Hello! My name is Holly Anderson and I'm here to share my
passions around yoga, myofascial release, and achieving total mind and body health and wellness through accessible and easy-to-maintain practices!
My personal journey back to the mat began over a decade ago when I was beginning to experience health issues that would increasingly
impact my daily life. For many years I struggled to find
healthcare professionals who were able or ready to help me find
answers, so I became my own investigator and advocate.
The daily pain and fatigue I experienced led me to trying yoga again
after many years of not having any sort of practice.
The first yin class I ever attended brought me to tears as I began to shift physical and mental tension that had built up so intensely in my body. Those 90 minutes were a revelation and release that drastically changed my life for the better as I found myself called to this practice and the ways it could support me.
Fast forward a few years and a move to Olympia later, and I was lucky enough to be welcomed in with by the kindest souls at True Self Yoga and found my yoga family who would help support me as my real yoga journey began!
The practice has led me down a path to empowerment and embodiment that helped inspire me to find a new network of healthcare providers who diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in late 2017. Now my journey is all about balancing the need for effort and effortlessness!
In terms of certifications and experience:
I completed my RYT-200 in 2017, and have been teaching a wide variety of styles of yoga since then, including yin, vinyasa/flow, fusion, restorative and more.
In 2019, I became a Wellround Certified Myofascial Release teacher and Trauma-Informed Yoga certified through Yoga Behind Bars.
As of September 2021, I have co-hosted several local and international retreats. Many with my great friend, Andre Harris, who I will be joining again for his upcoming Misfits Yoga retreat in La Paz, Mexico.
As of January 2023, I have achieved my E-RYT requirements, am a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Wellround Master Instructor. My continued education and study has now led me to become a teacher of teachers and I am so excited to share what I have learned with you!
Please join Wellround Owner, Kory Rigler, and me for the upcoming Wellround Certification trainings beginning in March 2023!
I also truly enjoy learning through other body modalities, such as Thai Yoga Massage, Somatic Therapy, and Pranayama.
I truly enjoy conversations about how to impact health and well-being with a balanced approach and learning about each person's unique life experience. I hope to develop long-lasting relationships with my students, fellow yogis, and health warriors!
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or just to chat!