The creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, Annie is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a "teacher's teacher" she has created a well-respected system of Yoga practice and Teaching methodology. Annie's playful personality and focused intelligence bring depth, clarity and exuberance to her classes. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her passion and curiosity, love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy into her teachings.Annie is the author of SmartFLOW Yoga, a complete set of practice DVDs produced by Udaya, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200/500 trainings and workshops globally. SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing, which is rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga. Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true Self. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life.
This energizing Hatha class practices opening your front body to encourage deeper backbends. Begin with a steady series of prone backbends including Cobra, Bow, and a Bridge variation. Learn to approach Half Frog and Full Frog with optional modifications. Finish with gentle forward bends and twists. This class was previously aired on September 9, 2021. Props Suggested: 2 blocks and a blanket.
Strengthen your lower body with this Hatha class that focuses on stability in balancing postures. The playful sequence utilizes your block in peak poses including Extended Hand-To-Toe, Warrior III, and Wide-Legged Forward Bend. Use this practice to strengthen key areas for your practice such as your feet, ankles, legs, and hips. Props Required: 1 block.
This slow Hatha class promotes moving inward through Yin-like long holds. Move gently through a series of standing forward bends and deep hip-releasing asanas, then Sphinx and Seal. Finish with grounding Half Frog and Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend. This class was previously aired on September 2, 2021. Props Suggested: 1 blanket and 2 blocks.