About Anni


Anni was born in the Southwest and was raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has always possessed a great love of learning and holds bachelor's degrees in Sociology, Elementary Education, and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She first discovered yoga in 1996 and that changed her life dramatically.  At that time in her life, Anni was an elementary school teacher and a divorced mom of two sons. She was in extreme pain and in a terrible emotional and physical state. She began practicing yoga and slowly started to restore her body and life.  Deeply committed to helping others to realize the profound gifts that yoga has to offer, she attended yoga teacher training in 2005 at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, and another yoga teacher training at Sumit's Yoga Scottsdale in 2007. In 2010, Anni discovered Thai Yoga Massage Therapy and began studying with Deon De Wet, who pioneered the deonThaiMETHOD. She is a certified practitioner of the deonThaiMETHOD. Sharing Thai Yoga Therapy has become one of her passions, and she continues to study and practice so that she can share this profound experience with others. Anni also discovered the Melt Method and began practicing it on a daily basis. After figuring out what an impact this simple daily practice had on her chronic pain from multiple autoimmune conditions; she knew she had to learn to teach the Melt Method and share it with others. She is now a  licensed Melt instructor teaching at:  www.MeltSedona.com, and offers private and semi-private sessions.  Anni currently lives in Sedona with her loving husband of 24 years. She is a mom to two wonderful sons, two daughter-in-laws, and is "Ganni" to four beautiful granddaughters.

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