Name: Jase Te Patu
Role: New Zealand Training & Development Manager, Master Performance Coach, Lead Facilitator & Co-owner
Jase Te Patu is co-owner of Power Living Yoga in Wellington, winner of the coveted Studio Facility of the Year at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards 2017. He is a fierce advocate for mental health and mindfulness in New Zealand. His M3 Mindfulness programme for primary school children was created to combat the alarming rate of suicide across the board in Aotearoa.
Jase has been a teacher since 1991 having travelled the world previously as a presenter and choreographer for Les Mills International. His former life as an international performer led him to his mat in 2002 as a way to recover from injury. He has trained with Les Leventhal, Kathryn Budig, Ana Forest, Eion Finn, Mark Breadner, Tiffany Cruickshank and Bikram Choudry but it was the Power Living 200hr Teacher Training in 2012 that propelled Jase into the world of sharing Yoga more and more, now with the beautiful community in New Zealand.
Jase facilitates PLAY teacher training in NZ and you’ll see him sometimes on Bali Retreats, sharing his passion, experience, and love for all things YOGA!
Getting to know the crew:
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say at the pearly gates?
“Look at all the many souls you’ve touched over your lifetime” <3
What is the best part of being in the PLAY community…
“Ko te mea nui o tea āo, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata”. Famous māori proverb, like a yogic sutra says – ‘the most important thing is people, is people, is people!’ I love how yoga connects us on a soul level! Beyond the colour of your skin, your religion, your beliefs. I’ve met so many beautiful souls through yoga!
What’s your favourite word?
“Rambunctious”… it’s so onomatopoeic (it means how it sounds) ~ ‘uncontrollably exuberant’… I can be that at times. Lucky I have some great yoga tools to calm my farm at other times.