Hello, I am Anna. My passion (sounds corny, but its true!) is to make people happier and healthier by introducing them to fitness, yoga and healthy nutrition. I have been practicing yoga for 7 years and now am Qualified Yoga Alliance Teacher RYT200 as well as hold a full diploma in Personal Training,
A bit more about me…
I am a British/Russian and have lived almost equal amounts of my life now in both the countries, before moving to Paris 2 year ago. I have a background in corporate career, but I packed it in and quit my job to become a health and fitness professional 3 years ago when I qualified as a yoga teacher as well as a personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Aside of my work-related passions, I love photography and design. I love trying to understand contemporary art, and spotting street art. I also love being outdoors, mountains, sea, forests, – all give me great pleasure to explore, especially when I’m doing something active with a great group of friends.
I Have been into sports and fitness from a young age. Growing up in a very sporty family (my dad is ex-elite decathlete, and my mum owns and runs a successful fitness centre for over 20 years.) I always got involved in and loved everything my parents did, and after getting a degree in Business Management in the UK and a brief stint in the corporate world I realised that my true professional calling was my lifelong passion for sports and fitness. I then quit my job and re-trained as a Personal Trainer, nutrition consultant, aqua-fitness instructor and then went to India where I trained to become a yoga teacher and reiki healer. After coming back from India I moved to France where I saw a need for affordable health and wellbeing and shortly after founded Affordable Yoga, where I now work full time.
There has been tremendous support and interest in this initiative so I have lots of exciting plans of expansion into different locations and adding new exciting services. If there isn’t something yet on offer that completely suits your needs in terms of time and location, please follow keep checking back for news!
I teach the Outdoor Bootcamps in the Park as I love being in the nature, getting your heart rate up, working your body to its maximum limit to achieve your goals.
My style is supportive and encouraging as I love making everyone feel included and welcome, while pushing them to their limits to increase physical fitness and confidence.
Look forward to seeing you all in the park!
Originally from Croatia, after a few years of frequent visiting she moved to Paris in 2014 where she teaches singing, holds workshops for singers as well as relaxation techniques to help reduce stress in every-day life. She was initiated into Transcendental Meditation as well as Tibetan Meditation in 1999 and has always been a supporter of Meditation as a meaningful tool to connect with your Inner Self and live a more peaceful life. In 2012 she completed the Art of Living course (by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) and now uses Sudarshan Kriya technique as her home practice. Yoga has been present in her life since 1997 when she started practicing Yoga in Everyday Life. In the following years she has been trying out different types of Yoga, and exploring more during her teacher training in Croatia, but has chosen the path of traditional hatha Yoga, by Sri Dharma Mittra, called Dharma Yoga. She plans to specialize in this field in the future and hopes to spread these teachings.
She combines techniques used for voice teaching, Yogic techniques with the focus on breath, personalized meditations, affirmations and Reiki treatments to improve health - body, mind and soul, learn to relax and de-stress, connect with your true self and attract what you want in life. She is a promotor of positive thinking, healthy living, who likes to inspire and motivate others to live fully and follow their heart.
Maja is currently not teaching any regular classes with us.