Anna Johns grew up in India, where yoga and mindfulness practices were an integral part of life. From a young age, she watched her father meditate in the woods and was encouraged to join him.
These seeds began to sprout when she moved to Hong Kong where she was drawn to the practices and began her training with Indian Master, Kamal Srinivas in 2001, followed by extensive training in the U.S. including Duke University’s Therapeutic Yoga and the 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Certification Program (with Dr. Tara Brach, Dr. Jack Kornfield and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center).
Anna's teaching is also influenced through her studies with luminaries such as Jonathan Foust, Rick Hanson, Lama Surya Das and ongoing learning from the teachings of HH The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gil Fronsdal, Pema Chödrön, Frank Ostaseski and Ajahn Brahm. She is currently enrolled in the graduate-level Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program through Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.
Anna is a co-founder of IMCW's Asian Sangha and is a mentor with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education teen retreats. She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Anna’s life has transformed through her practices and she brings her gifts forth through her family, her classes and with clients. She lives with her husband, two human and two non-human children. For Anna's full schedule visit her website https://asaya.org.
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