"Anna Getty has played many roles over the course of her remarkable life: Actress. Fashion maven. Chef. Kundalini yoga teacher. Writer. Mother. Environmental Activist. And now green living and holistic lifestyle expert. But through it all she has maintained a keen sense of self, a grounded perspective and a passion for healthy living, spiritual fulfillment and respect for the environment. She calls this conscious mentality PureStyle Living.
"PureStyle Living is the idea that a fabulous Prada bag (as long as it's vintage or second hand) and a bunch of organic kale needn’t be mutually exclusive, that to live healthy does not require you to rule out the odd French fry (as long as it is organic,) the belief that pure style is not an oxymoron. It’s bracingly modern attitude that Anna has adopted wholeheartedly – and wants to share with the world.
"The great granddaughter of J. Paul Getty I, daughter of bohemian parents J. Paul Getty III and photographer Gisela Getty, and sister of actor Balthazar Getty, Anna was educated at the Sorbonne, became fluent in French and German, then returned to the U.S. to pursue her acting career. The Hollywood lifestyle, while offering its share of glamour, left her ultimately unfulfilled. “I didn’t feel I was being of service,” she reflects. “It was all about me.”
"Anna decided to pursue an interest in cooking. She became an assistant to revered organic chef Akasha Richmond, whose catering company, Akasha's Visionary Cuisine, has served a discriminating A-list celebrity clientele for fifteen years. Anna’s work with Akasha gave her a deep understanding of the complexity, sophistication and healing powers of organic cuisine. And brought her to the world of yoga.
"Akasha introduced Anna to legendary yoga teacher Gurmukh Khalsa (who has taught Cindy Crawford, Madonna and others). It was then that Anna made a decision to not just live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, but to teach it to others. She became a certified Kundalini Yoga and Prenatal Yoga teacher and specializes in womens’ yoga. She is on staff at Golden Bridge where teaches a variety of classes and workshops.
"After her marriage to screenwriter Gregory Pruss, Anna started an innovative Conscious Preconception plan for pregnancy. Perhaps it was fate, but three weeks after receiving her prenatal yoga certification, Anna became pregnant. She was amazed at the positive effect – both physically and mentally – that a regular yoga regimen had on her pregnancy. And, again, she wanted to share it...
"Anna adds author to her resume and has embarked on a 2-book deal with Chronicle Books. The 1st is a green entertainment book for the holidays called I am Dreaming of a Green Christmas due out in November of 2009. The 2nd is a cookbook titled, Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic due out in the Spring of 2010. Last year she designed jewelry for Energy Muse, titled "Divine Creation." Anna plans to take PureStyle Living even farther: looking to create the ultimate in her green, organic and holistic lifestyle brand through multi-media outlets. .. She blogs for various websites including Avalon Organics, Hotmomsclub.com, Healthy Child Healthy World, Ecoperks, among others. She is also a contributer to the Hot Mom’s Handbook."