"Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it" -Emily Hilburn Sell

 

What is Anya?

What if we could tap into an ocean of inexhaustible grace? How would we know? What would it feel like? ANYA translates the yogic essence in accessible terms that are relevant to the well-being of the modern day seeker. If the goal of Yoga is to join opposites, then Anya is the bridge between the elements and the weaver of integration. ANYA reconciles states of being and doing: thinking and doing, dreaming and achieving, holding on and letting go. Paradoxical to the core, Anya is both a noun and a verb. ANYA in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Yoga, means inexhaustibleness. In Russian, it means "grace" or "goodness." In the Igbo language of Nigeria, Anya means "eye." And in Hungarian, Anya means Mother. ANYA is framed by the "ah" sound at the beginning and end of her pronunciation. To say "ah," we must relax our facial muscles and allow sound to emanate from our chest. For this reason alone, we begin to see why the "ah" sound is a powerful seed syllable found in many of the sacred words (Amen, Alleluia, Aum) and considered to be the sound of the heart center by many mystical traditions worldwide. By design, Anya completes a cycle of goodness in "ah." ANYA connects us with universal goodness in here and now lessons that root and uplift our relationship with the Essential Self. ANYA stands for Applied Neo-Yogic Awareness. ANYA as A.pplied N.eo Y.ogic A.wareness is an experiential daily practice that integrates the ancient philosophy of yoga with like-minded practices like Pilates, Thai Massage, Reiki and Neuro-muscular Therapy. ANYA is a dynamic change agent inspired by Transcendentalism, Eastern Spirituality, Western Psychology, Dance and the Healing Arts, it is also a practice or-more aptly-a mind+body curriculum. ANYA is a living and breathing concept that is studied through Curriculum Aum and  personified through The Sagebook.