Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga


Your teachers at Sun Salute:

Katie Deare (nee Pervan)

Has run Sun Salute Yoga since February 2007. She has a background in dance and movement and many interests in outdoor pursuits. Ashtanga Yoga has been a part of her life since the beginning of 2006 where she commenced a year long YA200 course at the Yoga Academy in Auckland. Previous to this Katie had practiced and taught general yoga in Australia since 1996. Katie has a passion for wholesome and enticing vegetarian food and caters lunches weekly at Kakariki House.

Peter McNaughton

Started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1996 under the guidance of Peter Sanson.  He has been teaching in Hamilton since 2000, first starting at the North City Yoga Club and more recently in his private studio at home.  He is excited to now be teaching alongside Katie at Sun Salute Yoga. Peter is also an architectural draughtsman and gardener.

Dee Lilly

Dee also has studied at the Yoga Academy and holds a YA200 certificate in teaching.  She lives in Raglan where she teaches Ashtanga yoga. She also runs Abundance yoga studio and is an ardent supporter of any creative, physical pursuits that support people to stay active and positive thinking. Dee has a bright and light energy which is infectious in her classes. And if she isn’t busy enough, she is also a dedicated horse woman and resides her horses in Raglan where she loves riding them along the beach.  

Victoria West

Victoria offers a gentle holistic style of practice based on her personal experience with Yoga. She began her teaching practice with ante-natal yoga before developing a teaching style intended to facilitate Yoga experiences within a range spaces from wellness retreat, to a busy city gym. She has two children of her own and is happy to be teaching and growing a children’s yoga practice here at Sun Salute.

Kata Bagyon-Parker

Kata has her dancing and movement experience and passion as well as overseas techniques for pelvic and pelvic floor fitness and hormonal balancing brought with her from Hungary. She has been teaching these techniques in NZ since 2011, while practicing and studying yoga and integrating more and more of it into her programs. Finally she became a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in 2014 and now is happy to practice and teach traditional yoga as well as to play with fusing different styles to find new ways to explore and enjoy body and mind.