Rose Middleton


Rose leads Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga classes at Kindred Studio with a focus on connecting to a conscious awareness of breath, movement, strength, flexibility, and an understanding of the transformation that yoga can bring to people’s lives. She is passionate about inspiring people to discover how yoga can build resilience and joy in their daily life. 

Rose brings a wealth of wisdom and anatomical knowledge to her classes through having worked as a Registered Nurse and exploring a lifetime journey of yoga. 

Alongside teaching Rose is also a member of the Yoga Teacher Training team at Kindred Studio, nurturing the development of future yoga teachers and those discovering new depths to their practice.

Since completing the IYTA (NZ) Introduction to Yoga Certificate and subsequent Yoga Alliance International 200hr Certificate Courses, Rose’s constantly curious mind has led her to complete Yin Yoga training courses with Joe Barnett along with numerous workshop trainings including, Yoga as Medicine (Dr Timothy McCall), Pelvic Stability (Donna Farhi), and Trauma Aware Yoga (TCTSY – Australia).

Rose Middleton, yoga teacher at Kindred Studio


“Yoga weaves its magic into every part of life - it’s not just about what happens on the mat, in the studio”

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Jane Morrison

Kindred Studio yoga teacher Jane Morrison

Jane started to practice yoga in 2002, in Toronto, Canada and really fell in love with her practice while living in Bangalore, India in 2008. She attended classes everyday and decided to stay in India longer and experience a yogic lifestyle, at an Ashram in Madurai, where she met Swami Govindananda.

Jane completed her TTC in Almora, Northern India in 2011 with Swami Govindananda. Jane is a qualified Sivananda Hatha Yoga Instructor but her specialty and passions lie with pregnancy yoga and preschool yoga.

Jane taught Sivananda, Pregnancy and Yin yoga at the Life Centre, for three years, where she first met Chai and Bex. She has also been teaching Preschool yoga for the last four years at Stoke Montessori School.

Jane joined the Evolve Studio Team in 2016, where she teaches Hatha Flow, in a very fun playful yet powerful way.

Tom Soldan

Tom is an Australian, Yoga instructor with a focus in Hatha & Vinyasa principles. He enjoys inspiring others to improve their general wellness, physical strength, and mental dexterity through Yoga. He is committed to long-term health goals of those he practices with and believes that Yoga has the ability to change the lives of its students. He is enthusiastic and outgoing with a friendly, collaborative and contemplative approach to teaching Yoga.

Kindred Studio yoga teacher Tom Soldan

Tom originally undertook a Yoga mentorship in Adelaide, Australia with Albert Hennink, a yoga master, and the director of the Dharana Sanctuary. Before completing his training Tom moved to Paris where he completed the Le Moderne Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training with Rachelle Tersigni.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”- Hariet Beecher Stowe.

Lisa (Shaune) Hattrick

Lisa is a Nia White Belt Teacher and passionate about dance and movement.

Her intention is to encourage, support and inspire others to free up and let go in body, mind and spirit through dance and movement. Lisa believes that ageing can be no barrier to experience, positive growth and healing. She aims to help others let go through fun and spontaneity, thereby creating more health, wholeness and aliveness as we age. Nia dance is a wonderful tool for all of the above and more.

Nia dance teacher at Kindred studio, Lisa Hattrick

Lisa brings an enormous amount of past experience, wisdom and personal inner exploration to her classes. Her most recent profession was in the Healing Arts for 25 years, counselling in self development and transformational healing therapies, particularly the breath. She is also a professional Astrologer of 40 years experience and an artist (painter).

Lisa is originally from Scotland but has travelled extensively and lived in Canada, Europe, and Australia. She is now settled in Cable Bay, Nelson.

Jo Paine

Kindred Studio yoga teacher Jo Paine

Jo has practised yoga on and off for 30 years, experiencing many different styles around the world.
Having a very physically active life, in a diverse range of outdoor pursuits, she began training as a ballet dancer in Wales,UK and  still dances today.
Over this time yoga has helped her maintain a strong and flexible body and combined with mindfulness brought balance to both her body and mind.
Her professional qualification in the dental health industry, as a hygienist brought her to New Zealand.
Here in Nelson Jo completed the Evolve Yoga Teacher Training and is passionate to share the benefits of the practice and her knowledge.
Jo invites her students to experience mindful movement-bringing stillness to the mind and releasing tension in the body to integrate mind body connection and balance, with awareness in each moment

Anton Bentley

Anton has been regularly practicing yoga since 2018 and completed his teacher training with Chaitanya in 2019.  

After teaching drama both in high school and in after school classes for many years, Anton is enjoying the change of pace and direction at Kindred and sharing / guiding the yoga journey with his students.

Kindred studio yoga teacher, Anton Bentley

Currently Anton teaches Bliss on Sunday afternoons and Sunrise Yoga Flow on Tuesday mornings.

Kati Maeder

Kindred Studio yoga teacher Kati Meader

Kati dedicated her teenage and early adult years dancing and traveled as part of a dance theatre production on Europes stages. After finishing university she stopped performing and worked within the health sector. She first started practicing yoga in Germany where she was born.
Her real passion for yoga began in 2006, during her first pregnancy as she experienced the amazing benefits of Yoga. It was a great way for her to explore her changes of the body and to get to know herself better.

After having three beautiful daughters, living and working in two countries, she decided to concentrate more on her yoga path and was fortunate to do her Yoga teacher training at Studio Evolve.

Kati is a qualified RYT 200, Pre- and Postnatal Yoga Teacher and a certified Infant Massage Instructor with IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage). where she is able to express her enthusiasm to connect people.

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