Greetings, I am Anne Tana, and my journey through the world of yoga reads like a captivating story, one that began in the hallowed halls of my high school back in 2004. Back then, life was a vibrant canvas painted with the exuberance of youth, and it was my mother who first introduced me to the enchanting world of yoga. She led me through the doors of the Art of Living organization’s two-week yoga program for youth, and it was here that I embarked on a journey that would weave its way through the fabric of my life in the most unexpected ways. Those days remain etched in my memory like pages from a cherished book. I recall the camaraderie with my friends, each of us exploring the poses with a mix of determination and laughter. The practice was new, exciting, and invigorating. But as the chapters of life turned and the responsibilities of adulthood took center stage I became engulfed in the rat race of fast-paced modern life. The demands of the grown-up world took precedence.
In 2016 With a heart full of determination, I bid farewell to my corporate role in bustling Dubai, craving something more profound. It’s ironic, isn’t it? At that point, the intricate dance between the mind and body was still a mystery to me. The rat race had kept me blissfully unaware of the beautiful harmony that existed between mental and physical well-being. Little did I know that this juncture was the first step on an extraordinary expedition into the world of holistic health and wellness.
Guided by the Philosophy that “Yoga is for everyone,” as imparted by teachers like the venerable Manju Jois, I now share the transformative power of yoga with people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. Holistic Yoga, with its emphasis on self-management and self-care, has become the cornerstone of my practice.
As the desert sands whispered tales of change, I followed my curiosity like a compass. My search for purpose led me to uncharted territories where ancient wisdom intertwined with modern knowledge. It was as if invisible hands were gently guiding me toward a destiny I couldn’t have foreseen. The air was charged with potential, and I embarked on a transformative journey.
In the year that followed, I found myself in the enchanting embrace of Yoga Mysore, Karnataka, India. Amidst the rustling leaves and echoing chants, I immerse myself in a rigorous 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. Every pose stretched not only my body but also the limits of my mind. The challenges were daunting, yet the growth was unparalleled. It was here, against the backdrop of tradition and self-discovery, that the seeds of holistic health took root within me.
Fast forward to 2017, where I entered a new chapter, pursuing a Bachelor of Holistic Health and Nutrition through distance learning at the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines in Calcutta. Days became a mosaic of learning, piecing together the puzzle of well-being. This wasn’t just an education; it was a revelation of the inseparable connection between nourishment and vitality.
As the years passed, each one weaving a unique thread into the tapestry of my journey, I ventured into the serene landscapes of Varkala, Kerala (India) – the birthplace of Ayurveda, the ancient holistic practice aimed at achieving harmony in mind, body, and spirit. During this time, I delved deeper into my yoga practice, immersing myself in a 200-hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training program and Ayurveda Therapist course that seamlessly blended these ancient holistic traditions. Simultaneously, the world of Ayurveda opened its doors to me, enriching my understanding of natural healing.
But the journey didn’t stop there. In 2021, across distant shores in Cork, Ireland, I embraced a new realm – delving into the realms of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, unlocking doors to the mind that I never knew existed.
Looking back, every twist and turn of this tale has been a stepping stone, not just for my own personal growth, but to illuminate the path for others too. Today, I stand not just as a Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Enthusiast, but as a storyteller of the profound symphony that resonates within us all – the Symphony of Holistic Well-Being.