East Meets West Yoga Center

Ani Binkley

Ani Binkley is a trauma-informed yoga teacher and an interfaith/interspiritual minister who approaches the instruction of yoga with compassion and lovingkindness, fostering a nurturing, non-judgmental environment of openness and acceptance for each of her classes. Experienced in the teaching of meditation, vinyasa (flow) yoga, gentle yoga, yin yoga, and restorative yoga, she most enjoys teaching gentle, calming styles yoga for healing and stress-relief with special emphasis on diverse meditative practices and sound healing.

In addition to completing her RYT200 holistic yoga teacher training at Pure Prana Yoga Studio in Alexandria, VA, in 2009, she has completed specialized yoga teacher training with Anodea Judith, PhD,  on utilizing the chakra system to attain radiant health and higher consciousness; restorative yoga teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater; has studied yin yoga under Biff Mithoefer; and has completed a number of trauma-focused teacher trainings, including “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” with Bessel van der Kolk and “Surviving Trauma: Yoga Therapy for Early Complementary Intervention Following Assault or Trauma” with Diana Tokaji.  She is also trained in the art of sound healing and enjoys playing her Tibetan brass and crystal singing bowls in her classes.

Most recently Ani graduated from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York in 2019, and as an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister enjoys introducing her students to different spiritual traditions and incorporating diverse practices and philosophies into the practice of yoga.