A native of the Dominican Republic, Ana started practicing yoga in hopes of relieving the physical and mental stress caused from years of working as a professional cook. After a leg injury, she found that her recovery was exponentially faster once she returned to the mat, which inspired her to become a yoga teacher. She received her 200RYT teacher training certification at It's Yoga in San Francisco in 2008. She has been practicing daily ever since.
Her practice has completely changed her life, helping her find more balance, acceptance, and connection. This transformation has inspired and encouraged her to transition from her former stress filled work environment into a more wellness focused one, where she can share the love for the practice.
As a yoga teacher, she encourages her students to be compassionate and kind both on and off the mat. Her classes are a balanced mix of physical postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation and she strives to assist her students in bringing their yoga out of the classroom and into their lives.
She has furthered her yoga education by completing trainings in Kid’s Yoga and Yoga to Transform Trauma, and is certified at the 500 hour level. She is excited to be currently pursuing a Therapeutic Yoga Certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy (The Kripalu School of Yoga Therapy). She hopes that these trainings will assist her in her desire to offer yoga to everyone, regardless of their physical, emotional, or mental states.
Ana is also very passionate about delicious and nutritious foods and the connection between nourishment, health and happiness. She is always looking for new ways to combine her love for yoga with her love for food.