Anna Mara Paiva

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Anna has been active her whole life. Watching spectacular sunrises and sunsets made her passionate about freedom. In 2010, she found herself trying her first yoga class and knew her life was forever changed. Yoga instantly found its way into her soul. Shortly after, she decided to take her practice a step further and take yoga teaching training. Anna graduated from the Sacred Space Yoga School and wanted to share her passion with others. Anna's practice helps her feel alive and free. She loves to play in arm balances and inversions-- so expect them in her classes! The playful part of yoga is just as important as it's discipline aspect-- the balance between the two makes yoga! The awareness is the balance of the body and the mind, and her goal is to help yogis bridge the gap between the two. Prepare to sweat, work and have fun on your mat!


Anna Mara Paiva instructs the following:
  • Level I Vinyasa Flow
  • This introduction to vinyasa flow yoga focuses on creating stability and proper alignment in asanas. We will cultivate awareness and a strong foundation for all we do on and off the mat. You will learn to synchronize breath to movement and explore various breath techniques called pranayama, including ujjayi pranayama. The class will end with a resting pose (savasana) with gentle assists/massage and aromatherapy. These highly breath-oriented movements in vinyasa flow have shown to improve cardio-vascular function, increase muscle strength and flexibility, and reduce stress. It is a beginner class, but all are welcome to come back to a beginner's eye.

  • Warm Vinyasa Flow
  • These classes link postures to balance the body and clear the energy channels in order to fully experience the energetic effects of the practice. Inhalations are linked to moves expanding the front of the body, creating lightness. Exhalations are linked to movements that engage the abdomen and create stability. The breath used in Flow/Vinyasa, ujjayi pranayama or whisper breath, creates a vibration across the soft palate of the mouth, warming the breath as it enters the body.

  • Heated Vinyasa Flow
  • These classes link postures to balance the body and clear the energy channels in order to fully experience the energetic effects of the practice. Inhalations are linked to moves expanding the front of the body, creating lightness. Exhalations are linked to movements that engage the abdomen and create stability. The breath used in Flow/Vinyasa, ujjayi pranayama or whisper breath, creates a vibration across the soft palate of the mouth, warming the breath as it enters the body.


  • Heated Vinyasa Flow Level II/III
  • These classes link postures to balance the body and clear the energy channels in order to fully experience the energetic effects of the practice. Inhalations are linked to moves expanding the front of the body, creating lightness. Exhalations are linked to movements that engage the abdomen and create stability. The breath used in Flow/Vinyasa, ujjayi pranayama or whisper breath, creates a vibration across the soft palate of the mouth, warming the breath as it enters the body.

  • Family Yoga Class