Martina Götz has practised yoga for over 25 years and been teaching for more than 20 of those, predominantly in the Ashtanga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.
She has travelled several times to India, to study with the Jois family in Mysore. Before Pattabhi Jois’s passing in 2009 she received authorisation and blessing to teach through his institute (KPJAYI) and attended a teaching training with Sharath in 2010.
She has practiced extensively with Peter Sanson, Dena Kingsberg & Matthew Sweeney, and is certified to teach Matthew Sweeney’s Chandra & Simha Vinyasa Krama sequences.
She has also done apprenticeships in Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Emmerson of Stressless Yoga in 1994, and in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with Peter Nilsson of Auckland Yoga Academy from 2001-2004.
In 2005 Martina was registered as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced -Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours) through Yoga Alliance.
Her teaching is steeped in tradition yet accommodating to each individual students needs.
In Auckland she teaches regular weekly yoga classes & leads special monthly classes.
She also conducts yoga workshops, retreats & has guest teaching posts, in New Zealand, Australia and China.
She often collaborates with other teachers in particular Stephanie Nelson & Kiri Sutherland in the Trinity yoga collaboration, and with Tiffany Fleetwood-Bird in the Vinyasa Krama NZ collaboration.