PhD I MEd I GDHE I MNZ RMT I Registered Exercise Professional (REPs) I YogaNZ Council Senior Level 4 1000h I VCA (Dance).
One of New Zealand’s most experienced mind body, yoga, and movement educators. Felicity danced professionally with Limbs Dance Company, and Impulse Dance Theatre. She is a founder member of Unitec’s BPASA and was amongst the early choreographers for Body Balance, and Aeroballet, presented by Les Mills International.
Felicity has been studying, practicing, and teaching yoga since 1986 with a long-term teacher training through Peter Thomson (Senior Iyengar Teacher, Australia). She is well known for her supportive approach to mentoring new teachers, studios, and the development of yoga programmes. She was the Programme Leader for Yoga and Massage at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, curating yoga courses designed by Sridhar Maddela and Pooja Maddela.
Her research about the benefits of dance movement for non-professional adults (Dance Mobility™ funded by DANZ, renamed Silver Bones), has been presented at national and international conferences such as the New Zealand Recreation Association National Conference (NZRAC, 2012) and World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT, 2019), Switzerland. Her most recent project, BodyStill is a community-based project about the benefits of guided practice for diverse ages and stages of health and movement wellbeing.