Welcome to Essensual

Essensual offers the nourishing practices of Ayurveda (diet, lifestyle, massage) and Yoga.

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences.
Practised together, they're an integrated offering
that nurture mind, body, and spirit. 



Ayurveda means ‘knowledge of life.’ This holistic system of health focuses on efficient digestion to maintain balance in the body. Using a blend of nutrition, practical lifestyle guidance, body therapies, and herbal medicine, Ayurveda corrects imbalances and encourages vibrant health. The more we know about how we metabolise food, fluid, and life, the better care we can take of ourselves.


Restorative Yoga is the blissful art of being in passive resting postures. We use props like bolsters and blankets to luxuriously support our body, soothing our nervous system through sequences that invite us to release tension, pain, and fatigue. This sweet practice is all about deep rest, profound relaxation, and precious rejuvenation. 


Kirstie is a fantastic Ayurvedic massage therapist and practitioner. She has done a superb job with me over the last three years, and what's more has done it in a humorous and down-to-earth fashion. I truly believe she is the best Ayurvedic practitioner in the Southern hemisphere and have no hesitation in recommending her.
— Andy Bearpark (Wellington)

Kirstie is a yoga teacher who is passionate about her subject; caring and attentive to every student regardless of their age or physical ability. Everyone can leave with a new thought, perhaps even a new perspective, as well as restored energy levels.
— Maggie McLening (Austin, Texas)

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