As a native Californian, Anna grew up with an insatiable spark to run, fly and live upside-down. This same passion led her to early training as a gymnast where she spent two summers at Bela Karolyi’s Olympic training site for the USA Gymnastics National Team. In 2012, Anna stumbled into her first yoga class as a way to escape the pressures of harsh bootcamp style workouts and the never-ending quest for the “perfect body”. What she found on her mat was a level of nourishment, self-care and profound sense of healing she had never experienced before. She quickly fell in love and with the encouragement of her teachers and inspiration from her own human experience, Anna went on to complete teacher training through Just Be Yoga, taught in the lineage of master teachers Jenni Wendell, Malia Hill and Jessica Micheletti.
Anna believes that yoga has the ability to transform, transcend and heal on every level of being. Her purpose as a teacher is to create a safe space for this journey to unfold for each student; one where they can explore and discover freedom, stillness, space, courage, strength, vulnerability, forgiveness, self-love and self-acceptance. Through thoughtful, creative sequencing set to a soul-stirring playlist, Anna brings an authentic sense of empowerment to each class paired with an intuitive, soothing energy that nurtures and inspires students to go deeper. Her class is a mix of power vinyasa and ashtanga styles.
Anna holds a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in power vinyasa as well as having completed numerous extensive training courses in hands-on assisting.