Yoga Teacher: Anne Boggs
Anne has been practising yoga for over fifteen years and trained as a Level One teacher in 2006 with Marie Quail at the Yoga Therapy and Training Centre (YTTC). She completed her Level Two Teacher Training Course in 2010 and continues to develop her knowledge and understanding, with further qualifications in Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga Therapy and Yoga for the Back. Anne is currently working towards her advanced teaching certificate.
On a personal note from Anne
In 1998, I went to my first class and, by the end of it, I was hooked on yoga! I have worked hard since then to improve my practice and to pass on the benefits and the joy of yoga to others. My main areas of focus are the natural alignment of the body, relaxation and helping students to move safely through a wide range of postures. As well as working hard, I always try to make sure that my students enjoy their classes and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
I have been teaching for over seven years and am continuing to develop this area of my work. I teach all levels from absolute beginners to intermediate standard and have taught students from primary school age right up to individuals in their seventies. You are never too young or too old to enjoy yoga!
I am the mother of three grown-up children and can testify to the benefits of yoga – physically, mentally and emotionally – particularly in this busy and stressful world. I am so glad that yoga came into my life!
I have been practising Yoga on and off for the past 15 years. I began to take it more seriously in the past 4 years and started to build my own personal practice both on and off the mat. I enrolled on the YTTC Level One yoga training course in October 2016 with the primary goal of learning more about the philosophy of Yoga and to continue to develop my personal practice. The course, whilst being very challenging at times due to working full time as a Specialist Bariatric nurse and a busy family and home life, was a wonderful experience. I learnt how Yoga has the power to enrich one’s life particularly in today’s fast paced world. It fits in so well with my passion and interest in health, nutrition, wellbeing and nature. I even discovered it assisted in my day job as a Bariatric Nurse.
I love how Yoga can be for everyone, all abilities, all body shapes, all ages etc. The practice of Yoga can create many benefits both on and off the mat and I feel very privileged being able to teach and pass on the gift of Yoga at Physio Plus. Teaching has fueled my passion for Yoga even more and over the next few years I intend to continue with my learning and study.
Having always been interested in all aspects of the physical body, when I incorporated Yoga and Meditation I knew I had found the path I would never leave; it all fell into place so to speak. Since then I have been keen to assist others on their journey navigating this human existence we all share. My teaching draws on Philosophy and Psychology while also incorporating Zen wisdom and the teachings found in Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga to assist the physical practice and make sense of it all. Anxiety and stress abound in the modern age so the teaching style I like to advocate is based on both empowerment and release to both strengthen and open the physical body and also to free the mind from hindrance and restriction.
I discovered yoga, about eight years ago, after a friend suggested it as a good accompaniment to other forms of exercise. Since then my passion for it has grown steadily. I completed my Javani Heart of Yoga teacher training in 2016 and have been teaching a variety of classes since then. I regularly attend workshops and retreats to further my own knowledge and share in my teaching. My classes are focused on breath and movement with a calm clear mind. Students are guided through a combination of simple flowing sequences and static poses and are encouraged to experience an individual practice within the structure of the class setting. Modifications and alternatives are offered to make classes suitable for most levels of ability including beginners. I believe Yoga has many different benefits for many people so why not try it and see if it has anything to offer you?