Sian Anderson: Yoga Teacher
What brought you to yoga?
I had always wanted to try a Yoga class but there wasn’t any being offered in the area during that time so I joined my local gym where I enjoyed participating in Pilates. A Dru Yoga class got offered at the gym where I attended which I really enjoyed, so I started regularly attending then the Green Room opened and I have never left.
What made you stay?
I had been searching for something more in my life and that searching led me to Yoga. I am a better person for practicing and teaching Yoga.
What is the best part of being in the Green Room community?
There is zero judgment in the Green Room and everyone is extremely friendly. You won’t hear people clapping or cheering you on when you get in to a fancy looking pose because you know why? No one is watching you, those four corners of your mat where you stand, sit, balance, breathe, sweat maybe even cry is your sacred place and everyone respects one another’s sacred place.
When you are not bending and sweating what do you like to do???
I love nature and being in it, I love walking and being in the fresh air and sunshine. I’m studying advanced diploma of Naturopathy, and I am extremely passionate and interested in health and food. I love making raw vegan treats and I am constantly looking for new recipes. I spend a lot of time with my husband who is my rock, our mini dacshund Archie, and I love being around my beautiful family and friends. We are also expecting our first baby at the end of August.
What is your favourite word?
One word, that’s hard… Life, warmth, creativity, movement, earth, energy, sun, moon are what came to my mind.
My most inspirational learning experience?
Attending Byron Bay Yoga teacher training in 2013. It was the first time I really took a big leap out of my comfort zone. I met wonderful teachers and enjoyed their stories of Yoga, travel and spirituality, these stories still inspire me today. Attending this course inspired me to keep studying and learning.
What has been the major turning point in your life?
Becoming a Yoga teacher has opened up many new opportunities in my life and has deepened my passion for health and wellness. I wanted to further my knowledge so I decided to do further yoga teacher training in prenatal and postnatal yoga and it has guided me into the direction of where I want to pursue my career in women’s health and fertility. I am also studying Naturopathy and I have set myself some long term goals of combining my knowledge of Yoga and Naturopathy specifically designed for women seeking natural fertility.
What is your hidden skill?
I am a massive foodie, love to work with super foods and whip up raw desserts.