HEY I’M ANNA,
Originally hailing from Italy but feeling like a true citizen of the world, I spent many years in London, Ibiza and now Berlin. Formerly working in the music scene as a radio speaker and then talent agent, I discovered Yoga 10 years ago and immediately grew devoted to it. While going through some tough times in my previous career, my consistent Yoga and meditation practice helped me rise above all the obstacles and fears. Yoga offered me a path to constant improvement and re-discovery of my authentic Self.
I had been working in the music industry for about 7 years, eventually things changed and my motivation to work as a booker started to run dry, for many personal reasons and also because I felt I was in the wrong surroundings. I didn’t feel respected enough in my position and struggled to empower myself. I felt totally weak and for a long time I wouldn’t dare ask for help, until I finally lost my voice in it completely. I was blaming others and I was blaming my own femininity but at some point I had to stop blaming everyone else. It required a brave action to rise above all the fears I had and I started to focus on healing my most important relationship: the one with myself. This is the moment when I surrendered to fear and guilt - I realised that I didn’t have to prove anything to anyone, and so I started my new life path studying Yoga philosophy. I have been practicing Yoga for at least a decade but mostly just as an exercise and keeping fit. Only when I embraced Yoga fully and spent two months in India I began to understand how it could guide people to find their true nature. I strongly believe the purpose of life is this self-discovery, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.
Interview to SELF: WHAT MOMENT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR TURNING POINT?
After moving to Berlin to follow a job in the music industry that I started to help my help ex-boyfriend in his career. Very soon the bubble burst I felt totally unaligned, I didn't even know who I was anymore, there was something missing, I was not following my inner wisdom and I had no purpose. I started to question myself whether I would have seen myself in that profession in the next 5 years and the answer was no.
The turning point was understanding that I had so much to give and I was investing my time and energies within the wrong field.
Through a long process of self-discovery, through yoga and meditation and I managed to tap into my inner wisdom and I reclaimed myself. I started to recognise my strengths and thanks to my family and my best friends in the world I realised that my purpose had always been loud and clear I've been sent to this world to help others. Bringing a smile on people faces, holding their hands in a difficult moment, being their motivator and guide on the side, cheering them up through tough times to make them feel that there are not alone and their are not a failure but only humans and being vulnerable is part of our essence.
These days Anna is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, who is passionate about sharing the empowering benefits of yoga with her community, Anna has been teaching in Berlin, Italy and Spain Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Post-partum Yoga, Yoga for kids, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Besides, her curriculum for Yoga has been implemented with her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Nutrition & Holistic Health School. In 2018 she founded Flawsome Yoga Wellness a service that integrates Yoga practice, wellness coaching, nutrition advice and encourages healthy lifestyle habits. Rooted in the belief that nutrition is not one-size-fits-all, Anna is committed to helping women and men to find balance, strength, and confidence, enhancing their creativity to do the things that inspire them in their lives.
Anna's Yoga classes are created to motivate and encourage people to delve deeper into their body, mind, and souls. Flawsome Yoga is a flow that takes care of the natural change that individuals go through on a daily basis while accepting each person as they are in the moment. It is a practice that embraces the perfection existing in everyone just the way we are but also takes into consideration the need to improve and transform, giving us the chance to bring out the best in ourselves every day.