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About Martin

Hailing from Switzerland, Martin has lived in Mahana for three decades, with his partner. They have two grown children, and Martin enjoys the company of two grandchildren while maintaining the farm and his Yoga practice.

After three decades practicing martial arts and running the Aikido Nelson dojo, he caught the yoga bug later in life. He has learned from several great Iyengar Yoga teachers and attends many seminars in New Zealand and abroad.


He enjoys the clarity and challenge that Iyengar Yoga provides, and looks forward to seeing you in his regular Mapua classes, or in his very own Woolshed Yoga Studio.


Woolshed Studio

Situated in lovely Upper Moutere, the Woolshed was once exactly that - many a sweater began life in the shed! Now the Woolshed has been reinvigorated as a small and comfortable studio nestled in the Mahana country side.

As well as Yoga classes, Hypnobirthing and Vipassana meditation sessions are also held in the Woolshed. Please check the timetable for more information and to book.

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