Anna is deeply devoted to her meditation and yoga practice and to helping others along the path. Growing up in India, she watched her father meditate and did sun salutations barefoot. Her studies in yoga and meditation started with Indian Master Kamal Srinivas (one of 8 living Indian masters) in 2001 that included, pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) and ayurveda (the sister science of yoga). Specialised training in the US includes Duke University’s Certificate in Therapeutic Yoga (which combines Western medicine with Eastern wisdom) and Yin Yoga certification with Jo Phee, assistant to Yin Yoga founders Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Anna has 700+ hours of teacher training and 3000+ hours of teaching experience. Meditation training includes MBSR with IMCW and the Year of Living Mindfully under Jonathan Foust. Currently pursuing Kripalu Center’s advanced yoga training and 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.
Anna leads yoga and meditation classes in Washington DC/NOVA area and is grateful for the sacred duty of sitting with people in their final days/hours as a compassionate companion. She is a mentor with IMCW and facilitates a Kalyana Mitta (spiritual friendship group) and a weekly TeleSangha meditation. She also organizes and leads yoga/meditation and cultural retreats to India. She lives in Falls Church with her husband and two children.