As a young girl, Anna has always had a passion for both movement and music of all kinds. Her journey of exploration through movement started while taking dance lessons starting at the age of 4. After a decade of dedication to dance, she then started exploring the world of Yoga when she was just 16, and has been an avid Yogi ever since, diving deep into both the practice and philosophy side of this ancient healing art form. Then in August of 2012 she finally received her 200 hr Yoga Teaching certification through the White Lotus Foundation in Southern California, studying under her teachers, the wonderful Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Her teaching style is Vinyasa Flow to music, focusing on the breath and using it as a guide as she leads students through a variety of sequences, applying her skills both on the mat in Vinyasa Yoga, and in the air for Aerial Yoga with a hammock.
Her exploration of the world of music also started when she was very young, and when she was just 7 years old started playing piano, and soon after that took up violin and vocal training as well, eventually leading to a full on passion for music of all kinds, both listening to and playing herself. Then at the age of 22, discovered the wonderful world of Sound Healing/Sound Therapy, which uses sound and music as a sacred tool to heal people from the inside out. She then went on to also receive her certification as a Sound Healing Practioner through David Gibson & the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco, CA in June of 2012. Now she primarily focuses on singing and playing guitar, as well as Singing Bowls, tuning forks, her tank drum, and other tools used specifically for her Sound Healing practice.
It was finally in the spring of 2014 however, that she discovered her true life's passion, AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga, where soon after becoming a certified AG Aerial Yoga instructor herself in June of 2014, and after almost of year of teaching Aerial Yoga professionally on a weekly basis to hundreds of students in the Seattle area at Levitas Studio, now teaches 7 AntiGravity® classes a week at the Good Karma Center for Joy in downtown Tacoma, WA since May of 2015.
She also became certified in Thai Yoga Therapy earlier this year in 2016, studying under the wonderful Eric Spivack of Soaring Crane Massage in Seattle. After finding another passion of hers and falling in love with Thai Yoga Therapy, she not only wants to bring hands-on-healing to her students and clients, but also wants to expand her one-on-one practice and clientele, and bring another amazing healing art form back into the community.
Her plans for the near future include opening up her own studio where she can not only expand both her Aerial Yoga classes, as well as her Sound Healing practice, but combine them in a way that has never been done before, bringing it to a wider audience and demographic of people that have never experienced this art form before now.
Besides Yoga and music, she also enjoys going on long walks with her dog, exploring the city and going out in Honolulu, especially to see live music, hiking, camping, and traveling in general. After growing up & living in the PNW for 30+ years, Anna finally moved to Hawaii in 2019 to follow her lifelong dream of living there, and she now resides in Honolulu, HI with her beloved dog, and plans to keep Uplift Yoga going for many years to come, bringing her passion to the people of Oahu.