Steve was born in New Zealand and has traveled widely. He has been fortunate to have experienced many forms of yoga practices and physical fitness. His latest passion is mountain biking and pranayama. He has over 12 years experience and has been involved with yoga training for five years. He has taught over 9,000 hours of classes and has 500-hour yoga registered teacher and e-registered yoga teacher 200-hour classification, as well as being a 200-hour Yoga Alliance trained Kundalini and Aerial yoga teacher. Steve has a relaxed but thorough style of teaching.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Aerial Yoga, Kundalini Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Ellen trained with Akasha Yoga Academy in Bali in 2016, and has been teaching in Ahipara and Kaitaia since. She is a dance instructor and currently in the process of completing her teachers training as a Dance instructor for schools. Ellen brings a dynamic and down to Earth energy, a beautiful combination of light flow and strength. She is passionate about practicing and encouraging others to teach !
from New Zealand, June 2018
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.
from Sweden, June 2018
Great teachers and great atmosphere.
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.
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!
from South 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.
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
Andrew and Susan Webster
Asia Pacific Yoga website
I had a truly exceptional time during my yoga teacher training with ‘Asia Pacific Yoga’.
Surrounded by the lush, green landscape of Sideman it was a beautiful place to ponder and reflect on our learning throughout the course. The location certainly assisted in creating a calm and balanced atmosphere. Furthermore, the staff were very welcoming, helpful and always greeted us with warming smiles. Also, the food was healthy and plentiful.
I’m very grateful for Steve Hall for providing such an unforgettable Teacher training experience. His continual guidance, support and passion for yoga is inspiring and he made sure everyone had a memorable time. His teaching is filled with humour, relaxed and encouraging. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which he effortlessly shared with us at every opportunity throughout the course both in and out of class. The other teachers on the course were also very experienced and shared their knowledge with passion.
Kat’s strength and dedication to her practice is beautiful. Her advice on postures, flows and adjustments were really helpful. I particularly benefited from one of her powerful chakra meditations.
Geri’s calm and nurturing approach to teaching was welcomed by everyone. Her demonstrations and insight into yin and restorative yoga were wonderful.
Malcolm joined us for two days to assist with teachings of anatomy. His passionate approach and knowledge of the how the body works in connection with the mind is exceptional.
A definite highlight of this course are the people you share the experience with. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the friendships I developed. I was surrounded by a supportive and caring family of fellow yogis. We danced, we sang, we laughed, we cried, we hugged and we shared. I was fortunate to be surrounded by such compassionate, inspiring and warm hearted people. Friends for life.
I was apprehensive and hesitant about joining this YTT and I’m grateful for my wife for encouraging me to join her on this course. I’m leaving Bali with a greater knowledge of yoga, personal growth, friendship and confidence in sharing all I’ve learned during this unforgettable adventure.