About Us

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About Our Founder

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 ability to guide guests through curated journeys with an eye for the details that count (which, according to her, is all of them). She strives to make your retreat experience seamless, awe-inspiring and memorable.   


Anna has been teaching yoga since 2015 and has completed more than 600 total training + education hours. She has took her 200 hr YTT in Charlotte, NC and her 300 hr YTT in Chicago, IL. 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 has returned to her home state and currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and their rescue Jack Russell Terrier. She teaches at Bliss Body Yoga in west Raleigh when she's not on retreat!

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About Above Yoga

Above Yoga was first born in 2015 as an Instagram account from our founder as she completed her first yoga teacher training. The seed for the first retreat was planted in 2016 as Anna went to a destination wedding in Mexico and had her first site check with a potential retreat venue. 


For the next few years, Anna ran one retreat annually (and also scouted another location each year)... and in the process routinely used up all her corporate job vacation to run this "side hustle."  After a particularly inspirational scouting trip to Croatia in October 2019 (with 38 Australian travel agents - it's a long story); Anna was compelled to quit her corporate job and make Above Yoga Retreats her full-time career. 


As you might imagine, 2020 was an incredibly tough year to try to run an international group travel company, but after a long pause and lots of precautions set in place, we've pushed through. Since 2017, we have held more than 10 amazing retreats across the globe with another 10 more on the horizon. This is possible given the dozens of loyal customers who return for their 2nd, 3rd, 4th and sometimes even 5th journeys with us! We hope you'll be one of those loyal customers soon.