Ana has taught yoga since 2006. In 2007, she embarked on a rigorous training certification with renowned yoga teacher Dona Holleman, a commitment that has taken her back to Italy once a year since 2007. For Ana, teaching yoga is more than knowing the basics of yoga postures: she practices under the Eight Vital Principles of Practice developed by Dona Holleman and ties to apply those principles also in her daily life. Ana is a dual citizen from the United States and Mexico. She has taught at several yoga studios in Washington, DC, Portland, OR, most recently at Sukhavati Yoga in Mexico City, where she teaches Centered Yoga. She works as a part-time trade consultant with the International Trade Group at White & Case LLP. After residing several years in the United States, she now lives in Mexico City with her three children. She is working towards establishing her own yoga studio in 2021.
Ana’s classes include a safe, aligned and balanced practice that focuses on a particular theme (e.g., forward bending, back bending, leg stretches, seated postures, etc.) that always prepare the body for the immediate posture that follows. Ana adapts her sequencing to the class level, which may involve intermediate/advanced postures, such as inversions. She guides her students to practice the postures incorporating the Eight Vital Principles of Practice, which result in an effortless, beautiful yoga practice. When working with beginners or special groups (e.g., seniors, pregnant women, athletes), Ana “breaks down” the postures to allow students to find proper alignment, develop confidence, create a solid imprint of the posture in their bodies, and prevent injury, enabling them to prepare for a more intermediate practice.