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Anja is a senior yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner (BSc, PGDip) with a special interest in womb wellness, menstrual cycle awareness and the pelvic floor.
When Anja started training yoga teachers and seeing clients about women’s health she soon learned that most of us know very little about our own anatomy and physiology. It became a passion for her to educate and share her love for this specific part of our anatomy, physiology and as an energetic space – our pelvic bowl and womb.
Anja has been teaching yoga classes full time since 2005. She soon started to specialise in pregnancy yoga and the postpartum period. She attended a doula course with Michel Odent and did Female Pelvic Floor Training for Birth and Wellness Practitioners.
She continued the journey by co-creating and being a course leader on a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher training course and later developed her own pregnancy yoga teacher training course. A big part being education on the pelvic floor and working with the female body.
In ayurveda it is acknowledged that life is cyclical, the natural world has seasons, the moon has a cycle. Womb wellness is part of the cyclical living. Anja is passionate about educating on how to harness the power of our cyclical nature rather than against.
Aside from being a yoga teacher, pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher, ayurvedic practitioner she has also trained in clinical aromatherapy, various massage techniques, reiki, pelvic steam, flower essences and is 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, ayurvedic 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 ayurveda (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 Bjorn.
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