Through her Pilates training she found the MELT Method by Sue Hitzmann, which she finds to be a gem in recovery and maintenance of the body, which she also thoroughly enjoys teaching. With early guidance into the subtle realms by her mother, who she is eternally in gratitude for, she was in tune with the understanding that the body doesn’t stop on the physical, and her quests over many years led her to her Yoga and Meditation home *ISHTA , where she received her 500hr Yoga certification. Training in the techniques of the remarkable lineage of ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) has been truly an honor. At ISHTA she was fortunate to be mentored by the healing Aino Siren and the profound Peter Ferko, while studying with a plethora of incredible teachers, the ever wise Sarah Platt-Finger the insightful Mona Anand, the illuminating Kelly Eudaily, the skillful Dave Jackson, and the mindful Cathy Lily to name a few. Through their beautiful program embedded in timeless knowledge and invaluable wisdom, she was able to deepen her knowledge of Patanjali’s yoga sutras, which deepened further through the Tantra of the Yoga Sutras by ISHTA founder and sage Alan Finger and the intuitive Wendy Newton. In her studies at ISHTA she learned how to relay the culminations of her innate knowledge and the deeper understandings of Yoga and Meditation.The combination of her artistic, physical and subtle body pursuits has led to Ankh Body A place where Salma truly believes everyone can find themselves through movement, Meditation, and the ability that this leads to create space. Space in life, in mind, in body, and soul. Her true dream in life would be to provide a place for individuals to unlock the keys to their happiness and strength, no caveats, just be and live. Welcome home.
*The ISHTA lineage: Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Vekatesananda, Swami Nishraisananda, Shuddhanand Bharati, Mani Finger, and Alan Finger.
Certifications: Comprehensive Pilates. MELT Method (level 3), TRX. RYT 500hr Yoga. Meditation. Restorative Yoga. Yin Yoga. Yoga Nidra. Ayurvedic Lifestyle (Chopra Global).
Additional: ISHTA Master Program, FAMI (Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries Workshop). Pilates: Pilates & Back Care. Super Advanced Reformer. The Wonderful Wunda Chair. Barrels of Fun. Yoga Nidra & The Chakras.