Yoga Teaching

I grew up in the Jivamukti Yoga lineage. I was attracted to this method’s emphasis on developing right relationship with the earth and the practice of ahimsa, non-harming.  I’ve undertaken over 1000 hours of teacher training, as well as 9 years of teaching experience. I currently teach regular yoga classes at two Sydney yoga studios – Humming Puppy in Redfern and Union Street Yoga in Erskineville. I also hold regular events, workshops and retreats under the umbrella of my company Wild Child Moves, which marries yoga, meditation, movement, deep ecology and rewilding.

Writing

Before I came to yoga teaching, there was writing. I’ve worked in mainstream and independent media, regional newspaper publishing, research, online production and editing, as well as freelance journalism. My freelance work has been published in Australian Yoga Journal, Overland Literary Journal, Good Weekend, Yen Magazine, Dumbo Feather, Peppermint Magazine, The Drum, Sydney Morning Herald, New Matilda, The Diplomat and others.

Deep Ecology Facilitation

I hold retreats and workshops facilitating deep ecology practice in wild places, as well as working with organisations to strengthen connection, intention, resolve, and unity. I am currently undertaking a year-long Facilitator Development Course through Joanna Macy’s organisation, The Work That Reconnects. Deep Ecology brings us back to a felt sense of connection to the earth, bringing us into an animist way of experiencing the web of life – as alive, as spirit running through all things. The core practices and method formulated by environment activists, Joanna Macy, John Seed and others, focus on developing connection to one another and the living earth, as well as processing grief over the destruction being wrought, and then coming to a deeper resolve to protect the earth through activism, challenging the established structures underpinning our society, and shifting human consciousness. Many of the practices are inspired by engaged buddhism.

Activism

My activist days began in student organising and anarchist circles. I was most heavily involved in the refugee rights movement during the Howard years and more recently I spent two dangerous summers confronting Japanese whalers in Antarctica with Sea Shepherd. There is more to do.

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The thread that runs through all I do, is love for the earth, and a message of protecting life and cultivating our felt sense of connection.

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Workshops, Retreats & Events

Understanding the subtle body: A four-week chakra course

Union Street Yoga, Erskineville

Saturdays, June 15 – July 6, 1030am-1230pm

Join Anna Greer in this deep dive into the energetic body.

Through yoga practice, philosophy and journalling, we will learn how to use the energetic body to process and integrate what is held there. We will use the map of the energetic body as a way to internally track and balance our psyche and emotions, exploring Carl Jung’s analysis and the East/West confluence. The course will also have an emphasis on the elements associated with each chakra, the link to the physical, and the different ways we can understand the concept of ‘balancing’ our chakras.

The structure of the course is:

Week one: An introduction to the subtle body
Week two: Muladhara and Svadishthana
Week three: Manipura and Anahata
Week four: Vishuddha, Ajna and Sahasrara

This course is for yoga teachers and students who want to deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy and how it understands the body.

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Inversion Immersive

Humming Puppy, Redfern

Saturday May 18, 12-2pm

The gravitational pull can feel like it’s working against us when we start to play with inversions in yoga class. This immersive will break down four main inversions, headstand, handstand, forearm stand and shoulderstand, in a way that will teach you how to align with the force of gravity. Learn strengthening exercises, precise and safe alignment and some tricks and tips to unlock the upside down.

Inversions require our whole body and mind, which is why they are one of the most powerful family of yoga asana. Inversions teach us bodily control and muscle isolation, they help us to overcome fear, they build upper body and core strength and develop focus and patience and determination.

This immersive will focus on the foundations in a supportive atmosphere. Wherever you’re at in your inversions journey, come along and have some fun!

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