Annastasia Cucullo

As a young girl I was always fascinated by fitness. My mom would wake up to find me working out to the aerobics show “The 20 Minute Workout” at the age of 6! As I grew up I continued to participate in various sports and had a very strict fitness regime that I loved to follow. Being active just made me feel so good about myself and I couldn’t comprehend how my life would be without being physically fit.  About 10 years ago I came to the realization that yoga would be very beneficial to add to my fitness regime but it wasn’t until 2010 that I found Moksha yoga and fell in love. I suffered from anxiety and depression at times in my life but whenever I practiced the Moksha series I found that I could just go inwards and really listen to whatever it is my body was telling me. It helped me connect to my breath and deal with whatever was going on in my life along with strengthening my body. I learned to perfect my balance and become one with myself. It made a great difference in my life and continues to everyday. Practicing allows me to stay in the moment and to be here, now.

I decided to take the Moksha teacher training in 2013 in Los Angeles and I am so happy that I did. The training was an amazing experience. It helped to deepen my practice, give me the confidence to share this gift of yoga with others and an abundance of information that was absolutely eye opening.  As a professional Hair and Make-up Artist in the television world I try to promote and enforce that beauty is so much deeper than what we see on the surface. Yoga has helped me teach others to love what they see on the outside and to also go deeper and beyond to see what lies beneath all the layers. I’m excited to teach each and every class and I look forward to inspiring my students to continue making yoga a big part of their everyday lives so that we can continue to love ourselves and the people around us in hopes of making every day a better day.

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley