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Ana Maria Smith
Who we are
From the timeless wisdom of Lao Tzu's words, 'the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,' their story unfolds. It was around 8 years ago that we embarked on a spiritual path, not by design, but by destiny. In the face of adversity, when Ana's world turned upside down, due to a wheelchair-bound existence in 2015, they found themselves at a crossroads. Seeing the limitations of Western approaches, they turned towards holistic living, as a source of inspiration and transformation, sparking what they now call their 'great awakening'.
This new chapter saw Krista and Ana making bold choices. In 2021, they sold their home and directed the majority of their profits towards Pets with Disabilities, a cherished charity. Opting for a minimalist lifestyle, they embraced the essence of purpose and simplicity by moving into an RV. Over the past 3 years, they poured their hearts into each moment, guided by a sense of purpose that runs deep.
In this journey of self-discovery, they've learned to infuse every action, every thought, and every word with intention. They held each other accountable, growing through challenges that were both incredibly rewarding and immensely tough. A minimalist lifestyle, bucking the trend of consumerism, has been their compass, guiding them to prioritize essentials, declutter their lives, and only carry what they truly need on their path.
Now known as the Spiritual Nerds, they stand as way-showers and guides, ordinary people who have found fulfillment in giving back to their community. The question is, are you ready to shape your reality, to become the architect of your destiny? Don't wait any longer. Seize the opportunity, and take that leap of faith. Remember, behind your greatest fears lie your most magnificent gifts. Dare to explore what they have to offer, with an open mind, and trust that in the perfect rhythm of time, you too shall rise.
Whenever you are prepared, regardless of your location in the DMV area, we're here to provide our services to you.
Bring the Change!
As a Yoga instructor, Krista brings in an interdisciplinary approach with techniques that blend the Physical (Asana), Meditation (Dhyana), and Self-inquiry (Niyama), by utilizing the practice of the five pillars of the Baptiste Power Vinyasa (BPV): breath, heat, flow, gaze, and core stabilization. This methodology provides freedom and release, which enables you to build a foundation, from the feet up, and gives you the ability to take back your own power.
In her classes, and one on one sessions, you will be offered modern-day tools that will demystify the yoga practice, which can seem intimidating, and will allow you to blend them into your life! You will leave your mat embodying calm, ease, and presence and YES, the classes may challenge you! However, they will raise your vitality and your sense of personal power, from within, which will guide you in your journey, on and off the mat. Step one is showing up!
Krista hails from Columbia, SC, while there, she joined the Marine Corps and served 12 years, before eventually joining the civil service. She served in multiple countries, overseas, as a Marine Security Guard in US Embassies around the world, before finally ending her service with the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, HMX. While recovering from injuries, sustained through more than a decade of military service, yoga became an outlet, a channel to recovery both physically, as well as mentally, and, in turn, it unexpectantly became a way of life!
Be the Change!
As an Energy Intuitive, Holistic Life Coach with Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E), Women’s Circle Facilitator, Reiki Master, Crystal Practitioner, and Transformational Guide, Ana ignites global consciousness. That ability to connect to higher levels of consciousness and guidance allows for her work to be expressed through her teachings. She guides seekers and shines a light for others to expand beyond their perceived limitations, while Illuminating a path for the human experience, encouraging us to live, as our own masters that we are, and still remain grounded in this modern world.
Ana was born in Nyack, NY, and moved to Bolivia, South America, at the early age of 2 yrs. old. The experiences of growing up abroad, attending The International School of Bolivia, a global community of students, and, eventually, attending Law School, have made her passionate about cultures & customs. Through, her passion, she brings people together, from all walks of life, with a multicultural perspective, while helping us learn to attract positive energy and find the connection, between ourselves and the Universe.