our teachers

anne horsley

The principal of the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne is Anne Horsley (Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor - Junior Intermediate level III).

Anne has been practising and studying various aspects of yoga since 1971 and has been teaching yoga since 1980. For her, yoga is a way of life. As an accredited Iyengar yoga teacher, Anne considers her personal practice and continued study of yoga an integral part of her teaching, including regular visits to India to attend classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune.

Anne’s enthusiasm and love of yoga is apparent as she works with her students and encourages them to explore, understand and enhance their potential. Stressing that, “Yoga is about the journey, not the destination”, Anne encourages students of all levels and capabilities to work for themselves, in a non-competitive way, within a supportive and friendly environment.

chris taylor

Chris began the practice of yoga in 1980. It was very different to all other forms of physical movement she had tried and, as a tired mother of three, she would fall asleep during the relaxation at the end of every class! When living in Darwin she attended Iyengar Yoga classes for the first time and immediately felt tremendous benefits.  

On her return to Perth, Chris continued the practice and study of Iyengar yoga at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne. Her passion for yoga ignited a flame that led her to become an Iyengar yoga teacher, passing her Introductory Level II certificate in May 2007. The journey continues with ongoing study and learning with the Iyengar Yoga Community, Anne Horsley and other senior teachers.

For Chris, yoga is an integral part of her life. The zest and discipline of her own practice is evident in her teaching and is transmitted to her students with sensitivity, an eye for detail, humour and caring.

marianne annese

In 1997 Marianne realised that the pain and discomfort she had been feeling in her body was due to stress and that the tension was causing her shoulders to ride up near her ears! Even though she kept herself fit, she needed something more and so began her yoga journey. From the very first yoga movement, it was as if a light had gone on in her head. The art and science of yoga has held her attention ever since.

In 1998 whilst attending a yoga workshop, Marianne witnessed many local senior yoga teachers of various yoga diciplines in action. It was here that she first saw Anne Horsley and just knew that this was the teacher for her. Marianne tried a few different styles of yoga before commencing classes at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rossmoyne in 1999 where she still takes classes today.

In 2003, Marianne attended the Geeta Iyengar Yoga Convention, held in Perth, and was touched in a profound way by her extrordinary presence.

She began teacher training in 2005 with Anne, travelled to Pune, India in 2007 to study with the Iyengars and received her Introductory Level Two certificate in 2010. Marianne regularly attends workshops with senior Iyengar teachers.

mary matthews

Mary took her first Iyengar Yoga class in 1995 to help relieve back pain and immediately felt the extensive benefits an Iyengar yoga practice had to offer.

In 2000 Mary attended yoga classes at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Rosmoyne, Perth, and in 2008 commenced teacher training with Anne Horsley. Mary returned to Ireland in 2011 and continued her training with senior teacher Aisling Guirke as well as attending numerous workshops in Ireland and UK with senior Iyengar teachers. Mary received her Iyengar Teaching certification from IYA (UK) in 2012.

Mary combines regular yoga teaching with her work as a complementary therapist/trainer in Perth. The yoga journey is life long and Mary continues her ongoing study and learning with Anne Horsley as well as attending workshops with other senior Iyengar teachers.

sharon james

Sharon began her yoga journey in her early twenties, practicing sporadically through to her 30’s when she was pregnant with her first son. This style of practice continued until her boys were somewhat older and more specifically after her mother passed away with cancer in 2006. At this time Sharon was introduced to Iyengar yoga, she was inspired and surprised at the impact Iyengar yoga had helping her cope with the grief from the loss of her mum.

Sharon graduated as a certified Iyengar yoga teacher in 2017 and is continuing with her Iyengar studies.

Sharon’s experience includes; attending several workshops and has participated in many intensives. Sharon also attended the Malaysian convention in 2016 with Abhijata (Abhi) Iyengar and the Iyengar Convention, Adelaide.


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Anne Horsley, Chris Taylor, Marianne Annese & Gesine Montgomery are Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers.



“Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.”

BKS Iyengar

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