Anthea trained with the International Sivananda school of Yoga Vedanta becoming a Yoga Siromani, Teacher of Yoga, as developed by Swami Vishnu Devananda in 2003.

Anthea now holds a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma as governed by the British Sports Council.

Prior to this Anthea gained a University Law Degree with Honours and worked in the legal and media profession until moving into the fitness industry where she took up yoga as a form of practice and relaxation.

Anthea follows the tradition of Sivananda, Hatha and Dynamic Yoga. She has extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and bases her teaching on The Four Paths of Yoga, Karma (Action), Bhakti (Devotional), Raja (Psychological) and Jnana (Philosophical) and their effects on the physical and astral body.

What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha yoga means the union of the two energy forces, pranic (breath) and mental (mind) energy. One of these normally predominates causing imbalance. Hatha Yoga works on balancing the two bringing them into equilibrium, channelling them through the sushumna awakening the Kundalini. Once Kundalini is awakened it travels through the charkas and terminates in the ajna charka and the psychic centre is awakened. To achieve this safely the body and mind must be balanced and cleansed through practice based on The Five Points of Yoga. Proper exercise (Asana), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet and positive thinking (Vedanta and Dhyana). Anthea includes music and essential oils during practice, meditation and pranayama to create a vibration of peace and harmony to balance the mind, body and spirit.

Anthea also teaches Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga Therapy to people with learning difficulties and people living with cancer through the NHS. Currently Anthea is working as a Trainee Psychotherapist studying an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling at Birkbeck, London University.

Anthea also works as a Psychodynamic Counsellor.
Anthea’s contact details are:
anthea@thewayofyoga.co.uk or call me on +44 (0) 788 5731 910.

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