Anne Minter, MS, RYT-500 teaches Yoga and Meditation at varied universities, medical centers, non-profit organizations and yoga studios. She is a faculty member for national Yoga Teacher Trainings and at Miami University, where she teaches Anatomy & Physiology to undergraduate students.
Teaching and researching the science of Yoga and Meditation has been Anne’s focus since 2012, including work experience as a medical researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is the recipient of multiple program and research grants given to accelerate the use of Yoga and Meditation as an evidence-based therapeutic treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Anne has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 15 years and is a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute (via Yoga West Los Angeles, CA), Radiant Body Yoga (Kia Miller), and RaviAna Yoga (Ravi Singh and Ana Brett). Additional training includes Tantra, Hatha, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Anne continues to expand her yogic education in Addiction and Recovery with Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery based in Toronto, ON with Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) at The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) in Brookline, MA, and in Kundalini Yoga Therapy at the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology in Espanola, NM.
Strong psycho-somatic- spiritual experiences have directed Anne towards the path of Integrative Medicine from a very early age. For example, at the age of 19, Anne lived and worked in Kathmandu, Nepal as a Research Assistant to a Medical Anthropologist. This work exponentially enhanced Anne’s understanding of the cause(s) of health and disease in the human body. In the mountains of the Himalayas, Anne witnessed the profound healing capacity of energy medicine and dozens of culturally-distinct shamanic practices of the “Jhakris”, the medical healers of Tibet, India, and Nepal.
Anne utilizes the practices of cross-cultural medicine and Yoga and Meditation to modulate her growth and health. She holds these ancient and modern teachings with deep reverence. Her entire professional career has been motivated by the desire to consciously bridge the subtle (soul) with the gross (physical body), and the man-made spiritual systems with the man-made medical systems of society.
Philosophy of Healing:
Anne strongly believes that most human dis-ease begins in the realm of the psycho-spiritual. She is passionate about Medical Anthropology and perceives that there is strong value in the integration of cross-cultural medical systems (e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Shamanic practices of ancient and remaining indigenous cultures, etc.) into mainstream American culture.
At the same time, she values the conscious application of the Scientific Method and Western Medicine to issues of human disease and health optimization. Anne believes that the human body, mind, and soul are all equal portals to be better understood and utilized to move us into deeper states of wellness, integration, and power.