Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Anita has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2006, having completed the 500 hour plus Vajrasati Yoga Teacher Training with founder Jim Tarran – a course which is accredited by both the Yoga Alliance and the British Wheel of Yoga.
Teaching regular drop-in classes, as well as one-to-one tuition and small private groups, she believes yoga should be available to everyone, and places emphasis on tailoring asanas (yoga poses) to the individual, encouraging students to work to their own ability. This approach makes her classes suitable for all ages and levels of experience, from beginners to the more advanced.
Vajrasati Yoga is closely related to Iyengar Yoga – one of the classic and best known forms of yoga – and utilises props, such as blocks, belts and blankets, to adapt asanas and make them safe and accessible. It also encourages students to work with the breath, and pranayama (yogic breathing) is sometimes taught.
Practising yoga brings a wealth of health benefits, including increased flexibility, strength, balance and stamina, and greater emotional stability and resilience. Regular practice has also been found to promote relaxation, alleviate stress, improve sleep, and even boost longevity.