Cook Islander Cristine Tee began her yoga voyage of discovery, more than 20 years ago, practising forms including Iyengar, Bikram, Power Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin and Meditation. Cristine identifies yoga as a means of achieving good health but also an opportunity to connect communities and promote positive wellbeing. In her own practice - balancing family life, an active lifestyle and the management of an Auckland law firm – yoga has allowed her to bring a greater focus and vitality to all that she does. Tropical Island Yoga is a new kind of yoga experience with strong cultural roots, a unique social experience in addition to the active promotion of health and wellbeing via yoga. We offer a new way to discover the Cook Islands. Our experiences won't just soothe the nervous system but stimulate and energise it too. Kia Manuia, we can't wait to welcome you home.
Cristine - Founder / Director
Cristine leads the organisation of the experience - before, during and after. She is here to help in every way. She plays an important behind the scenes role to ensure the experience is second-to-none and enjoyable for all.
She believes it is vital to encourage ones own evolution through yoga, to nurture a practice under the guidance of experienced teachers, that enriches all of life.
She can't wait to welcome you to the wonderful island paradise of Aitutaki and the unique experience of Tropical Island Yoga. Cristine has spent years combining and sharing all the things she loves about the Cooks, to make an experience that is truly magical and memorable in every way.
For the people.
Today, yoga in the Cook Islands is seen as a new way to find fun in fitness, as well as mobility - with a big part of the culture embracing sport and dance, as well as overall positive wellbeing and happiness. Your attendance on the experience will create a lasting impact on the lives of locals - young and old.
We are working on developing ongoing classes for the local community, as well as further nutrition and dietary education on the islands. We are planning to develop a yoga teaching training course and scholarships for local islanders with ongoing support, thriving to grow and unite the local yoga community.
"Cristine has created the perfect retreat;
a balance between a holistic yoga experience coupled with relaxation and fun activities, shared with a small intimate group."
- Kath G.