From a very young age Anna was extremely curious and knew there was something much more to life…but what? As a child growing up something always felt out of place for Anna and not quite “right”. A disconnection where there should be a connection. After years of struggling Anna began experimenting with alcohol and drugs because this gave her a sense of a connection, a state of flow. After struggling with drug addiction for nearly a decade Anna came to yoga as a means to deepen her understanding of herself in order to maintain her over all well-being. After years of studying a western psychological approach of addictions there seemed to be something much deeper that Anna just couldn’t connect with until she delved into the study of yoga. Yoga, along with eastern spirituality and ancient sciences seemed to fill that gap and allowed Anna to uncover that connection between existing and being. A means to unfold the deeper levels of being and to have a conscious connection with herself, Anna began immersing herself in the ancient science of Yoga.
While working on her pre medical sciences in 2015 Anna combined yoga with her recovery. In 2015 Anna decided to take a break from pre medical sciences so she could enroll in a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Prairie Yoga Institute to learn more about yoga. In 2018 Anna began coming to Moksha Yoga Center after hearing about their 12-step recovery yoga classes. Developing the daily discipline of yoga on and off the mat with the intention of yoga being THE lifelong practice. Combining the yogic principles and spirituality along with her personal experiences of recovery Anna hopes to challenge students with new ideas and concepts leaving students feeling balanced and enlivened after her class.
“To me recovery is NOT just about overcoming a drug or alcohol problem. Recovery to me is the WANT to keep learning and overcoming our fears. Bettering ourselves as individuals and turning whatever fears we have into excitement! And getting excited to learn, grow, and change!” ~Anna