Amy was one of the five finalists for the Mind Body Award. She is the owner and director of Mind Body Movement Studio in Whakatane – a place Amy envisioned to bring a community feeling to everyone who walks into the studio. We say, she’s definitely done it! Congratulations, Amy!
“Through utilizing excellent technical knowledge in yoga sequencing and teaching, while delivering powerful, heartfelt philosophical messaging throughout the class; Amy clearly gives her students sessions designed for both the body and the mind. Amy’s teaching is a stunning example of what it takes to inspire people to connect with a deeper purpose through exercise. Amy teaches with warmth and she exhibits what it means to ‘hold space’ by staying connected to her students needs.” – written by the Exercise Industry Awards Judges
To all the other finalists, we congratulate and thank you as well for going through the Mind Body Award, by sharing your love and passion for the community. You are all inspirations to us!
We had anamazing time at the New Zealand Fitness Conference FitEX and at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards over the weekend in Auckland. Our founder, Persephone Singfield, presented a workshop on Yoga and the Nervous System for the Conference before preparing for the glamorous awards evening to present the Mind Body Award to our winner.
For the first time in New Zealand a yoga studio took home the Studio – Facility of the Year Award. Congratulations to Jase Te Patu and Justine Hamill, owners of Wellington’s Power Living Yoga Studio. It’s so exciting to see the yoga industry being both acknowledged and awarded for the impact is has on the community.
“I always enjoy attending the conference and the awards event. Every year I get to know the other presenters, sponsors and organisers a little better and it kind of feels like coming home now. I think what really made it for me this year was that I had a lot more to with the application and judging process for the awards and felt quite invested in the whole process. I am really proud of all the finalists and the great effort they went to. I also had the pleasure of sharing this special event with my peers in yoga across New Zealand.”