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Anasa Student Teri Schlesinger thinks we're "A Hole in the Wall"!

September 7, 2017

Check out our KGO radio broadcast with Teri and Brian Copeland during his special segment featuring Bay Area small businesses recommended by their customers.  Click the link to listen in September 7, 2017: Hole in the Wall - Anasa Yoga in Oakland


Main Street Launch visits Anasa Yoga on Feb. 13, 2017

Main Street Launch visits Anasa Yoga on Feb. 13, 2017

Main Street Launch ~ Client Spotlight

February 2017

Main Street Launch has been empowering local, small business owners and veteran-owned businesses in the Bay Area since 1979. They provide capital, education, and relationships that allow community-oriented entrepreneurs to flourish, create jobs, and stimulate economic development in low-to-moderate income communities.  “At our first meeting with Main Street Launch I had a strong sense of relationship and felt Main Street’s desire to partner with us to help make our dream come true.  That was the type of funder we were seeking for our business,” remembers Jean Marie.  

Learn more about Main Street Launch and see our Client Profile at mainstreetlaunch.org


WEN Spotlight ~ On Being Green

November 2016

The Women's Environmental Network (WEN) is a group of more than 2,000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area whose interests range from environmental education and conservation, to public policy and renewable energy.  Founded in 1997 and run by an all-volunteer board of directors, WEN supports a diverse community working collaboratively to bridge leadership gaps and advance women's interests toward a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient planet.  

Learn more about WEN and see Jean Marie's Spotlight at wencal.org


The Value of Black-Owned Businesses

July 12, 2016

By Rachel Zabonick

Jean Marie Moore, co-founder of Anasa Yoga, tells us about their mission as a Black-owned business to bring yoga, health, and wellness into their neighborhood and of the responsibility for inclusive leadership in growing community. See the full article here at MindfulStudioMagazine.com


How a Yoga Studio in Oakland Practices Environmental & Social Sustainability

January 2016

Carolina Miranda, a Sustainability Coach from Cultivating Capital, interviews Anasa Yoga co-founder and instructor Jean Marie In this ongoing series that highlights local businesses demonstrating what sustainability looks like in action.  Read the full article here at CultivatingCapital.com


Katrina shares her yoga journey with Gaiam and the #EverybodyBends Campaign

January 2016

When Katrina Lashea started practicing yoga over 30 years ago, she often found that she was the only person of color, male or female, in any of her classes. Now she and her business partner, Jean-Marie Moore, co-own Yoga Anasa in Oakland, a welcoming space founded on the idea that yoga offers benefits for everyone, no matter their age, race, or what brought them to the mat in the first place.


You Don’t Have To Be Flexible To Do Yoga (Gasp!): Advice For Newbies From Anasa Yoga Co-Founders

April 13, 2015

By Princess Gabbara, BDO Daily Contributor

Katrina recommends that first-timers try seeking out an instructor who has the depth of knowledge to be able to modify the poses for their bodies. A few other things to keep in mind - avoid eating for at least 1-2 hours before class begins, bring your own personal mat, towel, and refillable water bottle,  wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to be barefoot.  See the full article here at BlackDoctor.org


Two Local Studios Share How Yoga Builds Community When Everyone Feels Welcome

April 2014

Niema Jordan, a freelance writer and editor from Oakland and UC Berkeley Grad student, interviewed Anasa Yoga co-founders for her "Yoga and Inclusivity" project.  See how Anasa and Adeline studios strive to make the practice more accessible to all.  More about Niema at niemajordan.com


Ebony Magazine's Top Black Yogis and Yoga Studios in the United States

March 2014

Crystal Whaley, Contributing Editor to Ebony Magazine, lists prominent Black yogis and Black-owned studios around the country.  We always feel blessed when our new studio is recognized, especially on the national level!  See the full list here at Ebony.com


Katrina Lashea featured in Yoga Journal’s December 2013 issue

Katrina Lashea, Anasa Yoga co-founder and yoga instructor, demonstrates a sequence of 16 asanas (poses) for radiant energy created by Larissa Hall Carlson for a physical and mental energy pick me up.