Anna Shostrand

Anna Shostrand

Yoga Instructor/Reiki Master/Tuning Forks/Gemstone Education

     Anna began her yoga journey in the early 2000s at the urging of her friend and teacher, Lyndsey Stropkey.  Together they would practice Iyengar videos and attend local classes. Occasional practice became consistent practice when Anna discovered 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 at Branches of Wellness.  Anna received her Master level Usui Reiki certification thru Branches in 2012. That same year, she began student teaching at Branches of Wellness.  She experienced 2 years of student-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 teachers, including but not limited to:  Lyndsey Stropkey, Erin Hill, Denise Brown, Anne Ondrey, Peggy Cappy, and Judith Lasater.

Anna has a fascination for healing tools which she incorporates in with her classes and private sessions.  Amongst these tools, Anna loves to work with gemstones and crystals as well as healing Solfeggio tuning forks.  She continues to teach yoga and workshops, offer Reiki and sound healing treatments, and has recently begun leading Reiki certifications through the Branches of Wellness School of Reiki.