Anna Shostrand

Anna Shostrand

Instructor
Anna began her yoga journey in the early 2000s with her friend and teacher, Lyndsey Stropkey. Together they would practice Iyengar videos and attend local classes. Occasional practice became consistent practice when Lyndsey introduced Anna to the Kripalu Yoga tradition. This gentle, compassionate approach resonated deeply with her and breathed new life into her body and heart. It also strengthened her determination to do what she loves, and pass on the peace and healing she has received to others. She took her first level one Usui Reiki class with Debbie Craven in 2009, and continued her studies in Reiki. Anna received her Master level Usui Reiki certification with Erin Hill in 2012. That same year, she began student teaching at Branches of Wellness. She experienced 2 years of teaching a variety of yoga styles to all ages from children to seniors, and helped to develop the Reiki restorative yoga class. In 2014, she received her 200- Hour Aura Wellness Yoga Teacher Certification with Highest Honors. Her style has been inspired by many local teachers, including but not limited to; Lyndsey Stropkey, Denise Brown, Anne Ondrey, and Erin Hill. She continues to teach yoga, practice Reiki and Tuning Forks and feels blessed to be doing so!