Anat Zahor is the founder of the Yoga Dharma School.
She is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, a practitioner and teacher of Yoga, meditation and Buddhism. She conducts the Yoga Dharma teacher’s training program and certifies the graduates as ”Yoga Dharma Teachers“.
Anat is leading Yoga Dharma retreats and workshops and Vipassana meditation retreats. She is also known as a Dharma speaker and leads private and group tuition called Dharma mentoring.
Anat’s background as an artist generates her unique and creative way of teaching, allowing a direct spiritual experience.
Anat has been practicing Yoga since the early 1980s. Later she broadened her learning into Tai Chi-Chuan, Chi Kung, Taoism and Buddhist studies, a fact that led her in 1994 to her first Vipassana Meditation retreat as taught by S.N. Goenka. Since then Buddhism has become the basis of her life view and action.
In 1996 Anat focused her Yoga practice in the Iyengar method, and in 1999 she was first accredited as a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher from the RIYMI center in Pune, India.
Anat participated in Yoga workshops with various Senior teachers at different countries, including B. K. S. Iyengar himself. She visited the RIYMI center in Pune, several times to study with the Iyengar family.
In 1999 Anat started practicing Vipassana in the Mahasi Sayadaw Burmese Method. Since then she has been traveling and staying at least for a monthly retreat at the Chom Tong monastery in Northern Thailand practicing Vipassana Meditation under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, and her teachers Kate and Tanath Chindaporn. Anat translated into Hebrew the book The Only Way, a Path to Nibbana.
On July 2011 Anat was first ordained as a Bhikkhuni (fully ordained female Buddhist monastic) in a traditional ceremony by Ven. Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, the chief Vipassanā Kammatthana Master of the northern region of Thailand and is one of Thailand’s most respected meditation teachers.
During her years of practice, Anat personalized her Yogic practice and named it YOGA DHARMA.