Meet our Muse: Anna Herrin
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Meet our Muse, Anna Herrin. When she's not traveling the globe, practicing inversions on the beach, or slaying on a photoshoot, you can find her grubbing down on tacos and being an all-over awesome human.
What does being a spiritual gangster mean to you?
To me it means being the absolute dopest version of your highest self. Being awesome, but being kind. Having badass confidence, but never cockiness. Just being an overall good human to yourself and others.
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What does an average day look like for Anna?
Not gonna lie, I'm pretty boring. Average day when I'm not working usually starts with my boyfriend accidentally waking me at around 7 am, me debating if I should go back to sleep or not, deciding on not, then dragging myself out of bed to a yoga class. After a yoga class or two I go home to my dog and we go to the beach or just watch a show together. If I don't need a nap (which is rare) I try and see my mom who lives close, or grab lunch with a friend. Pretty uneventful but that's the way I like it.
How does yoga play a roll in your life?
Yoga plays a huge part in my life. Not only when I'm doing the physical practice but in all aspects of my life. It has helped me to develop patience for myself and others and has really taught me to go with the flow and not be so hard on myself. I do a lot of hot yoga and the biggest thing I have learned from practicing is that no matter how bad the situation is, you'll end up okay. When I first started doing hot yoga I was absolutely convinced I would pass out or quite frankly die, but after a few classes I realized that's not the case and I really will be okay. Not only does yoga make me physically stronger but even more so has made me mentally stronger than I ever would have thought. You're mind will always tell you you can't do something and practicing yoga has taught me that my mind isn't always right.
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When and how did you start practicing yoga? Who is your favorite yoga teacher? Where is your favorite yoga studio? Do you have someone who you love practicing with?
I started yoga at a really young age. My mom is a yoga teacher so I've been her guinea pig for a very long time. She would come home from retreats and show me a pose and as the bendy little baby that I was, I would pop right into it. It wasn't until fairly recently that I looked at yoga as more than physical, but I've been making shapes with my body since before I can remember. As far as yoga teachers I'm pretty bias and would have to say my mom is my favorite teacher. She is currently working with another one of my favorites, Sianna Sherman, and together I think they are some of the most powerful and inspirational women I have ever been lucky enough to have met. I currently practice mainly at hot 8 yoga. Unfortunately, I don't have as much time as I would like to try out different studios but I love getting the physical and mental exercise while also detoxing my skin and body in the heat. It's as close to multitasking as I can get. I love to practice with my boyfriend. We do a lot of hot yin yoga together and it's so nice to decompress with someone you love. To me yoga is a very individual practice but knowing his body is relaxing next to mine is amazing. I think self reflection is one of the most important things in the world and it's so cool practicing with someone who takes that as seriously as I do.
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Sunsets or sunrises?
I'm a sunset girl. It means the day is over and bed is only a few hours away. I LOVE bed.
Green juice or tacos?
Tacos tacos tacos...but then green juices for a few days to try and see those abs again. ??
Venice beach living in our Mendhi Hamsa Coachella Tank
Drake or Justin Bieber?
Absolutely drake. Sorry Biebs.
If you could fly anywhere in the world where would it be?
I miss Thailand almost everyday. I would fly right to the islands and get a massive bowl of pad Thai put on lap.
Is there a charity you would love to donate and volunteer for?
I worked at the Ronald McDonald home growing up and to this day it is one of the most life changing experiences I can think of. They provide a place for families with sick children to stay while they are in the hospital, and seeing the strength of the families and of the kids themselves really puts life into perspective. I always knew not to take anything including health for granted, but seeing young children who are sick really makes you appreciate life in a way I never could have imagined.
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Model: Anna Herrin
Photographer: Derren Versoza
Stylist: Ashlee Rose Boots