Yoga Therapy setting is a “Less is More” concept. A slower paced practice with alignment corrections offered for your body’s specific requirements where each individual’s concerns and misalignment’s are considered. In the physical yoga therapy practice, we combine and explore various traditional and therapeutic yogic postures with supports where needed to assist your alignment and give you support. Somatic and Tensegrity movements are used help build muscular & neurological connections building whole body system knowledge and strength in all parts of the body from head to toe. Gentle flowing movements link with breath to warm the body moving within a range of motion that is in your comfort zone, boosting positive energy and releasing stagnant energy connecting the breath & body to flow in sync with one another.
In a class room setting or privately we also explore Yin & Restorative postures as well as slo-mo ball releases to assist the letting go of holdings in the deep connective tissues and fascia, various breath techniques are taught with the focus to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) & deepen breath awareness in the body. Learning to move Prana (energy created by the breath) through the body helps cleanse and clear space in the whole body and its many layers releasing held physical, mental & emotional tensions.
In the Registered Group Yoga Therapy Classes, we begin with a 15-minute check-in. Followed by anatomy education with visuals and discussion on what we will be exploring in class that day. During the class, you have the freedom to ask questions as they arise. It is advised in each practice to honor being in the present, staying mindful & open-minded and taking the time to explore your bodies sensations, your pain-free range of motion, explore the emotions that may arise during practice, as well as the thought patterns that come into play. There is no separation between your mental, emotional, physical and energetic Body & Health it is all connected. In these practices we become vary much aware of this.
Annie’s Yoga Therapy classes, workshops & private sessions recognize that the many layers of self are all connected and when we pay attention and listen to all these messages this is when we learn to accept what is in the present, take time to BE with in love & patience, moving through mindfully letting things go when ready and ultimately we then grow.
Our Goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy, and Comfort in your Body Mind and Spirit”
Weekly Drop-in By Donation Yoga Therapy Based Classes Held at The Yoga Studio
(Studio is currently CLOSED DUE to the COVID-19 isolation we will re-open when the Government give’s us the green light Hopefully for July )
Until then I am offering a By Donation Classes via Zoom details below:
Monday & Wednesday 8 – 9am Gentle Morning Practice
Sundays 7:30 – 8:40pm Mindful Movement into Deep Rest (Nidra)
Tuesdays 8-8:30pm Yoga Nidra (prep 4 bed)
*Regular Studio Class hopefully Returning in the Summer months slight changes will be made due to distancing practices due to the COVID pandemic.
Sundays 6-7:30/40pm Gentle Flow & Restore (with 15-20mins Yoga Nidra at the end)
This is a full spectrum class a little bit of everything I love to teach. We begin with grounding and centring breath in Constructive Rest Pose, then move into a flowing practice that will shake off the day and hydrate the body (modified for all abilities) and then dive into some slower longer postures and movements ending with 20min Yoga Nidra (sleep) – you will wish there is a taxi waiting for you outside cause you will be ready for bedtime.
Thursdays 12-1pm Yoga Therapy Lunch Hr
We have 1hr to delve into the needs of the day in a gracious way. In this class, Annie will check in with you individually assessing what your needs are and needs of the group at that moment. Then we weave all that into a balanced slow-paced practice for all to enjoy and benefit from. Something for Every – body!
“Annie is an incredible yoga teacher and person. With her soothing personality and calming voice tied with her knowledge of many yoga practices and anatomy; she has been a key component to my physical and emotional healing during a really challenging time in my life. I am continuing to take her therapeutic yoga privates and workshops. She is very thorough and sends me a follow-up email with key information that we went over during the class. She is one of a kind and I highly recommend her!” ~ Monique ~