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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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Recent classes

One of the five pranavayus (winds), vyana begins at the heart center and expands outward. Open your heart and chest through this practice, flowing through a dynamic series of breath based sun salutations, active utkatasana and chapasana sequences, twists and challenging backbends. Conclude with a balancing pranayama practice, focusing on the vital expansive energy of your breath. Create greater mental and physical awareness, reconnecting your body with your inner spirit. Props Needed: A blanket and a block.
2-3 60 Annie Carpenter
Can plank pose be fun? Yes! Strong and fun. This class is both accessible and strengthening with an eye towards building awareness of your natural spinal curves and learning to stabilize them. Practice a sequence of many plank variations, including half and full plank, side plank and reverse plank, playfully activating all aspects of your core. A well-rounded practice that will leave you feeling both knitted together and blissfully spent.
Practice Focus: Core Strength & Abs
1-2 45 Annie Carpenter
The third pranavayu, samana, balances apana and prana. Samana is the middle breath, circular in nature, designed to help you assimilate and digest. Welcome the fire of samana with a quickly-paced practice building balance in your front and back body and activating your core. Begin with supine twists and upavistha konasana, moving on to vasisthasana, revolved chair and navasana. Embrace your self-discipline while helping your body cleanse and release with this invigorating class. Props Needed: A block.
2 30 Annie Carpenter

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