A beautiful space where you can relax,
take a breath & connect with your heart
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.
- 9.15am – 11.15am – Ashtanga Mysore – Self practise with Debi
- 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Hatha Yoga – Debi
- 5.30pm – 7.00pm – Ashtanga Counted – Debi
- 9.15am – 10.15am – Gentle Hatha – with Debi
- 10.30am – 11.30am – Tai Chi – with Debi
- 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Ashtanga Mysore/Beginners – Debi
- 9.15am – 11.15am – Ashtanga Mysore/ Beginners – with Debi
- 6.00pm – 7.00pm – Yin Yoga – with Sjouke
- 9.15am – 10.15am – Gentle Hatha – with Deb
- 8.45am – 10.45am – Ashtanga Mysore – with Debi
- 11.15pm – 12.15pm – Gentle Hatha – with Debi
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.
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.
Slow-paced class where each pose is held to give time to soften and enjoy the benifits.
Pricing & Concession Cards
10 class Concession Cards for all classes, 60 or 90 minutes or a combination of the two:
60 mins drop in $20, 10 class concession $180
90 mins drop in $22, 10 class concession $200
5 x 60 & 5 x 90 mins concession $190
6 months membership, paid either 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 there is no processing fee, with 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…
is an experienced registered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200, 2009) and Hatha Yoga Teacher (2004) and has been teaching for 17 years. 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 as she has mentored and trained two RYT’s. Built from this strong foundation Love Yoga, her third studio was opened in 2015. Debi teaches both the Primary and Intermediate series, in traditional Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga, Counted Ashtanga classes and Gentle Hatha Yoga, as well as Tai Chi – which allows her to offer classes that cater to different needs.
She started practicing yoga in 1996, and took her first teacher training in India in early 2004, subsequently, she has trained extensively with John and Lucy Scott, Peter Sanson and returns as frequently a possible to study with Sharath, Director of the KPJAYI, and his mother Saraswati Jois, in Mysore. She lives in Taupo with her husband, two children Max and Indigo, two cats and a dog.
Sjouke Van Houten
Now nearing his 60‘s he brings with him a lifetime of experience working with movement, anatomy, breath and a keen eye to observe inbalances. He also trained in Tai Kwondo, which continued the strong disciplined ethic and saw a step toward the Eastern way of perceiving the world.
He started practising with us at LoveYoga in 2016, and in March 2018 took a step further completing his Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) training in Ashtanga Yoga. Since then he has shared his understanding of the body and mind, movement and breath in both Mysore classes, Yoga for Men and also in Beginners courses to introduce new students to this beautiful practise.
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.
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.
Moira Leddingham, Wellington, New Zealand
“100% recommend LoveYogaNewZealand online!! I am back on the mat again after suffering severe shoulder issues. The shoulder work out has helped me no end. Thank you Debi I am enjoying all the workouts on my mat, and the chance to play more too! Especially love Day 19 of the 30 Days of Yoga – a Restorative Practice – it’s True Bliss!!”
Jayme Ridings, Ngatea, New Zealand
“Debi is a wonderful, insightful teacher! I’ve had the privilege of being guided through practice by her in-studio while on holiday and now have the joy of continuing to build my practice utilising her expertise during online classes. Debi has a beautiful teaching style which blends theory, visual examples, enhancement exercises and thoughtful contemplation to create a yoga experience that is accessible to everyone. If you are looking to change your life with yoga Debi is a wonderful person to guide you on your journey.”
Jean Caulton, New Zealand
“I can only say that I am a better person for attending Debi’s classes, I would never have thought online yoga could be this good. Thank you Debi for sharing you love and compassion.”
Joanne Saville, New Zealand
“I always finish a class feeling restored, re-energised and ready to face the world again.”
Brooke Mauws, Canada
“Debi has truly an incredible presence that makes you feel warm and at peace. She has such incredible knowledge of body anatomy and descriptively explains the movements in her classes so you fully understand how each asana should feel. Modifications were always provided so her classes are suitable for all body types and ages. Ashtanga yoga was intimidating to me at first, however once I practised with Debi I immediately felt comfortable and realized that it was completely accessible, as Debi’s approach is gentle and gradual.”