Our People

 

Join some of New Zealand's most experienced teachers - Vincent Bolletta, Jac Wilson and Taane Mete. Their classes are all about preparing the body for rest and restoration, with deep nourishment and a focus on balancing the nervous system. 

Our teachers are the heartbeat of the experience - together complementing each other with a rich and diverse set of skills and experience both on and off the mat. They’ll carefully curate each tropical yogi’s areas of strength and opportunity and will impart years of training, workshop and retreat experience around the world in a setting that is both intimate and social. You’ll enjoy plenty of time in casual conversation with the teachers over the week, as well as the opportunity for one-on-one sessions - rewarding your return home with a new experience of yoga. 


Our Teachers 

 
Vincent Bolletta ClairObscur TropicalIslandYoga

Vincent Bolletta

Teaching and practicing yoga since 1989 and involved with the health and wellness industry for the same period. Vincent's area of interest lies in structural optimisation, rehabilitation and integration, as well as reducing movement impairment syndromes.

Vincent uses the methodology of yoga asanas, Pranayama and a variety of other bodywork methodologies in his classes and private sessions.

Vincent’s own practice and passion is to educate and teach private and therapeutic yoga sessions where the multi-dimensional healing properties of yoga can come to life. He runs a 200 & 500 RYT teacher training program and a one year mentoring programme with the Centre of Contemporary Yoga Studies.

Vincent is based in Auckland, New Zealand and presents seminars, workshops, conferences and retreats around the world.

Jac Wilson ClairObscur TropicalIslandYoga

Jac Wilson

One of Auckland’s most respected teachers, Jac is passionate about the body and its movement. Her warm, approachable and inspiring classes make the most of everyday life through movement and movement’s relationship to breath.

Focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga, Jac has worked with disabilities, mental health and trauma - including her own injuries. Her classes appeal to both beginners as well as those further in their yoga journeys.

Jac co-directed the Wellness Collective in Auckland and is currently working with Vincent Bolletta of Hansa Yoga - passing knowledge onto other teachers both at home and abroad.  Jac believes in the power of yoga to make a person feel infinitely more comfortable in their body by making the absolute best of what they’ve got.

 

Taane Mete ClairObscur TropicalIslandYoga

Taane Mete

An accomplished professional dancer, Taane found yoga in the early 90s -  enhancing and supporting his dancing career as a means of maintaining body and mind connection on and off the road.

In 2015 Taane did his first yoga training with Power Living, Wellington and began teaching at eastwest in Ponsonby in 2016. Yoga has brought Taane closer to himself and those around him.

He values the calming effects that yoga provides, and the associated healing benefits and improvement of injuries in dance, while improving overall confidence and strength - physically and mentally.


Our Massage Therapist

 
Louise Paiti Massage Therapist Aitutaki

Louise Paiti

Lou is a Cook Islands massage therapist, physiotherapist and yoga teacher, specialising in Kahuna bodywork massage – a nourishing massage experience that is equally relaxing and rejuvenating – recognised for its nurturing and healing effects.

In her physio practice, she incorporates elements of yoga into each programme. Her contemplation of yoga philosophy and its connection to physiotherapy and massage has enabled her to consider all aspects of the body in her work.