Our People

 
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Anna Jakes

Anna is the co-owner and specialist pre and postnatal yoga teacher at Sanctuary Health. She started practicing yoga in 1994 finding it a great way to balance the challenges of study and work. Anna started teaching in 2007 after completing a Diploma in Yoga at Wellpark College (Auckland, NZ).  She has also completed Donna Farhi’s Advanced Yoga Studies and likes to incorporate her principles in class. Anna's passion is working with pre and post natal women and their babies and has completed various teacher training's in this field including the Bliss Baby Teacher Training in Byron Bay, Australia. She is Mum to Ruby and Jimmy and loves hanging out with them and their Dad in the Port Hills.

Anna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning and is a Registered Yoga and Pre Natal Yoga Teacher (RYT – 500, RPYT) with the Yoga Alliance.

 

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Dan Jakes

Dan is the co-owner and acupuncturist and massage therapist at Sanctuary Health. Dan is an experienced practitioner who specialises in musculoskeletal health and pregnancy care; he currently works out of Halswell Clinic. Dan is also interested in yoga and martial arts and teaches children and adults karate at Port Hills Karate. With a deep connection to Christchurch, he loves to spend time on his mountain bike, with his wife, Anna and their kids Ruby and Jimmy.

Dan has a Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Acupuncture and Master of Health Sciences (First Class Hons.).  He is a registered ACC Treatment Provider and a member of Acupuncture New Zealand.

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Angie Moffat

Angie started practicing yoga at Sanctuary Health in 2008, her love of the practice led her to complete her Level One Teacher Training at Byron Yoga Centre in Australia. Since then Angie has gone on to study with many internationally recognised teachers including Donna Farhi and Lisa Petersen. Angie continues to travel around New Zealand and further afield to study yoga with teachers whom inspire her. Angie found her most recent study of Hanna Somatics with Theresa Evans of Essential Somatics profoundly inspiring and is eager to deepen her knowledge of this practice.

Angie loves getting away with her husband to their bach in the Marlborough Sounds where she can practice yoga on her deck, do some stand up paddle boarding and relax and renew in the beautiful surrounds.

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Jane Hardcastle

Jane is passionate about teaching, learning, health and wellness. She has worked in health care for almost 30 years as a nurse, lecturer and supervisor in professional practice and academia. A personal yoga practice supported Jane through Master’s and Doctoral studies in adult education.

She has studied with esteemed teachers Donna Farhi, Lisa Petersen, Neal Goshal, Leila Stewart, Karla Brodie, John Ogilvie, Peter Clifford, Swami Layananda Saraswati and the iRest institute. Jane has also studied pilates and movement therapies Hanna Somatics and Franklin method with Polestar NZ, Tania Huddart, Lisa Petersen, Morten Dithmer and local mentors Abbey Parsons & Melanie Orr.

Jane has a particular interest in spinal health and core stability. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT200).

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Jan Morrison

Jan has practiced yoga for many years and completed her ‘Pregnancy and Mums and Bubs’ yoga teacher training at Bliss Baby in Byron Bay in 2016. She is also a trained baby Massage therapist.  She continually brings a sense of warmth and wisdom to each class she teaches, and has a real passion for pregnant women and new mothers and their babies, thanks to her twelve years’ experience as an independent midwife.

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Doreen Lehman

Doreen tried her first yoga class in Hamburg, Germany and loved the stillness and connection of the body & mind. In 2006 Doreen completed the 18 month Teacher Training Course with the International Yoga Association, she has also completed an Advanced Certificate of Yoga Teacher Training with Donna Farhi in 2012.
For the last decade Doreen has taught in many different parts of Christchurch. Her classes emphasise body-mind connection, which enables us to reach our unique and full potential. Her teaching style is mindful, empowering and uplifting with a strong focus on honour, love and respect.

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Casey Bell

Loving all things wellness, self-care and movement orientated, Casey is a first-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. Teaching kids and adults alike for Hyeon Mu Taekwondo Christchurch, she loves how interconnected her yoga practise is with martial arts, complementing each other on many levels.

In 2015 Casey completed her 200hr teacher training with Santosha Bali (including a Pre/post-natal intensive). Casey also loves to teach SUP (stand up paddle) Yoga, gaining a yoga alliance certification while in Bali.

Casey has a Bsc in Biological Sciences and is dedicated to her own ongoing education. She is starting her 200hr Yoga Therapy teacher training in 2018.