Profile PictureAnnya Ishtara

I facilitate women to come into deep, embodied connection with themselves and their unique wisdom as they learn how to use their bodies and their energies for their own joy, creativity, well-being, and personal power. Together we work with movement, energy, and meditation using the ancient and time-tested methods of qigong, belly dance, and meditation to help each woman remember her sacredness and beauty. I have a wide background in movement, energy training, and health related studies. I've studied a variety of dance and movement forms for over 35 years, including yoga (in India and the US), and I have over 1000 hours of in-person training intai chi and qigong (in the US and China). I have a Qigong Instructor Certification and a Tai Chi Teacher Certification from Qigong Academy. I am also a trained massage therapist, Level 2 Reiki practioner, licensed minister, and have been trained as a licensed Art of Feminine Presence® teacher. I am certified in Level 1 of Sadie Marquant’s Raqs Flow Bellydance Training Program. I also have an extensive background in herbal medicine, having trained for 9 years with a number of notable herbalists. My herbal training included a year long herbal apprenticeship with Mara Levin and a 3 month shamanic apprenticeship with Susun Weed. I have many years of experience in leading and participating in women’s ritual. For information about online classes, see