Anna Winkler, E-RYT500, Director of Shakti Yoga & living arts
Anna has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1989. She was originally certified through the Sivananda Yoga Organization, where she served as a volunteer staff member for more than 6 years. Among a multitude of other things, she assisted in the Yoga Teacher Training courses and modeled for 2 yoga books during her time there: Yoga, Mind and Body and 101 Essential Tips: Yoga.
Anna has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1997, teaching it since 2002. She has been taking the extensive Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program since 2007, at Studio Yoga in Madison (which is where she attained her 500 hour certification and continues to study). She teaches an Alignment Based Hatha class (with Sun Salutations). Her Ashtanga classes are also heavily Alignment Influenced. Anna has been teaching in the Maplewood area since 2001, and is the founder and director of Shakti Yoga & living arts since June 2005 (formerly the Yoga Room in Millburn from 2001).
Anna's teaching style is both challenging and nurturing. With a dash of humor, a focus on alignment and sometimes just going with the flow, her classes will leave you feeling worked, yet tranquil and energized