Astanga Yoga London

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Anna Wise

Anna was authorised to teach by Sri K Patthabhi Jois in 2003: in 2009 she became the first teacher in the UK to receive Level 2 Authorisation. She has permission to teach both Primary and full Intermediate Series. Anna is co-author of ‘Yoga Sadhana for Mothers’, the first book on the subject of Astanga Yoga, pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

Anna has been practising yoga since 1993 and began studying Astanga yoga with Hamish in 1998; a year later she visited Mysore for the first time. She now returns regularly to continue her studies and feels extremely fortunate and privileged to have met and studied with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswathi.

Anna also specialises in teaching yoga for Pregnancy and works for the charity Birth Companions supporting vulnerable pregnant women. Over the years she has worked with and advised numerous Astanga students during their pregnancies, helping them to modify and develop their practice safely as they prepare for the birth of their babies.

Anna teaches the mid morning classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.