Hañsa Wellness

Welcome to Hañsa's online world of wellness including movement, fitness, yoga therapy, & lifestyle goodness

Hañsa Teacher Training

  • Learn how to create Supportive practices 
  • Understand the essentials of yoga therapeutics 
  • Become a qualified Hañsa 200 Teacher 
  • 14 month Hañsa Professional Therapy Training 
  • Become part of a growing community 

Hañsa Flow

  • Creative classes
  • Innovative movement techniques
  • Working with your natural body rhythms

Hañsa Wellness

  • Wellness platform for healthy living
  • Practical everyday tools & information
  • Lifestyle programmes for everyone

Meet our presenters

World leaders in movement & lifestyle education

Vincent Bolletta

Founder of Hañsa, Vincent Bolletta has been teaching, and practicing yoga since 1990 and since then has become New Zealand’s foremost yoga instructor and teacher trainer with a wealth of knowledge in biomechanics, yoga therapy, movement therapy, and postural analysis.

Vincent is also the founder of Hañsa International Therapy & Flow Systems & Hañsa Wellness online platform. Hañsa is a unique style that integrates eastern and western thought and methodologies to the practice of yoga & wellbeing. Hansa Yoga has developed an 800 hours yoga therapy professional training programme that supports a process of healing and awakening through principles of human fundamental movement patterns and embodiment. Using this as the basis to gain greater insight into individual function as well as understanding one’s physical, mental and energetic needs.

Founder

Cecilia Li

Cecilia has worked in Beijing’s main yoga studios and has been featured in TimeOut Magazine, Lululemon, Yoga Journal, and Keep Yoga for her teaching. Cecilia has done therapy workshops for many companies such as Microsoft and Lenovo. She also created a project combining Yoga Therapy to Change Management to help individuals to grow. Cecilia is a translator and interpreter specialising in yoga therapy and has translated in many international conferences.

Cecilia started practicing yoga since 2003, and has been teaching since 2013. She started following Vincent Bolletta since 2015 and became one of his earliest students in Hañsa Therapy.

Cecilia is the head of faculty of Hañsa China and co-teaches with Vincent in Hañsa Therapy professional trainings

Manager of Hañsa China

Liana Yew

Liana likes her teaching to be playful and to remind her students that yoga can be fun. Liana is one of Vincent Bolletta’s earliest students and has been continuously deepening her study Hañsa. Liana's influences for movement come from Klein Technique, Yoga practices, Alexander Technique and through her own practice as a dancer.

She applies these techniques as motivation to find ways that use the body in a more efficient way. Liana’s classes encourage the participants to experiment with the exercises and vocabulary, to allow open and new discoveries in their bodies.

Hañsa Flow Instructor

Melanie Morris

Mel describes Hañsa flow principles with simple yet deeper philosophy as a game changer to understanding her own developmental patterns and finds the meditational movement of Hañsa flow graceful as well as enhancing stability, mobility with strength.

On recommendation from Flow Hot Yoga, Mel attended Vincent’s 100-hour Hañsa yoga therapy teacher training in 2018 with a further 100 hours in 2019, this was a transformational turning point for Mel on her journey of self-discovery and yoga. In 2020 Mel commenced teaching yin at Flow Hot Yoga in Christchurch at the same time furthering her deeper immersion in Hañsa online training.

Outside of yoga, Mel is self employed as a small business trainer, works for Xero and loves her garden, dogs and family life.

Hañsa Flow Instructor - South Island Regional Manager, New Zealand

Jay Garman

Jay’s approach to yoga is simple – practice regularly, feel better, live happy. His teaching enables students to investigate the habits, stories and patterns that make up their mind-body frameworks, which when expressed through movement, opens the door to transformation.

His first encounter with yoga was as a boy, learning headstands with his grandma in the mountains of California. But it wasn’t until he glided out of a yoga class in LA in the mid-90’s that he realised he’d had a glimpse of a deep and subtle level of self-awareness. Jay has practiced yoga ever since.

Jay is now a New Zealander, living and teaching in Auckland. His yoga exploration has taken him through a variety of styles, philosophies and approaches, some of them more kind on the body than others. His practice — and his passion — is Hañsa Flow. Jay thrives on sharing this powerful but gentle movement and it’s ability to alleviate chronic pain, reduce stress, build stability, nurture joy and encourage compassion.

Hañsa Flow Instructor

Meta Vashti

Meta was introduced to Yoga in her late teenage years and since then Yoga had gotten her through some of her difficult times in college and professional career. Despite the occasional dabbling with Yoga, she only started practicing regularly around 2013, when she fell in love with the meditative aspect of the practice. Meta started teaching in 2016 and started immersing in the practice of hañsa in 2017, when she met Vincent Bolletta.

Meta’s teaching is influenced by her knowledge of movement and the human bodies that she gathered while she was studying dance and performing.  Meta enjoys creating a space in her classes for people to connect with themselves on a deeper level. She also loves to guide the students into their own meditative rhythm where a deeper connection can take place.

Meta teaches hañsa at various cities around Indonesia and the region including Bandung, Jakarta, Bali, Gili Air, and Singapore. She is also a yoga translator and has translated for various international teachers in their trainings.

Manager of Operations Hañsa International & Manager of Hañsa Indonesia

Mike Huffam

Mike is the founder and chief instructor of Master Kettlebell Academy (MKA) which specialises in kettlebell therapy and rehabilitation, MKA is accredited in New Zealand by the REPs organisation. Mike’s international kettlebell qualifications are as an RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor) and IKFF (International Kettlebell Fitness Federation).

