Anne Sutherland began hatha yoga and meditation some 40 years ago. Later she qualified as a yoga teacher with the New Zealand School of Yoga in 1998. That year she moved with her family to Australia where she operated the Dynamic Yoga studio in Sydney for 10 years. She taught some 3000 students in that period, as well as employing several other teachers and training two more.
During that time she had the opportunity to study with many international Senior Teachers in yoga and meditation. People who have inspired her in classes or workshops include S N Goenka, Geeta Iyengar, Peter Thomson, Kay Parry, Glenn Ceresoli and Kit Laughlin. Her studies have taken her several times to India on retreat as well as doing regular workshops with visiting teachers.
Anne has a unique teaching style grounded in her foundation of Iyengar and Hatha yoga. Various props like blocks and straps are used at times to explore alignment in poses in ways that keep it safe for all bodies.
Nicki Burnett-Smith comes from a background in teaching...specialising in Business Studies to secondary students. She has had a passion for yoga for many years which lead her to study with John and Ruth White in the Cotswolds. Recently Nicki completed a Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher course in Rishikesh, India. She is now teaching a few classes each week and with her affinity for young people, is using Hatha yoga and pranayama to assist stress management.