Individual Yoga Tuition & Yoga Therapy
with Anthea Simpson.
“If you happen to try it, yoga enhances your life.
Try it again, it improves your life, and keep doing it,
it changes your whole physical, chemical and emotional Being.”
Anthea began her career as an apprentice in 1986 in Inverness where she learned first hand about alternative therapies and approaches to well-being. Anthea worked closely with clients with main concerns being their weight. They would attend the clinic to learn about different ways to live a healthier way of life. The clinic was before it’s time, and Anthea was responsible for preparing healthy foods, juices and herb teas for the clients who attended the clinic
In 1989 Anthea moved to study full-time in Glasgow and when she graduated she practised holistic therapies - Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage - in an established beauty clinic in Glasgow.
After 5 years Anthea moved around the UK and worked in the States for a short time setting up Residential Retreat Centres and Spas. She established health and well-being packages, eating plans and menus, recruitment and training of therapists. It was at this time that Anthea began pracitcing yoga herself and personally experienced changes in her personal life. She learned how profound yoga was in changing habits and patterns, and also how these shifts occured much more easily than previous methods she had tried. Anthea began meeting Movement and Yoga Therapists and Teachers whilst in England, and began encorporating the likes of yoga, pilates and tai’chi into different programmes for clients whilst she began going to yoga classes and began her own personal home yoga practice.
After ten years as a yoga student Anthea graduated in 2004 as a Yoga Teacher with CYS Scotland, and went onto study Natural Nutrition, Ayurvedic Therapies, Reiki and The Metamorphic Technique.
Anthea continued her training in India and Thailand over the next year, where she worked with many well-known teachers, and studied Yoga Therapy at a Yogic Hopsital in Tamil Nadu learning about the administration of yoga therapies, kriyas (cleansing techniques) meditation and pranayama (breath-work)techniques for a broad range of ailments. It was at this time that Anthea knew she wanted to return to Glasgow and specialise in 1-2-1 yoga therapy.
Anthea holds much belief that her training as an Holistic Therapist gave her a solid foundation, and that becoming a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher was a natural progression for her. Anthea’s training from college in 1989 through to her yoga training in 2004 are encorporated in her approach to teaching yoga and cultivating personal yoga practices for 1-2-1 clients. Anthea says;
“I see positive changes in my peers, students and clients. Within me, and around me I see the magic of Yoga everyday, and I consider myself very lucky and humbled to have been introduced to Yoga. I have huge gratitude to be able to work in such a fullfilling field, and I consider Yoga to be such an intellectual approach to life, to self developement and to one’s own well-being.”
“Clients and students come back with a benefit after their very first yoga 1-2-1 or class, and it’s an absolute honour to be passing on the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga.”
“My students are of varying levels of experience, from absolute beginner to teacher. I have watched clients build mobility back into their bodies, remove physical and emotional pains, release fatigue and anxiety, reduce and stop pharmaceutical drugs. I have taught students that started with me as absolute beginners, and progressed on to becoming yoga teachers themselves, yet I am still a yoga student myself, and never stop wanting to learn more”
Anthea has heart-felt respect and gratitude to teachers, past and present, (Sri K Pattabhi Jois, David Keil, Mark Darby, June Mitchell and Gerry Keilty) for passing on the lineage of Classical Yoga to her. Anthea’s deep admiration goes to their lifetime of knowledge and their traditional teachings, and the instruction they have given and continue to give to her.
Anthea also teaches groups of friends and collegues, weekly classes, immersions and weekend workshops. Do not hesitate to contact Anthea to chat more about your own personal yoga journey.
Yoga Therapy and 1-2-1 Yoga
1 hour 30 minutes
(recommended on initial session) – £50
1 hour 15 minutes
(recommended at regular intervals) – £45
5 Session Programme
(recommended weekly) – £200
10 Session Programme
(recommended twice a week) – £350
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“Practise and all is coming” Sri K Pattabhi Jois