About AnandaMaya Yoga and Tanja Pau

I have been teaching yoga for 10 years and to have my own yoga studio has been a dream come true. I started my yoga journey, with Bruce Masters at Anantam Yoga in PE (one year course) and then started working at Yoga Shala with Alan. I have completed several workshops and been to Goa, India where I spent a month at Shri Kali Ashram. As well as running my own private classes, I have also instructed at Virgin Active.

Having been exposed to a variety of yoga styles and teachers over the years, I have crafted unique yoga classes that draw from these various styles. I would say that my classes are firm yet fair.

My classes incorporate time to rest, breathing deeply, sweating profusely, stretching out stiff muscles, flowing into and out of postures and creating a space of mental stillness, through focus within the body.


TESTIMONIALS

CALM BUT CONFIDENT

Tanja Pau is an absolutely wonderful yoga teacher. She has a lovely calm but confident aura about her when she teaches and gives lots of positive reinforcement and useful corrective tips during her lessons. She has taught us twice a week for at least six months now and has never done the same class twice. She guides us through the sequence describing the movements so that I hardly have to watch her. I have never experienced such enjoyable flow to a class but have still seen a dramatic improvement in both my strength and flexibility.  She will be sorely missed.

Annabel Molli

AnandaMaya Yoga
2018-01-10T15:39:22+00:00

Annabel Molli

Tanja Pau is an absolutely wonderful yoga teacher. She has a lovely calm but confident aura about her when she teaches and gives lots of positive reinforcement and useful corrective tips during her lessons. She has taught us twice a week for at least six months now and has never done the same class twice. She guides us through the sequence describing the movements so that I hardly have to watch her. I have never experienced such enjoyable flow to a class but have still seen a dramatic improvement in both my strength and flexibility.  She will be sorely missed.

THE BEST TEACHER

For the past 6 months I have had the pleasure of being taught by Tanya Pau.  Her teaching style is gentle yet she stretches me in every single class.  In 10 years of yoga ( different styles, many different teachers) she is quite simply the best teacher I have ever had .  I never fail to walk out of class calm , energised , stretched both physically and mentally and feeling a new person.  Just what yoga should offer!  I am profoundly grateful for Tanya for the months I have spent in her classes.  She will be sorely missed.

Jenny Dean

AnandaMaya Yoga
2018-01-10T15:43:13+00:00

Jenny Dean

For the past 6 months I have had the pleasure of being taught by Tanya Pau.  Her teaching style is gentle yet she stretches me in every single class.  In 10 years of yoga ( different styles, many different teachers) she is quite simply the best teacher I have ever had .  I never fail to walk out of class calm , energised , stretched both physically and mentally and feeling a new person.  Just what yoga should offer!  I am profoundly grateful for Tanya for the months I have spent in her classes.  She will be sorely missed.

One of the best

I have been blessed to experience Tanja’s phenomenal yoga instruction. I have done many various forms of fitness training and Tanja’s has been one of the best. Her high standard and her careful focus on form and technique had me reaching new levels in a surprisingly short time. Tanja is able to keep “moving the bar” so that your progress is continual and the sense of achievement is amazing. I became hooked after my first class with Tanja and cannot describe the sense of wellbeing I felt after each session. I know that those lucky enough to be instructed by her will share the same high opinion of her as I have.

Kelly Gillingwater

AnandaMaya Yoga
2018-01-11T13:22:06+00:00

Kelly Gillingwater

I have been blessed to experience Tanja’s phenomenal yoga instruction. I have done many various forms of fitness training and Tanja’s has been one of the best. Her high standard and her careful focus on form and technique had me reaching new levels in a surprisingly short time. Tanja is able to keep “moving the bar” so that your progress is continual and the sense of achievement is amazing. I became hooked after my first class with Tanja and cannot describe the sense of wellbeing I felt after each session. I know that those lucky enough to be instructed by her will share the same high opinion of her as I have.

Excellent teacher

I started attending Yoga classes with Tanja at Virgin Active Hillcrest a few months ago. I was a beginner to Yoga, but Tanja has taught me the many benefits of Yoga and I am now hooked!
Tanja is an excellent teacher and creates a calming, healing space in her classes. She is very thorough and takes time to explain each posture.
I would highly recommend her as a Yoga instructor!

Kim Kennedy

AnandaMaya Yoga
2018-01-11T13:23:17+00:00

Kim Kennedy

I started attending Yoga classes with Tanja at Virgin Active Hillcrest a few months ago. I was a beginner to Yoga, but Tanja has taught me the many benefits of Yoga and I am now hooked! Tanja is an excellent teacher and creates a calming, healing space in her classes. She is very thorough and takes time to explain each posture. I would highly recommend her as a Yoga instructor!

Tangible Passion

Each one of Tanya’s classes is meticulously planned and well prepared with completely new and challenging sequences; she has an almost tangible passion and belief. I have been practicing with Tanya for the past ten months without a break and my body is stronger and more toned and flexible than it’s ever been. Quite an accomplishment because I’m 48 years old!

Tanya is careful about ensuring that our poses are “techniquely” correct to avoid injuries, with some of her classes specifically dedicated to ensuring that we are fully aware of correct body positioning. Tanya also takes the time to get to know each person in her class, so that she is aware of our abilities and limitations. She has supported and encouraged me to attempt some of the more advanced poses with the knowledge that I have the appropriate strength to be able to attempt these poses.

Penny Meyer

AnandaMaya Yoga
2018-01-11T13:25:09+00:00

Penny Meyer

Each one of Tanya’s classes is meticulously planned and well prepared with completely new and challenging sequences; she has an almost tangible passion and belief. I have been practicing with Tanya for the past ten months without a break and my body is stronger and more toned and flexible than it’s ever been. Quite an accomplishment because I’m 48 years old! Tanya is careful about ensuring that our poses are “techniquely” correct to avoid injuries, with some of her classes specifically dedicated to ensuring that we are fully aware of correct body positioning. Tanya also takes the time to get to know each person in her class, so that she is aware of our abilities and limitations. She has supported and encouraged me to attempt some of the more advanced poses with the knowledge that I have the appropriate strength to be able to attempt these poses.