Hannah Rose Areephanthu is a free spirit with a deep passion for healing. She discovered yoga during her first years of college while she experienced feelings of depression, anxiety and self doubt. She found that practicing yoga gave her a space for introspection, self-discovery and self-reflection. After many years of practicing daily, including summer long intensives in the ashram and a month abroad in India, she saw her life transform from living in a perpetual state of self-doubt and running from problems, to a savorous life of opportunities and wonder. She attributes her spiritual/physical practice to saving her life.
During her pregnancy with her son, Rumi, in 2019 she experienced a debilitating hip injury that has led to her changing course in the way she approaches her yoga practice. She teaches ‘Yoga for Mobility’, which are classes rooted in creating stability in the body through strengthening muscles around our joints to prevent injury. She’s passionate about learning and teaching the anatomical and physiological aspects of yoga and believes that self-knowledge is best realized through spiritual, mental, emotional and physical lenses.
In addition to being a RYT-200 Yoga Teacher, she is a Licensed Massage Therapist and college graduate (B.A.) with special training in yoga anatomy, breath work, Thai Yoga Massage and energy healing modalities. She received her massage therapy certification from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC and yoga training in Darjeeling, India at the Himalayan Yoga Bliss Ashram and Wellness Center.
She is currently located in Hartsville, SC where her and her husband are raising her son on their homestead and where she offers yoga classes and massage at the Black Creek Arts Council.