SOFLY. SO FREE. SO ME!
A Brief History of Me
Hi, my name is Anna Sheinman, and I am a yoga and pilates instructor, and a SOFLY™ wellness coach. I am so glad you are here, and I am looking forward to getting to know you. Until then, here is a little bit about me.
I was born and raised in the former USSR in sunny Tashkent, Uzbekistan, but I have traveled and lived all over. I came to New York for my 19th birthday, fell in love with the city of lights, and never looked back. However, my typical “New York” routine included a host of unhealthy and body-stressing practices: hard work with little to no physical activity, poor eating habits, and cigarette smoking.
One day, inspired by a sudden urge to improve my lifestyle, I embarked upon a new regime. With determination I quit smoking, replacing that nicotine fix with exercise: running and working out in the gym. Unfortunately, my long stint of physical idleness took its toll and thwarted my efforts. In my attempts to improve my health, I ruined my knees, and the discs in my back gave out. As a last resort, my physical therapist suggested trying yoga.
Yoga Changed My Life
In 2000, I signed up for an open class in a small studio in the city. The yoga studio and method was called Jivamukti, meaning liberation while living. From there, my journey began.
My fitness took root and flourished, resulting in a serene mind and a much healthier body. After several years of practicing in different studios, I embarked on a journey to become a yoga and wellness educator. Yoga led me to move to my dream home in the mountains of Colorado, where I love and live with my lovely husband and my pup Rocky. When I am not teaching or writing, I hike, snowshoe, and cook delicious plant-based meals.
My journey and transformation inspired me to create the SOFLY™ METHOD to help others reach the depths of their wellness exploring yoga, pilates, and the outdoors, creating healthier and happier lives.
About Anna’s SOFLY™ Method
Education & Qualifications
I am a registered yoga instructor (over 800 RYT) and a certified Pilates teacher. I continue to study with my teacher Chase Bossart in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. I have been very fortunate to study with Mr. Desickchar, Gary Kraftsow, and AG Mohan, and Ellie Herman.