Anthea believes that yoga is available to anyone who chooses to embrace it. She places a lot of emphasis on the breath while teaching as it is the single aspect of our being that defines yoga better than any other. The breath functions automatically, yet it’s also under our control. As we concentrate on our breathing, we find that we can strengthen and regulate our entire bodies, breeding transformation on both a physical and spiritual level. Focusing on breathing fully and deeply draws our attention to the internal experience of the postures, a far more accessible route to practice than looking at advanced postures and attempting to mimic them. Anthea's teaching is underpinned by her own daily asana, pranayama and sitting practice, along with continuing study of yoga philosophy.
Her teaching includes pranayama, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, and Love Food & Yoga workshops and retreats based on Ayurveda and Ashtanga. She runs an annual retreat at Samahita Retreat on the tropical island of Koh Samui in beautiful Thailand, a truly wonderful place to deepen your practice or even to learn yoga from scratch in a peaceful, stunning environment.
BACKGROUND Since 2007 Anthea has been studying and practicing regularly in Ireland and Asia. In 2009 she immersed in an year long intensive with her teachers at Ashtanga Yoga Dublin. In 2010 she trained to teach with Paul Dallaghan at Centered Yoga (part of Samahita Retreat), a 6 month course that includes an intensive month being immersed in study and practice in Koh Samui, Thailand. She began her teaching journey after that and continued to travel to Asia regularly to deepen her understanding of asana, philosophy and pranayama with her teachers Paul Dallaghan and Indian master Sri OP Tiwari in Thailand, and Prem & Radha in Bali. She has been lucky enough to practice with some of the most talented and well-known Ashtanga teachers in the world, including Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Manju and Sharath Jois, Chuck Miller, Peter Sanson, Kino MacGregor and David Swenson.
Having spent the last 2 years based at Samahita Retreat in Thailand Anthea is now mainly based in San Francisco, teaching at The Mindful Body as well as traveling to teach workshops and retreats.
"Anthea is a lovely relaxed teacher. Being Irish, she has a great sense of humour and throws in many funny comments as she teaches. She loves her yoga and has a very practical and balanced approach to it herself and in her teaching. I very much enjoyed her guidance and direction during her classes." Paul O’Malley "Amazing person, great teaching, strong energy." Alice Ranzanici
"Anthea is very real and sincere and has a nice sense of humour, which helps gain confidence and overcome insecurities during practising yoga." Sossi Tatikyan