Anna Broome is the owner and primary instructor at SMTX Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 16 years. She is professionally trained as a Recreational Therapist and has worked as such since 2005. She began exploring adaptive yoga for her clients with varied abilities and mobility challenges in 2009. She received a 25-hour certification in Chair Yoga from Lakshmi Voelker in 2010. This led her to begin volunteering to teach at local assisted living facilities to hone her skills and share chair yoga with large groups. In 2011 she began offering her first public class at the Price Center in downtown San Marcos.
In 2016 Anna sought to deepen her personal and professional practice and received a 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Certification from Jenn Wooten and Angie Knight. The Waking Yoga teacher training course offered a focus on renewing yourself through your yoga practice. While Anna had not planned to open SMTX Yoga in 2017, the opportunity organically presented itself through her community connections in San Marcos. Serving the Price Center since early 2011 with a Chair Yoga class, Anna decided to expand her offerings there to 2 chair yoga classes, and 2 gentle classes. Anna also received a Level 1 iRest® Instructor Certification in 2019. Integrative Restoration (iRest®) Yoga Nidra is an evidenced based meditation practice that provides people with the tools to relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve interpersonal relationships and increase well being and sense of control in ones life. Anna offers iRest® on a monthly basis.