Yoga and meditation teacher Marie Andrews brings a lifetime of experience to her yoga classes, workshops, and retreats. Yoga is a holistic way of life for Marie; she has been teaching full time for over 20 years and has practiced yoga since 1984. A keen surfer and traveller, Marie’s interests in yoga and meditation were sparked by travels to Thailand and India.
Although born and raised in New Zealand, Marie lived in Sydney, Australia for 12 years where, in 1998, she completed a two-year teacher training program in the classical style of Hatha Yoga. This in-depth program included training in asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga nidra (relaxation), and meditation. After completing her teacher training, Marie spent two years managing a successful yoga studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
In 2005 Marie, her husband Matt and their two children moved to Kapiti. Together with Matt, Marie established a successful yoga centre in Raumati Beach where she managed and taught a full timetable of classes and organised many popular community events.
In 2011, Marie established Kapiti Yoga and due to her commitment and appealing teaching style, Kapiti Yoga has grown to be the most successful studio on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.
Marie has continued to deepen her practice of yoga and meditation, and her understanding of the origins of these practices, through ongoing retreats and trainings in India, Thailand, and Europe. To date, Marie has completed over 1000 hours of yoga training and is a certified 500-Hour teacher. Her enthusiasm and passion for yoga are evident in every class she teaches and her down-to-earth approach puts students at ease and appeals to people from all different backgrounds.
Committed to bringing the benefits of yoga to everyone, Marie has experience teaching all levels of yoga classes and has designed and delivered classes and courses for pregnant women, young children, teenagers, and seniors. She also has extensive experience coordinating and leading workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings.
Marie is passionate about creating and delivering exceptional high-vibrational retreat experiences. In recent years, she has organised and led many fully booked yoga retreats in NZ and overseas.
Her students and her practice are her inspirations. Time and again she has seen how one yoga class can positively transform your whole day, and how a week or weekend immersed in yoga can positively transform your whole life.