Rhys Latton – Co-owner
Rhys Latton

Rhys Latton

Rhys is an experienced and compassionate yoga teacher, having taught for over 15 years. Rhys helps our students to find correct alignment so that they can work with confidence and safety to the working edge of their practice.

Equally important is the focus on breath awareness, yoking attention in the NOW. How much more energy would you have if you breathed 10% more effectively?

Both Jessica and I have trained under master teacher Nicky Knoff (direct student of well-known gurus BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois).  We continue our learning through a number of teachers and systems. With my background in physical theatre, dance and martial arts, I like to teach a class that balances physical fitness, internal focus and personal growth.

Jessica Paipeta Latton – Co-owner
Jessica Latton

Jessica Latton

Jessica has practiced yoga for over 25 years.

Starting her yoga practice in the early ‘90s while at dance school, Jessica was immediately captured by the intense body/mind discipline of yoga and the deep peace it brings. She has recently continued her studies with a 3-year diploma in classical yoga in the lineage of Krishnamacharya.

“Yoga teaches us how to be in the world. The physical postures are a mirror in which our consciousness is reflected back to us.  It gives us the strength and ease to be vitally present and alive in this moment – whatever it may bring.”


Göknil Biner – Yoga Teacher


My Yoga journey started in 2014 at the Dunedin Yoga Studio, where I took a beginners class with Jessica. I was hooked immediately and quickly noticed an overall improvement in quality of life with a clearer approach to everyday challenges.

Yoga has become an essential part of my life.

After experimenting with different styles and attending various workshops, I took the Foundation Teacher Training course with Nicky Knoff.
As a performer and singing teacher, also having encountered the Feldenkrais method during my classical singing training, I have always been fascinated by the union of physical and breath work. Through teacher training, this has developed into an appreciation of the other limbs of Yoga such as meditation and philosophy.

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  1. I am 13 and was wondering if I could do a class to relax after gymnastics which tires me out and leaves me quite sore. Would that be an option?
    Thank you

    • Kia ora Zoe, Rhys Latton here. If you’re looking for a regular public class that suits this intention I would recommend the Hatha Yoga classes on either Thursday 6:45-7:45pm or Sunday 5:30-6:30pm. If you’d like to enrol in our beginners’ course to start by learning the fundamentals there are still a few spaces for this upcoming course starting 21st of July. Namaste, Rhys

  2. namaste. i will be visiting dunedin for a few days next month. may i know if you accept drop-ins for morning/evening classes?

    • Kia ora Mei, Rhys here – yes we do. It’s $15 for our shorter classes and $18 for the long ones. No need to book for a class – just come in early and fill in our enrolment. Namaste, Rhys

  3. Good morning,
    I are in Dunedin from this Thursday til Monday and was hoping to attend some of your classes. Can you please tell me the location of your studio.
    Many thanks
    Petina Ireland

  4. I am 63, a cyclist and want to find ways of stretching to avoid poor posture and tight hamstrings. I have done some yoga before, learning a few poses, but haven’t done any lessons for a while. What do you suggest?

    • Kia ora, Rhys Latton here. I suggest you come in a do a class! If you’d like to start with a gentler practice, try the Hatha class on Thursday morning or evening. Otherwise a Yoga Foundations class will work correct alignment, strength and flexiblity (there are some on Mon and Wed evenings and Sat and Sun mornings. Nga mihi nui (greetings), Rhys

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