Meet our yoga teacher... Anzari
“I believe that the more you know about your brain and how it works, the more likely you are to work with it rather than against it.”
Anzari has a beautiful approach to teaching. Grounded in research-based neuroscience, the themes of her practices help bridge the gap between science and spirituality. One of the main intentions behind Anzari’s practices is to bring a holistic approach to movement, emphasising the mind-body connection, whilst providing people with accessible science based tools to better understand themselves and their experiences.
HOW DID YOUR YOGA JOURNEY BEGIN?
My yoga journey began over 10 years ago when my sister took me to my first class. I fell in love with the practice but mostly with the movement. It wasn’t until later down the track that I started connecting with the practice on a level that went beyond movement.
HOW DOES YOGA FIT INTO YOUR LIFE?
Yoga for me is more than just movement, breathwork and meditation, it’s how I move through life, how I treat others and about connection. It’s a way of living. So yoga fits into every aspect of how I live.
AS A TEACHER WHAT DO YOU SEEK TO BRING PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE WITH YOU?
I love sharing science based tools that have been shown to have an impact on brain health. I hope my teachings will allow access to this knowledge while merging it with ancient practices. Combining my favorite topics, spirituality and science.
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST CONNECTED TO YOUR MIND AND BODY?
I feel most connected to my mind and body when I move my body and when I’m sharing something I’m passionate about like teaching.
IN MOMENTS OF UNEASE WHAT DO YOU DO TO DOWN-REGULATE, RESET AND RESTORE?
My go to tools are movement, breathwork practice for down-regulating stress and just sitting at the beach.
WHAT IS A DAILY RITUAL OR HABIT THAT YOU NEVER LIKE TO SKIP?
Movement and meditation are my two daily rituals I never like to skip. My brain loves these and I notice a difference when I drop either of them.
My passion lies in teaching classes with research-based neuroscience themes, not only to make science more accessible but also to bridge science and spirituality. I believe that the more you know about your brain and how it works, the more likely you are to work with it rather than against it. My practises generally start slow in an effort to connect with the breath and move mindfully, followed by gently warming up the body and ending with a connection back to self. The intention behind my practices is that it provides a holistic approach to movement while providing accessible science based tools.