Annette has been teaching Yoga with a focus on yoga therapy for 20 years. Integrating Yoga into daily life has been her focus since being introduced to yoga when living in a village in Bali in 1975. She has recently completed a Masters of Medical Sciences degree by researching the effects of Yoga on women with secondary arm lymphoedema from breast cancer. Annette runs courses on yoga and breast cancer and has made a DVD accessible through YWCANSW Encore. She has presented at many conferences and is currently a member of faculty for the Graduate Certificate in yoga therapy.
Trained originally by Yoga for Health in Great Britain in order to teach yoga therapy, she has studied with many other teachers, and has been influenced strongly by teachings from the Satyananda Yoga® tradition.
Annette has always followed the words of Krishnamachara “If you can breathe, you can do yoga”. This has led to her teaching yoga to people with MS, people in wheelchairs, the profoundly deaf, intellectually disabled youth, people on probation, disabled athletes, the NSW cerebral palsy soccer team, people with back pain and people with many other illnesses. Annette has worked holistically with physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths with a focus on rehabilitation. Annette is a member of Yoga Australia, IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), and AAYT.
Annette has a long list of qualifications to her name. She has graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Education and Management, as well as being highly qualified in Yoga, Pilates, Massage and Exercise Science. She is also highly experienced in each of these fields. Her commitment to adult education has resulted in many fellowships to study course deliveries overseas.