receive a brief savasana serenade in his own yin classes.

Through the avenue of teaching yoga and meditation Buster’s primary drive is to create space, and in doing so extend an invitation to turn inwards and explore our own unique inner landscapes.

“Having spent much of my post-schooling life travelling, it is hard for me to pinpoint a specific geographical location and call it home. To be blessed with the ability to come home no matter where in the world I may be is absolutely invaluable, and that’s what yoga is to me – the ability to come home to one’s self.”

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. 

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