Hi there, I'm Ania & here is a little about me....
I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years & teaching since 2013. My teaching is continually evolving and currently I teach traditional yoga blended with functional movement practices as I believe this method enables a more balanced and sustainable yoga practice.
I am passionate about helping people move and FEEL better in both body, mind and life. Having experienced many years of back & neck pain due to stress, sitting, poor posture & scoliosis, I aim to teach yoga in a way that is practical, healing and accessible.
I am a mum of 2 and am passionate about helping women reconnect to their body & themselves in a healthy & positive way in order to feel better on the inside as well as the outside. I believe yoga can be a powerful tool for self care & my classes provide a space where you can take time out away from your roles & responsibilities & refill your cup so that you can keep taking care of others.
I have a particular interest in yoga for back pain, functional yoga (yoga blended with functional movements) & yoga for self-care.
I am a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance International (E-RYT 200) & I have completed over 600hrs in training. Some of my qualifications include:
2013 - Hatha Vinyasa teacher training at Botannix Yoga Studio - 200hrs
2014 - Yoga therapy & applied anatomy with Simon Borg-Olivier - 51 hours
2015 - Diploma in Yoga for back care - International Yoga Teachers Assoc - 150 hours
2016 - Yin yoga with Cora Geroux - 50 hours
2019 - Restorative yoga with Lizzie Lasater - 35 hours
2019 - Meditation with Sunita Patil - 30 hours
2020 - Yoga Detour Method with Cecily Milne - 30 hours
I have also attended workshops and shorter courses with international teachers such as Leslie Kaminoff, Donna Farhi, Carrie Owerko, Tiffany Cruikshank, Annie Carpenter, Brea Johnson & Tom Myers.
Sejil, Little Bay
"One of the best things I did was join Ania’s yoga for back care classes. I had back issues for years and the classes have helped in strengthening my core, working on my glutes and pelvic floor strength. I can honestly say that I no longer have back pain and this class helps me maintain my back muscles and core strength. Ania is one of the best yoga teachers I have had the pleasure of learning from."
Cathy, Little Bay
"Since coming to weekly yoga classes with Ania I have gained/enhanced both physical & emotional skills. I feel like I have a stronger body & a calmer mind. Ania's smaller class sizes allow for individual support if required....I really appreciated this when I started with an existing sport injury & had lost a bit of confidence. Yoga has helped me gain my physical confidence again & promotes positive well being! Ania is a great yoga teacher."
Jess, Brighton Le Sands
"Ania is a fantastic yoga teacher! Her knowledge of anatomy and her methods in applying it, make her classes throughly enjoyable and you feel like you learn something new about your body in nearly every session! I have definitely noticed an improvement in my mobility and I especially enjoy the Sunday morning slow flow class."
"I have been doing Ania’s back care classes for a year now after recovering from a spinal fusion operation. It has really helped me regain strength and flexibility in my back, core and legs as well as offering a wonderful calming space to escape from my hectic home. I feel rejuvenated physically and mentally after every class ! I love the small groups and caring nurturing approach."
What is yoga?
How do I prepare for a live class using Zoom?
Step 1: Book in via this website. You will be sent a booking confirmation email. On the day of the class, you will receive an email with a unique Zoom link.
Do I need to be flexible?
I'm a beginner, what classes are suitable for me?
As a beginner yogi, I would recommend starting with the gentle or yin class.
The slow flow class may be suitable, however it really depends on you - your general mobility & strength, whether you do other types of exercise/movement & whether you are dealing with any injuries or conditions. You are welcome to contact me to discuss your circumstances or otherwise just just try the class out to see how you find it.
Do I need to book in for the class?
Yes, bookings are required for all our classes via this website.