Welcome to Wandering Roots! Here we practice living with our hearts in the stars and our heels on the ground. We strive to live our best lives by continuously choosing to face our fears.
Anna VanAgtmael is a yoga enthusiast and travel designer with a passion for connecting with others. She founded Wandering Roots to help others check in with themselves while checking out of work. She is a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor who believes in trying everything once and her values lie in collecting memories over things. Through traveling, she has found a happier and deeper connection to herself. Wandering Roots’ mission is to inspire you to grow in your own journey.
She first discovered yoga when she was trying to heal from a back injury. While she did find physical healing, she found the best part about practicing yoga was discovering her true self. She’s been practicing yoga since 2012 and believes yoga is mostly about showing up for yourself.
In 2010, she planned a trip to Colorado for herself and her husband to celebrate their 3rd anniversary. She instantly fell in love with the mountains and travelling and made a commitment to take at least one trip a year to somewhere new. At the end of 2017, she upgraded that commitment to travelling once per quarter because there are so many places that she wants to explore. Anna loves experiencing new cultures by way of tasting all of the food, drinking all of the adult beverages and seeing all of the best sites. She has visited 17 national parks and has 16 more on her bucket list. She believes yoga and travel are accessible to everyone but the majority of people hold themselves back from taking the first step, which is just showing up.
Her favorite things are her husband, two dogs, the water and the mountains. The quickest way to get her to do something is to tell her not to do it. She owns a landscape company but has never actually planted a plant in her life. She loves long drives but has no desire to ever be behind the wheel; she considers herself a professional passenger.
She believes in trying everything once. Her values lie in collecting memories over things. Though we desire adventure and authentic experiences, naturally our fear holds us back.