Power Living Yoga Studio


  • Completion date:January 2016
  • Project size:250 sqm
  • Duration:1 month


Catalyst worked closely with Power Living from the outset, converting an existing office tenancy into a space for studio, retail and bathroom facilities

Reuse of existing fit out where appropriate to minimise scope of build, and to incorporate existing features of exposed ceilings, white painted brick walls, and rustic timber floor. Expanded bathroom facilities to cater for the change in use, and increased numbers using the space.

Client objectives

  • A successful yoga offering that is well established in Australia with seven studios, opening the first studio in New Zealand to expand their yoga community and their teaching methodology across the Tasman
  • Create a flagship yoga studio in the heart of Wellington, a space to function as a community hub, yoga studio space, and to be a sanctuary within the busyness of the CBD
  • Significant upgrade to existing bathroom facilities on the floor to suit the new use of the former space.

As a student of yoga it was a really exciting project to be involved in the design of the first Power Living studio in New Zealand. The vibe of the space was key, ensuring a hive of tranquillity in the middle of busy Wellington CBD.

Ruth Parnell - Catalyst Senior Designer