Visiting Teachers

The Yoga Room regularly hosts visiting teachers from New Zealand and around the world, including:


Peter Sanson

Peter Sanson teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga, as taught to him over a 21-year course of study under the late Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915 – 2009). With Guruji’s blessing, Peter holds Advanced B teaching certification issued by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Mysore.

Peter has been teaching the first four series of Ashtanga Yoga for over 20 years.
Classes and workshops are traditional ‘Mysore style’ – as taught by Pattabhi Jois and as it continues to be transmitted by Jois’ Grandson R. Sharath Jois, and Daughter Saraswathi Jois in Mysore, South India.

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Martina Götz

Martina Götz has practised yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for more than 15 years, predominantly in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.

She has travelled several times to India to study with the Jois family in Mysore. Before Pattabhi Jois’s passing in 2009 she received authorisation and blessing to teach through his institute (KPJAYI)
and attended a teaching training with Sharath in 2010. She also practises regularly with Peter Sanson, Dena Kingsberg & Matthew Sweeney, and is certified to teach Matthew Sweeney’s Chandra & Simba Vinyasa Krama sequences.

In 2005 Martina was registered as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced -Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours) through Yoga Alliance. She teaches regular weekly classes in Auckland and workshops throughout New Zealand.

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Rupert Watson

Rupert Watson has taught better movement through the Feldenkrais Method for 15 years. He was NZ delegate to the International Feldenkrais Federation for several years. He’s an athlete, musician and masseur as well. Lives in Featherston; works in Wellington, Wairarapa and Gisborne. Reads a lot. Has family, such as grand-children and dogs, in Newtown and Gisborne.

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