Anna Sugarman Following
Seeking yogini, inspired yoga teacher trainer, blessed mom, grateful wife, courageous wanderluster, academic goddess, glamorous gypsy, love lover – in awe of life, and passionate about supporting others in optimizing theirs.
Anna’s joie de vivre is contagious. She inspires light hearted courage, empowering others to shine – during dark times and bright. Her loving, playful style of educating instills confidence in students of all levels as she illuminates their strengths, gently guiding them toward their higher potential by offering tools to elevate their happiness and optimize their lives – on and off the mat.
Now an international yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Anna first sparkled in Los Angeles as a designer, entrepreneur and yogi, but her heart desired adventure and knowledge… So for years she traveled the earth focusing on humanitarianism – en route, practicing and teaching yoga classes, workshops, retreats, festivals and teacher trainings. Over 100 of her graduates are currently sharing yoga worldwide.
Since 1996, Anna has been fortunate to have studied with renowned teachers around the globe, all of whom have shaped her own practice and teaching approach. She was certified to teach yoga in the Himalayas, by a duo of gurus – a doctorate of philosophy and a doctor of Ayurvedic and Western medicine. Anna’s E-RYT 500 certification, Yin training, Biology studies, investigation of Western and Eastern medicine, application of alternative healing modalities, and over 20 years of yoga practice culminate in her teaching.
Integrating appropriate anatomical alignment, challenging sequences and intelligent transitions with creativity, enthusiasm and joy, it’s been said that Anna plays yoga.
Integrating appropriate anatomical alignment, challenging sequences and intelligent transitions with creativity, enthusiasm and joy, it’s been said that Anna plays yoga. During philosophical Yin classes, Anna’s captivating voice invokes peace; whilst her laughter-packed, Ashtanga-based flows culminate in blissful Vinyasa fun, focusing on strength, mindfulness and grace.
Anna’s dharma is sharing her passion for spiritual balance, and she devotes herself to exploring this – as a student and a teacher. Her love for playful motion and holistic wellbeing is her offering – she aims to assist others in cultivating their rituals and custom yogic prescription. She believes it’s deep rooted passion which sparks the joy that will maintain a strong self-practice, peace of mind, a happy life, and the ability and authenticity to share it with others.
Anna is currently based in Brighton, England, with her soulmate and their baby daughter.
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