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

Purpose-Built Studio

Covid Update: As from 5th April 2022, the studio is open to everyone, no mandates, no passes, just yoga 🙂

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 $22, 10 class concession $180

90 mins drop in $24, 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…


Debi Hendra

is an experienced registered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200, 2009) and Hatha Yoga Teacher (2004) and has been teaching for 19 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 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, two cats and a dog.


Sjouke Van Houten

started ballet late in his teens. Since then he has danced for many, many years in various different styles, including Ballet, classical Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Modern and Tap.

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 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.