Join Asia Pacific Yoga on our immersive, transformative 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings in New Zealand and Tahiti.

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Steve Hall

Joleen Lunjew

Reviews (16)

Samantha Bertomen

from United States, May 2019

"Amazing YTT in Piha!!!!"

EVERYTHING! I can not say enough amazing things about Steve and Joleen. The program they run is truly excellent. I feel 100% prepared to train others in yoga. Steve and Joleen not only taught me so much but they made me feel like family. They are truly genuine people who want to help you improve. I am ready to do a 300-YTT with them!


from United States, May 2019

"Peaceful and Educational Retreat in Paradise!!"

Steve and Joleen are the best!! They welcomed us into a relaxing retreat setting through the location and accommodations, as well as through their attention to cultivating our growth as teachers step by step. The training sessions were packed with learning and growth, but they made sure we got our nature time with a simple walk to the beach or to the nearby waterfall. It is apparent that Steve and Joleen are generous in sharing their expertise, their time, and their hearts as they did just that with each of us. I'm so grateful I picked this training with Asia Pacific Yoga!!

Miriam Bielski

from New Zealand, May 2019

"Piha yoga instructor training"

I had such a wonderful experience at this course. Steve and joleen are super nurturing supportive instructors. They have put so much thought and care into the course.

At the opening circle on the first night we were welcomed and introduced. We were presented with a beautiful greenstone necklace each which was so unexpected but really was a peek into the course to come. All aspects of training was covered thoughtfully and throughly.

We got the work covered but there was always time for laughter and personal stories relevant to the subject being covered. I think we would all agree we came away with a sense of personal growth. This course developed me as a yoga teacher and as a person.

Steve is super intelligent and you can see he just loves to help develop people and share his knowledge.

Joleen is so sweet and calm such a beautiful instructor to watch and learn from.

The house is located in a great spot in Piha we could hear and see the sea during our yoga practise. At lunch time I always ran along the beach , or to the waterfall. To be in such a beautiful environment was so special!

The local store is less than a 5 min walk and does a great coffee. Watching Sunsets on the beach as a group was a highlight for me.

Thank you Steve and Joleen I feel incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity.

Louise Collins

from United States, May 2019

"An incredible experience!!!"

Steve and Joleen were incredible teachers who showed an abundance of support and knowledge throughout. I loved every minute of learning. The timetable was well structured which allowed some free time to absorb everything including time to explore PIha. I can’t wait to put into practice everything I have learnt and would highly recommend Steve and Joleen! Namaste x

Stephanie Osborne

from United States, May 2019

Steve and Joleen from the very start created this nourishing and safe learning environment one doesn't get to experience often as a student. There were no cheesy icebreakers as a way to get to know everyone- it all felt very organic which is just the way I like it with new people! No force. Steve's extensive knowledge and passion for the human body paired with Joleen's playful teaching style were the perfect compliments to our jam-packed extensive days. One thing that really stood out was they had us teaching on the very first day, which I loved! There was no intimidating build-up towards the one thing we came here for- to teach. Watching everyone grow with this hands-on approach to learning was pretty magical- personalities came out and everyone quickly developed their own style.

I'm not usually one for schedules, so I must say the experience was the perfect balance of planned lecture/activities and spontaneously inspired tangents and workshops. They were extremely accommodating towards our needs, interests, and energy levels. Not to mention- the house is a ten minute walk from the beach and one of the most magical waterfall hikes. The entire experience was mind and heart-opening.. the perfect combination of a well-rounded education, human connection, and re-connecting with nature. It was more than just a yoga teacher training- it was an experience that I'll never forget.

Lyn Crean

from New Zealand, May 2019

"AsiaPacific 200 hour Yoga teaching training"

The course was delivered in a very practical thorough way. Steve and Joleen are both extremely good facilitators, they have a calm relaxing manner coupled with a lovely sense of humour. I came away strongly feeling that yoga is a practice for 'all' and that there are many options for teaching people of all levels. The venue at Piha was perfect, being able to walk down to the beautiful beach or up to the stunning waterfall was a real highlight. 10 out of 10 from me

Tatjana Lukic

from New Zealand, February 2019

"A slice of heaven in paradise"

Steve provides a safe space where he allows you to grow at your own pace.

