Yoga Postures

THE TEAM

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Prairie Pritchett

Studio Owner

Yoga + Pilates Teacher

Elisa

Elisa Humitsch

Yoga + Pilates Teacher

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Jess Garrett

Pilates + Yoga Teacher

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Sian Leigh

Yoga Teacher

Hi there, my name is Prairie and I own and operate The Body Garage. Although I am a native Los Angelino, I relocated to this gorgeous little town at the bottom edge of the world in 2012. I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor and 200HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher. I teach Pilates, Yoga and our Blend classes at our studio in Wanaka, NZ.

With the intention of growing my repertoire and being able to offer my clients a perfect complement to bodywork, I gained my Pilates instructor training originally from Uprise Studio in Santa Monica, California and went on to expand my Pilates training through Polestar Pilates in Auckland.


Following my long time passion and personal practice of yoga, I decided to take my 200HR Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California, Mexico. This training inspired me to integrate Yoga into the classes offered at The Body Garage.

 

I truly believe in our body's innate ability to heal, given the most supportive tools. I have found that Yoga is one of the tools that fosters this healing response. I gained my Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release certification with internationally recognized Yin Yoga Teacher, Jo Phee. Most recently, I went on to study Myofascial Release as it relates to a Vinyasa practice with Tiffany Cruickshank. The combination of Yin and Yang Yoga with Myofascial Release is extraordinarily therapeutic to the body and mind.

My intention, through the practice of Pilates and Yoga, is to support you on the path to complete restoration of your body. I look forward to welcoming you to the studio.

Hi folks! My name is Elisa, I am originally from Austria but have called New Zealand home now for the past ten years. I love the outdoors, being in nature, travelling, exploring, but also enjoy sitting still and calming the mind by stepping onto my mat practicing and sharing Meditation, Yoga and Pilates.


Yoga and Pilates and different forms of bodywork have been part of my life for the past 15 years, and have become my tools to stay connected with myself. I have gone through physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging times myself which is what led me to undertake a 200HR Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal, Pre- & Postnatal Yoga Training in Vienna (Austria), as well as an Intensive Pilates Instructor Training in Nelson, NZ.

I would describe my movement practise and teaching style as sequencing the body and mind towards balance, by giving you enough time to move at your own pace, mindfully and with intention, so you can listen to YOUR body. I love sharing my passion about movement and the body-mind connection with people from all different walks of life. 
And I am looking forward to moving together with you at this beautiful and boutique style studio we have here at The Body Garage. 

 

See you on the mat, team.
Namaste

Hi there! My name is Jess, and I am originally from Australia but grew up in China. I have now called New Zealand home for the past four years and am thrilled to have settled in beautiful Wanaka.

 

Pilates has been a part of my life for the past 12 years, I began my professional studies and teaching after using it for my own rehabilitation for a back injury. Besides Pilates, I have been involved in a range of fitness instruction from strength & conditioning to CrossFit, pre and post-natal wellness as well as coaching endurance athletes. I am excited that next year I will complete my Yoga 200HR Teacher Training.

 

Through integrating pilates and  yoga into my own daily movement practice and teaching philosophy, I try to light the spark between the mind and body. I strive to make my classes a warm and inviting environment where you can remove yourself from the daily life stresses and envelop yourself in mindful movement. As an endurance coach, building the foundations of playful movement with a holistic well-rounded approach is so important.

 

I look forward to sharing my knowledge and connecting with you all.

Hi friends!

 

My name is Sian and I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, with an additional 100 hours specialising in the anatomy, physiology and neuroscience behind Yin Yoga. I also hold a degree in psychology and a certificate in holistic health and nutrition. 

I believe practicing yoga is as fundamental as good food to maintaining positive health in the modern world. Having taught all over the world on retreats and workshops, my family and I moved back home to New Zealand 2 years ago after 3 years based in Verbier. 

I love teaching all levels and ages - from junior athletes learning to use their mind body connection on and off the slopes, to those in retirement finding they have more time to get mobility back. 

I am passionate about yoga, snowboarding, my family, and sharing my love for life with everyone I meet. Really looking forward to seeing you at the studio and sharing yoga with you!