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:
  • 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.

  • 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.


  • SPA Yoga
  • SPA yoga is a slow flow class which is done on the floor. In restorative poses, the energy flow through the body‘s senses is stimulated creating deeper inner awareness and leaving the practitioner with a “blissed out” feeling.
    Set in a calming candlelit room filled with delightful scents and beautiful music in the back ground, students will be offered assists for ultimate comfort in poses, gentle touch and massage, at your discretion. We will end with a relaxing 15 minute guided meditation.
    Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a spa!
    This class is appropriate for students from beginners to advanced.