To say that yoga saved her life is somewhat of an understatement. Annie found yoga when she first moved to Los Angeles in 2002. As with most early practitioners, it was in addition to a regular workout routine. After years of battling with an eating disorder Annie lost all mind-body connection. While in a recovery program, during which she was only permitted to practice a restorative form of yoga, Annie met a few amazing yoga teachers, who helped her through her recovery.
In 2011, she completed her 200 hour certification in hatha yoga at Liberation Yoga in Los Angeles. Annie continues her studies with Will Duprey as she works towards her 300 hour RYT (yoga alliance certified). She is certified to teach children, tween, and teen yoga, as well.
When she's not teaching or practicing yoga, Annie teaches pre-kindergarten to 22 exuberant 4 year olds! Annie's classes draw upon the freedom of vinyasa flow as it purposefully connects the breath to each movement, with a sense of a lyrical dance.
Warm up with a fun and full-body flow, all leading up to the peak pose of Titibhasana (firefly). We’ll get into the hamstrings, hips, core, and shoulders before we take flight. Then cool down and enjoy the effects of a strong, fun practice!
Step by step instructions for a funky, fun arm balance that is one of the more accessible of the bunch. This is a great way to get into hips, core and hamstrings as well. The story of ashtavakra is a beautiful one, of inner beauty and strength. Don’t worry about how silly or awkward you may feel in a pose, think of the inner strength and joy you can find in the moment!