Ananda has been practising yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2005. She was drawn to yoga after working long hours in her management role and eventually suffering with stress . She was a regular at the gym but never to any classes until she was invited to a yoga class by a colleague and that was where her journey began. She found it to be the only way she could unwind, switch-off and find peace and relaxation. That was the day her life changed.
Searching for a class that gave her everything she needed at that time, she tried a variety of styles such as Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda, until Integral Yoga teacher Rowan Cobelli came to cover a class at her gym. His style and approach instilled a calmness in her she had never felt before. She sought out local Integral Yoga classes and became a regular student, deepening her practise with Rowan and IY teacher, Sumukhi Webb.
After continuing to focus on Integral Yoga for another year, she fell deeper in love with her practice and the teachings of Swami Satchidananda (founder of Integral Yoga ). After completing 200 hours teaching training in basic asana, Ananda later went on to study Intermediate yoga (180 hours) and she continues to attend regular classes, workshops and retreats. Her individual style has developed from her background in Integral Yoga, daily learnings, and her love of gentle and challenging flowing sequences.