About me

I am fascinated by the human potential for change, learning and growth.

Thomas Spring

 Sat.Yoga, CFP.Dip.HP

I grew up in Switzerland. For a decade Karate was my passion, both training as well as teaching. In our club the teaching was a nice blend of traditional values and incorporating modern training methods. The principles of neuroplasiiicity were used to enhance performance. 

I worked as a joiner and after further study, qualified in project management. In 1994 I moved to Nelson. My long held fascination in learning and movement was the motivation to study in various fields of health.Through the Feldenkrais method I learnt how to move with ease, power and confidence. It enabled me to discover new choices, new ways of being.

In 2001 I had the good fortune to train at the Bihar School of Yoga, the first Yoga University in the world. I have come to appreciate the ancient yogic philosophy with it’s scientific, practical applications in daily life. It helps me to stay grounded and balanced while dealing with busy, at times challenging events that life can present.

I continue to learn by attending courses and trainings so that I can offer the best possible teaching to my students. Since 2017 I am attending progressive Yoga Vidya training with the focus  to connect and imbibing yoga video, the essence of yogic knowledge and the traditional tradition. 

I have taught courses and workshops within New Zealand, Australia, USA, Germany and Switzerland.

Qualifications

  • CFP I am a Feldenkrais teacher and member of the NZ Feldenkrais Guild 
  • Diploma in Satyananda Yoga (2600hours)
  • Diploma in Holistic Pulsing
  • Certificate in Adults teaching
  • Professional Biofeedback Certificate
  • Level 2 Karate Instructor of the Swiss Karate Federation
  • Toastmaster International Gold