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Yoga Practice

HELLO

My name is Sophie Rado. I am the owner and creator of Love Xavier, a website that offers products and services to help nourish the mind, body and soul. You can find a selection of beautifully handcrafted candles to purchase and world-class Yoga/ Pilates and Barre classes and services. 

BACKGROUND

I am originally from Chester in the U.K. I trained as a professional singer/ dancer at The Hammond School of Dance. I performed internationally in theatre and TV productions, including 42nd Street, The Broadway Revival, Guys and Dolls, Disneyland Paris, The Norwegian Cruise lines, Gary Musick Nashville and World Of Wearable Arts NZ televised 2008 fashion show and NZ fashion week 2014. I worked as a dance and musical theatre repertoire teacher in prestigious performing arts schools, including The Hammond Junior school, Dance at the Smithy and The Hammond Associates U.K.

In 2008, the same year, I emigrated to New Zealand. I turned my focus to holistic therapy, an area I felt extremely passionate about, and I left the performing industry to teach Yoga, Pilates and Barre in Auckland. I have been teaching holistically for the past 13 years and a total of 2 decades teaching movement.

 

I felt very blessed to have been selected as Auckland lululemon Britomart store's Yoga and Barre ambassador 2013-2015. Over the years, I have provided the lululemon athletica company with various goal-setting/ movement events and featured in 8 online editorial campaigns as a Yoga fitness model for AUS/NZ.

I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for this innovative brand and its personal support and development over the years.

I became a regular teacher for many of the Auckland CBD's corporate offices PWC, Ernst & Young, NZI, to name a few and began teaching at corporate conferences for Shiseido and media companies.

 

Currently, I divide my time between my young family, creating selling products through e-commerce, at events and supplying stockists. Teaching movement and wellness in a variety of ways: online, one-on-one, corporate wellness sessions, stress management, restorative, sound therapy, retreats as well as weekly group classes.