About Encounter Yoga
Encounter Yoga is based on the tradition of Hatha Yoga and takes an integrated, breath centred approach.
To share the practices of yoga that encourage health and well being, personal transformation and growth; enabling a better connection to our community beyond the practice space – that benefits all the people that we encounter.
Teacher Background - Anita Grantham
I began practicing yoga in the early 80’s, and after having a family and working full time and studying, I found that life got busy and I just drifted away from yoga for quite some time. But yoga kept beckoning me, and so I returned, with a more whole hearted commitment when the time was right - (and wondered why I ever stopped practicing!)
This was more than 15 years ago - and yoga has become my lifestyle - a way of being, seeing and moving in the world. Yoga has been a gift and blessing, as I realise the immense benefits of its practices, on every level - particularly in times of life's big challenges, such as grief and loss.
As I enjoyed the benefits of yoga so much, I wanted to learn more, so in 2009/10 I studied with Venkatesa Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia, obtaining a Full Sadhana Yoga Teaching Diploma (500 hours), and began sharing yoga with others in 2011 - and haven't looked back!
I qualified as a Thai Yoga Massage therapist in 2016 - a practice that is a wonderful complement to yoga and one that I love sharing with metta (loving kindness); making this a beautifully, nourishing and meditative experience - for both the giver and receiver, with enormous health and wellness benefits.
I have also completed Bliss Baby Yoga pre-natal yoga teacher training - enabling me to share yoga with mums-to-be during that very special, nurturing time of pregnancy - making yoga more accessible and safe for those who benefit most from it.
As a yoga teacher I continue to evolve and grow. That is simply the nature of yoga - you never stop learning; evolving and transforming - exploring and experiencing a range of yoga practices, styles and teachings that inspire the classes I share with others.
I believe in tailoring classes to meet the needs of groups or individuals, making classes fun, unique and student centred.
There have been some wonderful opportunities open up for me to share yoga with many different groups, in many different settings - Women's and Young Mum's groups, Caregivers, school students and their teachers, youth programs, health care professionals, families and corporate groups - in parks, on beaches, in private homes, workplaces and community halls. I have treasured every step of the way, every experience, and every person I have come into contact with on this very special journey.
Encounter Yoga is now based in a small, boutique studio within my own home - catering for intimate groups of up to 8 people and I am a registered Yoga Australia level 2 (500 hour) Yoga Teacher.
I look forward to sharing yoga with you soon,
Located at 38 Harbour View Tce, Victor Harbor, SA.