Anette was brought up in Norway. She studied Economic History and Political Science at Cambridge University in England, and Columbia University in New York City.
A Maryland resident for more than two decades, Anette has been practicing yoga since 1987, during which time she has developed a strong interest in the holistic healing power of Yoga. She believes strongly in the value of reconnecting with the self – be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual - in any healing process.
Anette’s deep interest in this field has let her to actively study yoga and yoga therapy. She is a yoga teacher and a yoga therapist, licensed through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Anette has been advocating for societal change in how it responds to those who are living with mental illness for more than two decades. In this regard, she has been instrumental in establishing vocational rehabilitation programs for people with mental illnesses through Clubhouse International programs. These programs provide members with the opportunity to take ownership of their lives, be respected for who they are, and build trust in them selves.
Anette’s dual interests have led her to combine her knowledge from working on mental health issues and yoga philosophy and practice. Through Phoenix Rising Yoga therapy, Anette has found the core values from programs that combine ancient Yoga philosophy with modern psychotherapy.
Anette is married with three grownup children and lives on a farm in Maryland.
Certifications (Over 1100 Hours of Training)
Phoenix Rising Yoga Teacher Training (Therapeutic Yoga): 253 Hours of training of leading and designing yoga and meditation classes
Pheonix Rising Yoga Therapy Training: 650 Hours of Assisted Asana Technique, Therapeutic Dialogue, and Body and Mind Integrative Techniques
Group Yoga Therapy Facilitation: 370 hours of graduate training in teaching and group facilitation skills. Leading yoga and mediation experiences for groups with specific and non specific stress related disorders, as well as corporate and educational stress reduction programs.
I have been intimately involved with these charities as a board member since their inception. They are dear to my hart. These charities enable people living with severe mental illness regain their lives and live productive and meaningful lives in the community.