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MEET OUR YOGA TEACHERS

Tim Seutter

Director, Senior Yoga instructor

Tim was born in Canada and moved with my family to New Zealand in 2011. He was living a great life in Canada but an adventure was calling. While searching for this adventure, Yoga became extremely important to my life and ultimately the adventure he was seeking.

Tim has been involved with yoga for 10 years and has been actively teaching for 5 years. Tim has developed a unique style of yoga emphasizing breath, strength, power yet intertwining this with mindfulness and clarity. He is an E-RYT 200 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance. Tim teaches a variety of classes, at the Loft, from our Power class through our more relaxing classes like Yin, Stretch or Unwind. Tim also has a passion for SUP Yoga and you’ll find him on the water whenever he can be.

Tim has taught classes, workshops, and various festivals all over New Zealand. He comes to the Loft as Creative Director, Yoga Teacher and the Studio Manager.

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Sonya Seutter

Yoga Instructor / doTERRA Sales Rep

I have been involved with yoga for many years, stretching all the way back to the 1990s when I did yoga while at University. I decided to become a yoga teacher, so I completed my 200hr RYT with Yandara Yoga in 2015 in Hawaii. I absolutely loved my time there and learnt so much from the amazing teachers at Yandara.

I like to lead yoga classes that combine my passion for Essential Oils and yoga. I like to teach Hatha and Vinyasa style classes that are fun, and being together a whole range of concepts and postures.

When I am not at the studio, I work for WDC and have three wonderful children. Originally from Canada, I now live on the Tutukaka Coast and I love everything about living in New Zealand.

Dani Courtney

Yoga Instructor

I tried my first yoga class in 2013 and I was hooked right from the start. The way it helped my body and mind feel led me on a journey to wanting to learn with as many different teachers as possible. I drew inspiration from all these different teachers and continued my yoga journey.

In 2017, I decided to travel through Nepal and India. This was an amazing experience and culminated in me completing my 200 RYT training in Rishikesh, India.

I am excited to be back home in Northland and share my yoga with everyone at the Loft. In classes with me, expect fun and inspiring classes that incorporate challenges for mind, body, and spirit. My inspiration for my practice is Dylan Werner and the amazing practice and teaching he shares around the world. When I’m not at the yoga studio teaching, you’ll find me at the beach, wakeboarding, hiking, or snowboarding; pretty much anything that gets me outside enjoying life and this amazing world.

Katie Luke

Yoga Instructor

My fascination with meditation and consciousness is what drew me to yoga and eventually to Kundalini Yoga. Feeling lost as a lawyer in my early 20s, I started dabbling in yoga and meditation to help manage the stress, but I couldn’t seem to get a regular practice going. As a result, I decided the only way to achieve a more balanced life would be to dive straight into a yoga teacher training.

I completed a 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training with Banyan Gallagher in 2015 and then completed a one-month meditation course in Guatemala which included a week in silence. In 2018, Katie travelled to New Mexico, to the ashram where Yogi Bhajan taught for over 35 years, to complete her Level 1 Kundalini Teacher Training. It is here where she was given her spiritual name, Raj Savitri Kaur.

In my classes, you can expect powerful breathing to move stagnant energy, meditative and dynamic kyrias (sets of postures) and the use of sacred sound through chanting and mantra to connect to the vibration of the universe.

Besides yoga, Raj Savitri loves running, being in nature and enjoying the beautiful Oakura coast where she lives.

Jo Roberts

Yoga Instructor

I am an environmentalist, water baby and a yogi. Originally from NZ’s East Coast, I have lived all over the world and began her yoga journey in Costa Rica in 2011. I have a fitness background and teach Les Mills classes primarily on the Tutukaka Coast. I am also a certified dive instructor and love being able to explore the ocean on top of and beneath the water.

I have a background in dance and circus arts and enjoy all thing SUP. I also enjoy all types of yoga from Yin, Vinyasa and anything else that gets me on my mat practising. My style of yoga builds on vinyasa flow with elements of both strength and flexibility; I also enjoy finding awesome music to flow with too!

Above all, I have a passion for sharing my love of movement with others.

When I am not in the studio, you will find me on the Tutukaka Coast surfing, diving, and enjoying the beautiful Matapouri Beach.

Ingrid Kaptein

Yoga Instructor

I am a passionate yogi who grew up in Northland. For many years I lived in Christchurch and taught at Apollo Power Yoga. I have been involved with yoga for many years and come with a depth of knowledge about anatomy as I am a practising Chiropractor for many years. Through this perspective, I am able to bring together east and west to help create total body wellness.

I am back living in Northland and I absolutely love being back home and sharing my passion for yoga at the Loft Studio.

When I’m not at the Studio, you won’t find me far from any type of sport or athletic challenge. I am passionate about Waka Ama, adventure racing, or anything else that brings me some challenge and a zest for life.

 

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