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Anastasia Creative


Dr. Deb Kern

Shakti Sisterhood, Texas

"I’m not gonna lie. I was terrified to hire Anastasia because I was afraid I wasn’t pretty enough, thin enough, young enough, photogenic enough to warrant hiring such a talented professional photographer. But what I discovered was that Anastasia is more than a photographer. She’s a midwife. She sees with the eye behind the eyes, listens with the ear behind the ear and then compassionately delivers you into the world through images that capture the bold, beautiful truth of who you are. Just like a good midwife, she tirelessly encourages you, coaxing just the right expressions, movements and angles…and she makes sure you’ve had rest, food and water. I’ve never had so many powerful images to choose from to help me share my work with the world and I’m deeply grateful."

about deb

Dr. Deb Kern, Health Scientist, Speaker, Sacred Shakti Sisterhood Guide, Creatrix of the PranaShakti Method

Dr. Deb Kern is a health scientist, visionary teacher and guide who is dedicated to helping women live divinely embodied lives. From the rainforest of Costa Rica to the foothills of the Himalayas to the south of India to the jungles of Bali to the shores of Maui to the interior of Mexico, Deb has traveled far and wide to study and apprentice with master teachers, shamans, yogis, herbalists and healers. Her varied studies and experiences have helped her evolve practices and tools that help women embody the divine feminine and live pleasurable, purposeful, spirit-infused lives

Dr. Deb’s years of practice as a nurse, health educator, personal trainer, yoga teacher, Nia teacher ayoga therapist combined with her life experiences have given her insights not found in books. She has observed, time and time again, that when we take actions in our own healing and become aware of the patterns that disconnect body and mind, miracles can occur in every area of our lives—and she adores inspiring others to experience these miracles.

She’s the author of "Everyday Wellness for Women" and "Create the Body Your Soul Desires", creatrix of a healing movement practice called PranaShakti™ Dance and the mom of an amazing young man.

Dr. Kern studied Nursing at Vanderbilt University and holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. In addition, she is a Black Belt Nia Teacher, a certified Integral Hatha Yoga Instructor, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and a Mindful Change Coach.

What we love about Deb

She leads powerful classes in PranaShakti™, which is a conscious movement practice that combines elements from many forms of dance, Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga to remove energy blocks, liberate trapped energy, reconnect mind and body, reawaken creativity, express emotions, pray with the body and ultimately come home to peace, love and freedom. You can expect to sweat, laugh, cry and be set free. You can find out more here.

I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play with my family on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation