Ok maybe the 'Italian soul' part is a bit dramatic but I have a penchant for exaggerating a bit, and I've felt a connection to the land of Galileo and gelato since I was a kid. Now I call it home, when I'm not in Western Australia, where I grew up. I run Yoga and Pilates classes and retreats on the north-west coast of Tuscany and across the region, as well as in Perth and south-west WA. I teach in Italian and English.
I work with Explore Tuscany to provide outdoor yoga classes as part of their hiking and mountain biking packages.
I believe in the science (and magic) of functional movement and the freedom gained by earning a strong, healthy and happy body; in the benefits and joy of spending time immersed in nature; and in the communal power of good food to fuel truly satisfying lives.
I completed 200-hour yoga teacher training through Power Living in Australia, mat pilates through STOTT Pilates; barre through Xtend Barre and Barre 2.0 in Perth, as well as Circuit7, Fitball and myofascial release training also through Xtend Barre, as well as TRX through its accredited training providers.
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!