Our Owner + Chief Zen Officer, Anna Egleston, spent a dozen years in the corporate world coordinating large-scale events and high-end hospitality for executives and professional athletes. This paved the path for her to guide others through carefully curated journeys with an eye for the details that count (which is all of them). She strives to make your retreat experience seamless, special and memorable. Anna has been teaching yoga since 2015 and has completed more than 600 total training + education hours in the disciplines of yoga and mindfulness practices. She also has a Master's in Business Administration from Marquette University with a focus on International Business. After several years of living in Milwaukee, WI; Anna currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and their rescue Jack Russell Terrier.
Above Yoga's strives to make yoga retreats accessible to everyone, whether that means emotionally, physically or financially.
Whether you’re an experienced world traveler, or you've never been on a plane; whether you’re an advanced yoga practitioner or a complete beginner -
Solo travelers, friends, partners, family members, aged 72 or 22, or somewhere in between; we are honored to guide all kinds of guests on their own unique journeys through life-changing travel. We are also proud to be a LGBTQ+ friendly business. Our goal is to make all guests feel welcomed and included in every aspect of a retreat, while also providing a commitment to an extremely high level of client service. We are here to consult on booking flights, extensions of your trip before or after the retreat, what you should pack, cultural norms in destinations and more.
How do we know all of this already?
This often entails touring multiple properties, testing out potential in-country activities and making local connections. This means that we can then craft the best possible retreat experience for our guests and we know exactly what to expect - and more importantly - so do you. Don’t take our word for it - check out our past guest testimonials. We also strive to partner with properties and local vendors who are making their local communities a better place. Also, when appropriate and once properly vetted, we provide a portion of retreat proceeds to local charities.
What sets Above Yoga apart?
Based on her own life-changing travel experiences, our CZO, Anna, feels guided to hold sacred space for others to find personal growth, transformation and community through wellness travel. A dozen years in the corporate world coordinating large-scale events and high-end hospitality paved the path for her to guide others through carefully curated journeys with an eye for the details that count (which is all of them). She strives to make your retreat experience seamless, special and memorable. She has completed more than 600 total training + education hours in Yoga, Mindfulness and Healing, including an advanced RYT 500 designation from the Yoga Alliance. She also completed her MBA with a focus on International Business.