Born and raised in Paris, Anaël received her B. A. (Hons) degree in Mass Media and Communication with Distinctions from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. She worked as a researcher for various independent television companies and then as an information designer for the multimedia company Razorfish in London. Her interest in meditation and community service took her to Asia. Anaël traveled extensively through India, Nepal, Burma and South East Asia, where she taught English to hill tribe children in the North of Thailand, and to Nepalese novices in a Tibetan Buddhist temple in Darjeeling, India. Upon her return to Europe, she settled in her mother’s native country, the Czech Republic. Anaël joined the Prague Institute in January 2008.