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Meet Stu

Kanuka Yoga's Manager

Stu was introduced to yoga as a teenager, and has maintained a more regular practice since 2014. He completed his 200HR training at RAW Yoga, Milford, with John and Nicole Allen, and Kylie Rook. The training provided a comprehensive lens on where yoga has come from and where it is going in today's modern world, along with tonnes of practical tips and techniques to share in classes, and use in a personal practice at home.

In The Studio

He's looking forward to more yoga education, progressing his inversions practice, implementing a regular meditation practice at home and starting his journey with Kirtan (musical mantras).

Stu teaches Vinyasa flows; using strong activation cues in the simplest of poses. Expect to build a bit of heat, strength and flexibility as you groove to some fun beats during the upbeat class. Smiles are always welcome too =)

In The Workplace

His previous corporate experience includes over 8 years in various fast-paced industries; creative advertising, digital media and outdoor adventure retail. He appreciates the need for workplace cohesion in order to deliver the best results at work and life at home. Usually, the cohesion needs to start with the individual - discovering a better relationship with yourself, which can then positively extend outward to others, even in times of stressful deadlines and meetings.

In late 2019, Stu decided to take a break from the fast-paced corporate world to focus on Kanuka Yoga Space, his yogic teaching journey, playing music around Auckland as guitarist/vocalist and putting in personal time to enjoy the outdoors.

When he's not practicing yoga or playing music, you'll find him surfing, snowboarding and on multi-day hikes; his classes are aimed to positively influence your experience in nature. Finding more balance with a stable core, better mind-body awareness and finding regular moments of gratitude.

You can follow him on Instagram @stular