Taane Mete was born and raised in Napier, New Zealand and began dancing while at high school. As an accomplished professional dancer, Taane has sustained his performing career for more than 36 years. In 2011, he stumbled upon Bikram yoga as a way of enhancing and supporting his dancing career and maintaining body and mind connection on and off the road.
In 2015, Taane did his first yoga training with Power Living in Wellington and began teaching at EastWest yoga studio in Ponsonby, Auckland. He has had the opportunity to teach Asana at Wanderlust in Taupo in 2015 and 2016. Taane is also a teacher at The Tropical Island; a yoga retreat in Aitutaki.
Taane values the calming effects that yoga provides, as well as the associated healing benefits and improvement of injuries in dance, while improving overall confidence and strength, both physically and mentally.
He draws inspiration from his Maori culture to infuse spirit and connection into his classes. Yoga has brought Taane closer to himself and those around him and is grateful for the opportunity to teach his passion at Studio Red.