Mike is an internationally recognised functional fitness educator, trainer and presenter - specialising in Kettlebells, CrossFit and Olympic lifting, and has been a certified Personal Trainer since 1998.

www.masterkettlebellacademy.com

Master Kettlebell Academy Founder - Hañsa Presenter

Dr Vicki Connop

Vicki is a registered clinical psychologist and yoga teacher with over 20 years' experience working in the mental health field in both the UK and New Zealand. She currently has a therapy practice in central Auckland where she specialises in somatic psychology, mindfulness-based therapies and trauma healing. She integrates eastern and western teachings and philosophy in a way that is grounded, accessible and evidence-based, supporting people to build skills and practices to optimise their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

www.wiseminds.co.nz

Wise Minds Psychology, Mindfulness, Yoga - Hañsa Presenter

Katherine Geary

Katherine is a degree-qualified naturopath based in Dunedin, New Zealand. With 3 young children, she knows it can be tricky to find balance in our busy lives, and often this causes us to neglect our own health. Katherine is passionate about working with people to remove any wellness-related obstacles preventing them from becoming their very best. From simple lifestyle changes to more complex health concerns, Katherine can help you achieve a greater level of vitality and vibrancy.

www.naturopathkath.com

Naturopath - Hañsa Presenter

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Hear from our members

See what others have to say about how Hansa Wellness works for them.

Learning about Hañsa had entirely changed the way I think about yoga asana practice and also inspired some beautiful understandings of life, as well as deepen and consolidated some on the world views I have already fostered through other resonant modalities.

Lisa

Excellent. So good to hear Vincent using words to help us make everyday sense of our yoga connection with our geometrical shapes and physical space, our breathing and finally visualisation to seal the deal.

Melanie

It was amazing. I knew my T12-L1 connection wasn’t good. But when the class almost finish, I can feel something different in my body. Especially in T12-L1 area. Nice sequence. Love it

Indri

FAQ

Hañsa is an integrated therapeutic system that is based on the human development process with philosophy derived from integration of eastern and western thought methodologies.

The applications of Hañsa principles and methodologies are done through Hañsa Therapy and Hañsa Flow.

Hañsa Therapy is a therapy system that combines functional touch, rehabilitative work, and movement to support and return optimal functioning of the body.

Hañsa Flow is a creative movement practice that embodies the Hañsa therapeutic principles, and created to enhance stability, ease, and grace in one’s movement.

The word “Hañsa” itself means Swan in sanskrit, and it alludes to the inner guru within us and the ability to discern information through awareness and observation, which is one of the values of Hañsa.

The practice of Hañsa Flow is a circular, multi-directional movement practice with creative sequences that focus on transitions rather than poses.

The movements in Hañsa Flow are created with the human developmental patterns in mind and align with the biomechanics of the human body to provide better support and stability to the body.

The Hañsa Flow sequences are also created to illustrate and embody inner form and rhythm in graceful, functional movement patterns.

Through this rhythm, Hañsa Flow brings calmness and stability to the mind, making the practice a mindful meditative movement practice.

Yes, Hañsa Flow can be practiced by all levels of practitioners. Many of the movements are based on Yoga movements, but you don’t have to know yoga before you start practicing Hañsa Flow.

We have some online practices that are suitable for beginners and can be a great entry point for everyone who wants to try Hañsa Flow.

Generally, the Hañsa Flow practice does not include positions that are too difficult, nor does it demand a high fitness ability.

The Hañsa Flow practice might challenge your coordination and spatial awareness. These are important practices that will train us to improve our movement awareness and ability. 

You can take your time in learning the practices. They are created to be repeated. So take your time to familiarise yourself with the movement and always practice within the comfort of your abilities.

Our Hañsa Wellness platform is the perfect place to start your Hañsa Flow practice.

We have free 7-day trials for both our Red Swan and Gold Swan memberships. We suggest you start with a free trial to get a feel of our practices and then hopefully you’ll sign up so you can enjoy the full benefit of our memberships.

At the moment, we have regular offline classes by some of our Hañsa Flow Teachers in several cities in New Zealand including Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin. We also have online classes for practitioners in Indonesia. You can contact us if you would like to know where these classes are held.

Most of the practices in the memberships are Hañsa Flow practices. Some of them are single sequences. Some are part of a series to give you a continuity of practice, and can be used as daily practices as well.

In addition to the flow practices, there are a few practices that are more therapeutic based. 

At the moment, we’re working on expanding our offerings to include fitness practices as well. So we hope to have more of those in the future.

We have a few resources for you to begin understanding some of the Hañsa principles. You can begin by listening to the Hañsa Bites we have in the membership which we also post in our YouTube channel.

For more in depth discussions on different aspects of Hañsa, you can check our Hañsa Conversations podcast.

Every few months we hold online workshops/ trainings. Check this website, follow our social media on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up to our newsletter to be informed of upcoming online events.

We’ll also let you know about future offline events through the channels above and we hope to see you in one of these events.

Everything you need to know about being a Hañsa teacher is on our Teacher Training page.

Hañsa Memberships

A perfect setup for everyone

White Swan

Get to know Hañsa

  • Free for everyone
  • Mini flow and therapy practices to introduce you to Hañsa
  • Upgrade your plan anytime

FREE

Red Swan

Begin your Hañsa Flow practice

  • Access to 50+ Hañsa Flow video practices (and continually growing)
  • Access to new releases after three months
  • Discounted prices on all classes
  • 7 day FREE trial

$15 USD/Monthly

Gold Swan

Cultivate a deeper Hañsa Flow practice

  • Access to all videos in White & Red Swan memberships
  • First access to quarterly new releases
  • Early bird prices to all workshops& trainings
  • 7 day FREE trial

$25 USD/Monthly

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