I’m Anne and this platform is the umbrella under which I offer modalities for wellbeing and vitality – Ayurveda, Breathwork, Reiki and Yoga – and basically do all the things. As of September 2020 and for the next 4 years I am also once more a student in Medical Herbalism, a path I am incredibly excited about.
My primary contribution here is Boundless Energy, an 8-week Wellness programme offering a lifestyle overhaul essentially based on Ayurveda for optimum vigour. Each class is filled with pragmatic and uplifting strategies to reclaim peak energy.
With this course I offer selfcare counselling drawing on my knowledge and study of Ayurveda, Yoga, Breathwork and practises rooted in Earth-based traditions to support the modern lifestyle and connect with deep energy sources.
Through practical daily routines I take a holistic approach to create wellbeing and maximum vibrancy so your energy levels soar.
For more details and to book, consult About The Course
Or contact Anne@AyurvedicLab.com
A little background about my journey to Ayurveda and natural healing modalities to create vitality in mind and body:
An experienced professional working in the corporate world for 15+ years and for the longest time as a Derivatives Account Manager for the New York Stock Exchange in the City of London, I experienced intermittent but excruciatingly deep levels of stress which drove me to dabble in everything and anything that could alleviate the feelings and physical consequences.
London is good for that. Chose your menu. I saw myself taking up Tai Chi, Yoga classes galore, getting Reiki, having my Ayurvedic pulse read, booking Hawaiian massages, any kind of massages, looking into Energy Healing and charting my potential allergies through Muscle Testing (I’m still sceptic!), learning Primordial Meditation, consulting a shaman. You name it! My avid readings took me from Autogenics Training to Yogic philosophy. I worked hard, partied, and searched for outlets to my stress which were often random, sometimes fun but ultimately instructive. I learnt a great deal about myself and techniques to help with the strain of modern life.
When I finally left the City and London for Dorset I went through a journey of unfolding and growth. I became a mother and in 2014 followed a long time passion of mine to study Ayurveda with Cate Stillman, a teacher in the US through her 9-months long programme, Living Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medical science. In Sanskrit its root meaning is “the science of life”. It is the oldest traditional system of mind-body medicine in the world. However it is still so successfully practical in its approach to both preventive health and healing that it has not lost its actuality and is more than ever accurate to deal with an overtaxing way of living – if you know and are willing to apply its simple strategies. Ayurveda is an all-around lifestyle with efficient solutions for wellbeing & vitality.
YOGA & BREATHWORK
In parallel, humbly following in the footsteps of the worldwide famous Sri Swami Satchidananda, I took my yoga to another level and eventually certified as a Yoga and Breathwork instructor in 2015 with the school of Integral Yoga in Dorset, studying with Rowan Cobelli. Integral Yoga is a Hatha Yoga tradition which is a methodical system integrating all branches of yoga – Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana & Japa -for health and harmony. It is a complete practice incorporating Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), guided relaxation and Meditation. I have been teaching classes locally since then around Poole and Sandbanks for my vanity. To learn more or find/book a class follow me here.
In 2016 I followed an urge 20 years in the making and for 5 months studied with an Earth-based tradition of shamanic heritage based in New York, a very personal journey which deepened my connection with Nature and my relationship with Her as the big healer. It is another instrument in my toolkit, I draw on very practical techniques for breathwork, grounding, energy work and to make efficient lifestyle adjustments for wellbeing and coping with modern stresses.
Energy Healing was an interest of mine for decades before I completed Reiki 1 and 2 with Marissa Whitty. I write more about this beautiful experience here. Practising Reiki feels utterly natural and integral to my journey of healing, myself and others. I now offer sessions from a beautiful studio at home and take clients on recommendation.
In April/May 2020 I took a course with Martha Beck called Practical Wayfinding. I have been fascinated by her work for years and this is a big dive into her most powerful life coaching tools to thrive. I am and will be incorporating these into my offerings to help you create your best circumstances and find solutions where traditional thinking might obscure what you can create for yourself.
I start the 4 year Medical Herbalist Programme with Betonica School of Herbalism in September 2020. I cannot wait to gain the skills to heal myself and others with plant medicine.
This is me, credentials that only have value through lived experiences and a real desire to share techniques that work to create wellbeing and energy for you, in your body and in your life.
Need an energy boost? Read about The Course.
In others’ words
“I’ve had a tough year and felt the need to invest in “me”. After just 8 weeks, I’ve managed to change, what I thought were, lifetime bad habits and have more awareness of my emotional and physical wellbeing. Sleeping better being my proudest outcome! From learning some ayurvedic principles I feel more in tune and accepting of myself and more geared up to incorporate this into my daily life and lifestyle choices.
Anne delivers this course to appeal to any learning style with text and visuals to dissect the complexities of some of the ayurvedic language. Anne’s always there to address queries and concerns and creates an online community where you can share ideas, give advice and get to know new people. So you never feel alone. This space offers a safe haven where you don’t feel judged or critisized, at all.
Thank you so much Anne. You’ve helped me to self nurture and I’m looking forward to taking the techniques I’ve learnt into the new year!”
– Yvonne, London
“I have always felt that there is so much wisdom available to us in Ayurveda, I just didn’t know enough about it to make use of it.” Anne’s course changed that. This course gives you a beautiful complete view into the basics of Ayurveda, and gives you the tools to deepen your practice where you feel inspired to. Thank you Anne, for making this course available!”
– Iris Suurland, Founder of Nabalo.com
”Just needed to share… the information you’re providing Anne, it’s simplicity to understand and the way you have guided to additional information in “A Pukka Life” etc has just enabled me to have one of the best night’s sleep in years!!! Living hectically and not cooking… grabbing food on the go etc… WOW. The feeling in my body today is absolute BLISS… I’m so grateful for your 4 years of research, collaboration and creation. THANK YOU”
– Sharon King, Sales & Life Coach
“Absolutely loved Boundless Energy Course, did not have a lot of knowledge regarding Ayurveda prior to the course.
Anne guided me beautifully step by step, pointing out intricately how to boost energy and to adjust life style choices in a manageable way.
It was a wonderful authentic journey, gently introducing change with the benefits of nourishment through the day and night.
The new routines i have continued, energy levels have stayed higher and the days are fuller.
– Amanda De-Winton Gilbert, Mother of three spirited boys
“I was super lucky recently to go on Anne’s wonderful Ayurveda course. I have always had an interest in Ayurveda but hadn’t managed delve deep as yet. I am a pretty healthy person generally, I eat well, exercise and meditate as often as possible so I wasn’t sure how much I’d get out of it, but Anne has a wide knowledge of information to tap into and I learnt a lot.
Each lesson, each week slowly immerses you in Ayurveda so it really absorbs into your every day life and you can make subtle but really effective changes. She also really helps to bring your awareness to your emotions, daily routines, triggers etc so you can find little or large things that need to shift and change to bring more balance and energy to your life. I really loved learning about Ayurveda and how it effected me personally, what and when throughout the day I needed to change things, when I should ease off and rest, the best times for me to be active etc.
There are also lessons on Nutrition and Morning routines that I loved and have incorporated into my daily routine, these are great and really about looking after yourself, which as a mum of two I definitely neglect. It’s also been really interesting to adapt these lessons and techniques to my children and their behaviour, which has been really beneficial. Some things are obvious but easily missed and Anne links everything together for you to see things really clearly. She has a wealth of knowledge and on the weekly calls I felt I could ask anything and I also met some great conscious knowledgable women to share our weekly experiences with. I miss this course already! Such a great experience.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a kick start to a healthier, happier you.”
– Ella Annaheim, Maui/Hawaii