ABOUT THE TEAM

Cendrine Sauvenier

Owner of CendrineS, Cendrine teaches most of the week days yoga classes and receives clients for treatments such as massage therapies, reiki, spiritual soul healing, spiritual coaching, readings and more.
She is the person you can talk to about anything that happens in the Centre, from admin to schedule and prices and the rest!
Cendrine was born into the world of yoga, both her father and grand-mother being yoga teachers themselves. Her beloved grand-mother opened the first yoga centre in Belgium in 1968 and was still running it nearly until she passed.Yoga might be in her genes but Cendrine has consciously embraced the yoga journey from a young age, enjoying practising with her family. Yoga was at time not very present but it was always there nevertheless. Mind exercise, conscious breath, looking after her body, etc… have been taught to her when she was a child and it deeply resonated with her. The stories and legends told by her father fascinated her. She always knew that one day, her too would be a teacher and open a centre.
She undertook a teacher training in Belgium 12 years ago but then left to go on adventures. She qualified as a teacher in New Zealand in 2015 and finished a 300hrs teacher training with the renowned Noah Maze in 2017. She has extensive knowledge of anatomy, asanas, sequencing and philosophy. She embraced all aspects of yoga, meditation and Kirtan.
Her father’s side might drawn her into yoga but it is her mother that inspired her spirituality. Her mother is still nowadays a strong support and inspiration for her. Very little, Cendrine had many intuitive gifts that she chose to shut down and ignore for many years, knowing that she wasn’t ready to understand them fully and use them safely. After a long self-discovery and empowering journey that she is still on today, Cendrine has been able to awaken her gift and cultivate them. She has now many years of experience working on a deep spiritual level and is very grateful to be able to help others discover their own gifts.
Her favourite quote is ‘Know Yourself’ – by knowing yourself, you know the divine within you and you can connect to your life and to others on a deep level. Yoga and spiritual practises to do just that!

Claudio Escutia

“I found through the practice of conscious movement and breath, sound and vibrations the path to inner silence and peace.”

Claudio is a yoga teacher and active musician since more than 10 years.

He comes from a family of musicians from Mexico City, surrounded from childhood with instruments and music.

He began his spiritual journey in Mexico with the practice of Tai Chi. After finishing his classical guitar studies at the School of Fine Arts he decided to move to Montreal Canada to study jazz music, where he experienced for the first time the power of the sacred Yogic practices, becoming aware of his breathing, body, mind and soul.

When he settled in Canada, he expanded his knowledge by practicing Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, with great masters, he learned to play Kirtan (sacred chants circles) with local musicians and started playing live music for yoga classes.

After 2 years of practice, he heads to the mountains of Quebec and begins his training as a resident yoga and meditation teacher at the Yoga Sivananda Vedanta Ashram, with the renowned professor Praladh, a direct student of Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the first teachers of India in introduce yoga in the West. Claudio receives his certification of 300 hours of Yoga by Yoga Alliance recognized throughout the world. After finishing his training and after living 6 months of intense Sadhana (spiritual practice) he began to teach Hatha Yoga in several studies in Montreal.

In 2012 he moved to Europe, where he studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Jivamukti Berlin and Yin Yoga taking workshops and retreats.

In 2013 he traveled to Nepal to study Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls ,Gongs, Bells and Mantras taking certification and courses  at the Kundalini Sound and Herbal Healing School in Kathmandu with the renowned teacher and healer Chaitanyashree. After Nepal, he travels to India to study classical music of India on Sitar, Esraj and Bansuri and voice technique in Calcutta and Varanasi.

 

He comes back home to live in Riviera Maya Mexico to teach for 3 years and practice with several teachers getting experience on teaching to big groups of students and teaching workshops on Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Sound Healing.

 

During his classes, he uses ancient and traditional techniques to harmonize physical, mental and emotional levels with the sound of Tibetan bowls, Mantras, Mudras and other Yoga techniques that take you on a journey to the heart, inner peace and silence.

He creates a welcoming space that allows yoga practitioners to embrace their practice no matter their level, and to work towards exploring how yoga resonates within them.

Tanya Carr-Smith

Tanya was first introduced to yoga with a dvd when she was 15 years old. She was 20 when she first stepped into a studio. It wasn’t until she was due to have her first child that she started to deepen her own practice and become more of a regular on the mat.

Tanya embodies the idea that every body is different. This is not just physically but mentally as well. She loves sharing not just the physical asana practice with her students but also the more in-depth learnings that yoga can provide on a day to day level. She is a self confessed anatomy geek and loves to assist students to become more in tune with their own body so that they can practice safely with self awareness.

She hopes that as your teacher, she will be able to play a small part in bringing yoga -on and off the mat- into your everyday life.

She enjoys energetic vinyasa flow practices, movement awareness in hatha classes and soothing but engaging asana in yin.

LEANNE FREEMAN

Leanne first discovered yoga in 2010 while living in Perth. Her initial attraction was purely of a physical nature, however, having a high stress corporate career she soon began to see the other benefits a regular yoga and meditation practise can bring.

At the beginning of 2014 Leanne resigned from her job and went overseas to travel for a year. She spent four and a half months in India and during this time completed a 200 hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher qualification with Sampoora Yoga in Dharamshala. After completing her training, Leanne was offered a position in the school’s newly opened yoga village in Goa to assist in the teacher trainings and co-ordinate and teach the drop in classes.

Leanne returned to Perth at the start of 2015 and began to teach yoga as her full time calling. Since her initial training, Leanne has also completed 50 hours Yin Yoga training with Jo Phee, 75 hours Lotus Flow training with Laughing Lotus New York and she is a registered member of Yoga Alliance.

In 2017, after being based in Australia for nine years, Leanne has returned to her home town Wellington. She is passionate about yoga and wants to continue to share this practise with others so that they too can enjoy its positive life impacts.

 

Jeanne Weinstock

“I am so excited to bring Kula Kids’ Yoga to Cendrine’s!

I love my yoga practice and I love teaching yoga to children. It offers them a form of movement and physicality that can be gentle or athletic and non-competitive. It builds strength, balance and flexibility. It teaches mindfulness in stillness ( I always include some quiet meditation in class) and mindfulness in action. The yoga teachings include principles of compassion for self and others, discipline and self-study. My classes are playful, imaginative and age-appropriate weaving games, song and story into the practice of the poses.

I currently teach yoga to children, teens and adults in Eastbourne and Lower Hutt. I received my RYT training in California and have years of experience working with children in schools and after school (references available). I am also the mother of three children ages 14, 17 and 22 and have learned the most from them. ”

 

Dr Ramesh Chand Sharma

Ramesh is from a city, Haridwar, located very closed to Rishikesh, one of the most renowned place to learn yoga in India.
Coming directly from Indian yogic traditions, Ramesh has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with people and luckily for us, here in Wellington.
He has perfection in following Yogas and recently earned Phd in Yoga.
1. Asnas (Physical Yoga Postures and Streches)
2. Pranayam (Breathing Yoga, 7 different Yogs)
3. Kriyas – Another meaning of Kriya is an outward physical manifestation of awakened kundalini, such as a spontaneous body movement related to Kundalini energy flow
4. Sitting Postures
5. Mudras- Different Gestures
6. Laughing Yoga
7. Udgeet Prayanam – Mind Relaxation
His classes not only come from his extensive yogic knowledge but as well from a heart place. His love of yoga is transparent as well as his enthusiasm in sharing it with other.
Be prepared to experience something else with his classes, something that will train your body and your mind into real yogi practice.

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103-105 Johnsonville Road
Johnsonville Wellington 6037

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