Anastasia started the study of yoga 15 years ago. Her first trip to India was in 2009, and she has been frequently visiting ever since, practising traditional Hatha Yoga with distinguished teachers such as Swami Niranjanananda and Swami Shakti Murti (Bihar School of Yoga), Sharat Arora (Iyengar Yoga Citizenship Center) and Sunil and Bhakti Kumar (Yoga Training Center).
Anastasia has completed 4 different teacher training programs (200hrs, 300hrs, 365hrs) and numerous technical training seminars around the world on Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and more. In 2013 she became initiated in Satyananda Yoga by Swami Sivamurti Saraswati. In 2019 she was honoured to take the Karma Sannyasin initiation by Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati.
She has been an instructor of Hatha Yoga since 2012 and the founder and lead instructor of Neda Yoga Shala. She studies piano and Indian harmonium and is a member of Adi Shakti Kirtan Band as well as Ryza Project, a beautiful exploration of the connection between sound and yoga. With her teachings, she wishes to inspire people on how this practice offers an internal shelter, but at the same time it gives you the strength to face life openly. To be alert but relaxed. To connect deeply with yourself, nature and the world around you. To be free through awareness and discipline. To be here. To feel. To Love. To Live!