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​About Anri

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Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Anri moved to the UK to study classical ballet at The Royal Ballet School, which led her to a professional career with Hong Kong Ballet. In 2003, she found yoga or yoga found her while seeking ways to heal injuries and reduce stress from a life in performing arts. Since taking her first teacher training course in 2007, she has taught over 10,000 hours of yoga in Hong Kong, Japan, and Mainland China.

 

Besides teaching Alignment-based Hatha and Therapy classes, she is also a certified  Pre/Postnatal and Children's Yoga teacher, Barre instructor and the only Yoga Bou Master Trainer outside Japan.

 

 Anri is grateful to all her teachers, students, and beautiful two children, who have helped shape her into who she is today and continue to inspire her to be a better version of herself.

 

Besides her role as a yoga teacher, Anri has experience in managing multiple yoga studios, including Pure Yoga HK and Yoga Lane, HK, and in the process, has mentored many teachers with whom she has worked. Anri's other roles include being Community Manager for an activewear brand for community building and a former ambassador for Yoga Gives Back www.yogagivesback.org 

Yoga and  Bodywork Certifications

2007: RYT 200-Hour TTC with Patrick Creelman

          CET Seat of the Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman and Stephen Thomas

2009: 200-Hour Santosha TTC with Sunny Richards, and Peter Clifford

          30-Hour Foundation Level Thai Yoga Therapy Training with Jonas Westring 

2010:  5-Hour Senior Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Tomoko Okabe          

2011:  20-Hour Jitsuden Reiki Level1 with Kenichi Nakamura

 

2014:  20-Hour Cranio-Sacral Foundations Training with Joyce Thom 

 

2015:  85-Hour Pre/Postpartum TTC with Arielle Nash-Degagne

 

2016:  6-Hour Yoga for Littlies TTC (Age 2-5) with Karen Wrightman

           25-Hour Yoga for Children TTC (Age 5-8) with Karen Wrightman

           25-Hour Yoga for Children TTC (Age 9-12) with Karen Wrightman 

 

2017:  25-Hour Yoga for Children (Age 13-18) with Karen Wrightman

           17-Hour Anatomy of True North CET with Trish Corley

            25-Hour Yoga Bou TTC with Michiko Minegishi 

2018:   25-Hour Shoulder Blade Yoga TTC with Michiko Minegishi 

    

2019:  16-Hour The Roll Method Training Module1 with Kyoko Jasper

2022: 16-Hour Polestar Mat Pilates Basic Training with Isofit Hong Kong

 

2024: Xtend Barre Instructor Certification with Flex Hong Kong.

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What do students say about Anri and her style of teaching?

"Anri is a great instructor! Her instructions are clear, and her energy so positive, I feel great physically and emotionally after her class!"            

Catherine 

"Anri’s energy is magnetic: she is a gentle and warm person. Her classes have the right balance of being challenging yet satisfying and energy infusing. I always look forward to taking my next class with her. "                   

Dalia 

"It’s my pleasure to recommend Anri’s yoga classes. She’s an amazing experienced yoga teacher, proposing well designed sequence and giving explicit instruction. What you will appreciate the most is how she can create a peaceful atmosphere, be sincere with you during the practice and sharing her smile and excellent mood all the time. Practicing with Anri is like taking a deep breath in your heart, mind and body, in and out of the class! "            

Jonathan 

“Anri fills the class with calmness, stillness and optimism through her warm smiles, gentle patience and expertise in yoga.”             

Yuli 

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