ANYA ESTERMANN

I first came to Yoga in 1997, through an ante-natal yoga class. In 2003, I discovered Integral Yoga and then attended my first retreat in 2004. This experience opened my heart to the depth of Yoga teachings and its potential impact on all aspects of life. I subsequently attended several retreats and workshops, as well as a Raja Yoga course (Yoga philosophy).  Having experienced the deep healing and peace Yoga brought me after a very traumatic event, I finally undertook her Integral Yoga Teacher Training (an Independent Yoga Network school) in 2013 to be able to share this with others.

Working in a special school for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, it soon became clear to me that these young people needed Yoga in their lives. To deepen her understanding of Yoga and her expertise, I undertook further training in teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to youths with behavioural challenges, children and teens with Autism and ADHD, children with Special Needs (all at Special Yoga, British Wheel of Yoga recognised Centre), Chair Yoga, Heart Rest Yoga, as well as the Heart of Living Yoga Teacher Training (an Independent Yoga Network school).

I am registered with the Independent Yoga Network and have full insurance cover.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.


INTEGRAL YOGA

"The goal of Integral Yoga, and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversities in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining our natural condition of a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well-disciplined, clear and calm, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as strong and pliable as steel, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as a crystal, and a life filled with Supreme Peace and Joy"