Anne Van De Water - Yoga - YoganeshaYOGA BACKGROUND

As of 2019 I have taught over 26,000 hours of Yoga since 1995 to over 10,000 people all over the world and am accredited by the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – ERYT 500.

I am the Creator of the TRUE SELF MASTERY SCHOOL OF YOGA, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s Training accredited by Yoga Alliance.

I have been practicing yoga informally since I was four years old. My dedicated, formal training began in 1992 and I have been a devoted practitioner ever since. I love Yoga so much that I became a teacher of this ancient art and science in 1994 so that I could be in the Yoga zone all day long and share Yoga’s gifts with those I am here to serve.

I have studied and practice Ashtanga, Iyengar, Flow, Sivananda, Yin, Restorative, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga and Buddhist, Transcendental and Sound meditation amongst many other styles. I received my first Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification from the White Lotus in 1994 and continued my studies of Iyengar and Sivananda Yoga in India. I received my Integrative Yoga Teacher’s Training Certificate in 1996 and trained with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley in 2002. Since then I have studied with countless Yoga teachers and feel that everyone and everything is my Yoga Teacher. The main teachers who have inspired me are: Stephanie Keach-Aldrich, Ganga and Tracy White, Joseph Le Page, Cheri Clampett, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Erich Schiffmann, Steve and Michelle Dwelley, Deb Dobbin, Richard McLaughlin and Saras Yogi.

I have traveled the world teaching Yoga classes, workshops, retreats and trainings in California, Arizona, Hawaii, New York City, Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, Nepal, London, Amsterdam, Peru, Paris, Tulum, Mexico and Brazil. I have taught in Yoga centers, gyms, hospitals, inner-city schools, AIDS recovery homes, cancer centers, retreat centers and in 30 Yoga Teacher Trainings.

In 2000 I created a yoga program for students and teachers in the public elementary and high schools of Santa Barbara called Yoganesha® and taught my Yoganesha Teaching Yoga to Children trainings 2 times a year from 2000-2012. I hold a B.A. in Religious Studies from UCSB am a Bhakti (a devotee of Spirit / God / Goddess /Creator) and incorporate many Spiritual teachings into my classes and have been a certified massage therapist since 1990 and incorporate hands on healing into my Yoga sessions.

Since 2000 I have taught Yoga For Strength and Empowerment and Gentle Restorative Yoga every week at The Ridley Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, CA. as part of their Alternative Wellness Program.

Since 2010 I have taught Yoga, Breathwork, A Journey Through The Chakras and The Shamanic Healing, Clearing and Blessing Ceremony every month at The Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

I am based in my hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. where I teach THE PRACTICE: Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation classes to the public at a private sanctuary in the foothills of Santa Barbara, private sessions at people’s homes and at the private sanctuary in the foothills of Santa Barbara.

 

Anne Van De Water - Yoga - Yoganesha - Namaste

YOGA STYLE

As a certified Yoga Therapist, my approach to Yoga and my classes is compassionate and loving. I have an “intuitively eclectic” style of teaching, drawing upon the many forms of Yoga I have studied and practiced while tuning into the particular needs of the people and groups I am working with.

In each class, there is a strong emphasis on breath to invigorate the body and calm the mind. We rest in the stillness and peace of yin and restorative Yoga poses while focusing on being rather than doing. We fluidly move with strength and flexibility through a Vinyasa Flow and standing Yoga poses where we focus on precision of alignment and self-empowerment.

I have been an Internationally certified Life Coach by The International Coaches Federation since 2012 and Life Coach you during Yoga practice by asking you powerful Self-Inquiry questions and give you powerful guided visualizations to help you Vision the life that you truly want.

I am a Spiritual Teacher and my Yoga classes are imbued with prayer, intention and highly charged spiritual energy as I recognize that only .2% of who we are is physical…the other 99.8% of who we are is subtle energy including our thoughts, feelings, vibration and essence.

I tap into the superpowers of hypnotherapy, regression, Emotional Cleansing and Meditation to help you de-program your body/mind/heart/Soul of the stress, tension and heavy energy you have been carrying as a result of living out of alignment with your True Self and the original blueprint of your Soul. I help you to re-program yourself with thoughts/beliefs/feelings/words/actions that are deeply aligned with and a true match for your highest potential and your Soul’s deepest essence.

As a singer and song writer I know the power and healing effects of sound and I sing soothing and uplifting mantras to my students to help relax the body, open the heart and bring deep healing that goes beyond mental comprehension I am a hands on healer and bring healing and loving touch to my sessions.

I am trained in Shamanic practices (though would never call myself and am not a Shaman because I was not born into a Shamanic lineage but have been blessed by my Shamanic Teacher) and incorporate Shamanic practices into my offerings to clear heavy energy, help you heal by retrieving lost parts of your Soul due to past traumas and bless your journey into your best future guided by your Future Self.

My mission is to support my students in taking 100% responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, words, actions and relationships with people/places/things so that practice by practice you cultivate a deep sense of TRUE SELF MASTERY, connecting to your truest, deepest and highest Self, your natural state of being present, open, awake, and to live life in integrity with who you truly are so that you have a truly fulfilling life.

Please visit the CLASSES AND OFFERINGS page for my current schedule.

NAMASTE.