IN SEARCH OF BALANCE WHILE WORKING ON WALL STREET AND TRAINING FOR HER BLACK BELT IN TAE KWON-DO, ANNA HADDAD FOUND HER ESCAPE IN YOGA.
Although she has always enjoyed various athletic pursuits, including participating in marathons, tennis, and triathlons, it was her deep love for yoga that gave her the courage to leave her life as a hedge fund executive and follow her dreams of becoming a yoga instructor and entrepreneur.
After receiving her yoga teaching certification at Pure Yoga, she became further rooted in the yoga world as the cofounder of her first startup, an urban-inspired yoga clothing line based in NYC. Driven by her purposeful calling of making yoga accessible and a life long practice, Anna discovered a passion for building brands rooted in community, creativity, and connectivity. With that in mind, she cofounded her second startup, BYoga, a dynamic vinyasa yoga studio in Montauk, NY, that helps others tap into yoga’s powerful and transformative influence. There, in addition to sharing her love of yoga as a teacher, she creates intelligent sequences set to thoughtfully curated playlists to empower, uplift, and bring positive, healing vibrations to each and every class.
Always looking to take her practice to the next level, Anna has studied at Woom Center and Yoga Vida. In addition to BYoga, she also teaches at Yoga Vida, Equinox Sports Club, and Lululemon, as well as one-on-one private sessions, corporate functions, and women’s networking events. Deeply passionate about connecting with students, community-based organizations, charities, and female–owned businesses, she is focused on creating positive and memorable experiences through yoga and stoking the fire that lives inside us all to fulfill our purpose and encourage one another to live our dreams.