Hi, I'm Anna. I'm a digital nomad, yoga teacher, retreat host, sound healer, and dharma coach. I'm here to help you build a bridge between what you love and how you live.
My journey from "conventional life" to this side of reality was deeply confronting, challenging, mysterious, and beyond beautiful. Answering the call of my soul has been the best decision I have ever made, and it is my deep passion and pleasure to hold space for others to do the same.
I remember crying on my closet floor as I faced the sobering realization of what I had to do.
I was being called from deep inside myself to forget my entire known universe.
There was a life being born inside me that was truer than the one I was living. But in order to have it, I would have to create on the outside what I was imagining on the inside. And it would cost me everything.
My heart shattered. I lay on the floor repeating, “no, no, no, no…” as the sun sank over the pines.
I had been living the “conventional life”. Seven years I spent building a community here - a loving partnership, a career as a biomedical engineer, a beautiful home. But it had all simultaneously expired, and I was the only one who knew.
This was my call to leave it all behind and trust fall into the arms of the universe. I remember wishing that I could un-know what I knew, but that was impossible. What had happened last week would change me forever.
It all started with a Kundalini Awakening.
It happened during an indigenous plant medicine ceremony. These journeys have invariably marked the spiritual transitions in my life, and this time was no different.
I had the great privilege of experiencing enlightenment, by all means an ineffable and utterly unlanguageable occurrence.
For the sake of this story, I will tell you this: I woke up from the dream of reality and, for the first time in my life, I opened my eyes.
I met the God in me, and within all living beings.
I met my own power, far greater than anything I'd seen before.
I remembered my freedom - innate, ancestral, and available.
I experienced true and wild unconditional love, and recognized it as the fabric and structure of our universe.
I understood the great cosmic joke - that everything we spend a lifetime seeking is hidden in plain sight, in this moment, inside of us.
This experience birthed a profound reverence for life, irrevocably changing me. It caused me to remember my soul mission - that I am here to help raise the collective vibration of the planet and anchor in the new Earth frequency.
Beautiful, right? But also, devastating.
Fast forward one week and I’m on the floor of my closet - wedged between cable knit sweaters and dumbbells I never use.
I knew what I had to do, and by some miracle and mentorship, I gathered the courage to do it.
Within a couple months, I had quit my job, ended my relationship, moved out of my house, sold my belongings, and bought a one way ticket to Costa Rica.
I had stepped off the bleachers and into the arena of life...
And what a feeling that was! For the first few months, I was flying. I started hosting yoga retreats and medicine ceremonies, learning sound and energy healing, and collaborating with other spiritual entrepreneurs. It was truly magical.
Then the real initiation began. The following year was fraught with obstacles, tests, fears, doubts, and so much confusion. I hit some of the lowest points of my life - including navigating intense anxiety and depression, illness, and losing all my money abroad. I was bouncing between countries with no clue as to what I was doing or who I was becoming.
But it was also unfathomably beautiful. I was blessed with many allies and mentors along the way, I received deep healing as a result of living in the jungle, and I had many mystical experiences pointing me towards my north star.
It took nearly a year and immense suffering to finally step into my power.
I realized that the experience of waking up to my power was vastly different than actually claiming it. Eventually, the anxiety and depression became so intense that there was simply no other option.
It turns out simmering water behaves much differently than boiling water. When we reach 100 degrees celsius in any area of our lives, we will instinctually and spontaneously transform. And that transformation will be irreversible.
The initiation changed me. I learned things I didn't want to know, I met some of my biggest fears head-on, I picked myself up day after day and tried my best to stay devoted to my dream.
And as my dream actually began to take shape, I began to fall head over heels in love with life.
I can stand here now - living my dream life on a tropical island with incredible humans that I love and respect immensely - and know that I earned it.
There is a quote by Cheryl Strayed that I refer to often. She says, "be brave enough to break your own heart." And I was. And I did. And it was all so worth it.
And now I have the great privilege and reward of sharing what I've learned with you. I'm so sincerely grateful to be on this journey of life together.