Anya is a Pilates teacher, writer and speaker focusing on perinatal physical and mental health. Anya trained as a Pilates teacher before becoming a mum, after a sudden bereavement forced her to assess what life really means and prompted her to choose a "passion-led" portfolio career over her full-time editorial role in book publishing. Anya is on a mission to empower women with the tools to travel smoothly through motherhood mayhem, with pelvic floor and sanity intact.
She's the author of four books: My Pilates Guru; A Little Course in Pilates; Pregnancy: the Naked Truth and The Supermum Myth: Overcome anxiety, ditch guilt and embrace imperfection. (All these books were magically written by pixies while she was sleep deprived and juggling babies.) Her fifth book, Pilates for Pregnancy comes out in September.
She has two boys, Maurice 6, and Freddie, 3, who make the freelance mum-juggle totally worth while. Most of the time. A freelance mum doing the self-employed mum krypton factor every day!