teacher & writer. movement & words.
Athanae is a yoga, pilates and barre teacher from Perth, Western Australia.
A former journalist, political staffer and consultant to not-for-profit organisations, she now writes for lifestyle publications and consults on media and social media strategy alongside teaching movement.
Having first travelled to Tuscany when she was 16, Athanae returned to Europe both after school where she lived in the Slovak capital Bratislava for a year. After finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Australia Athanae travelled solo for a year, including studying Italian in Florence and time working at a writers retreat west of Lucca.
She is passionate about the ability of words and movement to positively change lives.
what clients say...
'Athanae is one of those instructors whose classes you’re willing to travel to the other side of the town for. At 6am.'
'Athanae is an amazing instructor. She is so thorough in her instruction of each exercise, that even if you thought you knew what you were doing, once you make her adjustments it feels totally different.
She is so knowledgable on the muscles and mechanics of the body, that it makes it easy to follow exactly what she is asking you to do.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of her class, is that she always leaves time for an amazing stretch, done with suitably relaxing music playing. I find it a whole mind and body work out, and you can tell she loves what she is doing."
"Athanae is one of those instructors whose classes you’re willing to travel to the other side of the town for. At 6am. While there is a plethora of classes available in Perth Ath’s classes are different.
She is always prepared – her classes have structure and a cool playlist to work out to that pushes you work that little bit extra harder.
Ath really understands how your body works and always ensures you get the technique right. And she is also a lot of fun to be around, so get ready for a lot of (un)intended puns. Whether it is barre, pilates or yoga, I can’t recommend Athanae more!"
"Athanae is an amazing teacher. She makes everybody in the room feel important and is so inspirational!