Most recently, Jen has been trained in irest, or Integrative Restoration, a systematic relaxation technique and a version of Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep, developed by Richard Miller PhD. She was also recently inspired by her graduate work with and mentored by Karina Mirsky M.A. and E-RYT 500, a certified ParaYoga teacher, trained by Rod Stryker. During her graduate studies, Jen was called to work with Sacred Activism through leadership trainings with Seane Corn’s Off the Mat, Into the World organization called Yoga, Purpose and Action and she co-developed and co-directed the YS Youth Yoga project (an 18 month free Yoga immersion for the Yellow Springs Schools), as well as volunteered with local at-risk and incarcerated youth.
Jen has been fortunate to study with the following internationally recognized teachers: Don & Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and authors of Self-Awakening Yoga, Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten, Seane Corn, Nikki Myers of Yoga & 12 Step Recovery, Sianna Sherman, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman of Freedom Style Yoga and author of Moving into Stillness, Richard Miller of irest Yoga Nidra, and MC Yogi.
Jen also recently completed her 500 hr. Yoga Certification with Becky Morrissey, E-RYT 500 and Mental Health Counselor of Sangha Yoga in Loveland, Ohio. In addition to varied and extensive studies in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga she has studied the following fields:
Thai-Yoga Massage, including 7 weeks of study in Thailand in 2009
Traditional Chinese Energy Theory & Bodywork
She has the following degrees and certifications:
B.A. Studio Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - 8/1999
Reiki Master Level 3 - 7/2003
Natural Therapeutic Specialist & Certified Massage Therapist, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, New Mexico - 4/2004
Certified Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher,Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara, Costa Rica - 2/2005
Craniosacral Level 1, Upledger Institute - 2006
Various Thai Yoga Massage Certifications - 2005 - 2009
M.A. in Yoga Studies, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH - 8/2013
irest Yoga Nidra level 1 - 8/2014
Ascension Aerial Yoga - 5/2014
Anaka's love for yoga is contagious. She began her journey in 2011 at a Baptiste studio. Months after practicing, she knew she finally found her way. She knew that sharing her love for yoga would be her forever soul work.
Her 200 teacher training certification is in therapeutic yoga, that encompasses healing at a slow, steady pace, and her background in the Baptiste power vinyasa and power vinyasa encourages her practice to be full of power, strength in breath, and full body awareness. She studies Ashtanga, restorative yoga, yoga for trauma, pranayama, and anatomy. She enjoys a traditional practice as well as creating fun, delicious flows. Twists, heart openers, and hip work OH MY! When teaching, she encourages students to connect strength, power, and flexibility in the mind, breath, and body. Her classes are challenging, but they will leave you feeling refreshed and alive, and a deeper understanding of your practice.
In 2010 Chelsea began teacher training and finished the nine month program completely transformed. Living yoga, Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga) and embodying the flow is truly a lifestyle to which she quickly grew accustomed. Supported by teachers, family and friends; Chelsea began teaching in 2011 after becoming certified in Prana Flow® Yoga.
Two years later, Chelsea began an intense independent yoga study in New York City. Here she took a variety of classes from acclaimed teachers with diverse styles and techniques and earned another certification in Prema Vinyasa Therapeutic Yoga.
Early in 2015 she was introduced to dōTERRA® essential oils. With the same fervor she had when she met yoga, she embraced the business; quickly becoming a Wellness Advocate. That summer, she resolved to fully dedicate her time and energy to integrate the health and wellness benefits of dōTERRA® into her yoga practice and teaching. Chelsea felt her dharma, or duty of ethical value, was finally coming to light.
Chelsea believes her style of teaching invokes the playfulness mandatory to maintain one’s sanity in life. Her Prana Flow® teaching style transcends fluidity and grace while aligning with the basic principles in yoga, Ayurveda and dōTERRA®.
Life. Live it. Love it…
Her Aerial and Vinyasa Flow classes aim to create a welcoming and loving space for all to practice and meet parts of themselves that are yet to be revealed. She can’t wait to meet you on the other side of that journey.