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

Through the movement with your breath in your yoga practice you can learn to feel more at peace within yourself, you can become aware of the thoughts that float through you, continuously, and become less attached to them. With awareness comes acceptance and the possibility for change. 

I am passionate to share my joy for yoga. Sharing knowledge to help create healthy bodies and peaceful minds, to help find a 'lightness' in living. I believe we create a better world when we can breathe, trust and let go…

 

My classes are full of encouragement and without judgement. Students are inspired to find their own practice, their own edge, and their own joy on the mat. I like to use the yoga practice to create mindfulness and to learn to let go of attachment to our thoughts.

My Teaching

I have studied yoga traditions for nearly 2 decades and am a Level 3 Senior Yoga Teacher with experience in multiple yoga disciplines, including Prana Flow, Yin, Asthanga and Vinyasa yoga. In my teaching I aim to allow you to embody the flow of the yoga practice, connecting to your inner power with fluidity.

 

I like to offer classes where students are challenged to find strength and self belief. My practice and teaching are filled with energy and joy and I aim to provide an all round practice for both the body, breath and mind. The balance yoga offers in strength and flexibility of both body and mind is truly amazing. 

My yoga practice and teaching is inspired by many people and especially Shiva Rea (www.shivarea.com) and Dylan Werner (www.dylanwerneryoga.com). Shiva for the beautiful prana vinyasa flow she uses to embody the practice and connect to the feminine aspects of movement and Dylan for his creative sequencing and the power he generates in his classes.

 

I feel blessed to be able to spread my yoga passion; sharing knowledge, creating healthy bodies, peaceful minds, sharing the joy and to help find a lightness in living. I love to work in the yoga community, to find like minded people and to work with peers. This community has so much to offer and is so supportive of each other, something that adds a lot of value in todays world…

 

My Practice

From my 1st yoga class I knew: ‘yoga is me’. The sensation in my body, the flow of my breath and the focus it brought to my busy mind. Yoga felt strangely familiar and totally right. After years of dedication to the beautiful and strong Ashtanga Vinyasa flow I started to embrace other yoga styles, like yoga flow and yin yoga, enjoying different and more gentle styles too. I also explored the Personal Training side of the fitness industry to use aspects of this in yoga.

Over the last 20 years I have developed a strong, consistent yoga practice myself and I aim to be an inspiration on the mat. I just love to practice all aspects of yoga, the asanas, pranayama and meditation. Yoga has definitely changed my life. I have a strong passion for arm balances like crow, forearm balances, and handstands. I just love how they make me feel: light, joyful and strong. Even though I love my yoga flows, I incorporate a Yin Yoga practice at least once a week, I love the intensity and stillness of this practice and it is so good for the recovery of my body and my mind. And I have a solid daily mediation practice.

 

My yoga journey has taken me by the hand. It has been there for me when leaving my professional career, when moving from the city to the ‘country’, it helped me through my pregnancies and births of my 2 beautiful boys, through recovery from a broken hip (fell off a horse), it keeps me healthy, fit and sane on days when life is tending towards chaos. And most of all it helps me to live my life with awareness and mindfulness.

My ‘Non Yogic’ Background

I live with my family on a beautiful property just outside Sydney. I homeschool our 2 boys which is one of the most rewarding things I have even done!

 

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 (Lucid IT). 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.

Now I feel very blessed to call myself a yoga teacher and to have the opportunity to bring yoga to my students in my classes, on retreats and through free online classes.

   My Qualifications
  • Level 3 Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia, E-RYT200 and RYT500 registered teacher with Yoga Alliance 

  • Over 20 years of dedicated personal practice

  • and 20 years (over 10,000 hours) of teaching experience

  • Teacher's Teacher - Providing Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training programs, workshops, mentoring and coaching sessions

  • 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)

  • 200 hr Foundation and Mandala Prana Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training (Costa Rica) with the internationally renowned yogini Shiva Rea. with additional teacher training in:

    • 40 hr Chakra Prana Vinyasa (Byron Bay)

    • 60 hr Solar and Lunar Kalari Prana Flow  (Kerala, India)

    • 40 hr Elementary Prana Vinyasa (Sydney)

    • 40 hr Rasa Prana Vinyasa (Sydney)

  • Currently completing a course with Awakened Academy to become a Spiritual Life Coach

  • I have attended numerous (International) workshops; including Shiva Rea, Dylan Werner, Dice Lida Klein, Tara Judelle, Mark Stephens, Pradeep Teotia, Bryan Kest, Kim Eng, Simon Park, Grahame Northfied, Dena Kingsberg, Remi Quinter and others

  • Personal Trainers certification III

  • Over 17 years (10,000+ hours) of teaching experience in:

    • Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga, 

    • Yin Yoga, 

    • Yoga Flow, 

    • Hot Yoga,

    • General Yoga, 

    • Pre- and Post Natal Yoga, 

    • Kids yoga, 

    • Private (one on one) teaching sessions,

    • Designing and running various master classes, workshops, intensives and retreats for different groups of people

    • Designing and running Yoga Teacher Training programs (level 1 and 2)

  • Mentoring of various Yoga teachers to help further develop their skills

  • Organiser of annual Triple Shakti event, a 3 day celebration of womanhood

  • Sr First Aid and CPR certificate

  • Personal Effectiveness, Interpersonal skills, Communication skills, Management and Motivation, Train the Trainer, Project Management, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Spiritual Life Coaching

  • Bachelor of Science degree

...you are far far far along the path of broad and deep understanding of yoga, and more than that, you have a rich experiential base as a practitioner and teacher that brings it all alive with great clarity and insight.
Put differently, congratulations on completing the +300-hour training with great distinction! 
I wish you all the best in realizing your dreams and intentions.
Mark Stephens, Santa Cruz CA, USA, E–RYT 500

Anneriek Favelle has been a teacher at The Yoga Shed Richmond since 2012.  During this time she has taught a range of classes; pre natal, mums and bubs, kid’s yoga and is currently teaching our stronger asana classes and yin yoga.

 

Anneriek is an inspiration to students and teachers alike.  Her classes are very popular and always well attended.  She is considered the senior teacher at the studio and provides a mentoring role to the other teachers. 

 

Anneriek has contributed significantly to the development of a positive and relaxed culture at ‘The Shed’ and to the studio’s continued growth.

 

Catherine Sherlock & Theresa Clancy, Owners of The Yoga Shed Richmond

Anneriek teaches with great skill and enthusiasm. She has a solid understanding of all the different components of Yoga practice and philosophy, and passes these on with great passion and reliability. 

 

Angelika Knoerzer, Director North Sydney Yoga

Yoga 4 You

475 Halcrows rd

Cattai, NSW . Australia

0439886185

anneriek@yoga4you.com.au