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Yoga Teacher and Tour Guide

Teach 3-4 weekly yoga classes, guiding guests on half day hiking excursions and orientation of the local area, guiding full day excursions to Dubrovnik, guest relations, liaison with hotel management and tourism operators

Andrea Hudson Yoga

Dec 2017Mar 2018

Yoga Teacher

Weekly Hatha yoga classes at Mt Eden Village Centre


Lesbos, GreeceJune- Sept 2017

Yoga Teacher and Tour Guide

Guest relation, tour guiding and teaching yoga courses to their German guests 

during their fortnightly stay at a 500 year old monastery retreat in Efthalou

Euro Guiding Services

Jul 2006Present

Tour Manager

Tour leading/driver guiding for overseas and local visitors, journalists, travel agents, VIP's to designated New Zealand destinations.

Contracting to NZ inbound tour operators on given itineraries. and manage those throughout the duration of the contract.

Interpret New Zealand's leading attractions, historical sites, fauna and flora, as well as cultural aspects of the country in the visitor's mother tongue.

Marketing of services, establish industry networks, participate in and organize industry events, committee member of ProGuidesNZ

Frogs Voyages

Feb 2018Present

Tour Manager/Driver Guide

Driving and guiding VIP Tour for French visitors through both North and South Island of New Zealand

Tour Guide/Driver Guide

Driver-guiding small German and French group tours

and individual VIP tours throughout New Zealand

Tour Manager


Organization and leading of 15-18 day coach tours throughout New Zealand (North and South Island)

Integration of up 48 customers on each tour

Interpretation of leading attractions, historical sites, features and cultures of the country (full commentary)

Liaison with tourism and transport operators, such as airlines, helicopter/floatplane, ferry, cruise boat, train co. hotels, restaurants, throughout the country

Re-confirmation of all excursions, flights, transfers, hotel, dinner and event reservations

Escorting and assisting guests to chosen activities and events

Collecting feedback from customers

contracted to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Apr 2007Jul 2007

International Ambassador

Responsibilities on board 'GTV Brilliance of the Seas':

Translation of daily cruise programme into German and French

Service desk hours for all non-English speaking guests on board

All shipboard announcements in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish

Participation in hosting Captain's dinners and other onboard events

Air New Zealand

Feb 1995Jun 2006

Passenger Service Agent


Check-in procedures for up to 12 Airlines and their Customers

Liaison with Customer Airlines Representatives

Visa and passport checks and customs clearance

Liaison with Catering, Flight Deck, Cabin Crew, Customs Immigrations

Gate control and ensure on time departure of flights

Supervisor Singapore Airlines check-in (10 staff members)

Interpreting and public announcements in French, Italian, German and Spanish

Active member of Work Group Review committee

Active member Occupational Health and Safety committee

Lufthansa German Airlines

Jun 1993Oct 1994

Flight Attendant

  • based in Germany (Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart)
  • trained on B737, Airbus 310/320/319

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Feb 1989Mar 1992

Sales Secretary

Responsibilities: Assisted in Sales and Marketing Incentives

Participated in company promotions

Liaised with Travel Agents

Fares and Ticketing, Reservations, General secretarial duties

Qualifications and skills

Yoga Alliance RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher (2013-current)

Yoga Nidra Teacher (2016-current)

Comprehensive First Aid (current)

Microsoft Office

PADI Scuba Dive master (since 1986)

STCW-95 Crowd Management Training (RCCL 2007)

Full drivers license (Class 1 and 2) with P-endorsement (since 1995)

ProGuidesNZ full membership (2007/2018)

NZ Tourism Board

  • Kiwi Host (1995)

Air New Zealand

  • Occupational Health and Safety Training (2004-2006)
  • Dangerous Goods Certificate (2006)


  • Training Certificate Passenger Services (1977)
  • Sales in Traffic (1981)
  • Flight Attendant Training Certificate (2003


Ashram Yoga


Yoga Nidra Teacher Certificate

Purna Yoga Australia

Jun 2013Jul 2013

200h Yoga Teacher Certificate


Jan 2011Jun 2012

Certificate in Tourism (Tour Leadership Level4)

Open Polytec of New Zealand

Jan 2004Dec 2004

Certificate in Vocational and Personal Development

Unitec Auckland

Jan 2000Nov 2000

Certificate in Supervisory Management

AUT, Auckland Institute of Technology

Jan 1998Sep 1998

Certificate in Liaison Interpreting

Byron Yoga Centre


300 hour Teacher Training

Asana, Anatomy and Physiology, Sequencing, Adjustment and Corrections, use of Yoga Props, Pranayama, Meditation, Business Administration


HOSPRA Ecole Hoteliere de Langues et de Secretariat

Apr 1975Sep 1975

Dilpoma in Hotel Management


Fluent English, German, French

Conversational Italian, Spanish



Ashram Yoga, Auckland, New Zealand

Atma Okan,



Lived in New Zealand since 1987, travelled throughout New Zealand, working as driver guide and tour manager (1996 (part-time) 2006 (full-time) - current) and Yoga Instructor since 2013

Lived and worked in Australia (Sydney and Ayers Rock 1986)

Travelled extensively throughout Australia, Pacific Islands (Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia 

  • ASIA

Lived and worked in the Republic of Maldives (1981 -1986 Airline Rep, Tour Guide, Divemaster).

Returned in 2012 to work as divemaster May-July 2012

Countries visited: Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan 


Countries visited: Oman, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Israel


Born and raised in Germany, educated in Switzerland.

Countries visited: Austria, France, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland,

Italy, Spain incl Baleares and Canary Islands, Portugal incl Azores, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands 

Yoga teacher at Club Hotel Stella Maris in Ibiza, Spain July/August 2014

Yoga teacher for SKR Reisen at Efthalou, Lesbos, Greece June-Sept 2017

Yoga teacher and tour guide, Frosch Sportreisen, Orebic, Croatia Jul/Aug18


Countries visited: Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Djibouti


Lived in Juneau, Alaska and Los Angeles, CA. Travelled throughout California, Alaska. Visited New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Omaha, Dallas, Seattle, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Hawaii 


Countries visited: French Antilles (Guadeloupe/Martinique), Dutch Antilles (Aruba), Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico

Argentina, Brazil 


Yoga, Travel, Foreign Languages, Hiking, Sailing, Cooking