Wellness Movement
Tiffany Fleetwood-Bird
Yoga Teacher
About me
My first introduction to yoga was in an ashram just outside Kathmandu, Nepal. I had been trekking with friends & had the urge to try out yoga. On returning to the city I came across a poster advertising a week long beginner's course in an ashram nearby. Being immersed in ashram life with hatha yoga, meditation, cleansing techniques & a yogic diet was a life-changing event.

After the course I immediately began exploring different classes & styles of yoga as I continued on my travels. Over the years I have been drawn to Satyananda, Iyengar & Ashtanga yoga. My teaching therefore is influenced by these styles although my own practice & joy is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Yoga Arts in Byron Bay, Australia, offered a nine month intensive teacher training which I completed in 2001. I hold the Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher 500 hours Certificate. I returned to the UK where I was born & raised, & began teaching.

I later continued my studies with my Ashtanga teacher from the course, Matthew Sweeney, & undertook an apprenticeship assisting him in workshops in Europe, Australia & Singapore.

In more recent years I have been spending more time exploring Matthew's Vinyasa Krama Sequences. I teach/support his Moon Sequence in self-practise classes. I have been teaching the past six years in Dunedin & started up a Mysore programme there. I am very happy to have moved to Nelson where I am enjoying the sunshine & outdoors with my partner & two exuberant young boys.

Ashtanga Yoga
Wednesday 10:30 am -12:00 pm

$14 per class for a 5 or 10 pass ($70 or $140)

$16 casual

This class is aimed for beginners or those new to Ashtanga.

Experienced practitioners are welcome to practice 'Mysore Style'.

All students will receive individual guidance & adjustments.
Matthew Sweeney's Vinyasa Krama Sequences Moon & Lion are also supported/taught.

No bookings required.
Pre-Natal Yoga
Thursdays: 12.10 - 1.00pm
(5 Week Courses)
Next course: August 2nd - 30th
Booking & pre-payment essential
$70
It may be possible to join a class part way through if there is space.
Numbers will be limited for more individual attention.
Suitable for all women past 14 weeks of pregnancy.

No yoga experience necessary. Beneficial to those new to yoga & for women with an established yoga practice.

The classes focus on preparing for the birth of your baby. Yoga poses (asana) help build strength & stamina required for labour & carrying your baby through pregnancy. Different asana develop flexibility allowing the body greater freedom of movement in pregnancy, labour & birth. We focus on the muscles of the pelvic floor learning to strengthen & tone as well as softening & releasing this area. During each class there is an emphasis on breath awareness, connecting to your baby & deep relaxation.

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat (there are some available if you don't own one)

  • Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing

  • Practice with bare feet

I started teaching pre-natal yoga in NZ when I moved to Dunedin pregnant with my second son. The class became a great space for meeting other expectant mothers & I made some wonderful friends who became invaluable support as we shared our pregnancy, birth experiences & parenting through those life changing times.

I aim to facilitate that feeling of community & support to women in Nelson during these on going lunch time courses.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

It may be possible to join a class part way through if there is space.

Numbers will be limited for more individual attention.

If you need to arrive after the start time or leave before the end due to work this can be facilitated with notice.


Please contact me with any questions about my classes, I will be glad to help.
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