Primary, Intermediate & High Schools

My absolute passion is teaching young adults and I run a 6 or 8 week programme. I bring Yoga and Mindfulness in a fun, high energy, supportive and beneficial learning environment. Each week, I teach a new theme, which can range from trust, communication, breathing, super hero’s and the list goes on! All classes have underlying themes, such as team work, expression of feelings and emotions, self confidence and more. I have been running these programmes since 2018 and I am proud to say that they have been 100% successful. Here are some of the comments I have received from my school programmes:

“We are so grateful to have Luzette back at our school again this term. Her knowledge, dedication and passion for our youth is amazing. She connects on every level with our tamariki and they respond so well to her encouraging ways. We look forward to many more sessions that will strengthen our mindfulness practice, meditation, movement and build kindness and inner strength in our children. I highly recommend Luzette and Youth Yoga.” (Social Worker with Family Works Northern)

“Luzette came into our school last year to run a programme for our Year 8 girls, and the absolute success of it meant that we had to get her back in this year to run it with all the intermediate girls! Over the six weeks, we had such a positive response. Luzettes ability to relate to the girls and connect with them made it a great environment for the students to learn and develop new skills. I would highly recommend this for anyone and any age. Thank you again!” (Social Worker with Family Works Northern)

Over the past two years, the year 7 and 8 girls at our school have been fortunate enough to participate in a Youth Yoga programme, run by Luzette. Throughout these sessions Luzette tailored programmes, to support the girls with specific needs, while encouraging and challenging all students. We had phenomenal results which saw students take risks, grow in confidence, tackle issues and develop strategies to draw upon in the future. Her experience and knowledge of yoga practice and calm, approachable manner fostered the opportunity for the girls to develop positive relationships with each other and with Luzette. The sessions were fun, interactive and were a highlight of our girls week” (Assistant Principal at Redoubt North School)

“You know when the tamariki have a rapport with someone at our Kura. They run up to give them an awhi. That’s what happens when Whaea Luzette arrives at Kura. Everyone wants to go to her Yoga sessions. They love the games, the music and her upbeat manner. Luzette is a down to earth person who is not shy to talk about her own experiences, good and otherwise, as a way of relating to others. We all love the whakatau Wairua session at the end too. I don’t want to say too much more about how great her sessions are, in case she becomes so popular, she gets booked out !!” (Principal Dianne Pomare from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga Maungarongo)

“Luzette has been an incredible asset to our school, so much so that she ran a programme with 20 year 7 and 8 students in term 4 of 2020 and now in 2021 we are getting her into our school for every term. The Youth Yoga programme is informative, fun and interactive. Luzette works intuitively and is able to read the group and shift to meet the needs on the day to best support. The kids are always excited to come to their sessions and it’s been incredible to see the growth of the kids’ confidence and in their wellbeing through learning new practical tools and skills. Luzette is timely, passionate, knowledgeable and great to work with. “ (Social Worker – IOSIS Social Worker)

We have been so lucky to have Luzette run yoga twice in our school last year! The tamariki absolutely loved having her and were able to get so much out of the programme than perhaps they thought they would. What really stood out for me was being able to see a student that found managing their anger a challenge being able to really get stuck into each session. The tamariki loved the programme so much they didn’t want to leave! (Family Works Social Worker at Clendon Park School)

Some of the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness are:

  • An increase in strength, flexibility and fitness
  • Great for posture
  • Helps to nourish creativity
  • Helps to balance body and mind
  • Increases sensory and body awareness
  • Encourages co-operation and teamwork
  • Teachers relaxation and stress reduction
  • Encourages compassion, generosity and respect
  • Is non competitive
  • Increases awareness of breathing which helps with regulating emotions
  • Helps with concentration and learning in the class room

The classroom is a positive, non competitive environment, where each student is able to do what their body will allow and still receive the benefits of each pose.

To date, I have taught at the following schools:

  • Manurewa Central School 
  • Manurewa East School 
  • Homai School 
  • Mauku School 
  • Glen Avon School 
  • Redoubt North School 
  • Paerata School 
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga Maungarongo 
  • St Annes Catholic School
  • Puni School
  • Rowendale School
  • Roscommon School
  • Rosehill Special School
  • Reremoana School
  • James Cook High School
  • Clayton Park School
  • Manurewa West School
  • Manurewa South School
  • Clendon School
  • Papakura High School
  • Te Kura Akonga O Manurewa
  • Rosebank School
  • Tangaroa College (2022)
  • Weymouth Primary School


Primary and Intermediate School: $259 per class, 4 week or 6 week programme, with the capacity for 20 students. $12.90 per student, per class in a group of 20.

High School: $333 per class minimum 6 weeks, includes travel, yoga mats, props, all materials used in class, teaching fee, set up, pack down, debrief with either social worker or school representative. Class sizes can accommodate up to 20 students, depending on need and space.

Contact me a for a free no obligation chat.