Anna is a 200-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher (KYT) from Portland, ME. She encountered her first yoga class in a small gym studio at Bard College in upstate New York. Between spending (ample) time in her college library, running outside, and adventuring with friends, this class introduced her to a luxurious world of stillness, self-compassion and introspection.
When she returned to Maine in 2016, she fell in love with a consistent vinyasa yoga practice to balance fast-paced Portland restaurant work. Her engagement with meditation and movement illuminated a sea of learning and creativity in a safe, quiet space. Eventually, with the inspiration and gentle grace of her Kripalu teachers Rudy Peirce and Jurian Hughes, Anna learned how to breathe and witness the waves of feeling and sensation that pull the tides of each of our experience. As Jurian has expressed, “happiness is a fleeting emotion, but joy lives in the soul.”
Anna offers a nurturing and peaceful environment for her students to meet their soul—she is dedicated to being a kind “guide on the side.” Off the mat, Anna enjoys hiking, eating colorful food, finding new live music shows, laughing (a lot), and traveling with friends. She lives in Portland with her cats, Tofu and Nancy.