Anastasiya ‘Ana’ Shkurko
LocationJersey City, NJ
Primary StudioLYT Yoga Princeton (YogaStream)
I first came across yoga at the age of 13 and used it as a tool for improving mental health. As I continued to practice, I became more aware of my own mental limitations in deepening the physical practice due to sustaining a childhood back injury. Lara and following the LYT method gave me the courage and strength to safely move through poses and not only challenge my body’s abilities but to also integrate the mental aspects of yoga with the physical.
This curiosity and interest in functional movement and anatomy drove me to complete my 200 hour teacher training with Lara in Princeton, NJ in 2018. As an event planner and organizational psychologist, I take pleasure in creating an enjoyable atmosphere for groups of people. I hope to translate this passion for those on their yoga mats through incorporating the breath with creative movement.