I fell in love with yoga in my early 20s and continue to practice, explore and evolve on the path of yoga. Soon after my initial introduction to yoga I travelled to India and did my first yoga teacher training in 1998 – as a way to deepen my practice. In 2000 I became a massage therapist.
It took another ten years before I, in 2005, enrolled in another teacher training course and started teaching. A year later I embarked on a 4 year full time university degree in Āyurveda. I am a fully qualified Āyurvedic practitioner (BSc, PGDip) and author of my forthcoming book on the Āyurvedic and yogic perspective on the menstrual cycle.
Passionate about women’s wellbeing (physical, emotional, energetic) I am a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher and teacher trainer, educated in pelvic health and offers classes, trainings and consultations.
Aside from being a yoga teacher, pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher, ayurvedic practitioner I have also trained in clinical aromatherapy, various massage techniques, reiki, pelvic steam, flower essences and am forever a student of life, yoga and Ayurveda.
About my yoga classes
When I share yoga in classes, workshops or retreats I wish to educate and create a safe space for healing and transformation. Yoga, for me, has never just been about the yoga poses. It is about the spark the class and practise may create for something much bigger.
My classes are inspired by flow yoga, prana + soma vinyasa, alignment, āyurvedic and yogic philosophy. They are open for all levels, variations and modifications are always offered.
My approach to teaching whether someone’s very first yoga class, fellow yoga teachers or the occasional drop-in student is: to facilitate a space to breathe, to be, and learn to listen to our own inner wisdom – with a mixture of mindfulness, light-heartedness and deep work.
I have practised many styles of yoga with many teachers over the last 20 years. Vinyasa flow is my preferred style and I have found Anja to be a truly inspiring teacher. Her classes are a wonderful blend of asana, pranayama, mediation and sensory stimulation (music, scents). I especially appreciate that she nurtures a non-ego based practise and encourages self-care, kindness and honesty towards self and other. Very thankful and fortunate to have had her as a teacher over the last nine or so years!
Having taught yoga for more than a decade, studied and practised āyurveda (BSc + PGDip) I have created and been the course leader on pregnancy + postnatal teacher training courses, lecturing on 200 and 300 hours yoga teacher training courses.
Have a look here if you want to see my articles in Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Magazine, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green and other publications. And read about all the other things I love and share on my blog (essential oils, ayurveda and self care).
Much gratitude to my teachers Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Barbara Harding and the Satyananda tradition Swami Nirmal, Swami Janakananda and my first teachers Hari Prem and Bjørn.
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