Our Team

Jase Te Patu

Director
New Zealand Geo

Jase Te Patu (Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a TEDx Speaker, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, and an award-winning facilitator of yoga and mindfulness.

He has over 25 years' worth of experience teaching in the wellbeing industry. Jase is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing and Founder of M3 Mindfulness for children. His students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students, and many more high-performance athletes.

Jase has received various awards for his work particularly in the mental health and wellbeing space. These include the NZ Exercise Industry Awards- Body/Mind Teacher of the year in 2018, the Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention, the Regional Local Hero medal as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018, and the Absolutely Positively Wellington Award 2019.

Jase is also a Champion for Youthline, and an Ambassador for Floatwell and international brand lululemon.


" M3 is honoured to partner with The Contentment Foundation. Our combined programmes create a powerful and potent offering for the mental and emotional wellbeing of the children, teachers and families of Aotearoa, New Zealand".