Hanna Brethower

My practice began when I was traveling through Thailand. I had 10 days of solo travel do ANYTHING I wanted. I’d made excuses for years to avoid yoga. Finally I wanted to try it. My plan: yoga and scuba on Koh Tao with the hopes of swimming with a whale shark. The first few yoga classes and dives were amazing. However my body seemed against me on two consecutive dives so I listened to my body. I did not pursue more dives, nor did I get to swim with a whale shark, but stayed with yoga classes 2x/day, making the most of my week-long unlimited package at Ocean Sound Yoga with Cynthia and AnneMarie. They are both very gifted teachers and I’m so grateful for them. I cried, I found healing, and at 28, for the first time in my life: I learned to love myself. With a grateful heart and a handful of happy tears, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace.

After my travels, I landed in Fort Lauderdale to reunite with old friends, resume work, and was pleasantly surprised to discover so many yoga studios in the area. Always thirsty for knowledge and wanting to dig deeper into my own practice, I pursued my Yoga teacher Training through Aananda’s 200hr Yoga teacher training program here in Fort Lauderdale. At the time, I honestly wasn’t interested in teaching, I just wanted to grow my own practice. My training gave me so much more than I could have imagined. One of the many beautiful aspects of yoga is the never ending road of discovery and self-discovery. We are all on a journey and I am honored to share through teaching and continue to grow.