Yoga is the martial art of the soul, and the opponent is the strongest you’ve ever faced;
your ego.

– unknown

Seek your full potential in all you do!

 “Yoga and helping others reach their potential are my passions.  Yoga’s profound gifts of expansion and growth help us nurture our unique gifts and contributions.  The work we have to do is sometimes tough, but always healing.  Transformation on a global scale is a possibility if we each fight our own inner battles necessary for transformation. Together, there is nothing we can’t do.” – Sumya Anani


Sumya Anani is an e-ryt500 hour yoga instructor, and is registered as a hatha and a Kundalini Yoga teacher.  Her teaching is shaped by the chakric system.  She is a co-heart for Sacred Centers, founded by leading chakra expert Anodea Judith.  Her studies of the Yoga Sutras with Bhavani Maki and Rama Jyoti Vernon impact her life and teachings.

She has completed all three trainings developed by NY Times best-selling author Louise Hay.  Sumya is now a workshop leader, Lifecoach, and business success coach through Heal Your Life®, founded by Louise Hay to empower others.  She loves helping individuals and organizations find happiness and success.

Sumya credits yoga’s teachings for her success as a 4x world champion boxer.  She loves teaching yoga and mindfulness to athletes,helping them develop their own inner and outer game.

She can often be found playing ball on a trail with her German Shepherd.

Yoga3Sumya studied massage, with a focus on sports massage, reflexology, and Thai massage training. She is an adjunct professor of physical education at Johnson County Community College.  At JCCC, she has mentored with Istvan Javorek for both general conditioning and sports specific training since 1992.  She was a competitive collegiate weightlifter for a few years, and was 3rd at nationals in her weight class.

In 2010, she opened Learning2Fly  ~ Aerial Fitness Training & Aerial Yoga Center ~ in Mission, KS (Kansas City).   She has been performing as an aerialist around the KC area since 2008.  Her mission at Learning2Fly is to empower YOU to stretch your wings into the fullness of your own possibilities, in mind, body and spirit.  She teaches a core curriculum of 7 unique ‘Habits of Health,’ each habit aligning with a chakra. Sumya is available for workshops at your yoga studio or marital art dojo.  For more information on her yoga workshop themes, see the Contact page.


There is no try.  There is do or do not.

– Yoda, the Great Jedi Warrior Master

Wisdom from the Wild Heart

Hello beautiful people! I’m so excited to be part of this amazing group of writers in “Wisdom from the Wild Heart.” This is a compilation book that is out and may be purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Thank you for…

Kundalini Yoga & the 1st Chakra – Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kickstart your first chakra in this fun, engaging, challenging, breath of fresh air class at Darling Yoga.  We will “get down” to the central issues of the first chakra which are: Your health, your financial situation, your work in the world, and the environment.  Bring a journal. Signup here....

Awaken Your Chakras 101

August 2, 2015 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Darling Yoga. Come experience the powerful technology of Kundalini yoga! Asana, mantra, meditation – all in one practice. Strengthen the body, clear the mind, open the heart! Sign up at:...

Inventing Yourself with Yoga (and a Little Help from Jesus, Buddha, Einstein & Marley). ~ Sumya Anani

by Sumya Anani | March 2, 2013 – Elephant Journal: Everyone on this planet has a great mission. Yoga helps us discover what our purpose is. Yoga is the practice of understanding and realizing the Self. But what does that really mean? Yoga taught me that all of life is thought. All the masters teach us how to train and discipline our minds. But why is that important? We think of reality as the things we see, the things we touch. But what is reality? Where does reality start?...

Your Body…Your Home

by Sumya Anani | March/April 2012 – YOGA CHICAGO: Your body is your earth. It’s time to come home. The practice of yoga developed as the yoga masters studied life all around them. They observed the movement of the sun, the trees, and animals in their natural surroundings. This is how and why ahimsa, nonviolence toward all life, evolved as the first yama (observance) of yoga. All life is sacred. Read the full article...

Inventing Our Lives One Thought at a Time

by Sumya Anani | January/February 2010 – YOGA CHICAGO: I fought the best female fighters in the world in a boxing ring. But the toughest battle I will ever have is the battle in my mind. My most vicious opponent is not “out there.” The most vicious opponent I will ever have is behind my forehead. Read the full article...

Yoga and Creating Peace Consciously in the World

by Power Women Magazine | December 28, 2009 – BLOGTALK RADIO, Sumya’s Interview starts at 8:15: Sumya Anani believes all conscious movement is a path towards empowerment! This led her to become a registered yoga teacher, a massage therapist, a personal trainer, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Johnson County Community College, and a 4X World Champion in professional boxing! Her love of discovery continues to put her on a path of realizing her own personal potential, and inspiring others to reach theirs! Listen to the full interview...

The Path of a Spiritual Warrior

by Sumya Anani | July/August 2009 – YOGA CHICAGO: I’ve been walking the spiritual warrior’s path for 13 years now. It formally started August 12, 1996, the day I stepped into a boxing ring for my first professional fight. Read the full article here.  ...

3rd Annual Yoga Retreat in Negril, Jamaica

by Sumya Anani | December 2, 2007 – I went on vacation to Negril, Jamaica for the first time in December 1994. I got a job offer, came back to KC, sold my car, packed a few suitcases for me and my then 4 year old son. I quit a job that paid $500 U.S. a week for my new job in Jamaica that paid $50 U.S. a week! Three weeks later, we were Jamaica bound! Read the full article...