Leora stumbled into her first yoga class 20 years ago trying to recover from an injury while preparing for the 92 olympic games as a marathon runner on the Israeli team.
That class would mark the beginning of a transforming life journey. Through the profound and wise teaching of her teacher Shimon Benavi Leora embarked on the journey which lead her to this little paradise at the end of the world called Noordhoek. Leora followed an athletic career throughout her life, completed her masters degree in physical science, and has travelled the world to study the yoga philosophy and the yogic way of life from some of today's greatest teachers, among them Pattabi joice, Richard Freeman, Anna Forest, David Life and Sharon Gannon. Through her studies and understanding, Leora feels that she has been able to shift her life and lifestyle allowing her to lead a more clear, focused, stress-free, love-filled life contributing to good health and passion for life. Her intention as a teacher is to share that positive outlook and sensation with as many as she can reach.
Anree has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1998. Her journey of self-discovery and growing awareness of the subtle energies in and around the physical body started during a stay in a forest monastery in Thailand. Extensive travels through India, North America, Europe and South-east Asia exposed her to various aspects of the yoga philosophy and practices.
In 2002 Anree started practicing Vijñāna Yoga at Studio Asana in Amsterdam under Teresa Caldas, following the principles of Dona Holleman and Orit Sen-Gupta. In 2012 she completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher-training course in Vinyāsa Yoga under Tamsin Sheehy, Mariah Betts, Aldi Groenewald and Jim Harrington.
Living in Noordhoek with her husband and three sons, Anree teaches Vinyāsa Yoga to adults and kids.