Anja is a highly experienced instructor who enjoys working with clients from a diverse range of movement backgrounds, ranging from absolute beginners and people with movement limitations, Osteoporosis and injuries, to pre- and postnatal clients, to advanced movers. She has a focused and calm approach and works with a great level of enthusiasm, encouragement and attention to detail to help her clients to achieve and exceed their health and fitness targets.
Following a lifelong passion for movement and dance Anja studied Theatre Studies and Public Relations in her native Berlin, before completing her MA in Dance Studies in the UK, where she soon met James D’Silva, who introduced her to the pilates method. Following his encouragement, teaching and guidance she then became a fully qualified comprehensive Pilates Instructor. Anja is a certified member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a certified GYROTONIC® Instructor, a certified Buff Bones® Instructor, and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.
Anja has been working and studying with James for many years, whilst he created and developed Garuda and became one of the first instructors fully qualified in his method. She teaches all levels of Garuda apparatus work, including the apparatus pre-training for instructors and all Garuda matwork courses including foam roller, chair and barre. She aims to make sure all her clients enjoy a varied and challenging workout targeted to their specific needs; thereby increasing strength, tone and mobility and joy in movement.