Joe Gyan Anand was introduced to yoga while in college where he ran Cross Country and Track and Field. He may have started yoga as part of his cross-training program, but the more he practiced, the more interested he became in the philosophy behind the poses.
Joe Gyan Anand turned to the classic texts, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras, to deepen his understanding. In 2015, he embarked on a life-changing trip to Rishikesh, India to study Traditional Yoga at Nada Yoga School where he obtained his 200-Hr certification in Yoga and in Meditation. He then went on to Indore, India to deepen his studies of the ancient yogic texts and expand his knowledge with training in Therapeutic Yoga.
While focusing on the sacred breath through movement, Joe Gyan Anand flows through poses that bring strength and balance to his students; weaving full body awareness into the practice that helps to bring a total surrender into relaxation. He brings breathing techniques, chanting, Tibetan singing bowls and poetry to each practice to help his students find space in the heart to simply breathe.