North Shore Iyengar Yoga Certified Teachers Class

Our Approach

North Shore Yoga classes are based on Iyengar yoga, which Is a dynamic form of Hatha yoga. The intention of Iyengar Yoga is to improve and maintain the quality of our lives, using Yoga as a powerful antidote to addressing the stresses of modern day life.

A fit and supple body can be developed through the practice of the postures (asanas). These postures work on all the bodily systems, toning the muscles, stimulating the circulation & improving overall health.

Meet The Team

Joy Sanders - Iyengar Certified Yoga Teacher

Joy Sanders

Founder and Senior Teacher – JI Level 3 Certified

Joy is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher holding an Intermediate Level 3 certificate. She opened North Shore Yoga studio back in 1996 & has consistently studied & upgraded ever since. Having the Level 3 certificate entitles her to train her own teachers and to assess teachers training for certification

She has visited the Iyengar Institute on 3 different occasions & has also studied with Mr. Iyengar’s daughter, Geeta, here in NZ in 2003 & also in Australia in 2009. She also regularly studies with Australian senior teachers that visit New Zealand for workshops & retreats.

Joy takes private tuition by appointment and also trains Iyengar Yoga students who are looking to become Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers themselves.

“Yoga clears my mind, energizes my body and revitalizes my spirit, my aim is to pass on this wonderful experience to my students and others”

Iyengar Certified Teacher - Eira Kramer

Eira Kramer

JI Level 3 Certified

Eira began practising Iyengar yoga in Zimbabwe in the 1990s -and is a fully certified Junior Intermediate Level 2 teacher currently working hard toward her next level of certification.

Eira also makes time to be the editor of the “Yoga Link” magazine that is produced quarterly.

Eira brings a wonderful compassion with her teaching and has some great tips from practising Yoga in Zimbabwe.

Iyengar Certified Yoga Teacher - Jane von Roy

Jane von Roy

JI Level 3 Certified

Jane is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at Intermediate Level 2. She began practicing yoga in 1995 whilst living in Munich, Germany – although she remembers her first yoga class, accompanying her mother in the 1960s in Wellington, New Zealand. The seed was then planted.

Jane is an encouraging and enthusiastic teacher, dedicated to motivating her students to enjoy, progress and benefit from the practice of yoga. She teaches Level 1 and 2 classes and the beginners course which is held four times yearly.

Jane loves and studies yoga at a personal level. She has studied with Geeta Iyengar in Australia and, more recently, in Pune at the 2014 December Yoganusasanam Intensive. She regularly attends workshops with senior teachers from overseas. She has been back living permanently in NZ since 2001, is married, has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


denise lewis iyengar yoga

Denise Lewis

J1 Certified

Denise is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher with a friendly and relaxed style, that has a deep understanding of yoga and the benefits it can bring to our daily lives.