About Anita


How I got here.

After 25 years of being a professional Graphic Designer, living near Jackson Hole, Wyoming with my husband, 7-year-old daughter and pregnant with my now, 10-year-old son, I was ready for change, a BIG change.  In summer of 2010 we decided to move to Tempe, Arizona. We’ve always liked vacationing in the desert, we even got married in Sedona, AZ ten years prior. For years, during the shoulder seasons in the mountains we would travel to southern Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and California seeking out warmer weather and sunshine. Arizona fit the bill. We love it’s location to everything we look for in our outdoor adventures. Just for now, we are grateful to have easy access to the western coast, northern mountains, and the beautiful desert lakes and rivers.

Life unfolds for you when you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities from a space of “what-if ”?

I started to pursue new opportunities for self-growth in areas I already had an interest but never really knew how much of an interest until faced with big decisions. Just when you’re not sure if you should pursue a particular endeavor or follow through with that training, you’re nudged to do it anyway.  Yoga found me. It brought me simple yet powerful therapeutic healing modalities for maintaining my overall well-being. After completing my certification to be a yoga teacher more opportunities continued to show up for me which brought me here. The opportunities just keep showing up when you can be open and willing to explore from the heart.

“I will always be a student continuing my growth so that I can in turn share my knowledge and understanding with my community, family and friends.”

My Accomplishments: Co-Owner of Joyful Yoga Studio, Registered Yoga Teacher (200Hr E-RYT, Inner Vision Yoga in Tempe), Medical Reiki™ Practitioner (Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International), Medical Qi-Gong Instructor (200Hr, Zen Wellness), Thai Yoga Massage, ACA SUP Yoga Instructor (Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Endorsed with Yoga), DoTerra® Wellness Advocate, DoTerra’s® Aromatouch Practitioner.