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Annie Carpenter

Hatha Vinyasa Flow

Annie Carpenter

Hatha Vinyasa Flow

Known as a teachers teacher, Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. She has been practicing yoga since the 70s, performed and taught for the Martha Graham company in the 80's and continues to be a dedicated student (geek!) of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. She believes that Yoga has a multitude of expressions and can truly transform and heal each of us, teaching us to embrace passionately all that life presents.

Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal and Origins magazines. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads public classes, 200/300 Teacher Trainings and mentors young teachers at Exhale in Venice, at YogaTree in San Francisco, and internationally.

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Apana is one of five pranavayus, moving energy down into the earth. Move through a steady grounding flow highlighted with rounds of kapalabhati (breathwork) and lion’s roar to help you clear out tension and toxins. Begin with a warming sequence of happy baby variations, flowing into sun salutations, garudasana, arm balances and gentle twists. Help eliminate stress and stagnation physically and mentally and finish feeling lighter and clear. Props Needed: A block.
Practice Focus: Breath
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Wring out the cold and invite warmth into your body with this practice. Begin in child's pose to stretch and lengthen your whole body. Move through a cat/cow cycle, flowing into a downward dog and plank sequence to warm your core. Practice a heating vinyasa flow that includes twisted lunge and pigeon, with a focus on releasing your outer hips. Open your front body with an upright pigeon variation, concluding practice with gentle twists.
Practice Focus: Seasonal
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Follow your breath into presence with a practice that helps release worry and anxiety. Begin in a comfortable seated position and welcome in your inhales, however imperfect, and exhale, releasing fully. Without resistance, see if you can allow every thought in, even the most challenging ones. Then simply witness as your breath and your thoughts float away. The lesson of the breath is the lesson of the heart. Props Needed: A blanket. Props Suggested: A bolster
Practice Focus: Stress Reduction
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