Ana Pilar Cruz is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).
She received her first 200 hours of training through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training in Austin, TX. She completed an additional 500 hours of training with the American Viniyoga Institute under the tutelage of Gary Kraftsow.
She has supplemented her 200 and 500-hour certifications with studies in a number of specialized areas. She studied Vinyasakrama and Mantra with Srivata Ramaswami, the longest standing student of the legendary Shri T. Krishnamacharya and whose Sanskrit chants are considered the gold standard for the sutras in India. She took part in various workshops and intensive trainings with the widely-respected Donna Farhi, honing in on yoga modification techniques, and later studied under pioneering yoga anatomist Leslie Kaminoff. She is currently finishing up The Breathing Project's (Leslie Kaminoff) On-line Anatomy Training, starting Tantra and mantra studies with Rod Stryker's Para Yoga Masters training, and delving further into philosophical studies of Sri Vidya Rajanaka with Dr. Douglas Brooks.