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About Meena

Meena Ananth, RN, C-IAYT

Guest Teacher

Meena Ananth is an Registered Nurse and Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with over 15 years of experience working in the field of Oncology and Nursing. Meena received her Nursing license in New York with an Oncology certification in the 90s and has been doing patient care in the hospital and outpatient settings ever since. Prior to becoming a Nurse, Meena studied Clinical Pathology and Microbiology and worked in hospital and lab settings in India.

Meena has always believed in the healing power of yoga and comes from a strong background in both Ayurveda and Yoga. Her personal practice includes a daily ritual of chanting for stability and groundedness.

Meena’s dream of using yoga therapy for people with cancer began in 2018 after receiving her 200-hour yoga certification and proceeded to complete the Breathing Deeply Advanced Program under the guidance of director and lead instructor, Brandt Passalacqua. She is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and is also a certified Yoga 4 Cancer teacher through Tari Prinster.

Meena’s work with cancer patients and survivors focuses on educating them on how and why movement and breath are so important for a good quality of life (QOL). She teaches classes in addition to her private practice where she sees clients for various chronic conditions, including cancer. She is currently working on a collaboration with an outpatient cancer center to implement yoga therapy.

Meena and her husband have 2 wonderful daughters, ages 35 and 32 and she enjoys making jewelry and henna art, reading, walking with her dog, cooking Indian food, and traveling with her family.

 

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