Anni Tamminen

Anni Tamminen


I started practicing Ashtanga in 2008 while finishing my thesis in architecture in Finland. A friend recommended a weekend workshop and I was immediately fascinated by the challenge of the practice, and so after that weekend I started to attend a Mysore class a few times a week.
During the years that followed, I lived abroad and practiced mostly by myself. My main interest at the time was long distance running, and although I felt the benefits of the yoga practice it was still secondary to running.
I moved to Paris in 2013 and on my second day here went to AYP where I met Linda and Gerald and started to practice with them.

Their approach and way of teaching gave me a lot of new tools to work with and transformed my own approach and thus practice, and slowly my main focus started to gravitate towards Ashtanga. During the same time I discovered the benefits beyond physical ones that the regular practice can bring, and I started to look more into the other limbs of Ashtanga as well.

I took the teacher training with Gerald and Linda in the summer of 2017 and am now honoured to be able to share my practice in Ashtanga Yoga Paris, a place where I have found not only teachers I have learnt a lot from but also a welcoming community.



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