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 misalignments are considered.
In the physical yoga therapy practice, we combine and explore various postures with supports were needed to assist alignment. Somatic and tensegrity movements to help build muscular & nervous system connections building whole body system knowledge and strength in all parts of the body (especially the deep core). Gentle flowing movements link with breath to warm the body, boosting positive energy and the connection to breath & body.
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 fasciaVarious 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 (Breath) through the body helps cleanse and clear space in the whole body and its many layers.
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 honour 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.
Annie’s Yoga Therapy classes and workshops 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, let things go and ultimately we then grow.
Our Goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy, and Comfort in your Body Mind and Spirit”
Coming back by popular demand this Fall
“Deep Core Explore”
4 Week Educational Yoga Therapy Course & Slo-Mo Ball Workshop
Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm Sept 11th – Oct 2nd
Slo Mo Ball Workshop Sunday Oct 6th 9-11
Registration – $120 (Includes all hrs of instruction above plus slo-mo ball & take-home practice worksheets)
*Slo Mo Ball Workshop Only – $40 (Includes 2hr of instruction, slo-mo ball & a take-home practice worksheet)
In this 4 week course, we will journey through the many layers of our core body from physical to energetic. Each week we will explore different parts of the deep core with anatomy education through visuals and discussion; physical exploration with somatics, tensegrity and therapeutic yoga movement & postures discovering how to feel, connect and re-educate the mind & body with the deep core self; explore your skeletal alignment to make sure we are recruiting the proper muscles and bring an understanding to the importance of this balance in our bodies; tap into the breath and learn how it can support us in feeling the body at such a deep level becoming more connected and help us with reducing pain & stress in our bodies. Lastly, we will begin to explore the energetic central channel the “Sushumna” and draw in the practice of the “vayu’s”. You will develope the skills to connect better to your deep core self in a gentle yet strong supportive way. This will enhance not only your yoga practice and physical activities but also support you in your daily life in so many positive ways.
Fall 2019 Weekly Drop-in By Donation Classes Starts Sept 8th
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!
Classes held at The Yoga Studio Squamish Contact
To view the full Yoga Studio Schedule http://www.sacredlightyoga.com/schedule-2/
“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 ~