Anne began practicing yoga twenty years ago to help with chronic back pain. She found that yoga helped tremendously, and through yoga she was also able to eliminate many unhealthy habits that she had struggled with for years. This inspired her to learn more and she attended a one month intensive yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest. She then began teaching classes in the Evanston and Chicago area, and completed massage therapy school. Several years later she continued her studies at Yoga Point in India where she studied hatha yoga, meditation, yoga nidra and Ayurveda. Soon after she began teaching yoga and practicing massage therapy full time at her first studio in Richmond, Il. Her massage practice specialized in helping clients overcome pain naturally, through deep tissue work as well as cranial sacral therapy. During this time she completed another yoga teacher training through the Himalayan Institute, as well as completing a one year training in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy. She has also explored other healing modalities, completing an in depth two year training in Shamanic Healing. Anne continues to teach yoga, and practice bodywork and various healing modalities full time at her studio in Makanda IL. Her style of teaching is eclectic and intuitive, drawing from various yogic traditions, with mindfulness being a priority. Her massage sessions are customized to bring about effective healing for the client. Massage and Healing Sessions are highly effective at relieving pain and tension.
Mudita is a practitioner of Integral Yoga and devotee of Swami Satchidananda, a yoga master of the Saraswati order and disciple of Sri Sivananda. For almost a decade, she had practiced Hatha yoga with different instructors, but it wasn't until she discovered her lineage that she was immediately made aware of the deepest call in herself; to devote her life to the realization of the true Self. She has been studying Integral Yoga at the Satchidananda Ashram in Yogaville, VA for over 2 years and completed her 200 hour teacher training in January 2021. During her training and continued practice, she studies the Yoga Sutras of Sri Patanjali; walking the path of the eight-limbed system towards the goal of yoga: "to restrain the modifications of the mind." Mudita follows the advice of her beloved Gurudev to lead a dedicated life of service. It is with deepest gratitude that she humbly offers the teachings to people of all faiths. "Truth is one, paths are many."