Jase Te Patu
Jase Te Patu is from Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa. He has been teaching in the health and wellness sector for 27 years. All of his life’s work has led him to sharing yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3 – Mindfulness for Children aged 5-10 years. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes.
Jase was a presenter and trainer for Les Mills. He has also taught dance in schools throughout Aotearoa and travelled Australasia as a professional performer.
Jase was the winner of the NZ Exercise Industry Awards – Body/Mind Teacher of the year in 2018. He also won a NZ Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention for the work he does in the mental health space for men and youth. He is an Ambassador for Youthline and was also the recipient of the Regional Local Hero medal as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018.
Yoga has been a beautiful space to utilise ALL of the tools in Jase’s kete and he’s intent on sharing it all through the lens of Te Ao Māori!