Moon Days

BIO

Daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga since 1995.

Student of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswami and Lino Miele.

Authorized by Sri K Pattabhi Jois 2002, authorized to teach the Intermediate series by Sharath Rangaswami 2009.

Today, an authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher working all over the world, Anne is also a ReiKi healer, a Vital Shiatsu body worker, a Magnified healer and a passionate amateur dancer of many dance disciplines. Anne is highly estimated for her understanding of delicate emotional and bodily energies and famous for her subtle adjustements in the asana practice. Anne is one of there rare people in the world to practice the 4th series of Ashtanga yoga. Anne has given hundreds of workshops and tens of different yoga and meditation retreats.

In Ashtanga Yoga Anne has gone far in the very challenging forth series. She thinks that this is thanks to her gentle attitude towards herself and a great understanding how the body works. No pushing, no pressure, but listening to the energy, doing the practice regularly and with devotion.

Her speciality as a teacher is the breath work through which she helps people to breathe more easily, naturally and then with the help of the right technique, to strengthen their habitual breathing to get more fresh energy, fresh thoughts and to be naturally positive and spontaneous! Anne links the Mula bandha work to the breathing.

Anne thinks that also all physical practice of yoga has to lead to a more fulfilling and happy life. This can happen when you connect the practice to the ancient yoga wisdom - Yama and Niyama - . This helps you to be more compassionate and to live in the reality instead of living in your mind.

Anne is interested in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers in human being and is fascinated by how the awareness in all levels can grow through the body's sensitivity and health. Anne's work is soul work, root work and her philosophy is that we need a discipline to be free. She feels everybody can become stronger and happier in order to help others to be happier!

Anne's teachers

SRI KRISHNA PATTABHI JOIS Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga. In 1927 at the age of 12 he met his own guru, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Greatly inspired by his teacher he started a daily yoga practice. Some years later Guruji was accepted to study and practice with his guru, a relationship that lasted for years. From the year 1948 until 2008 Guruji was teaching in Mysore in the Ashtanga yoga research institute he founded. He was also teaching all around the world giving workshops to make this practice known by many people. Guruji passed away in 2009.

SHARATH RANGASWAMI Sharath Rangaswami is the grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. As he grew up in a yoga family, he was familiar with the asana practice already as a child. He started a dedicated practice at the age of 19. That was the time that Sharath become also Guruji's assistant in Lakshmipuram yoga shala. From his youth he's been studying asanas, pranayama and ancient Vedic scriptures. He's the only person who's been allowed by Guruji to practice the 6th series of Ashtanga. Sharath is a great exemple of a yoga student - completely surrended to his guru with deep reverence and love. After Guruji past away in 2009, Sharath has been leading the Ashtanga yoga institute in Mysore.

LINO ANGELO MIELE Lino miele started the Ashtanga yoga practice in 1988 and was originally the student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Lino has done a great work and big service to the Western yoga students by transcribing the vinyasa system in his book of Ashtanga yoga. Lino has a yoga shala in Rome. His teaching is appreciated all around the world. He's been sharing his experience for decades in multitude of different places. Lino was my teacher for thirteen years beside my Indian teachers.