For yoga classes with Anahata:
For several years I have taken classes with Anahata Giri. Her yoga is inspiring. She has developed a style of teaching that often begins gently but builds to a very complete and demanding sequence, all in a gracious and gentle atmosphere. Her yoga is deep and engages one on many levels. She is a lovely role model, having a feminine, poised and generous manner, unaffected and helpful. For several years I and my partner have looked forward to a deep and sensitive yoga session on Sunday mornings with Anahata, who has been consistent and kind, while also extending our capacity both physically and inwardly. She is a very skilled, unpretentious and strong teacher and I recommend her work strongly.
Julia White, March 2013
Anahata is a wonderful yoga teacher. I have been to her classes twice weekly since moving from NZ in 2009. I enjoy the way her classes integrate asana, pranayama, sound work and meditation, and dynamically combine strength, movement and deep connection to the breath. In class, she provides a beautiful balance between sensitive guidance, and holding space for a deep personal practice. Her own grounded and curious nature permeates her classes, and her regular following of students have become somewhat of an extended family.
Jacqui Chan, March 2013
Testimonials for The Yoga of Birth: Teaching Prenatal Yoga: Graduate Certificate:
"The prenatal training with Anahata was outstanding. As a woman who has never had children, this training gave me the opportunity to dive deep into exploring the experience of pregnancy, giving birth and yoga as a wonderful tool to support woman through this sacred process. The training was very thorough and flowed beautifully. Anahata guided us through prenatal yoga classes, provided factual information and a very comprehensive manual, opportunities for information sharing and growth as a group and as individual teachers. This training has enriched my teaching, my personal yoga practice and opened me up to new and wonderful ways of viewing pregnancy and birth."
Ingrid Jolley, Yoga of Birth Training, 2012
Thank you Anahata for this great workshop! Your teaching style is down to earth, clear and practical. You offered safe & interesting sequencing, useful sound practices, along with simple yet potent meditations, all of which are invaluable tools for pregnancy and birth. Im very excited to commence teaching prenatal yoga with complete confidence thanks to this integrated workshop.
Jodie Murray, Yoga of Birth Training, 2012
The Yoga of Birth: Teaching Prenatal Yoga Training was incredible. Thorough and inspiring, informative and moving; the elements focus provides a perfect structure from which to both view the journey of pregnancy and birth, and guides the teacher in planning classes effectively. Really balanced and beautiful approach, especially the emphasis on birth and empowerment. I left the training with greater confidence, inner strength, self trust, awareness, ability to surrender, and felt myself becoming gentler, more grounded and able to nurture the nurturer. I am so honoured to teach prenatal Yoga and passionate about the classes Together we celebrate the miraculous gift of life that flows through us: embodied, luminous, Divine.
Lesley Fox, Yoga of Birth Training 2012
Anahata Giri's 'Yoga of Birth' training was a truly enriching experience. I came away with practical tools & knowledge to apply directly to my teaching. But more profoundly was given the opportunity to re- explore my own experience of becoming a mother which reaffirmed how vital yoga is on this sacred journey.
Renee Willner, Yoga of Birth Training 2012
The Yoga of Birth Prenatal yoga teacher training was wonderful, informative and inspiring. Anahata provided a perfect blend of practice and theory with enthusiasm and encouragement to bring my own style to my teaching.
Belinda Blackburn, Yoga of Birth Training, 2012
"Thank you Anahata for a wonderful teacher training course. Your very practical approach, which included pretty much everything (asanas, meditation, relaxation, philosophy, personal experience, written and video material) suited me very well and I am now, not just confident but very keen, to start teaching my own prenatal classes. Also your availability after the course as a mentor is a big advantage. I learned about your course word-by-mouth, and will definitely tell my yoga friends who would like to specialise in prenatal yoga."
Nina Hakamies, Yoga of Birth Training, 2012
Thank you so much Anahata for a wonderful and comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training. 4 days of joy filled learning in a beautiful space, led by a teacher who embodies yoga. I look forward to many more trainings with you! And thank you to the other students who created a loving, warm, and sharing experience. I believe your Yoga of Birth Teacher Training is invaluable preparation and a "must" for Yoga teachers planning to teach prenatal classes. I now feel confident that I will be offering my students well thought out classes based on a sound understanding of safe poses and alignment for the many special circumstances that might accompany pregnancy. Namaste Caroline Calnan Yoga of Birth 2013
Testimonials for mentoring for yoga teachers
"Anahata became a mentor for me in my first year of yoga teaching. She was able to emotionally support me and empower me to follow the path I felt most inspired by. Anahata is a wonderful listener and has been able to offer me the emotional and practical support and guidance most needed, in different stages of my personal and professional growth and development. Anahata has been very generous with sharing her knowledge, experience and networks to further enhance my business and teaching. Having Anahata as a mentor has been invaluable and she is an inspiring woman to learn from and work with.
Ingrid Jolley, 2013
Every yoga teacher should have at least one mentor. After completing my teacher training, I confidently went out to share my love and knowledge of yoga. But it wasnt until I started teaching and seeing students with so many different bodies and their individual restrictions that you develop this long list of questions and concerns that no teacher training can comprehensively cover. This type of knowledge comes only from experience, over years and years of teaching, from a very experienced teacher. I felt like Id struck gold when I discovered Anahata Giri was offering mentoring sessions. With decades of being a yoga practitioner and a dedicated teacher, she has vast knowledge to share in general yoga, prenatal, sound practices, chanting, meditation & pranayama and more. Having the mentoring sessions allows me to continue to develop my skills and explore new ways to be an effective teacher. Anahata is open and easy going, offering a safe and confidential space to share ideas, concerns, challenges, and experiences and giving practical tools to firstly apply to my own practice and then share with students. Highly recommended!!
Jodie Murray, 2013