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Aug 31, 2018

Episode 7: Yoga Makes Life Better: An Interview with the Founder of YogaMate


“My first real connection with Yoga came through 'the breath' - and ever since, connecting with the breath has been a major focus on my life and now my teaching.”

Having noticed the personal improvement in her own health, Ann Marie was led to want to cultivate a deeper understanding of how Yoga works. This led Ann Marie to become a 500 level teacher in 2012. Since then she has gone on to obtain level 1 training in iRest Meditation, 50 hours of Yin Yoga training, and additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga from the Trauma Center in Boston.  Ann Marie describes her practice as “centered and mindful.” Ann Marie is the founding director of YogaMate and writes a blog on Ann Marie teaches both privately and for corporate groups in Richmond, VIC in Australia.


Here, we listen to Ann Marie’s story of how she went from a place of suffering from several chronic health conditions to creating a global platform for yoga teachers, yoga researchers, and yoga therapists. YogaMate is an idea that came to Ann Marie during a meditation practice. Here, Ann Marie shares with us her personal process of developing the world’s largest web based platform for yoga therapists, students, and yoga professionals working in healthcare settings that was born from a desire to serve and make yoga accessible for all.  If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of yoga, YogaMate is the world’s only unique, comprehensive web based data source full of evidence based information.


What We’ll Learn


  • What YogaMate is, how it was created, and how you can use it to further your knowledge of how yoga can assist in the treatment of a variety of health conditions, in addition to being an accessible practice for all.


  • How YogaMate has evolved to become one of the most comprehensive yoga therapy resources in the world and how it supports both students and professionals.


  • What kinds of information one can find on YogaMate.

Instagram: @yogamate_org



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