Welcome to our Studio
Mind Body Movement came about from a dream and a kick in the ass!
It was the universe telling me to get off my bum, stop dragging my feet and really go for what I wanted in life - running my own Yoga & Pilates Studio!
AMY L. GREEN
STUDIO DIRECTOR & LEAD TEACHER
MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, STOTT PILATES Reformer & Foundation Training Instructor.
Amy has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga since 2000. Throughout her years of personal practice and teaching experience, she's gained invaluable tools to help people like you find your way into yoga poses and out of your head. In 2014 Amy had a back injury that led her to do some rehab work on the Pilates Reformer machine and after experiencing a dramatic improvement, completed the STOTT PILATES Reformer training in 2015.
Her teaching style emphasises building a safe and sustainable yoga practice to help heal the body and improve posture. Once your body starts to feel better, it's easier for you to observe the mind and find out what's behind all that mind chatter--relieving stress/anxiety and letting go of the old that's no longer serving you. Amy has a special knack for guiding you through your fear, your comfort zone, and your "story" to help you tap into the connection with ALL THAT IS and find your true inner strength--allowing you to re-connect with what's really important in your life.
Amy's classes blend stretching, strengthening and stabilisation exercises, pushing you to your edge, while giving options so that EVERY BODY can find the "sweet spot" in each pose. Using her background in Pilates and Foundation Training (postural improvement programme) her focus is on enhancing the natural range of motion for sustainable, functional movement.
Amy also assists with yoga teacher trainings and facilitates yoga retreats (in New Zealand and abroad).
Qualified Mat Instructor
Being passionate about natural health and well-being, Katie became a Qualified Massage Therapist 7 years ago, and in 2015 Katie started her own natural health business (Garden of Eden). Always having an interest in the fitness industry and seeing the awesome results that Pilates can have for injury rehabilitation and general well-being, Katie became a Qualified Mat Instructor with Studio Pilates while living in Melbourne and taking weekly Pilates classes and one-on-one with clients while working at a luxury Health Club.
After recently returning home to the Eastern Bay of Plenty from an overseas adventure, Katie looks forward to connecting with the Mind Body Movement community in Whakatane and offering her unique style.
"I believe in a mindful approach to Pilates, learning the basics of how to breathe and building a stable foundation to progress your practice, whatever your fitness level or where you may be on your personal wellness journey."
500 hr Ashram Yoga Teacher, Registered Naturopath & Herbalist
Josee brings to Mind Body Movement her extensive knowledge of the history and philosophy of Yoga, Yoga practices (Asana, Pranayama & Meditation) and her expertise as a Yogic Lifestyle coach, Holistic Health Coach, Naturopath & Herbalist.
Yin Yoga Teacher
Catherine has been practicing a Yin style of yoga for many years. She recently completed her Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, November 2016 with Joe Barnett and Jo Phee.
Catherine's gentle and nurturing presence will help you sink into your Yin practice like never before.
Yoga Nidra Facilitator
Mindfulness Mentor, Level 1
Nancy Towersey is a Chef Lecturer, mindfulness advocate and fill-in yoga teacher. After 15 years of crazy, fun, fast-paced life as a chef, she started to become aware of her work/life imbalance. It was at that time Nancy decided to give yoga a try and has not stopped since. After moving to New Zealand 5 years ago she was introduced to Yoga Nidra. This introduction has turned into a great study and also a daily practice.
Location & Hours
Experience the relaxed yet revitalised sensation
after a yoga class or a private session.
MIND BODY MOVEMENT
1/240 The Strand, Whakatane 3120
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Private Appointments available Monday - Saturday.
For Group Classes, please visit the Yoga Classes page.