Yoga Teacher

Namaste! I look forward to practicing with you.

My teaching style is very much “go with the flow”. I like to be playful and promote getting out of our heads and into our hearts. On the Yoga mat I encourage moving with intention, intuition and joy, whilst still placing an emphasis on good alignment. I am sensitive to the varying levels
within my class and offer modifications and adjustments when necessary.

I teache weekly Yoga classes in Waihi Beach and Katikati, and was honoured to be nominated for Best Sports Coach and Best Service Business (Waihi Beach Yoga Collective) in the local 2018 Community Awards.

I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness, completing a Bachelor of Leisure and Sport at Waikato University in 1998, before moving to Auckland for work opportunities.

I tried my first Yoga Class at Les Mills gym in 1999 and have never looked back.

By 2000 I was teaching Body Balance at Les Mills, whilst exploring the vast array of Yoga on offer including Hatha/Iyengar, Ashtanga,Vinyasa, Yin, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga and more.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to train with Twee Merrigan on Waiheke island for an intensive Energetic Alignment course, that really ignited my passion for Yoga as a way of life.

In 2014 I completed my 200hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Kawai Purapura under the expert guidance of Vincent Boletta, Dyana Wells, Neal Goshal and Karla Brodie. The course, influenced by Donna Farhi’s teachings, had a vital emphasis on the innate intelligence of our bodies, practicing the way nature intended us to.

Through the practice of Yoga, I have learnt to let go of expectations and just enjoy the ride!

“Miriama’s Introduction to Basics Yoga course gave me valuable support to retrain my body, gently and safely, after recent surgery. She made yoga accessible, and demonstrated realistic ways to incorporate yoga into a western lifestyle. Her teaching style encompasses grace, compassion and strength, and the insights that she brought to the class helped me to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of yoga as medicine.'”

Louise Miller

“Thoughtful, playful, adventurous yoga. Well conceived and executed classes with an aware, competent, empathetic teacher.”

“Throw away the mirror and look out the window. Journey and discover more about yourself in  honest, well structured classes.”

Terry Newland

“I am grateful to Miriama’s 4 week Intro to Yoga course for reintroducing me to the mind, body, and soul benefits of yoga. Her approach to teaching is patient and kind, thorough in her explanation and gentle in her instruction. Miriama has totally inspired me to continue to practice yoga at my own pace and with confidence. Thank you Miriama”

Jodi Hurford

“After trying several different types and teachers of yoga, I found Miriama and have been absolutely hooked to her classes ever since! With a busy on-the-go lifestyle, I relish her caring, yet light-hearted approach to total body and mind exercise. Her approach gives everyone the ownership of their own abilities. I find she pushes where you can do more but pulls back when more can be achieved by doing less. On top of that her humour makes us aware of not letting our ego get in the way! I always leave her class in a happy positive state of mind. Thanks!”

Dalena Rochat