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Anna and Katie met in Costa Rica during an aerial yoga teacher training. They were damn lucky to be paired as roommates.

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Anna Skleba

My first memory of yoga comes from when I was around 12 years old. My mom had this old yoga VHS tape, and on the cover was a man and a woman doing headstands and wearing full length leotards. Obviously, I was fascinated...for about five minutes.

I popped in the tape but completely spaced after a little bit of meditation. Too boring for 12 year old me. But as I grew older, I became fascinated by all things spiritual. My aunt, who played an enormous role as a friend and teacher, was a professional psychic, and she guided me through this area of my life. And because she practiced yoga, I dove head first into it, and from the beginning, yoga just felt right.

I began taking weekly classes in high school as well as any other metaphysical workshops my aunt offered. My first studio was an Iyengar studio. Classes were slower and focused on alignment. In college, I found Vinyasa and totally fell in love. I began practicing daily with online classes. Fast forward to a traumatic-post college breakup, and I flew to Thailand on a whim and got my 200-hour yoga teacher certification. Best thing I ever did! 

Three years later, and I'm still teaching but still have SO many questions! The more I practice and teach, the more I realize how much there is to learn. Luckily, I have TONS of notes, teacher training manuals, books (both read and unread), the internet, AND a friend who feels the exact same way!!!!! I am so excited to expand my knowledge of all things yoga and the wider world of life and spirit. Oh, and to have tons of fun while doing it!

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Katie O'Shaughnessy

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