Ana Pilar Cruz, RYT 200, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, has been teaching yoga in Austin, Texas since 2001 in the modalities of Hatha, Hatha Flow, and Ashtanga Yoga, and has been training yoga teachers since 2006 at both 200 and 500 hour levels in the United States and abroad with Yoga Yoga, Global Yoga Shala. She has been studying with her teacher, Gary Kraftsow, the founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, for over 13 years. Under the guidance of Kraftsow, Ana Pilar completed the American Viniyoga Institute’s 500-hour advanced training in 2005. Her continuing education is immersed in a number of specialized areas, including anatomy, mantra chanting, and Tantric philosophy, as she studies with the likes of Leslie Kaminoff, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Donna Farhi, Rod Stryker, and Dr. Douglas Brooks. In 2017 Ana Pilar was grandfathered into the International Association of Yoga Therapist, receiving her C-IAYT designation in recognition of her specialized client work in adaptive structural therapeutics. Expanding her teaching beyond teacher trainings, she is bringing her love of history, philosophy and mythology of yoga to communities and yoga conferences across the United States with her company Hello Shakti!