Ana McCabe is a passionate Yoga Teacher that began her practice in 1997. She has been teaching full time for over 10 years and inspires many through her deep classes. Her instruction is centered around the breath, she offers insight inspired by the 5 elements and the dieties that lead to inner reflection with a healthy dash of humor. Expect to hear the harmonium-guitar or ukulele, as well as Sanskrit chants and Yoga Sutras in the original language of Yoga. Ana is also a Hawaii Licensed Massage Therapist and loves Anatomy and smart sustainable Asana Practice. When she has a babysitter for her 6 month old daughter, Satya, she runs to the ocean to recharge and surf, which is her main obsession.
Ana feels like she was destined to practice Yoga. She remembers looking through her mothers books at a very early age and being fascinated at the postures and shapes. She truly discovered Yoga when she was 17. She found the book Be Here Now by Ram Dass on her mothers bookshelf and was mesmerized by the concepts presented. She practiced the 13 asana at the end of the book and had one of her first spiritual awakenings during savasana where she felt a great sense of connection and union with all of nature. From this moment on, she began her Yoga studies and has continued as a student first and foremost on the infinite path of Yoga. Her love for surfing and nature took her to Hawaii where she studied and received her Hawaii State Massage Therapy License and was introduced to the Mysore Style of Ashtanga Yoga under Normal Allen. Yoga helped her surfing progress and she surfed on Mexico’s National Surf Team and travelled to many beautiful places around the world. Ana found her main teacher, Bhavani Maki, on the island of Kauai and has been studying with her for 15 years. She has completed many Teacher Trainings and Yoga intensives on Kauai and around the world, highlighting her time in India in 2009 where she studied at an Iyengar center at the foothills of the Himalayas and felt deeply humbled by the practice of this ancient science in its birthplace. Ana has studied with many notable teachers in San Francisco. Her love for Bhakti Yoga has grown into a main element that she weaves into her classes. She thanks Janet Stone for being another one of her main teachers and has consistently trained with her for over 10 years. Other inspiring teachers in San Francisco that have influenced her love for Yoga are Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell, Darren Main and the late Karl Erb. Ana has infinite respect for all of her teachers and their teachers. She puts great value on the teacher student relationship and feels incredibly fortunate to be connected to this lineage that s full of great power and wisdom.
Ana considers herself a student of Yoga as well as a teacher. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. We live in the Information Age and if anything, we must value what is sacred and keep learning. These are the books Ana is re-visiting at the moment. She strongly recommends to read and re-read what is valuable and full of life saving advice. Because sometimes we forget and then we remember!
The Yogis’s Roadmap by Bhavani Maki
I have read this book numerous times and could read it over and over again and always learn something new. I love the way Bhavani breathes life into the Yoga Sutras and makes them seem like practical guidelines toward understanding our true nature.
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
This was the Book that my Yoga Journey started with! I love the message! Be here now, what you are looking for already here in front of you! Remember that we are all one! Plus the trippy, psychedelic artwork is kinda cool!
Music and Mantras by Girish
Girish is a master musician and explains all the amazing benefits of singing and Mantra. I love recomending this book to anyone that wants to learn more about Bhakti Yoga!