Anita is a Level 1 certified Forrest Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) training under Ana T. Forrest.
With over 15 years of personal practice, Anita has a passion for yoga, health and wellbeing.
She took her first yoga class back in 1997, and decided it wasn't for her. In her early 20s, she felt if she didn't sweat, she hadn't done a work-out in order to burn off calories. After getting back on the mat in 2003, she hasn't looked back. Yoga has kept her grounded and helped manage stress and anxiety levels during challenging times. Forrest Yoga has taught her to connect with her breath and spirit and reminds her to be still during these times and trust in the journey.
As a child, Anita studied ballet and in more recent years has balanced her yoga practice with Flamenco dancing, running, swimming and Pilates. In June 2014, a chronic running injury put her dreams of completing the NYC marathon on hold. Having also left her job of 8 years and participating in the 40-day 'Revolution' at her local yoga studio, a daily yoga practice was cultivated and she was drawn to the healing benefits and recuperative techniques... This is where her journey as a yoga teacher began.
Anita has experienced different styles of yoga including, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Power Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, however it's the intelligent sequencing of a Forrest Yoga practice that resonates with her most and she is excited to be able to share this style of yoga with you.
Chikara | 力 in Japanese = STRENGTH which is one of the 4 pillars of Forrest Yoga
- Breath, Strength, Integrity & Spirit -
Anita has spent (in total) 10 years of her life in Japan. She loves its culture, language and ancient wisdom and her life experiences have moulded her into how she walks humbly in this world today.
As a beginner to Forrest Yoga, you learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body. Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.
As you progress, you get proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly with physical and emotional injuries.
A strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional healing, it teaches you to ride your breath to go deeper into the layers of your physical, mental and emotional body. One of the basic moves is releasing tension in the neck, which clears the paths for the intelligence of our brain to communicate with the wisdom of our body.
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Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
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