Anissa Davis is a YogaWorks 500-hour RYT, in Los Angeles, and is currently working at YogaWorks and Equinox around LA. She brings elements from all the master teachers she has worked with such as Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford and Jeanne Heileman just to name a few. She found yoga after overcoming a traumatic ATV accident when she was only 15 years old. She was determined to not only walk again, but find happiness in her own skin. Through her journey to recovery, yoga came to her while she was in college and lifted an immense weight off of her shoulders. Yoga helped guide her through positive experiences, both physically and mentally, and this has fueled her love and appreciation for the practice. The practice of yoga has been so nourishing for her, not only as a student, but also as a teacher. She loves watching others grow on their journey, and is always humbled and honored to be a part of her student's experiences; both on and off the mat. Anissa's classes and workshops are alignment-based, making sure that the practice is learned with good habits and allows for the full potential of the 8 fold path. They are challenging, illuminating, and grounding. Anissa hopes to always share light on what yoga has brought her, and how the real work begins after we say Namaste.
4 + years
Alignment based Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama, and Meditation
My students and personal growth
I was inspired by my mentors, peers, and personal growth to become a yoga instructor. Motivated to give this same inspiration to others and help people to find their center and inner happiness. Through patience, intention, and consistency, I hope to guide people through their mental, physical, and spiritual journey.
Challenging, Intentional, Illuminating, and Grounding
Traveling is so important for the soul. We get to experience new people, new cultures, and we get to know ourselves a little bit better. Add yoga into the mix with that and it is truly a time for transformation. It is a time for you to disconnect so you can reconnect.
I love to teach Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Embodying the essence of a mountain: feeling grounded, rooted, and strong, while feeling light, free, and limitless. An amazing balance that we try to find in the rest of the asana practice, and hopefully feeling this off the mat in our day-to-day lives.
I love arm balances. Once you find your center, and that teeter totter of weight, it can feel quite liberating.
Bali, Greece, and Iceland