Our Teachers

Jennifer Salisbury

Yoga has become a practice of awareness, self-acceptance, and gratitude for Jennifer. She took the plunge 10 years ago and started developing her own yoga studio inviting her students to practice in a warm, comfortable environment.


Jennifer acknowledges that ‘one size does not fit all’ and embraces individual uniqueness. She has studied yoga extensively over the years, attaining knowledge within a wide range of yoga, which brings value to her teaching, workshops, and retreats. Her classes offer traditional yoga with a dose of creativity and fun!


She has a wonderful team at Anahata embracing her values and adding towards Anahata's students’ yoga experience. Jennifer looks forward to seeing you on the mat!

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Kim Diamond

Hello!  I’m so excited to be part of your yoga journey.


Yoga has been a part of my life for over 20 years. Through my yoga practice, I have found freedom and release in the relationship with the mind, body, and breath. The experience of a yoga practice is forever changing, accepting the very moment you are in, being authentic, non-judgemental and compassionate with yourself and others – on and off the mat.


I completed my Level 1 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with the highly respected Lance Schuler of Inspya Yoga.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my experience as a teacher with you and be part of your yoga journey.  As a teacher, you are always a student of the practice.


I look forward to meeting in person, see you on the mat!


I love Yoga, and that led me to complete my teacher's training with Lance Schuler and his team from Insypa Yoga.


I have continued my yoga education with different teachers and different disciplines.  I practice both Yin and Yang yoga, both offer a great benefit to mind, body, and spirit.  I enjoy teaching and passing on my learning and look forward to seeing you on the mat.



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I have been practicing yoga for 20 years.
I was introduced to yoga as a way to build strength and stretch after an overuse injury and after a few classes, I found that yoga quickly become part of my life.


I have practised different styles of yoga including Ashtanga and Yin and completed level 1 teachers training in 2014

The most rewarding part of being a teacher is watching students develop through their practice whether their reason for attending
class is for developing strength, flexibility, mindfulness or relaxation.

Ann Hayman

My yoga journey began over a decade ago, seeking a healthy balance for mind, body and spirit at a busy time of life with family and work commitments. Asana, pranayama and meditation practice has become part of my life, blending the modern world we live in with ancient wisdom and teachings.

I completed Y200 yoga teacher training in 2015, and Y500 in 2020 at Byron Yoga Centre with further yoga learning and experience at ashrams and studios in many places including India, Samoa and New Zealand.

Anahata Petone is my regular local yoga studio, where my yoga journey began. I am grateful and fortunate to teach here and look forward to sharing our yoga journeys together.

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Elena Babitcheva

I’ve experienced yoga sporadically throughout my early life but my regular, weekly practice began in 2006. Since then, I’ve explored many yoga styles and studios across NZ and Australia. Yoga has benefited me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and is essential to maintaining my wellbeing.


I completed my RYT 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training through the NZYC in 2017 and have been teaching since. I've completed further Hands-on Assisting training with Amy Ippoliti in 2018 as well as a number of other yoga teacher training workshops.


I began to practice with Anahata in 2020. It’s become crucial in helping me safely maintain my yoga practice throughout my first pregnancy, as well as postpartum and beyond. I love the down to earth feel of the studio and its people - it’s a pleasure to be part of Anahata’s community.

"Your soul is your best friend. Treat it with care, nurture it with growth, feed it with love"
Ashourina Yalda