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About Anneriek

Yoga Teacher In Yoga 4 You Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training

I am a Senior Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, Somatic Dance Movement Therapist, Inner Growth & Relational Life (RLT) Coach, Teacher Trainer, Creator of The Goddess & Shiva Sequences, Owner of ‘Balanced in Being’ & ‘Yoga4You’.


I embrace the belief that the world can become a better place when we wholeheartedly accept ourselves for who we are and genuinely show up for one another.


As a dedicated yoga teacher and somatic dance movement therapist, I like to guide students on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, self-acceptance, and mindful embodiment. My teaching style is rooted in the belief that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected. Through the practices of yoga, somatic movement and meditation, we can harmonise and nurture this holistic connection. With a gentle yet empowering approach, I encourage students to explore their unique expressions, honouring their bodies' wisdom, and cultivating a sense of authenticity and acceptance.

In my teachings, you will experience a blend of yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, and somatic movement techniques. By combining these modalities, I create a safe and inclusive space where students can delve deep into their physical and emotional sensations, unearthing layers of self-awareness and self-love.

With a profound belief in the transformative power of acceptance and authenticity, I strive to create a supportive community that fosters connection, empathy, and a deep understanding of yourself and others. Through my teachings, I invite you to embark on an inward journey of self-exploration, embracing vulnerability, and awakening your true potential.

Join me on the mat and embark on the transformative path of self-discovery, as you learn to honour and celebrate the unique essence that resides within you. Together, let us create a more compassionate world by accepting ourselves authentically and showing up for each other with love and understanding.

—Pngtree—luxury decorative colorful mand

Yoga is not about touching your toes or being able to do a handstand. It is about overcoming your fear, your self doubt, it’s about creating space were you feel stuck, about being kind and revealing your heart, it’s about believing in yourself."



My Qualifications

My Certifications:

  • Level 3 Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia

  • E-RYT200 and RYT500 registered Teacher with Yoga Alliance 

  • Registered Level 2 Meditation Teacher with Centred Meditation Australia

  • Certified Inner Growth Coach with Centred Meditation.

  • Graduate Diploma of Somatics and Dance-Movement Therapy (AQF Level 8 post-graduate qualification in Somatics, Counselling and Dance Movement Therapy) with Tensegrity Training.

  • Certified Level 2 Relational Life Therapy (RLT) practitioner. Currently completing: Level 3

  • IFS (Internal Family System) Informed

My Training:

  • 3 year Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (apprenticeship (1000+ hours)) by Angelika Knorzer (North Sydney Yoga) 

  • 100 hour Level 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Training by Mysan Sidbo (Qi Yoga)

  • 300+ hour International Advanced Teacher Training by Mark Stephens (Santa Cruz Yoga, CA - (Author of Teaching Yoga and Yoga Sequencing)

  • 440 hr Advanced Prana Flow Teacher Training with Shiva Rea in:

    • 200 hr Level 1 Foundation and Mandala Prana Vinyasa Flow 

    • 40 hr Chakra Prana Vinyasa 

    • 120 hr Solar and Lunar Kalari Prana Flow  

    • 40 hr Elementary Prana Vinyasa 

    • 40 hr Rasa Prana Vinyasa 

  • Trained by: Shiva Rea, Dylan Werner, Dice Lida Klein, Tara Judelle, Mark Stephens, Pradeep Teotia, Bryan Kest, Kim Eng, Simon Park, Grahame Northfied, Dena Kingsberg, and others

  • 400hr Level 1 and Level 2 Effortless Mediation Teacher Training with Centred Meditation.

  • 550hr Inner Growth Coaching training with Centred Meditation.

  • Level 3 Relational Life Therapy (RLT) with Terry Real

  • Level 2 Advanced Life Coach with Awakened Academy

  • "The Body Keeps the Score" 2 day workshop by Bessel vd Kolk

  • Sr First Aid and CPR certificate


My Experience

  • 25+ years of dedicated personal practice

  • 20+ years (10,000+ hours) of teaching experience in yoga, mindfulness and meditation since 2000
  • Teacher's Teacher - Providing Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training programs, Workshops, Mentoring and Personal Coaching of Teachers
  • Private (one on one) yoga and body work training sessions since 2010
  • Life Balance and Inner Growth Coaching since 2017
  • Designing and running various master classes, workshops, intensives and (international) retreats since 2015
  • Designing and running Yoga Teacher Training programs (level 1 and 2) since 2016
  • Creator and owner of The Goddess Sequences (
  • Teaching experience in:
    • Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga, 

    • Yin Yoga, 

    • Yoga Flow (Vinyasa), 

    • Hot Yoga,

    • General Hatha Yoga, 

    • Pre- and Post Natal Yoga, 

    • Kids yoga, 

    • Trauma Informed Yoga 

    • Meditation and mindfulness,

    • Breath work 


Off The Mat...


Born in The Netherlands, I have a Bachelors degree in IT Management. In 2000 I moved to Australia for the company I then worked for. Soon I realised that I loved this country and decided to move permanently. I have worked for nearly 20 years as a IT Management consultant, ending up co-owning a company. When there was an opportunity to sell this company, just after the birth of my 2nd son, I decided to move away from the business world and dedicate my life to my family and yoga.

Horse riding and driving has been a passion throughout my life. In 2013 I’ve started a company “The Carriagedriver” importing European horse drawn carriages to the Australian market. In 2017 have sold this company as I felt that my 'real' calling was to teach yoga.

Now I live with my family on a beautiful rural property just outside Sydney. I love our animals; dog, cats, chooks, goats, donkey and horses and all wild animals that visit us:-). I homeschool our 2 boys which is one of the most rewarding things I have even done!

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