Caroline Mastreani (She / Her)
Yoga NZ Registered Teacher, Level 3 / Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher, E-RYT
My yoga journey began in 1995 in a San Francisco living room where I went weekly to practice yoga with a small,
committed group of people. It was a demanding practice, but it left me with sense of calm that I had never experienced
before. Fast forward to 2003, when I moved to Wellington and developed a more regular commitment to yoga, attending
mostly Ashtanga classes for several years. In 2006 my family and I moved to Vanuatu where I was happily surprised to find
a local yoga studio with a dedicated community of practitioners. When a friend took over the management of the studio,
she encouraged me to begin teaching. I realised after teaching my first class that I wanted this to be a part of my life. I am
hugely indebted to Katie Hamilton-King for seeing something inside of me that I didn’t, and for encouraging me along the
path of teaching. Shortly thereafter I completed my first yoga teacher training and have carried on teaching ever since, both
within NZ and abroad.
To me, yoga is about self-discovery and connection through embodied movement and breathing. In my classes I strive to
create a space where students can become aware of their bodies and minds and create yoga practices that support their
individual needs. I am a Yoga New Zealand Level 3 yoga teacher as well as a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (E-RYT),
certified children’s yoga instructor and trauma-informed yoga facilitator. I have been a student of yoga for over 20 years and I am
continuously discovering the many wonders of this practice as I come to understand better the relationship between my own
mind and body.
I offer a range of yoga classes in studios, homes, workplaces, mental health services, community centres and respite facilities around
Wellington. Classes focus on enabling participants to connect with their bodies and breath in a supportive, safe environment.
Movement is combined with breathing, meditation and relaxation to help students find ease in their bodies and minds .