From a very early age I have been a worrier. It’s something that runs in our family. I was thus advised to try meditation or yoga. And like many such advice, it became yet another item on my never ending to-do list; until a colleague mentioned thinking of enrolling in Anika’s yoga class. We both figured if there were two of us attending, we would be able to push eachother. Luckily for me, I was hooked after the first session as my colleague never really showed up.
It has now been around 10 months or so, and other than a couple of months due to an unrelated injury, I have been a regular. The sessions – beginners or intermediate – leave me energized and calm at the same time. Physically, it is demanding yet liberating as one discovers one’s “limits” and ways to continue pushing that “limit”. And as Anika constantly reminds us - it’s always about the breathing. Staying conscious of one’s breathing and actively engaging the locks is a challenge that I understand (and hope) will become easier over time and with practice. One needs to be patient with yoga. I just wish I had discovered it earlier.
Finally, a few words about Anika’s teaching. She finely balances discipline with encouragement. She knows when to push and when to be gentle. She manages the time and space to individually assists students during class and is available before or after if anyone requires further guidance. It clearly comes across that Anika believes in and enjoys living, practicing, sharing and teaching yoga. Have and will continue to recommend her class to others.