Having been first introduced to yoga by my mother as a young child, I was always intrigued by it and dabbled here and there over the years but didn’t take the steps towards a dedicated practice until much later in life. In 2014 I joined De La Sol having spent the previous year recovering from a stroke. There, I found my practice, I found proper alignment, I found my breath, and I found myself, all amongst a beautiful community of people – students and teachers alike. Having recently completed the amazing experience of De La Sol YTT this year, I am developing my teaching style to support the unique story of each student from the beginner to multi-decade practiced yogi. I believe it is incredibly important to develop an eye that moves students into shapes that work best for their physicality and moves them away from trying to mimic the people next to them or what they’ve seen in photos. Off the mat, my passion for teaching chair yoga to seniors has confirmed “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down” ~ Jigar Gor
In 2006, Anita trained in Portland to become an Itsy Bitsy Yoga teacher and then trained further with Yoga4Kids in Toronto. She has been teaching babies, toddlers and children since then. In 2011, Anita decided it was time to pursue her adult teacher training. She studied in Windsor, ON with Renee Janisse and obtained her 200 hour RYT certificate. She has been teaching adults since then and is thrilled to be able to offer a safe space for gentle exploration of your body through Asana. Anita is excited to share her love of the healing that yoga can bring to you.
Anita’s favorite pose is currently Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose). The flow of energy reminds her to live life to the fullest.
Barb appreciates everybody’s uniqueness. Knowing that life is full of challenges, self awareness through her instruction in order to better understand and appreciate the power you have in dealing with situations and living your life. She creates a non intimidating environment and is often told she is clear and easy to follow. Infusing positive energy, genuine concern and respect for each individual and their personal journey.