Meet the Team

During the training you will have the great opportunity to be taught by various practitioners/teachers who have up to, and beyond twenty years experience each in their fields. This is a rare opportunity these days, so you can feel comfortable knowing you are going to receive a high quality of teaching.

Julie Stephens: Co-Ordinator/Owner of Julie Stephens Yoga.

With twenty years of full time yoga teaching experience around the world, it was time to take the next step.

To share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired from many great teachers, in a comprehensive training/immersion which enables the student to get the full benefit of these teachings.

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Lindsey Ellison from ChiroCare

Lindsey grew up in Perth, Australia and after completing a Bachelor of Science in Western Australia and then a Master of Chiropractic in Sydney (graduating in 1999), he worked in various clinics in Queensland. Following this, Lindsey spent the next 6 years working and travelling throughout Asia, during which time he worked in South Korea for 1 year and in Shanghai, China, for 2 years as a chiropractor. 

Lindsey now resides in Nelson, NZ with his family and is the sole practitioner at Chirocare at 132 Collingwood St. Lindsey will be teaching the Yoga Anatomy and Physiology modules for the training.

Tiffany: Ashtanga Teacher

Tiffany has been practicing yoga for 21 years & teaching for 18. Originally from the UK, she discovered yoga in Nepal & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Australia. She completed a 9 month full time 500 hr teacher training in Byron Bay followed by an apprenticeship with senior yoga teacher Matthew Sweeney, who remains her teacher to this day. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga has been the one constant aspect of her life & she finds it fascinating to observe how the practice changes, its ebbs & flows with life’s ups & downs. Tiffany lives in Nelson with her partner & two boys. She teaches regular classes in Nelson & workshops throughout NZ. 

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Nicky Hewitt: Ayurvedic Practitioner

Nicky Hewett, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher (based in Marlborough, New Zealand). Vaidyar Mani and Nicky own and run Ancient’s Best Clinic of Ayurveda & Yoga. For more information visit:

Nicky will be presenting a full day on Ayurveda which will give you a great insight and understanding of Yoga’s sister science.

Kathy Valler: Kundalini Yoga Teacher

Kathy started practising Yoga in 1991 and by 1999 had completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training with IYTA NZ. 

In 2006 whilst studying Thai massage and reflexology in Thailand Kathy was introduced to Kundalini Yoga. In 2016, she traveled through America – participating and working at Sat Nam Festival in Jousha Tree. Exploring all sorts of amazing centers, meeting teachers, collecting ideas and being inspired to bring back some of the things she experienced to New Zealand and share.

Kathy will be sharing her passion of Kundalini with you in a 2 hour session and will also be available for massage treatments.

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