ANNA SMYTH, MS, RYT
ANNA SMYTH, MS, RYT is Managing Director of Mindfulness Utah and Founder of Thrive Utah LLC. She holds a Masters degree in Health Promotion and Education, which included formal study of mindfulness, stress physiology, and behavior change theory. She is a Qualified MBSR Instructor trained through the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School. Anna is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Adjunct Faculty at Salt Lake Community College teaching courses on mindfulness. She has loved sharing the evidence-based neurobiological benefits of mindfulness practice with others over the years through leading mindfulness trainings, workshops and presentations for companies, schools, and nonprofits such as Huntsman Cancer Institute, Intermountain Healthcare, the Weigand Center for the Homeless, Granite School District, Salt Lake County and the Utah School for the Deaf. She's been featured on Thrive Global, KRCL Radio Active, and First Seven Years. Anna is a member of the American Mindfulness Research Association. She is also co-founder of All Ability Mindfulness.
“You can tell Anna lives & breathes these teachings. She is incredible and has many valuable insights that will shift your perspective towards balance and peace.” -2019 MBSR course participant
“This course has changed many aspects of my life and the lessons Anna has taught us have been transformative in a way I didn’t think was possible.” -2019 MBSR course participant
“Anna is incredible. She has been nothing but gracious, supportive and kind. I hope that I am able to continue to absorb mindfulness into my daily life as it has certainly helped me through my toughest trials so far.” -2019 MBSR course participant
“Anna is truly a gift. Her ability to present in a manner that makes an individual feel welcomed and unjudged is astounding. If you ever have the chance to experience her presence, absolutely take it.” -2019 MBSR course participant
“I love Anna. She runs the course with so much gentleness but also in a controlled manner.” -2019 MBSR course participant
Invite the Burglars in for Tea. Elephant Journal, Sep 2012.
A Dialogue about the US Dialogue on Mental Health: Exploring the Nature, Scope and Implications of the Conversation. Jacob Z. Hess, PhD, Anna Decker Smyth, MS, Jeffrey Lacasse, PhD, Mark Foster, OD. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 18. No 3, 2016.
6 Tech and Nontech Tools to Easily Bring Mindfulness into the Classroom. International Society for Technology in Education, May 2018.
No time to practice mindfulness? No problem. Thrive Global, Nov 2018.
To request an MBSR or Learning to Breathe class for your group, please contact Anna via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see Anna’s currently scheduled MBSR courses in Salt Lake, click here.