Anna Johns

Anna grew up in India, where yoga and mindfulness practices were an integral part of life. From a young age, she watched her father meditate in the woods and was encouraged to join him.These seeds began to sprout when she moved to Hong Kong where she was drawn to the practices and began her training with Indian Master, Kamal Srinivas in 2001, followed by extensive training in the U.S. including Duke University’s Therapeutic Yoga and the 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Certification Program (with Dr. Tara Brach, Dr. Jack Kornfield and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center).

Anna’s teaching is also influenced through her studies with luminaries such as Jonathan Foust, Rick Hanson, Lama Surya Das and ongoing learning from the teachings of HH The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chödrön, Frank Ostaseski and Ajahn Brahm.

Anna is a teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, (IMCW – founded by Tara Brach), and serves on the Board of Directors. She is a co-founder of IMCW’s Asian Sangha, an assistant teacher with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education teen retreats and a mentor and trainer at Corepower Yoga. She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional (CMT-P) with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

Anna’s life has transformed through her practices and she brings her gifts forth through her family, her classes and with clients. She lives with her husband, two human and three non-human children.

Events with Anna Johns

Inward Bound BIPOC Teen Retreat
July 15 - 21, 2024

Inward Bound BIPOC Teen Retreat Monday, July 15 – Sunday, July 21 Registration closes June 24th at 11:59pm Pacific Time     Teens on an Inward Bound mindfulness retreat reconnect with their own brilliance, confidence, and intuition — their innate inner spark. With curiosity, teens develop their powers of perception and their capacity to understand their emotions and thoughts. The mindfulness practices they acquire on retreat transform into essential skills that are valuable now and for a lifetime.         Accommodations: The Center consists of several single-story buildings and cabins for dining, meditation and sleeping. Our residence cabins are…

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