A yoga instructor, nutritional consultant, and athletic and competition trainer, AnnaMaria is a lifelong vegan and animal equality advocate. She has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 2006, after completing the BY Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA. She has also completed International Council for Homeopathy Certifications in both Nutritional Health and Herbal Medicine—in addition to over 500 hours of RYT training in Restorative Yoga Therapy and BreathWork and Children's Yoga. Anna has coached and served as a judge for yoga and gymnastic competitors since 2009. While continuing to teach in-studio Bikram Yoga classes, Anna primarily guides private clients with a focus on yoga therapy, nutritional wellness, therapeutic plant medicine, and pain management; works one-on-one with clients, athletes, and yoga practitioners of all levels to reach their health and fitness goals; and coaches and trains marathon and competition athletes in the U.S., Rodos, Sicilia, and Menorca.
An Integrative Medicine Practitioner With a unique combination of Conventional Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine I help people reach good personal health decisions that help prevent & treat disease & restore well-being. Emphasizing in an approach that treats the whole person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other :
-Treating diet related illnesses incorporating nutritional counseling & culinary knowledge to motivate my patients learn to lead healthier lives using food as medicine -Integrate Chinese Medical Herbology to supplement treatment -using healing tools such as acupuncture, reflexology, cupping, natural skin care for healing disease, maintaining optimum health & preventing illness.
You head in one direction and life turns you in a completely different way with an incurable chronic condition. This was my case. At an early age in my life I would go to sleep with pain and uncertainty of what my future would be. But something kept my motor going and I kept faith and knew one day my days would be brighter. I started too look for answers…
21 years later, I feel that I have gotten my life back again. In my search for cures and answers I have become a true living testimony of the beauty of nature and how the evolution of plants can give us those solutions and nutrients that we need. Nutrition is another part of my evolution and yoga has transformed my body too. I now have discovered my Dharma and as a health coach I look forward to being side by side with my clients and walking with them through the journey of achieving an optimal level of life.
Toro Yoga Tribe was founded and exists to promote wellness for all beings.
In the spirit of our namesake, El Toro, we honor their grace as beings who understand that as a force of nature, the well-being of all members of the tribe is their calling. We hold space for all members of our tribe and all beings in the ecosystems we visit to resonate and thrive. For each adventure, the Tribe donates funds and volunteer time to the local organizations who protect the animals and biospheres that have shared their magical spaces with us.