Yoga Postures

THE TEAM

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Jodi McCone

Studio Owner

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Jess Garrett

Pilates + Yoga Teacher

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Laura Indrane

Pilates Teacher

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Keity Garcia

Yoga Teacher

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Danni Anson

Yoga Teacher

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Shannon Turner

Yoga Teacher

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Emmilee Claire

Yoga Teacher

Jodi specializes in lifting, running, pre & post-natal fitness, elderly fitness, and weight loss.

Qualifications -

  • Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach - Coaching & Training Women's Academy

  • Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University

  • Currently completing Post Grad Certificate in Human Nutrition from Deakin University.

  • Cert 3 & 4 Personal trainer

  • Certificate IV, Training and Assessment (TAE)

  • Certificate in TRX Functional Training & TRX Team Trainer

  • MMA Boxing Level 1

  • Is a Master Trainer providing education to other trainers and facilities in Freeform board, Stroops, Fle-XX, Throwdown and Small Group Training.

  • Jodi has presented at FILEX in 2017 and at FITEX in 2016, on Small Group Training, Bulgarian Bags, and Freeform board.

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!

I've been teaching Pilates for more than 12 years. I am originally from Latvia and have been in New Zealand for the past 4 years. I call myself an advocate of active lifestyle and enjoy a variety of movement myself ranging from intense gym training to Pilates and yoga, as well as I enjoy all the outdoors. 

My classes are designed with functional core strength in mind, based on Pilates breathing and neutral spine principles. With extensive experience in musculoskeletal rehab, I aim to keep my classes safe yet challenging and encourage mindful movement.

 

I believe that Pilates can benefit everyone no matter their age, gender and physical ability. 

 

Training:

  • STOTT Pilates intensive mat course

  • MNZ registered massage therapist 

  • Airex Functional training instructor

  • Redcord Neurac 1 instructor

  • Bachelor's of Physiotherapy

  • Masters degree in Nutrition

Hi I'm Keity a Yoga practitioner since 2007, I decided to get my teacher training in 2018, going to India to do this, where I completed two of my certifications.

 

Before that, I was already studying meditation and Buddhism, lived in a monastery in Nepal and participated in a silent vipassana meditation retreat in Myanmar.

After my first teacher training, I have studied deeply about yoga philosophy, bandhas, biomechanics and the connection between pranayama and the nervous system. I taught yoga classes in Turkey and Brazil before moving to New Zealand, in 2019, when I registered myself with Yoga New Zealand and REPs, and have been teaching yoga since then. I have also been organising the International Yoga Day event in Wanaka since 2020.

In 2021, I completed the 300hr Yoga Teacher Training and also registered with the International Yoga Alliance as RYT 500 and E-RYT200.

Namaste, I’m Danni, and I can’t wait for you to join me at The Body Garage. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to call Wanaka ‘home’ since 2016. 

 

Yoga has been a love of mine for over 10 years, and this love of it led me to Blooming Lotus Yoga in Bali to study for my 200hr YTT, as well as an advanced meditation course. These courses gave me such a broad spectrum of many traditional yoga practices, and the more I learnt about it, the more I’ve realised that yoga is not about the flexibility of the body, but more about how your mind responds to your practice. From this, I appreciate how yoga really is for everyone – whether a complete beginner, or if you’ve been practising for years. I also believe that there is so much more to yoga than the asana (postures) which we practice in class, and there are many ways in which we can take yoga from our mats and implement it into our everyday lives. 

 

Since my initial YTT studies, I've also completed courses in Yin, Yoga Nidra & Ayurveda.  I love teaching classes and being able to share the great number of benefits that yoga brings to both our bodies & our minds, and I look forward to being able to share this love of yoga with you.

Hi fellow yogis! My name is Shannon, and I am from the East Coast of the United States and moved to Wanaka in 2008. I went to my first yoga class nearly 23 years

ago when I was pregnant with my oldest child. It was love at the first Warrior 2. 

 

My yoga teaching journey initially followed the age and stage of my children. When they were very young, I trained at Karma Kids and Teens Yoga in New York City and played yoga with the little ones. That playfulness has been the foundation for my own practice as well as my teaching. Teaching teens has been one of the biggest highlights for me as I love connecting with that age group. I believe yoga can be a great resource when navigating what can be turbulent times growing up. We even took our yoga practice to the water onto paddleboards and navigated the turbulent conditions of Lake Wanaka! 

 

Shifting to teaching adults, in 2010 I completed the RYT 200hr training at the Byron Yoga Centre in Byron Bay, Australia. And in 2015, I completed a Yin teacher training with Mysan Yoga. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, I look forward to meeting you on your mat, ready to approach yoga with a sense of playfulness. 

Kia Ora, I'm Emmilee a yoga teacher, trainee yoga therapist and soon to be rehabilitation specialist. 

I discovered yoga early in my university days and was immediately hooked, not only on how the practice made me feel in my body but how it made me feel in my mind. I took the plunge and completed my first Yoga teacher training at a multi-style school in Thailand. This set me on a journey of learning and I have followed this initial training up with certificates in yin yoga, pre- and post natal yoga and in 2018 I began a journey to become a registered Yoga Therapist.

 

I truly believe in the benefits of yoga for all, whether it be connecting with your body in a sweaty vinyasa practice or slowing down and being able to sit with yourself and everything in between. My goal is to inspire people to move well, breathe well and live well with yoga.

 

When I am not practicing yoga or studying, I can be found at home with my partner and our naughty but lovable rescue dogs. Or out on the mountains hiking, biking and snowboarding.