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 (TESOL), E-RYT 500, YACEP, STOTT PILATES Reformer, Total Barre & Foundation Training Instructor
Mind Body Instructor of the Year, 2017, NZ Exercise Industry Awards
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 the Pilates Reformer machine and after experiencing a dramatic improvement, completed her training with STOTT PILATES to become a Reformer Instructor herself.
Her teaching style emphasises building a safe and sustainable 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 chatter--relieving stress and anxiety; creating more peace and calm.
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 and recharge.
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 (a postural improvement programme), her focus is on enhancing functional range of motion for every day living.
Amy also facilitates yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats (in New Zealand and abroad).
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 through Studio Pilates. Working at a luxury health club in Melbourne, she gained some experience taking Pilates classes and one-on-one sessions with clients. Katie then went on to become a Qualified Pilates Reformer Instructor.
"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."
SHARON 'SHAZ' CARLTON
RYT 200, Qualified Health and Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer for 38 years.
Shaz completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Anahata Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Initially Shaz dipped in and out of yoga during her extensive years of working in the Health and Fitness industry but did not recognise the true value of yoga until participating in Amy’s classes 6 years ago.
At first, Sharon attended classes as a pro-active approach to injury prevention while engaging in cycling, running, weight-training and teaching fitness classes. It wasn't until a bit later that Shaz was inspired to deepen her yoga journey.
When she stepped off her mat she felt stronger, refreshed, re-vitalised, balanced, and nourished but most of all, felt an inner glow of happiness.
"I wish to bring the community of Mind Body and Movement my love and passion for teaching, and my love of all aspects of Yoga. I hope my teaching brings connection, with a spirit of playfulness, inspiration, motivation and authentic heartfelt compassion while maintaining the integrity of the process.
Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully on and off the mat."
RYT 200, Personal Trainer (Cert. expected June 2019)
Charlotte completed her yoga teacher training in India.
A runner and lover of the outdoors, Charlotte is passionate about health and fitness and alongside her yoga teaching she is also training to become a qualified fitness professional.
Charlotte was drawn to yoga after years of working in a high pressure/stress environment and hasn’t looked back since. She believes that yoga can benefit every body and mind; she looks forward to helping you experience improved wellbeing through your own personal yoga journey.
YOGA NIDRA FACILITATOR
Mindfulness Mentor, Level 1
Nancy is a mindfulness advocate, Yoga Nidra Facilitator and International Chef. After 15 years of her full-on, fast-paced life as a chef, working for some multi-millionaire clients the world over, she started to become aware of her work/life imbalance and the importance of making a change. It was at that time Nancy decided to give yoga a try and has not stopped since. After moving to New Zealand 7 years ago she was introduced to Yoga Nidra. This introduction 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 & Pilates Classes page.