She is a highly qualified and experienced teacher with over 27 years of teaching experience (including secondary school, health education while working in G.P practice, RSA YMCA exercise to music and Pilates — in addition to yoga).
She was named as one of the top Pilates instructors in the UK by Harpers and Queen Magazine - Feb 2002 . Anne-Marie in conjunction with Dr. Martyn Speight (a leading musculo-skeletal specialist and osteopath) has bought out an internationally selling DVD - "Pilates on the Ball ". The DVD is also sold and recommended by BackCare UK. Anne-Marie specialises in back problems and many of her students come as medical referrals. She is also qualified in pre/post natal Pilates.
As well as teaching in Harrogate, she has an international reputation for high quality teaching and also on request runs yoga retreat days/weekends, Ayurvedic workshops and wellness training sessions in the community, workplace and at other retreat centres worldwide.
Anne-Marie is also a keen dancer, particularly Salsa and Argentinian Tango and ballroom and would be happy to teach a few moves if requested - which can be a popular option in the evenings!
Please see www.yorkshirewellbeing.co.uk or www.harrogatyogaretreats.co.uk for more information about Anne-Marie.
James has spent 5 years of study and training in India to teach on our Harrogate Yoga Retreats. He is a Sivananda yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic massage threapist and a Reiki master. Combined with his knowledge of Hindu Philosophy gained from 3 years of Post-graduate studies at a top Indian University, James will provide in depth teaching of all aspects of yoga and its underlying philosophy.
Due to his interest in spirituality from a young age, James journeyed to South Asia on a spiritual pilgrimage in 2007. After two years of extensive travel, he settled to live in one of India's most ancient and holy cities, Varanasi.
In 2012, after three years of intensive study, James completed his post graduate degree in Indian Philosophy and Comparative Religion at Banaras Hindu University. His academic studies and personal sadhana has focused primarily on Yoga, Vedanta and Tantric traditions, including extensive personal retreat and immersion into the esoteric teachings of Kashmir Shaivism.
James's clear, calm and compassionate teaching style coupled with a deep understanding of the true meaning of yoga will facilitate the expansion of Consciousness. As well as teaching in the UK has also taught in India and Paris