A beautiful space where you can relax,
take a breath & connect with your heart

Purpose-Built Studio

Our studio is PURPOSE BUILT, which means it’s deliciously warm in winter and cool in summer. You’ll find a real community spirit amongst students, creating a fun supportive atmosphere. We offer classes to suit everyone, from Gentle Hatha, Hatha/Vinyasa Flow, to Yin and Ashtanga style, with Mysore and Led classes.

Our teachers enjoy working closely with you, and look forward to sharing their love and passion for the practice.

 Studio Timetable and Pricing


Studio Classes

We have a FULL timetable of classes running weekly Monday – Friday, in our purpose built studio in Totara Point, Taupo.  At the Danske Mobler roundabout, turn left: you will find us opposite Flooring Xtra.  Parking is a-plenty directly outside, with no time limits, which is great if you want to hang around afterwards and talk with your fellow students, or are coming to one of our longer classes.

We recommend coming at least 10 minutes early to class to give yourself time to get settled and ready to begin.


A fantastic way to step on the map with other students & slowly learn the foundations of Ashtanga for a sustainable yoga practise. Ideal for students keen to explore at their own pace, this self-led style id open to beginners and advance.

Ashtanga Led

A dynamically led Primary Series – students need to have attended a few Mysore classes before coming to this class – you will sweat!

Hatha & Gentle Hatha

Suits all levels including beginners, regulars and pregnancy, led style so everyone moves and breaths together with the teacher.

Yoga Foundations

A great class for EVERYONE, from beginner to seasoned practitioner, explore the basics, from breathing, to hip and shoulder mobility, core, stamina and more!

Pricing & Concession Cards

10 class Concession Cards for all classes, 60 or 90 minutes or a combination of the two:

60 mins drop in $24, 10 class concession $220

90/120 mins drop in $26, 10 class concession $240

 5 x 60 & 5 x 90 mins concession $230

6 months membership, paid weekly, monthly or 6 monthly, great if you’re coming twice/week or more!

26 x Weekly payments $34, 6 x Monthly payments $145, 1 x 6 Monthly $830

We accept cash, bank transfer and credit cards at our studio. If clients to Love Yoga Ltd pay cash or direct credit (bank transfer) there is no processing fee, with debit/credit card payments however, there is a small fee: $0.75 transaction fee plus a minimum of $1.15 or 1.69% of payment with VISA/Mcard. Thank you.


ACC Name: LoveYoga Ltd
ACC Number: 06 0429 0291613 00

Meet the team…


Debi Hendra

is an experienced registered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) and Hatha Yoga Teacher. Practicing for nearly three decades and teaching for twenty years, she has studied biomechanics, energetics, philosophy, mindfulness, meditation and yoga nidra. In 2009 she set up her first yoga studio, The Heart Center, built in her garage. This transformed into a purpose built studio in 2010, where classes grew and so did the teaching team. She created and directed her first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2010/11 and has continued to develop, mentor and evolve it since. Built from this strong foundation Love Yoga, her third studio was opened in 2015. Debi teaches a wide range of students in Ashtanga (the Primary and Intermediate series) both traditional Mysore style and Counted classes, she also shares Gentle Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Handstand Masterclasses and  Tai Chi – which allows her to offer classes that cater to different needs. She now teaches at the studio as well as in the community, at local colleges and schools, youth programmes and internationally, sharing workshops and retreats around the world.

She has trained extensively with John Scott, Peter Sanson and Sharath Jois, Director of the KPJAYI, and his mother Saraswati Jois, in Mysore. She lives in Taupo with her husband, two children Max and Indigo.


Sandy Farquhar

has engaged with various forms of yoga over many years. She teaches hatha and restorative yoga and incorporates somatic movement into her classes. A former teacher educator and academic, she is now thrilled to be a member of the Love Yoga team where she can share and further explore the path of yoga.

Sandy’s life-long fascination and engagement with embodied practices (including dance, movement and tai chi) alongside her yoga training has led her to deeply value softening, resting and releasing as the way to an authentic yoga practice. Sandy has completed yoga teacher training in hatha, restorative, pregnancy and irest and since coming to Love Yoga is looking to further her own practice through Ashtanga Yoga.


Dani Gabolinscy

is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and subs classes when she can. She took her Teacher Training with Debi Hendra in 2010, and taught for a number of years following this, both Ashtanga and Hatha.

In 2016 and again in 2018, Dani travelled to Mysore, India to study at the source with both Saraswati and Sharath. She also regularly travels to workshops to study with Peter Sanson, John Scott and Kiri Sutherland. Her gentle presence and calm energy, lend a beautiful steadiness to her classes and teaching style.