A Yoga Therapy Workshop and Mini-Retreats are a slower-paced educational practice with alignment corrections offered for your body’s specific requirements where each individual’s concerns and misalignment’s are considered. In the physical practice we combine and explore various yoga postures with supports where 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 linked with the breath to warm the body up boosting positive energy as well as connecting breath, flow of prana & body awareness. We also explore Yin, Restorative & Therapeutic based postures & movement depending on the theme of the workshop. Slo-mo and massage ball releases to assist the letting go of holdings in the deep connective tissues and fascia network may also be taught in these workshop settings. Various breath techniques are taught with the focus to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) & deepen breath awareness in the body. A 15-20 mins check-in at the beginning of each individual workshop along with knowledge of anatomy & yoga philosophy being guided is discussed before we go deeper into exploration in the practice. It is advised in every workshop to honour being in the present, staying mindful & open-minded and taking the time to explore your body’s sensations & your pain-free range of motion. During the workshop, you have the freedom to ask your questions at any time during the workshop as they arise.Our goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy & Comfort in your Body Mind & Spirit” The Journey is up to you and your efforts for change, awareness, positive health, and Love for self are encouraged.
Fall 2020 Workshops
“Deep Core Reconnecting” for Mommas
An ONLINE 5 week Progressive Practice
Wednesday Mornings 9:30-10:45 am via Zoom
(plus weekly supportive email guidance)
October 7 – November 4
This will be a 5 week progressive learning practice (weekly commitment is recommended) which will help set you up with an at Home Self Care Routine for you to continue afterwards. This will be an educational & practical practice supporting your connection to your Deep Core Self – Physically, Mentally & Emotionally while experience a balance Energetically too. Developing a strong deep sense of connection & acceptance to Yourself as a grounded complete Woman and not just an over extended tired Momma.
Carving time out for Yourself should be Guilt Free Time for you to Reconnect and Replenish YOU! So that you can bring balance into your everyday life and be able to care for your loved ones even better when you are feeling calm, grounded, connected, rejuvenated & balanced!
” Nurture YOU” self care workshops
October 14 & November 18 6:30-9 pm $50/workshop – like a mini retreat each time!
Self Nurturance is the key to bringing balance into your everyday. Are you giving yourself the time daily to love, care for and pay attention to YOU? Maybe all you need is a little inspiration and some new tools to work with to support you in a daily self care routine.
Here are two workshop style evening practices you can gift yourself this fall. In each of these workshops Annie will guide you through a balanced yoga practice blending traditional & therapeutic yoga practices : Asana – A mix of flowing & restorative movement and postures, strengthening & releasing. Pranayama – Breathing practices to support & balance your nervous system. Meditation/Yoga Nidra – to shift old patterns, create change and find a deep internal balance. We will play with several techniques and explore new ways to nurture yourself including time for you to journal about your own discoveries, time to share respectively as a group and create personal positive intentions to help manifest your hearts desires, wishes and make new dreams come true.
When you Register you will be sent a small questionnaire in regards to your wishes on ways you would like to improve your self care practices. This will help guide Annie in the right direction to provide you with the most effective tools and give you that intimate personal connection to this group workshop. She will also put together a take home worksheet on the practices you will explore together in these workshops, giving you reflective tips to support you in creating healthy balance and boundaries for yourself in your daily self care nurturing practice.
“As an older woman with a body-worn and torn from a full life and with a youthful spirit eager to remain open and grateful, Annie’s classes have given me exactly what I need: careful and in-depth healing for my joints, revitalization to my central nervous system, and a heart filled with joy and peace. I keep coming back for more, both in her therapeutic group class and registered therapeutic workshops. Her knowledge of the body and how yoga is a powerful tool in its lifelong care is impressive as is her commitment to on-going learning which she generously shares with her students. Most significant is Annie’s inspiring “light” – her gentle, encouraging and positive attitude which fills the room with a nurturing glow. Her rich, warm voice could pacify even the crankiest baby (or old lady!). I have introduced friends and family members to Annie’s gifts and they too have benefited from her wisdom and deep attention. Simply then – I love Annie. She is the BEST!” Susan 2014/2015