Who We Are

Founders

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Bex Deva

Rebecca (’Bex’) Deva was born to dance. ‘It fills me with loads of energy and helps me feel connected to source.’ As well as being co-founder of Studio Evolve, Bex teaches Nia and Yoga.

Studio Evolve founder Chaitanya Deva
Studio Evolve founder Chaitanya Deva

Chaitanya Deva

Together with his wife Bex, Chai owns Studio Evolve Nelson and runs the transformational festival, Evolve, at Founders Park.

Our Teachers

Studio Evolve yoga teacher Rose Middleton
Studio Evolve yoga teacher Rose Middleton

Rose Middleton

Rose is a registered nurse and with a passion for health and wellness. Her teaching practice focuses on supporting people in finding balance, strength and flexibility in their body and mind.

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Tom Soldan

Tom is an Australian, Yoga instructor with a focus in Hatha & Vinyasa principles. He enjoys inspiring others to improve their general wellness, physical strength, and mental dexterity through Yoga. He is committed to long-term health goals of those he practices with and believes that Yoga has the ability to change the lives of its students. He is enthusiastic and outgoing with a friendly, collaborative and contemplative approach to teaching Yoga.

Studio Evolve yoga teacher Kelly Gill-Brydon
Studio Evolve yoga teacher Kelly Gill-Brydon

Kelly Gill Brydon

Kelly's love of adventure, nature and people has led her to teaching yoga, standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga, body balance, as well as working as a personal trainer and an outdoor instructor.

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Zoe Brotherton

Zoe started dipping her toes into Yoga in 2012 while living in New Plymouth and really took up a dedicated practice in 2015 when she started coming to Evolve. She completed her 200YTT at Studio Evolve in 2017.

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Jane Morrison

Jane started to practice yoga in 2002, in Toronto, Canada and really fell in love with her practise while living in Bangalore, India in 2008.

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Jo Paine

Jo has practised yoga on and off for 30 years, experiencing many different styles around the world.

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Lisa Morley

A certified massage therapist, Lisa has worked with children in the capacity of volunteer, support worker and teacher aid both in the UK and in NZ for over 15 years.

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Sheila Kennard

Sheila started her yoga journey as a teen in the early 1970’s when it was a little strange and mysterious, classes were held in school halls with leotards and tights the yoga uniform. She has come in and out of yoga over the years, enjoyed different teachers and methods, including sometime on an ashram in India.

Studio Evolve yoga teacher Elena Aseby
Studio Evolve yoga teacher Elena Aseby

Elena Aseby

Originally from Sweden, Elena has trained as a yoga teacher in Goa (India) and Bali. She practises both Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow and and loves combining these with her other passion, Acroyoga.

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Sam Pearson

Sam loves to create flows that challenge people to find their “edge” and she hopes that her classes will leave you feeling more connected to your body.

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