Anna Berntson first discovered her love for yoga and meditation when she was 14 years old, attending a SYDA Yoga retreat with her family in the Catskill Mountains of New York. At age 16, she made her first visit to India. There she followed a daily schedule of scriptural study, chanting and meditation, and communal service and hatha yoga. She continued to make regular visits to India and other SYDA Yoga retreat areas until 1997 when she became pregnant with her 1st child, she then settled down to raise a family.
Wanting a connection with a yoga community and a practice she searched for something easy to apply to her daily life. She found Anusara Yoga. She has been practicing this style of hatha yoga ever since.
She is grateful to have studied with some top Anusara teachers: John Friend, Denise Benitez, Elizabeth Rainy, Sienna Sherman, Christy Burnette and SarahJoy Marsh; and acknowledge that she is where she is as ateacher because of them.
She is a 200 hour licensed Anusara-inspired yoga teacher and continues her studies in Anusara as well as other schools of Hatha Yoga. She also holds a 100 hour prenatal yoga certification with Collette Crawford at Seattle Holistic Center.
Anna also earned her bachelor’s degree in Film and Television at New York University