Thrive Guide

Anne-Marie Burford

About

Anne-Marie is the founder of the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing and a highly qualified and experienced teacher (initially a secondary school teacher). She subsequently trained as a health education tutor, working in G.P practice with referred patients and later as an RSA YMCA exe...
Anne-Marie is the founder of the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing and a highly qualified and experienced teacher (initially a secondary school teacher). She subsequently trained as a health education tutor, working in G.P practice with referred patients and later as an RSA YMCA exercise to music teacher Pilates and Yoga teacher.

Anne-Marie is a certified "Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" teacher with the world-renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California. The Chopra centre is world leaders in the field of mind/body medicine.

After her career in education, Anne-Marie’s ever-growing interest in the power of health and wellbeing saw her develop the centre in its beautiful location on Duchy Rd

The centre has evolved over time and has become a hub of the community.

The centre has recently received the Corporate Live Wire Prestige Awards for being the Wellbeing Centre of the Year 2020/21

This prestigious award comes at a time when the established centre of excellence is celebrating its 34th year of providing the community with an unparalleled wellbeing offering. Anne-Marie says “We are delighted on our recent award and would like to thank all of you who have sent congratulations and good wishes. In the work, we do it has always been our main focus to make, our students and clients, our number one priority. There are many challenges in life preventing us from achieving optimal health and wellbeing. It is our intention to help those who put their faith in us to overcome these obstacles.

The judges were impressed with our personable natures, the consistency of reviews and our overall attentiveness to our students. They also recognised how our passion comes across strongly in the work we do.” Anne-Marie in conjunction with Dr Martyn Speight (a leading muscular-skeletal specialist and osteopath) has also bought out an internationally selling DVD - "Pilates on the Ball. The DVD is also sold and recommended by BackCare.

Anne-Marie has taught on many retreats both at the centre and worldwide and is fortunate to be part of a 4 person team at Ahimsa Garden Retreat centre Kerala, consisting of Dr Kuchinad (medical doctor and owner) and Dr Kuchinads handpicked team of 2 Ayurvedic doctors (and their therapists) in facilitating Ayurvedic Yoga retreats

Anne-Marie specialises in back problems, and other more complex health issues she is also a qualified pre/post-natal Pilates and has worked with referred patients and staff in the physiotherapy department at Harrogate District Hospital.

As well as teaching in the studio, Anne-Marie and James also run yoga retreat days/weekends, Ayurvedic workshops and wellness training sessions in the community, workplace and at other retreat centres in Europe and Asia.

Anne-Marie's warm and welcoming teaching style, interlaced with gentle humour and fun allows you to explore all aspects of your being in a safe and nurturing environment. Anne-Marie is also a keen dancer - particularly Salsa and Argentinian Tango - and on retreat would be happy to teach a few moves if requested!
Video link https://youtu.be/e2Mg6VmsYkU Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra introduction in our gardens at the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing
Video link
https://youtu.be/e2Mg6VmsYkU
Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra introduction in our gardens at the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing

Retreat Specialties

We run Ayurvedic and chakra retreats both here in the UK and in India

Teaching Specialties

kindness, compassion, love and a desire to enable each person to become the best version of themselves

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world?

Our favourite retreat has to be our own centre here in the beautiful floral Spa town of Harrogate We are fortunate in having a large spacious Victorian property, which is also our family home and just a few minutes walk from the famous Valley Gardens. Non UK retreat destination is Ahimsa Garden Retreats Kerala S.India opened by a wonderful medical doctor and working as part of a team including her handpicked Ayurvedic doctors to share the wisdom of Ayurveda

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

To be the best version of yourself, to have vibrant health, joyful and have peace of mind

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

Deepak Chopra ss he is a world leader in the field of mind-body medicine. Father Richare Rohr - a Franciscan friar - a wonderful teacher and educator with a deep spirituality and like St.Francis he has a deep love of all of nature and understands the importance of conservation and protecting ur environment

Certifications

  • Professional Member of Pilates Institute
  • Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3
  • Posture
  • Pilates Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Remedial Exercise
  • Meditation
  • FaceYoga
  • In practice with referred patients
  • later as an RSA YMCA exercise to music teacher Pilates and Yoga teacher.
  • Anne-Marie is a certified "Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" teacher with the world-renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California. The Chopra centre is world leaders in the field of mind/body medicine.
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Anne-Marie Burford's Videos

Welcome to the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing
Welcome to the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing
Anne-Maries new Face Yoga and meditation class
Anne-Maries new Face Yoga and meditation class