Anilā Lacroix was introduced to philosophy and meditation as a child and has practiced various styles of yoga since 1998. In 2005 she completed her YTT200 at Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, and has gone on to graduate further teacher trainings in Anusara, Meditation, Yin, Hot and Kids Yoga. Her YTT500 training was completed at Mount Madonna Center. Following her few years of volunteer work for UNICEF’s “Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS” global campaign, Anilā embraced her role as Lululemon Ambassador which enabled her to offer her love of yoga to a wide range of students and continue fundraising for non-profit organisations in her home community. Her 2 sons were named by Babaji and have grown to share in the traditions and practices of this vibrant community as young adults. Additionally, she was the Director for Community Relations with Yoga4Kidz, which, in partnership with UNICEF, fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars for protecting and educating children with yoga practices. She co-wrote a yoga curriculum for Canadian elementary schoolchildren, and trained school teachers in the program.
Prior to permanent injuries she sustained a few years ago, Anilā enjoyed a full schedule of teaching, mentoring, leading retreats and workshops offering Power, Meditation, Pranayama, Hot, Hatha, Flow, Yin and Philosophy. She was a teacher trainer for YYoga YTT200 and YTT500 and Salt Spring Center of Yoga YTT200.
She has been a member of the ACYR organising committee for many years and looks forward to her faculty position in the upcoming Salt Spring Centre of Yoga YTT500, of which she is also part of the curriculum creation team.
Currently, she is pursuing her degree as a Philosophy Honours and Psychology Major student at the University of British Columbia.