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MY STORY

'The wound is the place where the light enters you' - Rumi

Modern living is not easy. Sometimes it feels like there are so many expectations of us that we have no time to stop and connect with what really matters. We may get to the point where we are struggling with our physical or mental health, overworking or addictive behaviours. We know we need to make changes but we don’t know where to start or how to find the time. That is where it all started for me.

Fifteen years ago I first walked into a yoga class and had the tiniest inkling there might be something in it that could help me. A few years later, I took a life-changing trip to India including a yoga retreat, at which point I knew for sure that yoga offered the possibility of a new way of living. For the first time I could remember I felt connected, hopeful and alive. My life began to open up and it was only a matter of time before I enrolled on a yoga teacher training programme to deepen my personal practice and learn how to share its benefits. 

In 2018 I qualified and began to teach classes at a local community centre. I soon realised there was a need for classes that were accessible for those who might not be suited to a more vigorous style of yoga. The more I practiced and taught a gentle and mindful style of yoga, the more I realised the healing benefits of slowing down enough to really connect with our bodies and our breath.

My classes typically include breathing practices, gentle flowing movements and deep relaxation. I draw on yogic philosophy, science and literature and love sharing whatever is currently inspiring me (and feel would be helpful to others) in my classes.

My mission now is to share the benefits of this type of yoga with as many people as possible, especially those who might not think they are yoga types. I teach classes for the general public, charities, private groups and one-to-one sessions. I am always open to ideas for new classes!

Find out more

If you have any questions about my yoga sessions, drop me an email at annarookeyoga@gmail.com

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