Anu Fox

Trauma Sensitive, Trauma Informed, Classical, Hatha, Yin, Yoga for Kids, Yoga for older adults

Registered Level 1 Teacher

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Registered Level 1 Teacher

Member No: 7231

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I am white, queer and trans, and my pronouns are they/them. I facilitate trauma informed and trauma sensitive yoga: currently I facilitate a Queer and Trans community class (this is a by donation class and all money goes to pay the rent) and two  sessions at a retirement village - one is mat based and the other is chair yoga. I am available to facilitate trauma sensitive yoga, an evidence based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma. Trauma sensitive yoga can be facilitated in small groups or one on one. I am also available to facilitate other yoga sessions which will always be trauma informed, with choices, options for modifications, optional breath work, guided relaxation and meditation. I have training in classical, hatha, yin yoga and children's yoga, as well as trauma informed and trauma sensitive training. I am also involved in multiple activist communities, including animal rights, and climate justice and acknowledge the intersection of yoga and oppression. I have facilitated various workshops for activist communities. 

I understand the importance of establishing safe relationships, and safe, accessible spaces for all types of bodies, before the challenging work of healing trauma through yoga can begin. I aim to make my sessions accessible to folks with mobility requirements, wheelchair users or people who may feel daunted or overwhelmed that yoga is physically demanding. 

Yoga has, and continues to be a significant tool in my own healing journey. As an intersectional feminist, I believe that trauma is made more complex by systems of oppression, such as visa and citizenship status, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, classism, and all other forms of oppression, which adds to the marginalisation of traumatised people. I believe intergenerational trauma, especially within refugee, Indigenous, PoC and non-white communities, undoubtedly contributes to contemporary experiences of trauma. I think collective and individual trauma is often reinforced by intersecting systems of oppression, making the lived experience of survivors more complex. It is also harder for people with multiple experiences of oppression to access appropriate, individualised help, and help that they feel safe accessing.

I welcome all enquiries and can be contacted at [email protected] or 0438205645

I acknowledge that yoga has an ancient history and roots firmly placed in India. I acknowledge that the colonisation of India also involved the colonisation of yoga and that yoga in the West is colonised and white-washed and very much effected by capitalism. As a white person practicing and facilitating yoga I aim to decolonise my yoga practice and thought process. It is especially important to acknowledge that yoga is so much more than asana (posture) which is a tiny fraction of a huge system. Therefore, my sessions may not be physically demanding or like a work out.

I live, and facilitate yoga in Narrm (so called Melbourne, Australia) in the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri People. I acknowledge that until the truth is given the space to be told, and non-indigenous people actively listen to the stories of violence perpetrated against Indigenous people, then intergenerational trauma cannot heal.

Dance of Life centre of yoga and healing

0438205645
250 George Street, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065

Rushall Retirement Village

0438205645
20 Rushall Crescent, Fitzroy North, VIC, 3068

Teaching TIMETABLE

Location Class Days Time
Dance of Life Queer and Trans Inclusive Yoga Thursday 7:45PM
Rushall Retirement Village Chair Yoga Thursday 3:45PM
Rushall Retirement Village Mat Yoga Thursday 4:45PM

"The only way not to cause harm is to understand one's power and privilege and to understand that suffering is perpetuated by a lack of recognizing the imbalance of power in our culture. "

Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice, Michelle Cassanda Johnson

what people are saying about Anu Fox

Edgar Caballero

Anu has a gentle approach to Yoga that fits all levels, it's a fantastic experience to come and practice with QTI Yoga as they focus on you, rather than in the poses. They cater Yoga from a source of deep understanding of the connection between the body and how we are in this world. In my experience as Yogi with English as a second language, I sometimes don't understand the instructions, but with Anu, I felt every instruction clear and explained, so I was able to follow in my own version of the moves. Don't expect an exhausting class, but a mindful one. I felt grateful, happy and in my being after attending to this class. I highly recommend it for any level of experience.

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