It was the most amazing experience I could have dreamed of. Walking away from the training made me a little sad because I didn’t want it to end. Steve is a truly awesome human, he introduced us to some amazing teachers on the training who shared with us their styles and forms of teaching, I walk away with a cup overflowing yet I know this is just the beginning. Thank you to everyone who attended, teaches and students, I am forever grateful and looking forward to bumping into some of you in the future. I would highly recommend this program to everyone. With abundance of love and light Namaste 🙏


from New Zealand, December 2018

"Short but sweet"

Learning to live with 9 total strangers and bond over shared thinking and a passion for Yoga. Getting the oportunity to be fully immersed in a Yogic practise for 3 weeks.

Having the time to take an inward journey and reflect on life and where to from here.

Being away from the distractions of everyday life, work, traffic, social engagements etc... that allowed you to find the space to expand.

Emma Jacobs

from Australia, November 2018

"Transformational YTT in quiet, gorgeous Piha"

In short, I had a wonderful training experience filled with learning and laughter. Steve is a fantastic, hilarious, insanely knowledgeable teacher, who is full of surprises and support. He is committed to helping his trainees flourish and to bring our their individual abilities, with warmth and professionalism. Piha is a gorgeous pocket of natural beauty, and a luxury was being able to take a quiet stroll to the beach which was only 5 minutes walk from the house. The accommodation was more than comfortable, and we enjoyed the flexibility of cooking for ourselves - having fun with creating healthy wholesome food. I found the dynamic and energy of the whole experience incredibly nourishing. We were taught what we needed to know, and to teach safely - no more and no less - which is the best that you can expect from a 200 hour training.

Gillian Boddy

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Fantastic experience I’ll never forget "

The course was very well put together, with excellent trainers who had fantastic knowledge, all with different areas of expertise and they all created a really good balance and offered something totally unique to the experience and learning. The food at Kura Kura was fantastic, very healthy and I felt so looked after and cared for! Over all I had a fantastic time and have left the course with enthusiasm to teach and share my knowledge and learning with others!

Angelina Horne

from New Zealand, June 2018

"Angie's review"

The whole experience was amazing,from the venue, the experiences, the teachings, the support I received from the tutor, I learned so much, I found my passion for yoga, an amazing journey. To be continued.

Anel Steko

from Sweden, June 2018

"Over expectations"

Great teachers and great atmosphere.

Sarah Romano

from United States, April 2018

"Enlightenment on all levels"

The area was breathtaking, two minute walk to the beach and a short drive into town. The structure of lessons was perfect with space in between for self-study or to hang around. The yoga experience overall was enchanting and one that will be with me for a lifetime. Steve is someone who will shake a soul up, light up lives, and teach with compassion, solitude, and absolute care - forever grateful.

Chiara Cozzi

from Republic of Korea, December 2017

"Wonderful 200hr Yoga Teacher Training!"

I really enjoyed the openness in morning Asana practice. The teachers took turns teaching us in different styles and we were free to ask questions during class which allowed lots of clarity. I also enjoyed the workshops where we practiced proper form with inversions and arm balances.

Nele Opfermann

from United States, May 2019

"Nele YTT May 2019"

The 200 hour teacher training in Piha with Joleen and Steve was a great experience. The location in Piha is perfect due to its striking distance to the beach. I really enjoyed the daily schedule which included a nice mixture of asana, theory and workshops. We taught each other in small groups from the first day on, which made teaching becoming our daily routine and made us all feel confident. The environment was very supportive and I learned much more than I expected. I highly recommend this YTT in Piha with Joleen and Steve!

Margot Fave

from France, February 2018

"Life changing experience "

I had the best experience. The teachers are great, inspiring and funny. and the training is really complete. The location is majestic. I felt very inspired and well trained to become a yoga teacher. But I also feel like I m more peaceful and confident now. I found my path with Asia pacific yoga. I really recommend this training with Steve and Jerry

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Margot Fave France

Asia Pacific Yoga website

“Life changing experience ”

I had the best experience. The teachers are great, inspiring and funny. and the training is really complete. The location is majestic. I felt very inspired and well trained to become a yoga teacher. But I also feel like I m more peaceful and confident now. I found my path with Asia pacific yoga. I really recommend this training with Steve and Geri