Jana is a Yin Yoga teacher, Herbal practitioner, Holistic Nutrition/Health coach and Raw food chef.
My love for yoga began 7 years ago after completing my Hata Yoga Teacher Training in India. Since then, through regular practice, I’ve develop a deep connection and understanding of my body. My studies of nutrition, medicinal herbs and healthy lifestyle have accumulated into my passion of helping others with their journeys of healing. For the last eight years, I have chosen to eat a high-raw, plant-based diet, this has been life changing in many ways but most of all I've had so much fun developing new creative Raw Recipes.
I have completed a diploma in Medicinal Herbs and Nutrition and have spent countless hours studying and honing my own recipes and medicines that compliment the lifestyle I choose to live and help in the healing journeys of others. For me personally, healing through food has been transformational in more than just a physical sense. It has also just as importantly been a spiritual journey of forgiveness, re connection and presence.
For me, regular Yin Yoga practice is an important aspect of maintaining balance and connection in life. I completed my Yin Yoga Teacher training in November 2017 with Joe Barnett, I continue to be inspired by this practice and would love to share the benefits of it with others.
I am a grateful for each and every moment in this wondrous journey of life.
Freda has been practicing yoga for 20 years, completed a 200-hour teacher training with Nico Luce. She loves yoga for so many reasons. To her yoga is a powerful vehicle always at our fingertips (literally!) to bring balance, strength, mobility, and clarity to body and mind. She is very excited to share her love of yoga with her students and to leave them feeling great. She also teaches at Healium.
Freda work in communications, and try to get outdoors daily—bush, mountains, beach, or ocean. She also have little boy called Elio.
Freda collaborated in creating New Zealand's first Kiwi Dairy - an annual snapshot of kiwi creativity.
Dayna is a South African arts graduate who realised her love of yoga in her stressful final year of university.
She found herself turning to yoga to calm her mind and release endorphins after tiring and draining days, and soon decided to leave behind the stressful life of a producer and to travel to India to complete her RYT200 in 2016.
A year later, after teaching privately in South Africa, Dayna returned to India to complete her RYT300, and began teaching at studios in Dubai in 2017. She completed a personal training certification in 2018 and has since expanded her knowledge into holistic plant-based nutrition.
Her favourite styles to teach are power, for its focus and intensity, yin, for its restorative nature, and vinyasa, for its freedom in choreographing and theming flows. However, she also has experience in ashtanga, hatha, and hot yoga.
Aside from health and wellness, Dayna loves to travel, read, and spend learn.