I first began practicing Yoga when I was fifteen years old. What originally started as a way to get a little more exercise into my life soon became a passion. Yoga gave to me physically, emotionally and spiritually like nothing else ever had. The practice had a huge effect on me, changing my outlook on life entirely. I began to see each moment as an opportunity, a miracle and most importantly, as a teacher. It guided me to what are now some of my biggest interests; natural living, holistic medicine, nutrition, Pilates and an all-around mindful, active lifestyle. I made a promise to myself at this young age that I would always practice Yoga, and I would do my best to share its gift with as many others as I could. I believe that Yoga can benefit everyone in one way or another. I think it is important for students to listen to their bodies and see what kind of Yoga they need at that exact moment. My teaching style is light hearted, fun and heavily based in my interest of anatomy and the human body. I aim to show students that they are limitless on the mat, and off the mat. I completed my RYT 200 hours through Yoga Works in 2014.
Anna Bakke instructs the following:
HEAT A is a set sequence of postures linking breath and movement (vinyasa), this class moves at moderate pace. Classes begin with warm up movements (Sun Salutations) while cultivating awareness of breath control. The series of postures improve flexibility, strength, posture, balance and mind-body awareness, while enjoying a deep sense of calm. The heat allows for a safe, deep loosening of the muscles and joints, mobilizes and strengthens the spine and stimulates and detoxifies the internal organs. Emphasis on tight hamstrings, glutes and strengths back muscles.
A student at ALL levels can create their own physical intensity by choosing offered modifications and variations every practice you attend.
Teachers add different themes and philosophy concepts throughout the class so you have a unique experience every practice.
Fusion Flow is an invigorating class that blends the east and west because it effectively merges the ancient practice of Yoga from the east with the core-stabilizing, posture- enhancing dynamics of Pilates from the west. A combination of yoga and Pilates, to create a mindful core conditioning routine.