Instructors

Instructors

SIAN SCOTT – Head Instructor

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Specialities

  • Group Fitness
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Rehabilitative Training

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences from The University of Exeter
  • Red Cross Emergency First Aid

Experience

  • Group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 2010
  • Trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (British Army) and placed in the top third for physical fitness
  • Has been representing New Zealand in Karate and leads fitness sessions for the NZ National Karate Squad Training Camps since 2013
  • Volunteered teaching sport and motor skills to children during studies at the University of Exeter
  • Volunteered working with the elderly who survived stroke and assisting in exercise rehabilitative training
  • Volunteered with The British Red Cross as an educator in teaching First Aid to vulnerable groups such as children in schools and refugees


CHRIS BENNETT – 
Instructor

Experience

  • Current National Coach with Karate New Zealand
  • Previously successful international competitor – 5 times Oceania Champion and 2 time Commonwealth Champion
  • Sensei (Teacher) with Jyoshinmon Shorin-Ryu Karate-do New Zealand with Yondan Grade (4th level black belt)


SUNDAR RANGANATHAN – Head Yoga 
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Experience

  • Trained in the world renowned Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Mandiram under Krishnamacharya’s son TKV Desikachar in Chennai, India
  • Began teaching Yoga in the Mandirim for TKV Desikachar in 1989-1991. He taught in London then returned to Chennai to teach at the Mandiram in 1994-1998
  • Learned Yoga Sutra under TKV Desikachar’s son, Kausthab
  • Taught Yoga Sanga for Ann Brice’s classes in Auckland 1998
  • Began teaching Viniyoga (an authentic and traditional one-to-one style which focuses on breathing and movement) adapted for groups for own classes in 1999


POOJA SUNDAR – Yoga 
Instructor

Experience

  • Began Yoga training in 1998 under the instruction of her father, Sundar Ranganathan, predominantly in Viniyoga
  • Assisted teaching her father’s classes and taught independently since 2012
  • Her whole family (parents and younger sister) all practice Yoga – living by their philosophy that xercise is for life and better done together!
  • Trained in Seido Karate-Do since 2012 and has currently attained the grade of 2nd Kyu Brown Belt

 

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