Annie teaches Traditional Indian Yoga, a synthesis of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga, based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Ashtanga) and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherend Samhita and other yogic texts. She studied in India at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (ashram) under Rishi Dharmajyoti. Annie teaches yoga as a means to develop consciousness and to make the mind body soul connection.
To add to the effectiveness of physical Yoga practice, she works with remedial Pilates to strengthen muscles and to correct structural integrity. She studied under Susan Arena Pepper, former ballerina based in Geneva Switzerland, who developed the Swiss Body Pilates method, and Master teacher Jennifer Paynter who has a deep knowledge of anatomy and is based in Cape Town South Africa.
Annie has over 20 years experience with cleansing practices both through diet and various cleansing techniques. After experimenting personally with fasting, detoxification and working with food as medicine she shares what she has learned. She is the founder of Cape Town Retreats and runs holistic Yoga and detoxification retreats in and around Cape Town, South Africa.
In her personal quest for self development, Annie has immersed herself in the study of Taoism and has a profound personal interest in Psychological Astrology. She integrates her knowledge in her work.