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Yoga teacher

About Anissa

Anissa was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca.  Her passion is teaching Mindful Flow which incorporates poses, breath awareness and her dice & card invention – MindShakers!  Anissa travels around speaking to parents and children about the importance of having a positive inner dialogue with ourselves and creating our future experiences through focus and positive intention.

Yoga Journey

Anissa found yoga after having her 4th son and realizing she was now on a new path in her life. Looking for more of a Mind-Body connection, the mindfulness aspect of yoga, led her to better self-awareness and emotional well-being which is what she had been looking for. The physical, mental and emotional benefits made her feel healthy and full of energy again. It brought her back to her roots. Growing up as a dancer, Anissa describes her transition into a life of yoga as a natural, smooth and fulfilling process due to the similarities of shared physicality, body awareness, and dedication to practice as well as performance. Very quickly she knew she wanted to share what she was learning and teach others by becoming a yoga teacher. Being a yoga teacher has been the most rewarding part of her journey for many reasons. Creative expression, continuous self-reflection and self-improvement as well as the health benefits and meeting amazing people that she is able to learn from and continue to inspire her.

Background & Experience

Anissa has been practicing yoga since 2014 and teaching since 2016. She has been teaching in Santa Clarita and in Oxnard, Ca.  She is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance trained Instructor. Anissa is certified in Accessible Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Prison Yoga. Anissa teaches Sculpt, Vinyasa, Hatha, Pilates, Fusion and Yin Yang Restorative.

In 2018, she invented MindShakers, a 4-step positive affirmation dice game that uses the concept of bridging the conscious and subconscious mind together to be unified and in agreement through consistent daily ritual affirmations.

Yoga Classes with Anissa

In Anissa’s class you can expect to get a great workout. She focuses on strengthening, stretching, increasing and enhancing range of motion, attuning to the body communication while allowing students to find their own yoga.

Fun Facts

  • If Anissa were to give her yoga practice one word, what would it be?
  • What is Anissa’s favorite yoga pose and why?
    Anissa’s favorite pose is Eka Pada Rajakapotasana AKA Pigeon Pose! Anissa believes the consistent practice of these hip opening yoga exercises are the key to increased mobility and comfort in your hip joints. The benefits she loves from this deep hip stretch include lower back relief, alignment of the pelvis, which has a positive impact on overall posture and balance as well as the emotional release of the tension and stress we store in our hips.
  • What is Anissa’s Super Power?
    Anissa’s Super Power is that she is an empath. Her ability to feel the emotional and mental well-being of individuals makes it easier for her to be adaptable and responsive to the needs of her students. She often modifies class plans on the fly to better meet the emotional and physical needs of the students present, ensuring that each class is tailored to the individuals in attendance. This is also the reason she is very passionate about accessible yoga.
  • What song can Anissa hear on repeat?
    Anything by Jack Johnson
  • What is Anissa’s favorite snack?
    Any consumable items with lemons and Tapatio!
  • When Anissa is not teaching yoga, where can you find her?
    When Anissa is not teaching yoga, you can find her at the beach with her hubby and her two water loving puppies, watching her boys play soccer, going to concerts, and in back-to-back meetings as an executive consultant to the corporate world.