Anne-Marie our Founder developed Sun Power Yoga on her mat during her daily practice. She trained with Iyengar in the 70’S but felt there was something missing.
Then in 1983 she trained with Swami Vishnu Devananda at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Val Morin Canada and something came alive, the spiritual aspects of Yoga. She qualified in 1984 in India at the Sivananda Centre Neyyar Dam.
In 2000 Anne-Marie continued to study the work of the American Astanga Yoga teachers, Beryl Bender Birch and Bryan Kest. The flowing grace of Astanga finished the spark missing from her practice.
As an ex-professional Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz Ballet dancer the flow suited her perfectly. So putting all she had trained at over many years her own practice developed and she began to teach her own unique blend.
Someone asked her what they were learning, as they loved her classes; Sun Power Yoga she replied. Students soon asked to be trained as Sun Power Teachers. So The SHALA/School was founded and the rest is history!