Gabi: "When I'm not doing yoga I'm pursuing my favourite hobbies, pole dancing and sailing. Yoga is my way of life, I practise because it puts me in a good place. Each time I'm on the mat is like coming home. I began Astanga 20 years ago, initially self taught (badly), before I discovered some amazing teachers who have not only inspired me but taught me a safer, softer practice. Te Aro yoga is my current inspiration; Mike, his team of dedicated assistants and the other practitioners that share their energy are also an inspiration. Coming from the UK I feel very privileged to be living in the unique and friendly Wellington community of which Te Aro Astanga Yoga is an integral part."