FOUNDER - JASE TE PATU
Iwi - Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Jase is an award-winning facilitator with over 25 years of experience in the health and wellness sector. He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes.
Jase has received many awards for his work particularly in the mental health and wellbeing space. These include the NZ Exercise Industry Awards- Body/Mind Teacher of the year in 2018, the Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention, the Regional Local Hero medal as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018 and the Absolutely Positively Wellington Award 2019.
Jase is an Edmund Hillary Fellow and an Ambassador for international brand lululemon.
Jase facilitates full and half-day PD sessions for both Primary and ECE Teachers. He is also the creator of our M3 Video Resources for classrooms.
M3 is a beautiful way for Jase to share all his skills with the tamariki of Aotearoa. His message can be seen here in his popular kōrero at TedX Wellington >>> WATCH
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MEET THE WHĀNAU
Iwi - Ngāti Rangitihi and Ngāi Tahu
Rinaha is a professional dancer who has spent the past five years working and travelling abroad.
Her passion for dance and travel lead her to perform onboard cruise ships and sail around the world. One of her highlights has been working for Princess Cruise Lines as Assistant Company Manager and dancing in their brand new show ‘Fantastic Journey’. She is trained in many different styles of dance and has been lucky enough to travel to over 60 countries.
Rinaha is settling back home in Wellington and loving her new adventures on land. She is studying to be a qualified personal trainer is a certified Yoga teacher with Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing under Jase's mentorship. With a background in dance teaching and working with children, she is excited and honoured to be a part of the M3 team.
“This inspiring programme that Jase has created is so important in all its elements and I cannot wait to share it with our tamariki.”
Iwi - Ngāti Pākehā
Milly grew up in Auckland as a very active kid; dancing, running and swimming throughout her school life. When she left school she fell in love with vinyasa yoga, especially the physicality and the dance-like aspects of the practice. She started yoga at 16 years and has been teaching yoga since completing her 200hr RYT with Jase in 2017. It was here that she dropped deeper into the true benefits of yoga - beyond the physical.
Milly lived in Canada for 2 years and taught on the ski fields where she also trained as a Vinyasa Yoga for Youth teacher with Ryan Leier in Saskatoon. Milly brings her passion for yoga, her curiosity for Māori culture and a desire to share mindfulness with our kiwi kids to the M3 teaching team.