About ME – Updated

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: So…a little older, a little wiser, a few steps forward and a few steps back but still heading in the same direction towards self-realization. When one is doing spiritual self-development work, insights happen and you think WOW I’ve got it, only to see that after one layer is peeled away another interesting one surfaces. What is beautiful to me (and scary and frustrating at times) is observing the unfolding of my Self and knowing that all the twists and turns over the last 20 years of delving a bit deeper are leading me FORWARD. My mission…my dharma…is to keep exploring through yoga and its teachings…and I’m happy to take those of you willing on the journey with me.


Anne Daya Anandi Stubbs

UPDATE: Since my original post “About Me” (see below), something has changed! And that thing is ME, MYSELF, AND I…

How could I not transform after intense self-study, letting go of “that which no longer serves me” (as the self-help books say…), samskara burning, and full mind-body detox? Turns out the transformation is less about adding something new and more about shedding old skin, old layers, old baggage to reveal your true self. Read all about this on my post, “The New Old Me”.

My “updated” spiritual name is now DAYA ANANDI, which means “kindness” and “bliss”. How wonderful to discover that ME, MYSELF, AND I… is (are?) actually that!

grad photo


The name on my business card says:


The credentials mean the following:

FIS = Fitness Instructor Specialist:  Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals

E-RYT = “Experienced” Registered Yoga Teacher:  Yoga Alliance

RP-CRA = Reiki Practitioner:   Canadian Reiki Association

These are the things I DO…they are not really who I AM.

But…what I do is a reflection of who I am, so I feel it’s very important to bring my true self to the table when I’m doing what I do. With over 18 years in the fitness and wellness industry, and years of practicing yoga, I teach what I know – healthy living, joy, compassion, love. I am still very much a student, learning and growing and understanding who I am but I think I’m getting there! Upon graduation from one of my earlier yoga teacher trainings, the head teacher, Yogi Vishvketu, endowed me with the spiritual name “DAYA”. It means “kindness” and he said it is a reminder of my true nature. So BEING kindness, I try to let that come through…not only in my work, but in my life. I hope it shows…


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