ABOUT

ANNETTE WIIK

ABOUT

ANNETTE WIIK

My name is Annette, and I am a Yoga Academy Certified Teacher (BWY-Accredited School). I started practising Hatha Yoga 20 years ago, and also practised pilates for several years. Holding a certificate from Bangor University to teach mindfulness-based courses, I incorporate my knowledge of mindfulness meditation in all my yoga classes. I have two grown-up children and live in Wimbledon.

Practising yoga and mindfulness meditation helped me through a challenging life situation. The practices also helped me deal with physical injuries, such as a herniated disc in the lower back and a torn meniscus in the knee. In my classes, I emphasize the need to care for the spine and joints in the various yoga postures, to allow the body to move as best it can. 

I enjoy sports, especially tennis. In teaching yoga, I have a passion for yoga in sport. My aim is to help you keep your body working for you, so that you can keep on enjoying your sport!

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Qualifications & Experience:

2018-2019: Anatomy and Myofascial Movement Course for Yoga Teachers (London)

  • Teacher: Gary Carter; 10-weekend course

 

2017: Workshop: “Origins of Alignment” (Oslo)

  • Teacher: Donna Farhi; 5 days

 

2017: Workshop: “Yoga for Sports Teacher Training” (London)

  • Teacher: Jim Harrington; 5 days

 

2015-2017:

  • The Yoga Academy (Kent)
  • BWY-Accredited Group, RYS200, RYS500
  • Teachers: Simon Low and Eija Tervonen

 

2016: Silent Retreat at Gaia House (Devon)

  • “Your life is your teacher” – 5-day retreat
  • Teacher: Martin Aylward

 

2016: 1-day workshop in Pranayama - Breath Awareness (Surrey)

  • Teacher: Gill Lloyd

 

2015: Bangor University (Wales)

  • Teacher Training Level 1 in MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction)
  • Training to teach Mindfulness-based Courses
  • Teachers: Pamela Duckerin and Ciaran Saunders

 

2013: Bangor University (Wales)

  • Eight week MBSR course
  • Teacher: Nick Diggins