Anna has been practising yoga since 2005 and completed the Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training Course at Chi & Co in 2011. After a particularly stressful year at work, Anna had decided to do the Yoga Teacher Training course to help improve her life/work balance and to try and get that yoga feeling into her everyday life – once a week at class just wasn't enough anymore!
Seasonal Yoga immediately struck a chord with Anna and it felt instinctively right. It was more like remembering than learning for the first time! Working with the seasons has improved Anna's health and immune system and given her a heightened awareness of the different energy of each season, so she can work with nature instead of struggling against it. Instead of dreading the long Scottish Winters, Anna has found there is something wonderful to explore in each of the seasons, and now she enjoys the yearly cycle as it flows round and round.
Yoga works with the mind and the body, and the mind-body connection is an area which Anna feels passionately about. Our bodies often get forgotten and neglected or become a source of negativity, but we ARE our bodies and our bodies are us, so we need to work with them and find joy in our movements and senses. In our busy modern lives, our minds are constantly processing everything around us, so we must learn to relax our mind-muscles just as much as all our physical muscles!
Anna still works full-time and now teaches yoga classes and workshops in evenings and on weekends, as she is keen to share the wonderful things she has learned - using yoga to help live in tune with nature, develop fitness and flexibility, combat stress and unite the mind, body and spirit.
Yoga has transformed Anna's life and she can help you transform yours!