Anna Withrow Presents “Pursuing Your Passion: The Journey to Entrepreneurship” for FSW Critical Thinking Lectures Series

Jan 16, 2018

JANUARY 16, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Critical Thinking Lecture Series presents, “Pursuing Your Passion: The Journey to Entrepreneurship,” with Anna Withrow, at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, Building U-102, Fort Myers. Additionally, the presentation can be viewed digitally at the FSW Charlotte Campus, Building O, Room 117; the FSW Collier Campus, Building M, Room 201; and the FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, Building A, Room 114.

Withrow is a registered yoga teacher and the director and owner of Yoga Bird, the largest yoga studio in Fort Myers. She teaches an uplifting style of traditional hatha yoga, having trained at the Himalayan Institute. In her classes, she integrates elements of yoga philosophy and practical wisdom, guiding students in a practice that leads to remembering that we are more than our physical bodies and that we are perfect as we are. "If you are present and breathing, I can't help but think you're totally amazing, no matter what shape your body is making," she says. "I am honored by each student who practices with me and recognize you as my greatest teachers." In addition to teaching, she is a perpetual student and spends as much time as her schedule allows learning from her teachers. At Yoga Bird, she oversees a schedule of over fifty classes per week, weekly workshops that explore the deeper aspects of yoga, and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.

The FSW Critical Thinking Lecture Series features community leaders who discuss how they use critical thinking skills in their profession or focus on critical topics from their area of career or academic interest. The series is free and open to the public. Presentations take place weekly, and the spring series runs January through April. A full schedule can be viewed at

For more information on the FSW Critical Thinking Lecture Series, contact Whitney Rhyne, director, Strategic Initiatives, at (239) 433-6943 or


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