About Anna Gorman
Hi, I'm Anna. I'm a yogi, and an engineer, and an animal lover, and a huge sauce freak (extra guac please). I grew up on the central coast of California. But always seeking to explore, I traveled the world - backpacking, studying, and living for stretches of time in over 25 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. I learned about yoga and reiki, cultural competency and languages, shamanism, climate change, and Ayurvedic medicine. Traveling has infused so much beauty and so many lessons into my life, and it's profoundly influenced who I am today. For now, I've landed in Flagstaff, Arizona.
In college, I studied environmental engineering as an act of healing the planet. As ambitious as I was to make a difference, I quickly learned that it's not the planet, but rather the people that need the healing. Heal the people, the root cause of environmental destruction, and balance will consequentially be restored across the planet. Naturally, my path led me to the healing arts.
Authentic Heart Yoga was born out of my longing to heal, and out of an inherent understanding that it was all meant to be more beautiful than this, as author Glennon Doyle writes. One of the many paths to realizing this, I believe, is two things: authenticity and open-heartedness. We can bring about great beauty simply by letting the truth of who we are shine freely. And that freedom in our purest expression can only liberate others to be their truest, most powerful selves as well.
My mission in creating Authentic Heart Yoga is to help facilitate the remembrance in all of us that knows deep down, all is well. Our true self is beyond this reality or the next, seeded in wisdom and the purest of love. I use multiple healing modalities to support myself and others in returning to this truth through the various practices of self love.