Anna has moved & danced her whole life- mastering and performing many different styles. Coupled with her fascination with movement and its relation to how trauma is stored in the body, she has trained her eye to detect movement patterns necessary for successful, healthy living and dancing. She understands, guides, and teaches you how to access that unique ability to heal through releasing unhelpful movement patterns.
Her passion for dance & movement has always been focused on using biomechanics and Pilates to help dancers be stronger, more confident, and dance smarter. After experiencing challenging recoveries from pregnancies, debilitating sciatica, dance-related injuries, and a (short-term) desk job, she possesses a thorough understanding of back pain, muscle tears, and the grueling task of sitting. These serve to support clients with lumbar sensitivities, injury-recovery for dancers, and the syndromes affiliated with desk-jobs, and life itself!
Anna is an advanced BASI certified Pilates teacher with a Dance Specialization under the tutelage of Karen Clippinger at CSULB. She also holds certificates in Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT), and in Pilates for Back Pain from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). She has worked with and helped hundreds of clients manage and discover how to alleviate pain and move their bodies better!
From dancers, to water polo players, to swimmers, to the general population- she is skilled at supporting stretching and strengthening for the best health of your body.
Anna has shifted into the psycho-spiritual aspect of body mechanics and how the body holds and expresses trauma. This includes explorations of what is holding you back and how this is expressed by the body. She is a trained and skilled Reiki II Practitioner, helping to identify, shift and move the energy in your body -before you even move a muscle! She is currently studying as an apprentice Pranic Healer.
Anna is trained as a Certified Sound Healer and may use crystal bowls tuned to the specific Hz to activate and support chakra balancing.
Additionally, Anna belongs to Kokoleka Collective as a medicine carrier and Cacao ceremonialist. Her Cacao ceremonies incorporate a deep reverence for nature and the gifts Mother Earth and our ancestors have to share. Her easy-going nature, intuitive movements and sound healing using crystal bowls all serve to deepen her unique ceremonial practices.
Anna has been teaching for many years; from the aquariums at Sea World, to 15 years in high school classrooms as a CA Credentialed High School teacher in Biology, Geology, Anatomy & Physiology, Oceanography and AP Environmental Science. She currently is teaching curriculum she wrote for UCSC in online high school courses.
She is comfortable in one-on-one sessions and large groups. She is knowledgeable and personable. Warm and easy to talk to, she shares her knowledge to the benefit of your better health.