Andy and Kim have created a place where people come to destress, unwind but most importantly connect with themselves... and each other. Whether you are having a rubbish day or a fabulous one, there is always a friendly face and listening ear.
I recently completed the 6 week “Thrive” programme. I stumbled across both the programme and this studio by chance. I can honestly say that the decision to do this was very much a turning point for me to make long-lasting, healthier lifestyle choices. The programme won’t change your life overnight, but it will give you the tools and support to recognise what it is that you need and want to work on, and the belief in yourself that you can achieve.
Thank you so much Andy and Kim for creating this community, and for sharing your passion and expertise for all-round wellness.read more
Been going to Empower since November last year and it has been the thing to keep me more grounded, focused and positive... over that period. Love the focus on mindfullness and mobility and I've seen a significant improvement in my strength and range of motion as well as managing stress levels a lot better. There is a lot of heart going into the studio from Kim and Andy and the teachers they bring along. Highly recommend!read more
My journey with Kim and Andy started completely by chance. After moving to New Zealand I found myself in a bit of... social vacuum and was looking into trying something new. An advert on Facebook popped up (Thank you Mark Zuckerberg) and all of a sudden I found myself signing in for a 6 weeks yoga challenge. To say I was skeptical would be an understatement of the century. I am not the kind of person you would typically associate with fitness classes or meditation. My life is super hectic, my job is super stressful and I am super introverted professional skeptic. To my surprise I have been a 100% convert into this yoga, vitality and mindfulness thing.
Week by week I have observed and experienced an unparalleled display of individual approach to client’s needs. My limitations and goals have been recognised, respected and then challenged in a way that made me want to challenge myself. It is very rare to find people who truly make you want to be the best version of yourself and who guide you through the process with such respect and humour.
Needless to say, I am now a full member of Empower Studio. If someone told me a year ago that I’ll be meditating, changing my diet completely and attending classes (!!!) few times a week I’d have laughed like a hyena. But here I am. In the NOW. And enjoying every second of it.read more
So in my latter years of my life I decided to restart my Thai Boxing hobby, love it apart from my body has tightened up... and is not as flexible as it used to be, had great difficulty with high kicks, but with the guidance of Kim and the certain yoga positions she has run me through I am beginning to get more flexible and finding my leg kicks getting higher and higher, and also not hurting as much the day after.
Thank you ever so much.
Who needs the fountain of youth when we have you Kim, keep up the great work you do, many many thanks.Xread more
I've been going to Empower Studio for 3 years. I absolutely love it. Kim and Andy are the best!
I was new to starting... Yoga in my 50's (after years of running and being a gym bunny). I remember calling to make an appointment and telling Kim I needed to get reacquainted with my body, and her reply "well, you've come to the right place!"
I'm fitter and stronger and feel great. With a variety of classes of varying lengths I go almost every day. Being a mindfulness trainer myself, I love how we start and finish every session with a short practice to let go of the hustle and bustle of living busy lives.
Just recently a friend told me I look really great, have lost weight and commented on my perfect posture. Flexibility wise, I've made improvements, but strength-wise I can hit it out of the park! Thanks Kim and Andy - you guys rock!read more
Absolutely adore the atmosphere at empower. I highly reccommend the pressure point yin class. Andy brings so much... knowledge to the practice and is so attentive and supportive throughout. A fresh and enlightening practice and such a welcoming community ���read more
My mother has been seeing Andy and ive noticed such a difference. She's motivated, fitter and is able to handle her... stressful job better. Her aches and pains have ceased and she's living a much healthier lifestyle. I saw her last week (as I live in auckland) and she looks so much straighter as well (sounds strange I know) but standing straighter. I'm really excited for mum.read more
Love this little cozy community whether its teaching or training there. A little fitness and wellness haven! Andy and... Kim are really fun and there's no doubt that they care about their clients and staff! Best of all they are passionate about health and really know their stuff.read more
I had the most amazing time at Empower - being very active but new to yoga and TRX I was slightly skeptical and... somewhat nervous to try it out. Both Kim and Andy made me feel so at ease through their experience, passion and understanding. The size of the classes were perfect (especially as a beginner) as there was no getting lost in the class like I've experienced at other studios! I've now become a fully fledged 'yogi' and couldn't think of a better way to relax and unwind!read more
I had the privilege to attend Andy's Saturday morning Yin class after a stressful week at work and all I can say is -... GO TO IT! Not only did I leave feeling completely blissed out and chilled, but I was ready to face the weekend. The space is warm, safe and so inviting that I honestly didn't want to leave. If you are in need of one class that will help you forget your work worries, this is IT!read more
Such a wonderful welcoming crew. Great technical instruction, nice space and a good range of classes. I've been... practicing yoga on and off for years because I often find some studios practice in the same way and I don't always feel challenged and I get bored but at empower they mix it up and you can challenge yourself as much as you want to, or your body is able to. There is no ego and everyone is made to feel welcome whether you are a beginner or familiar with the practice. I am no longer on and off with yoga. Since I found empower I now go to class regularly and I feel great for it.read more
I attended one of the Free Yoga Day classes in the brand new studio last Saturday. What an awesome way to launch into... November! I am always intrigued to try out new yoga studios and get a feel for their vibe. I really like the warm friendly reception, perfect changing and facilities, and carpet comfortable practise room. Kim and Andy are not only beautiful people but also very competent and dedicated to their business of helping people transform through yoga. I felt very welcome and well supported at Empower Yoga. And I like and appreciate their no bullshit, straightforward and safe approach to their class delivery.read more
I've now had the chance to practice with both Kim & Andy and let me tell you they are incredible teachers that... Wellington is lucky to have around. Andy's Yin class tonight was easily one of the most fantastic experiences of my yoga career, and that's saying a lot! All classes are down-to-earth, creative, inspiring, and the energy level is just right. Looking forward to great things from Empower in the future.read more
Julie Vickers-Neely feeling great
Just had an amazing Yin Yoga session with Kim Hargreaves at Empower Yoga and even... got my husband Paul Neely to come. We both loved it and feel soooo relaxed! If you have a bad back this is fantastic - my mid back has been sore for months and after one session of Yin Yoga I am soooo much loser and it feels great! See you next week for Power Yoga and Yin Yoga Kim. For all those wanting to give it a go, they have a special introductory offer till end August 3 sessions of either Power or Yin Yoga for $10!!! That's only $3.33 a class!!! I have some vouchers, if you want one let me know! Great deal - once you try it, you will go back, trust me! Paul Scrimshaw, this will do wonders for your back matey!read more