Directors and Principle Yoga Teaching Staff
‘Where Yoga Becomes a Way of Life’
Dr Anne (Annapurna) Combrinck (PhD)
BSc; NHDip (Chem) 1984; Yoga Teacher Certificate: 1986; Yoga Therapy Teacher Diploma: 1996; Ayurveda Practitioner Certificate: 1996; PhD (AM): 2015
Anne is one of the founders of Ananda Sanga Educational Institute since 1991. Teaching yoga since 1987. Lecturer and course facilitator for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) & Yoga Therapy Teacher Diploma at Ananda Kutir Ashrama, Cape Town, since 1997.
Senior Trainer of Yoga Teachers at Ananda Sanga since 2002. Trainer of Advanced Yoga Teachers (500 hour level), since 2003. Teacher of yoga and relaxation at Stellenbosch Health Hydro for nine years, 1993-2002.
Anne gave up a career at the CSIR, in Analytical Chemistry and Marine Research in 1992 (from 1977) to teach yoga and study further in the wellness and health field. She regularly writes articles for health magazines on yoga and related issues.
She has studied Kriya Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in the USA and India with respected and well-known teachers. She has also completed study in various short courses in Nutrition; Touch for Health; Specialised Kinesiology; Brain Gym; Educational Kinesiology; and Vision Improvement, amongst others. She is also a facilitator and trainer in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & MYYO Technique
Dr Martin (Maheswara) Combrinck (PhD)
BSocSc: 1986; Yoga Teacher Certificate: 1996; Yoga Therapy Teacher Diploma: 1999; Ayurveda Practitioner Certificate: 1999, Laughter Yoga Trainer: 2007; PhD (AM): 2015
Martin is one of the founders of Ananda Sanga Educational Institute since 1991. He studied Kriya Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in the USA and India with respected and well-known teachers.
After spending 14 years in the media industry, he decided to remodel his focus to mind/body strategies. He is one of the trainers of Yoga Teachers at Ananda Sanga , since 2002. He lecturers on yoga, meditation, laughter yoga and ayurveda, nationally and internationally.
Martin is a qualified Laughter Yoga Professional Trainer & Coach and the founder of Laughter for Africa. He is the Director of Sanga Wellness, offering employee wellness to companies.
Martin regularly writes articles for health magazines on yoga and related issues. He is also a professional Numerologist for the last 25 years, specialising in business and individual psychological profiling.