My approach to yoga integrates the strong alignment traditions of BKS Iyengar, a graceful heart opening attitude, and a deep connection to the natural world with the flowing sequences of Vinyasa.
My diverse personal and professional experiences in yoga and holistic health provide me with a rich blend of tools which inform my unique teaching style. My yoga classes are adaptive and intuitive. My specialty is in creating a class that is tailored specifically to my students' needs. I draw on the strong alignment and rehabilitative principles of Iyengar yoga to set a tone for self care and injury prevention. A typical class includes time for quiet meditation and centering, flowing sequences (aka vinyasa) and longer holds to focus on optimum alignment.
My approach is eclectic and non-dogmatic. I encourage my students to employ yoga and breath as a tool to enhance awareness of the body, mind and heart, in order to allow each individual to be attentive to their particular needs in the moment. I hope that my students come away with a growing sense of how to listen to the cues they receive from body and breath. With this awareness one can choose to modify or vary their practice in a way that is most skillful in the moment, whether that means to back off and rest or add a variation to deepen and challenge their endurance and skill.
See my Yoga Styles page for more info on the yoga styles I teach, including mindful vinyasa, hatha, gentle, restorative and therapeutic yoga.
I offer private therapeutic yoga sessions! Contact me to schedule an appointment.
Power Savasana Therapeutics
A Powerful Practice in Relaxation
Weekly workshop series for the month of June 2019
Power Savasana is an extended gentle yoga class featuring slow easeful movement and asana to help you unwind and settle into your body.
In these sessions, Anna offers a deeply restorative, sweet and gentle yoga practice, slowly building up to a supercharged, extended acupuncture assisted savasana.
Acupuncture accentuates the benefits of savasana, helping to facilitate profound rest, relieve stress in the body and help to quiet the busy mind.
Thursdays in June 2019
June 6, 13, 20, 27
at Luma Yoga, Santa Cruz
$90 for the series