MMedSc, BA, Dip. Ed., Dip Ex Science, Dip Fitness; Cert IV Yoga and Yoga therapy, Pilates, Remedial Massage
Annette Loudon has been teaching Yoga with a focus on yoga therapy for over 20 years and been practicing yoga since 1975. She has a Masters of Medical Sciences degree for her research into the effects of Yoga and on women with Breast Cancer-related Lymphoedema. This research has been published in six peer-reviewed journals, making her the most published author on this topic. She is Australia’s leading expert in Yoga and breast cancer. Annette has specialised in teaching people with various types of special needs, either within her classes or as specialist classes. These have included people with MS, people in wheelchairs, the profoundly deaf, intellectually disabled youth, people on probation, disabled athletes, the NSW cerebral palsy soccer team, people with back pain and people with many other illnesses.
As well as being a certified yoga therapist with AAYT and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) she is a senior member of Yoga Australia. Annette was the President of the former Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT).
Annette has produced two therapeutic DVDS: Yoga for women after breast cancer and Yoga for secondary arm lymphoedema. She has graduate and post-grad qualifications in Education and Management, as well as being highly qualified in Yoga, Pilates, Massage and Fitness.
Annette was first introduced to yoga in 1975, when living in a remote village in Bali. Mornings commenced with postures, meditation and chanting. The family also undertook Seva yoga, the ‘yoga of giving’, by working with poorer villagers on crop production.
“My principle in yoga has always been summed up in the words of Krishnamacharya: “If you can breathe, you can do yoga”, which led to my travelling to England in 1994 to complete my yoga teacher-training with ‘Yoga for Health’. This organisation specialised in teaching yoga to people with ill health, especially those with Multiple Sclerosis.”
“My first teaching in England was to street kids in Sheffield, who really benefited from the Satyananda Yoga Nidra relaxation practice. For some it was the deepest rest they had ever experienced. Some of had been expelled from many schools and yet became peaceful and happy kids while doing yoga.”
Since then, Annette has studied with many other teachers and traditions to understand the intricacies of the philosophy and psychology of Yoga.
Annette has worked holistically with physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths with a focus on rehabilitation.
Annette is a warm and compassionate yoga teacher and therapist. She has extensive knowledge of the practices of yoga, as well as, a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology. Her extensive work with work with breast cancer has provided great comfort and relief for her many students.
Annette has a long list of qualifications to her name. She has graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Education and Management, as well as being highly qualified in Yoga, Pilates, Massage and Exercise Science. She is also highly experienced in each of these fields. Her commitment to adult education has resulted in many fellowships to study course deliveries overseas.
Annette's qualifications include a BA, Dip. Ed., Grad Cert TESOL, Grad Cert Leadership and Management, Dip. Fitness, Dip. Exercise Science, Cert Yoga, Cert Rem. Yoga,Cert. Yoga Therapy (AIYT), Cert. Yoga Therapy (Ryoho Yoga), Cert. IV Fitness Leader, Personal Trainer, Workplace Assessor, Cert. Pilates, Cert. IV Remedial Massage, Lymphatic Drainage.