Anita Modok, founder and director of Mandala Yoga, has 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and has studied yoga with some of Australia’s and the world’s leading experts including Mark Breadner, Simon Borg-Olivier, Ana Forrest, Twee Merrigan, Shiva Rea and Judith Hanson Lasater. Based on the 8 limbs of yoga, she draws influence from Hatha Vinyasa and tantra, in the traditions of Krishnamacharya and the Himalayan masters. Her yoga classes are creative, intuitive and fun. She is a level 2 member of Yoga Australia and is 500-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance USA, has current first aid, CPR and $20 million public liability insurance.
Anita’s passion for movement, music and art are infused in her teaching, where she encourages her students to restore personal balance, by integrating body, mind and spirit to open the body and clear the mind, supporting them through transformation and positive mental and physical change.
Originally trained in classical ballet (RAD Elementary), Anita discovered the transformative powers of yoga and meditation by chance after a near fatal snow skiing accident in the 80’s while writing for the ski magazine Powderhound, left her with severe nerve and tissue damage. She discovered meditation as a remedy for pain relief and once her balance was restored, she found a regular yoga practice provided her with results that western medicine could not.
Anita runs group classes in the eastern suburbs of Sydney at Rushcutters Bay, Moore Park, City of Sydney and Double Bay. She has been a regular yoga teacher at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust for 8 years. In 2009 she founded Sydney Corporate Yoga and featured in an article about corporate yoga in the Australian Financial Review in 2012.
Previously Anita has had senior roles in the arts, media and marketing. She has worked globally for The Big Backyard, NIDA, News Ltd, Screenrights, the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, has two masters degrees and is a practising photographic artist.