Anj Yoga in Words
My beliefs are always shifting and deepening, as with
everything. Right now, this is the ethos that drives
my spiritual practices and my teaching:
Life is fucking hard sometimes. And tragic. And awe-inspiring.
And easy. And outrageous. And insane. And boring.
And beautiful. And mundane. It's everything that it can be,
revealing itself to us in each iteration as the moments unfold.
Yoga allows me to not only craft a strong and open
body/mind/heart so that I might weather life's tides, waves
and tsunamis with ever-growing grace and skill, but it also
invites me to stay awake to what's before me with the widest
of eyes and a great awe and a willingness to take part in it all.
Over the last decade of teaching in and around Berkeley, Anj has become known for a potent class with a whole lotta soul and a creative, focused flow that has been described as “unique,” “uplifting” and “devotional." She believes that yoga can be a powerful catalyst to living our lives fully.
Anj is a passionate guide, weaving students through a rhythmic, music-filled, breath-guided journey on their mats, encouraging the whole tapestry of the human experience to be felt, held, honored. Her classes often incorporate mantras and chanting, philosophy, storytelling, meditation, lots of sighing, essential oils, challenge and space for a personal unfolding.
Anj has studied a lot over the last 20 years, including in India, and is grateful to her most influential teachers: Meghan Currie, Jasmine Tarkeshi, Jai Uttal, Keith Borden, Janet Stone and Jason Crandell.