Debi Hendra is an experienced registered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200, 2009) and Hatha Yoga Teacher (2004) and has been teaching for 12 years. In 2009 she set up her first yoga studio, The Heart Center, built in her garage. This transformed into a purpose built studio in 2010, where classes grew and so did the teaching team as she has mentored and trained two RYT's. Built from this strong foundation Love Yoga, her third studio was opened in 2015. Debi teaches both traditional Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga, as well as Tai Chi – which allows her to offer classes that cater to different needs.
She started pracitsing yoga in 1996, and took her first teacher training in India in early 2004, subsequently she has trained extensively with John and Lucy Scott, Peter Sanson and returns as frequently a possible to study with Sharath, Director of the KPJAYI, and his mother Saraswati Jois, in Mysore. She lives in Taupo with her husband and two children Max and Indigo.