Anthea saw very young that yoga can be part of your everyday life. Her mum started yoga when she was pregnant with Anthea and through Anthea’s formative years she began to see through others what benefits yoga can bring. In the early 90’s Anthea started going to different yoga, dance and movement classes, but it wasn’t until 2000 when Anthea’s father died that she personally experienced the profound support yoga can bring.
Anthea considers 2000 the year she found yoga, and holds June Mitchell and Gerry Keilty very dear to her heart for mentoring her to this place. After a matter of weeks with June and Gerry Anthea began her daily yoga practice, and it wasn’t long until she began her Yoga Teacher Training with June Mitchell and Julie Hanson (CYS Scotland) and qualified in 2004. Over these years Anthea continued to work within the Well Being industry and with clients on a 1-2-1 basis, before opening and developing Spas around the UK and training therapists in Massage and Spa Therapy. She went to every workshop going and also studied Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Natural Nutrition, Ayurvedic Therapies, Reiki and The Metamorphic Technique.
In 2004 through to spring 2005 Anthea continued her training in India and Thailand, which included deepening her own personal yoga practice with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Rolf & Marcy Naujokat and going to Prana Nature Cure Yoga Hospital in Tamil Nadu where she learned about the administration of yoga therapies, kriyas (cleansing techniques) meditation and pranayama (breath-work) techniques for therapeutic benefits.
On her return to the UK Anthea hand-picked the space of Yoga Healing Glasgow to teach from, which was previously known as Bodysense. When Bodysense closed in 2009 Anthea took over the space with the support of Regeneration Glasgow and in January 2010 Yoga Healing Glasgow was born.