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Juliet Forch

Juliet has studied Yoga since 1990. She is the owner and principal teacher at the The Papakura Yoga Centre in Auckland, which she established 2001.

Juliet is a Senior Associate teacher with Donna Farhi. She has also done extensive study with Judith Lasater on the practice of Restorative Yoga.

Juliet continues to study and learn. Her curiosity about the human body and movement has more recently led her to learn from Jules Mitchell and Katy Bowman. She has also completed a weekend intensive in natural movement with MovNat instructors.

This continuous self development is reflected in her own practice and teaching - infusing both with a balance of somatic awareness, natural human developmental movement; modern science integrated with the ancient wisdom of Yoga.

Juliet brings her passion for Yoga to her students. Encouraging each person to meet themselves with complete acceptance whilst at the same time opening the pathways for transformation.


Janene began practicing yoga in 1994 and completed her Teacher Training in 2006. Since then she has taught at the Papakura Yoga Centre.

In 2008 Janene completed an Advanced Teaching Training with Donna Farhi. She continues to study with various National and International teachers to deepen her own practice and understanding of Yoga, which in turn she shares with her students. The enthusiam and attention to detail that Janene brings to her teaching encourages her students to develop an inner awareness which enables them to intergrate yoga into their everyday life.


Jan has been practicing Yoga since 2005. She has completed a 200hr teacher training with RYS (Registered Yoga School of NZ) and is also a qualified Relax & Renew Teacher. In addition to this Jan has completed the Advanced Teacher Training with Donna Farhi.

Jan's determination to be the best she can be shows in her willingness to continue studying and looking for new ways to share yoga with her students.

Jan is a kind and caring person who always respects the individuals requirements. Her strength is her ability to communicate with people of all stages and ages in her classes.


Katherine is a practicing Physiotheropist and a mother herself. During her own pregnancy she experienced first hand the benefits of a regular yoga practice and has since completed a prenatal yoga teacher training. She now shares her love of yoga with other women.


Katia trained as a Hatha Yoga and Asthanga Yoga teacher in 2011. Through continuous studies, her curiosity guides her to specialise in creating space for her students to explore and learn about Yoga through mindful movement and supports them to be receptive to their own intelligent body feedback.

Nurturing her own two children led Katia to study prenatal, postnatal and children’s Yoga. As an experienced Primary school teacher (with an Honours degree in learning support) Katia worked with children for nine years and became convinced that young children need freedom of movement to experience concrete, meaningful learning experiences. She brings this wisdom to her children’s Yoga classes; where she facilitates a fun, safe, exploratory and creative Yoga class.

Katia also has a particular interest in Restorative Yoga; a practice designed to soothe the nervous system from the ever increasing demands of modern life.