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 the latest science and modern movement practices as I believe this method enables a more diverse 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 believe yoga should be tailored to your ability and needs and in my classes you will receive options to experience yoga in a way that serves you.

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) & 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 also attend regular workshops and courses with international teachers such as Leslie Kaminoff, Donna Farhi & Carrie Owerko.

 
Samantha, Malabar
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."

 

FAQ

What is yoga?


Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in ancient India some 2500 years ago. At Soul2soul Yoga we teach a holistic yoga practice which typically includes a set of postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation and philosophy. Yoga can mean different things to different people and the reasons for practicing are wide and varied. Some people just practice yoga for it's physical benefits such as a stronger more supple body. Others are drawn to the mental and emotional benefits such as greater focus, a calm state of mind, increased self awareness and better mental wellbeing. For others, yoga is a spiritual practice of connecting to a higher consciousness (Universe, Divine or God). Some of us just practice because it makes us feel so good, inside and out! For a more complete meaning of yoga read on. The actual word 'yoga' has two main meanings. The first is to 'yoke' or unite the different parts of ourselves (body, mind & spirit) with a higher consciousness (Universe, Divine or God). The second meaning of yoga is based on Patanjali's yoga sutras, an ancient spiritual text which outlines yoga as a system of 8 steps or limbs. The physical practice of yoga (asana) is just 1 part of this system. According to Patanjali's definition of yoga, yoga happens when we find absolute calmness of the mind ie yoga is a state of meditation. "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." The Bhagavad Gita




How do I prepare for a live class using Zoom?


Step 1: Book & pay via the bookings page on this website. You will be sent a confirmation email with a unique Zoom link to the class. Step 2: Choose the device you will use & ensure it is charged. Zoom can be installed for free on your phone, tablet or computer. You can download it here https://zoom.us/download Although a phone is ok, I would recommend tablet or computer as the screen is a little bigger. You could also connect your device to a tv for a big screen experience. Ensure you can easily see your screen without straining your neck & without having to move your device around during the class. Step 3: Choose a space to practice. Find a space that is comfortable & where you will have minimal distractions from other household activity. Step 4: Arrive 10min before class starts & ensure you are setup. Gather the following props - a mat, chair or 2 yoga blocks, a thick towel or firm blanket, 1-2 scatter cushions or bolster & an eye pillow (if you have one). Step 5: Before class starts, click on the zoom link you received in your booking confirmation email & enjoy your class! Class interaction: As the zoom class is run at the same time as the face to face class, there will be minimum opprtunity for interaction between you & the teacher. Upon connecting, both your video & microphone will be automatically turned off. If you need to communicate with me, you can use the chat function before & after class. Internet connection: If you drop out during the class & can’t reconnect, please email me & I can provide you with a recording of the class. This is available for up to 7 days after the class.




Do I need to be flexible?


No, you do not! This is one of the biggest misconceptions about yoga. Most yoga styles aim to develop both strength and flexibility in order to find balance in the body. Some people are already very flexible and in this case bringing more stability is beneficial rather than more flexibilty. Other people have the strength but lack mobility in which case working on flexibility is beneficial. Most of us fall somewhere in between, needing to develop varying degrees of strength and flexibility. Real yoga goes beyond just being flexible or attaining impressive postures. "Yoga is work-in within a workout" - AG Mohan




I'm a beginner, what classes are suitable for me?


Obviously the beginner's class is ideal. Also gentle & yin yoga are suitable. The slow flow class may be suitable, however it really depends on the individual. The best way is to just try it out and 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.





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Chifley, NSW 2036

 

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