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!