Yoga by Kotte enriches people’s lives providing quality creative and accessible yoga for every body.
Yoga by Kotte engages, inspires and challenges all students to
become productive citizens and positive contributors to their communities.
Today, I live and breathe Yoga. But that wasn’t always the case.
Originally from Chile, I travelled to New Zealand for a working holiday in 2009 (and now proudly call myself a ‘Chiwi’!) I attended a yoga class in New Zealand at a time when I felt lost - a friend took me along to Bikram yoga and while hesitant, it was that class which saw the start of something amazing. Within months I as jet-setting off to Bali to attend yoga teacher training with Powerliving Australia and I haven’t looked back.
On my return to New Zealand I founded Yoga by Kotte. My first classes teaching yoga took place in my living room before collaborating with the White Elephant Trust where I held classes for the youth and community of Christchurch. Soon after I was travelling to festivals across the South Island holding yoga classes in beautiful, serene locations and environments. This atmosphere spurred my creativity and I then held my first Yoga by Kotte event Glowga.
In the past 3 years I have held a range of unique events inspiring individuals of all walks of life with the mission of encouraging others to give yoga a try. My teaching style is described as fun and alternative with plenty of energy and plenty of laughs. I aim to make yogis comfortable in a friendly environment where they feel safe and in a space where no one is critiqued. My motivation comes from seeing a heavily commercialised view on yoga in the world today and I feel I can change this by providing a new approach to yoga with increased accessibility and innovation in creative environments, suitable for anyone keen to give yoga a go.
While my classes are not traditional, my experience and capabilities as are teacher ensure you are in very good hands. So go on, why not check out my range of classes and give it a go! You won’t be disappointed!
Qualifications and awards
- Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Power Living Australia | 200 hours | 2015
- Kids, Partners & Family Teacher Training
Rainbow yoga | 75 hours | 2016
- Meditation, Mindfulness & Yin Yoga
Contemplative Wellness & Education | 75 hours | 2016
YBK IN the media
- Yoga classes for teens in Christchurch youth justice centre
The Press | 2015
- Yoga for Youth
Lululemon Athletica | 2016
- Kotte Aguilar - Profile
- NZ Exercise Industry Award Winner 2016
Community Excellence within the Fitness Industry Award
- TEDxYouth Speaker 2016
Healing and Handstands: Using Yoga to Strengthen Communities.