Central Yoga Studio

Central Yoga Studio is a dedicated community space offering yoga and wellness in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our focus is on connecting the body, the body the mind and the breath through yoga asana (postures).

At the same time we want to encourage more fun, more kindness and more love for yourself, for your body, and for each other.

Our Team

Who are we

We are a small but passionate community based studio located in Cromwell. We are committed to serving locals and guests to our beautiful area alike as they empower themselves towards mobility, flexibility and strength on their yoga Journey.

Our teachers come from all over the region bring with them their unique styles and talents. Read more about them below, then try out one of their classes and meet them for yourself.

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Emmilee Laurie-Fendell

Emmilee took over ownership of Central Yoga Studio in 2019 and has been dedicated to growing the studio into a welcoming community wellness space.

Emmilee has been practicing yoga for over ten years and took her initial 200 hour teacher training in Thailand more than three years ago where she fell in love not only with teaching but with learning, she has since trained in pre and post natal, Reiki therapy, anatomy and physiology and is currently about 160 hours into her 1000 hour Yoga Therapy training so wish her luck!

Emmilee lives in Luggate and when she is not practicing yoga she can be found running, hiking an snowboarding in the beautiful Central Otago Region.

Work with Emmilee:

Emmilee currently teaches Vinyasa flow, slow flow and Yin as well and the pre and post natal classes.

You can work with Emmilee one on one in private session where she can use her skills in therapeutic yoga to work with illness, injury, to help develop your home practice or just get you feeling a little more confident and comfortable in group yoga classes.

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Robyn Plim

Robyn has been teaching yoga for over 12 years. Robyn has a strong focus on correct body positioning and making sure you know where your body needs to be, so you can feel safe and be aware of how your body is or isn't moving. You get the control over what feels right. We believe that with this experience and focus you will feel right at home with Robyn. 

Along with Yoga Robyn teaches and works with introspective hypnosis, mediation, as an energy healer and Access Consciousness Bars & body

Robyn is experienced with Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, seniors, kids and meditation, so she is able to cater to everyone. 

Work with Robyn:

To work with Robyn directly please get in touch achoiceofbeing@gmail.com

George Affleck

George had enjoyed the benefits of yoga for a long time before taking the plunge and training in Yin specifically in July last year.

She has a relaxed and friendly manner and believes everybody can benefit from a little Yin in their lives.

In Yin she will guide you through a relaxing but strong stretch and assist with bolsters and blankets to find your optimal position. 

George is a Cromwell local and loves the area and all it has to offer.

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Holly Howard

Holly encourages the pursuit of self-improvement and positivity. She is an upbeat trainer with an uncanny ability to know exactly how far she can push you. 

In the Tone classes, Holly will guide you gently towards a strong physique, isolating the muscles that need work whilst teaching you to listen to your body's individual needs. 

Holly has recently returned home to New Zealand with her young family, after living in the UK for 15 years. During this time she worked at London’s leading health clubs, hosted health and fitness retreats and established a successful private client base. Holly has helped her high profile clientele achieve amazing results with targeted body compositional change, pre and postnatal support, mobility with mature clients, effective rehab following physio and doctor referral and pilates reformer sessions. 

She brings her current knowledge, fresh ideas and motivation from the UK and is excited to offer her skills and experience to those that practice at central yoga studio. See you at ‘Tone’ on Monday and Friday mornings.

Work with Holly

Contact Holly for private reformer and personal training sessions or to arrange a nutritional consultation. 


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Jennifer White

Jen has been teaching yoga since 2008 when she studied for 2yrs at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies to attain a qualification in Yoga Therapy.   Various teaching trainings have followed,  both locally and abroad.  Jen is interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga, having experienced these personally and also with the individuals, general and specialized groups she’s worked with.    With an integrated approach to the practice, sessions are made accessible to all.  


Come and join Jen in the studio for weekly classes of Hatha Flow, Slow Flow or Mens Yoga. 

Work with Jen

Private sessions are also available in studio – inquiries to jenniferwhitenz@gmail.com

Our Studio


Our studio is located upstairs at 1E Traders Lane off McNulty Road in Cromwell.  

We have created a warm and relaxing environment for you to enjoy as you join us for classes.

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1E Trader Lane, McNulty Road