Anastasia began her own yoga practice more than a decade ago, in an attempt to bring health and balance into her own life. Since then, she has developed techniques for combining exercise and nutrition in a way that benefits body, mind and spirit. She has shared those techniques with her friends, family and students, elevating the way they feel, improving the way they look and increasing their confidence and a sense of overall well–being. As demand for her time and expertise grew, Anastasia created YogaPulse™, a life–changing fitness and nutrition program that people can use at home (or anywhere) to get the results from her teachings.
Anastasia is fortunate to have studied with many world–famous yoga teachers. Her credentials include multiple certifications to teach various forms of yoga. She is also a certified nutritional consultant. She holds a BA in journalism from New York University a master's degree in natural health from Clayton College and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in nutrition. As a natural health writer, Anastasia has had multiple articles published online and in various magazines.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher and a nutrition counselor, Anastasia was a professional model with photographs published in Marie Claire, Stuff, Glamour and Maxim magazines. Originally from Russia, Anastasia came to America ten years ago to do a Prada fashion show and falling in love with what this country is all about, stayed. Anastasia is fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew and also has a good working knowledge of French.
An avid athlete and a tennis player, Anastasia is the star and the producer of the unique Yoga for Tennis DVD series, featured in Fit Yoga magazine, Yoga Journal and other publications. Anastasia's Yoga for Tennis TV show airs on The Tennis Channel.
As Anastasia's teaching evolved and YogaPulse™ method deepened, her style progressed to be more alignment–oriented and more connected to the energy flow in the body. Anastasia's method inspires her students to tap into this energy flow with the help of physical postures and proper nutrition. She teaches her students how to use the light inside them to feel better physically and emotionally. Anastasia's teaching method encourages the students to go deeper inside themselves to find their true teacher within, while allowing the body to become an expression of its divine nature, beauty, fluidity and strength.