Reiki Yoga

This class is taught by:

Anna Shostrand

Anna began her yoga journey in the early 2000s with her friend and teacher, Lyndsey Stropkey. Together they would practice Iyengar videos and attend local classes. Occasional practice became consistent practice when Lyndsey introduced Anna to the Kripalu Yoga tradition. This gentle, compassionate approach resonated deeply with her and breathed new life into her body and heart. It also strengthened her determination to do what she loves, and pass on the peace and healing she has received to others. She took her first level one Usui Reiki class with Debbie Craven in 2009, and continued her studies in Reiki. Anna received her Master level Usui Reiki certification with Erin Hill in 2012. That same year, she began student teaching at Branches of Wellness. She experienced 2 years of teaching a variety of yoga styles to all ages from children to seniors, and helped to develop the Reiki restorative yoga class. In 2014, she received her 200- Hour Aura Wellness Yoga Teacher Certification with Highest Honors. Her style has been inspired by many local teachers, including but not limited to; Lyndsey Stropkey, Denise Brown, Anne Ondrey, and Erin Hill. She continues to teach yoga, practice Reiki and Tuning Forks and feels blessed to be doing so!
Reiki Yoga is currently held on the third Thursday of each month during the 6:45pm Gentle, Yin & Restorative Yoga class.
Join us for this innovative new practice which will incorporate Reiki healing with gentle, restorative, and Yin yoga. While you engage in posture practice, you will also be receiving hands- on and distance Reiki from the instructor, as well as other certified Reiki practitioners. This will deeply enhance the healing aspects of yoga as well as aiding in stress reduction. Please note that if you would prefer to receive Reiki at a distance only, that it will still be effective. Just be sure to let it be known if you would rather not receive any hands on assistance.