At Shakti Shanti Athleisure, we believe in the power of community, the strength of women, and the transformative potential of yoga. We're proud to introduce a special blog post that embodies our core values of empowerment, wellness, and holistic living. Anna Harris from WA is the lucky and deserving winner of our "Win a $500 wardrobe for your fitness/wellness leader," nominated by a supportive and committed student.
This post highlights the inspiring journey of a remarkable individual who has harnessed the power of yoga not only to heal and grow personally but also to uplift and inspire women in her community.
Anna is loving her new wardrobe and is featured here in the Ballerina Wrap top in teal and the BarelyThere Leggings in Aphrodite print. She also chose the harem pants in black for everyday wear and versatility.
Join us as we delve into a story of resilience, empowerment, and the ripple effect of positive change. This is more than a narrative; it's a testament to the strength every woman holds within. Let's celebrate the power of women supporting women, and the role of Shakti Shanti Athleisure in fostering a community where every woman is empowered to find her peace, power, and purpose.
This is Anna's story ~
The Transformative Power of Yoga
As a devoted wife, mother, and fur baby parent, my eight-year journey through the transformative world of yoga began as a beacon of hope amidst years of personal trauma. This practice was not just an exercise; it was a path to healing. With the guidance of a spiritual mentor, yoga transcended its physical bounds for me, evolving into a vital tool for navigating and healing from post-traumatic stress. It became a journey towards self-realisation and personal evolution, illuminating a path not just for myself, but for others who seek similar solace and strength.
The Birth of Samadhi Wellness
Samadhi Wellness was born from a deep-rooted desire to support and empower my local community. This sanctuary stands as a testament to safe, non-judgmental spaces, extending the reach of my teachings beyond traditional studio settings. It's a place where every individual can find peace and empowerment, regardless of their background or experiences.
Drawing Inspiration from Resilience
My students and patients, with their unwavering resilience and dedication to self-healing, are my greatest sources of inspiration. Observing their journeys fuels my passion to teach and heal. The spirit of my mentor, alongside the humanitarian legacy of Mother Teresa, continually motivates me to spread unconditional love and contribute to the healing of humanity.
A Unique Approach to Yoga and Healing
My practice and teaching are rooted in authenticity and love. With over 13 years of experience in naturopathy and active involvement in natural health, I bring a unique blend of yoga with other healing modalities like Naturopathy, Baby Massage, Reiki, and Swedish Massage. This comprehensive approach is dedicated to assisting others with sincerity and loving-kindness.
Starting Samadhi Wellness
The decision to start my own business was inspired by a harmonious blend of yoga and other healing practices. Samadhi Wellness was a guided endeavor, born from an innate desire to serve and create a supportive community service. It represents a holistic approach to health and wellness, grounded in authenticity and loving-kindness.
Addressing Women's Obstacles
Today, women face significant challenges, including social and economic pressures that overshadow their need for self-care and well-being. Support structures are often lacking, leading many to lose their sense of self and self-worth, impacting their physical and mental health. To counter this, I recommend reaching out to local yoga studios or exploring online classes. It's crucial to remember that yoga isn't just about physical poses; meditation, mindfulness, and mental control are equally important, along with proper nutrition and herbal medicine.
Staying Motivated and Goal-Oriented
My dedication to my spiritual path and personal development keeps me motivated. My past experiences, both traumatic and challenging, have instilled in me a need to share my learnings so others can navigate through their struggles towards a brighter, fulfilling future. The love and motivation from my family, students, and patients are also invaluable.
Books have always been a cornerstone of my learning. "Yoga: A Gem for Women" by Geeta Iyengar and "The Yoga of Food" by Melissa Grabau have profoundly impacted my life. They offer not just knowledge but practical exercises and insights into overcoming emotional eating challenges and incorporating yoga into everyday wellness.
A Piece of Advice
To every woman, I say, "Love yourself unconditionally; all the answers are within." This simple yet powerful mantra encapsulates the essence of my teachings and the journey I advocate for every individual who crosses the threshold of Samadhi Wellness.
"These clothes are absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful fabrics, flattering cuts and comfortable fit - there's no need to adjust anything as you move through an asana practice!"
~ Anna Harris
Founder of Samadhi Wellness