Ahisma, non-harming, is a founding principle of yoga. Join Anna online while she guest teaches for The Yoga Effect, and practice yoga safely from the comfort of your home. View the available classes here.


We traveled to the beautiful island of Maui November 17th-24th 2019 for a wellness retreat rooted in loving kindness and gratitude.


Based on what you and your body most want and need when we meet, here are some yoga styles I may incorporate into your session.


Meditation has brought me tremendous joy, peace, and clarity.  I teach mindfulness meditation, where the focus is on observing the mind…


Reiki is a specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body to transmit Universal Life energy to the client.


Reflexology is a relaxation and compression technique used on the reflexes of the feet and hands.  These compression or energy points relate to body parts…

We joined together on the beautiful island of Maui November 17th-24th 2019 for a wellness retreat rooted in loving kindness and gratitude. Hosted by Venerable Bhante Sujatha, founder and head monk of The Blue Lotus Temple, Anna Ottolino, ERYT200, Owner of Inward Bound and Founder and former owner of The Yoga Effect, and Jennifer Sullivan, local Maui specialist.

The beautiful accommodations at Lumeria Maui, a luxury educational retreat center and stunning oasis of tranquility that connects people with the sacred ‘aina and mystery of Maui were enjoyed by all. Lumeria is located on six magnificently landscaped ocean view acres, just outside the seaside village of Paia on Maui’s north shore. With a group of less than 20 participants, all experienced the sights of Maui in a small group setting. Many times the most casual conversations with Bhante were the most impactful. Bhante was available
for one on one time throughout the week, and Anna happily shared her knowledge and love of yoga and healing. We experienced so much of what Maui has to offer with daily excursions; our hiking shoes and mala beads helped connect us with our spirit and sense of adventure for an unforgettable week!

Inward Bound Yoga is located in Grayslake, Illinois.

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