Anne-Marie Reilander

Anne-Marie ReilanderAnne-Marie first encountered yoga as a young girl, practicing with her mother, who to this day has a daily yoga practice. As the years progressed, Anne-Marie began a formal practice in Ashtanga yoga and found out why her mother made yoga a life-long study. “Yoga is my therapy, and it is a therapy that is within reach for everyone. I want to share this practice with as many people as I can.”

Anne-Marie has experienced the healing power of Ashtanga yoga both physically (recovering from an accident that caused 11 broken bones and severe soft tissue damage) and mentally and brings that experience to her students. She finds it truly rewarding in helping students, wherever they may be on their yoga journey. “Yoga allows a person to get in touch with not only their physical being, but with their spirit and soul and our divine connection with the world.”

Anne-Marie wants to thank all her amazing teachers over the years, starting with her mother. Thank you also to Pat Copping, Dana Blonde, Gord Desautels and all the teachers at The Yoga Shala Calgary, David Robson at The Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, Prem and Radha Carlisi at The Ashtanga Research Centre in Bali, Indonesia. Anne-Marie also expresses sincere gratitude to her current Ashtanga instructor, Deborah Carruthers at Harmony Yoga, Duncan. “Deb, you share such a light with your clients, your students and the world. It’s an inspiration, something I want to emulate.”