Yoga Therapy setting is a “Less is More” concept. A slower-paced practice with alignment corrections is 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 traditional and therapeutic yogic postures with supports were needed to assist your alignment and give you support. Somatic and Tensegrity movements are used to help build muscular & neurological connections building whole body system knowledge and strength in all parts of the body from head to toe. Gentle flowing movements link with breath to warm the body moving within a range of motion that is in your comfort zone, boosting positive energy and releasing stagnant energy connecting the breath & body to flow in sync with one another. In a class room setting or privately 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 fascia, various 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 (energy created by the breath) through the body helps cleanse and clear space in the whole body and its many layers releasing held physical, mental & emotional tensions.
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 honor 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 & Health it is all connected. In these practices we become vary much aware of this.
Annie’s Yoga Therapy classes, workshops & private sessions 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, take time to BE with in love & patience, moving through mindfully letting things go when ready and ultimately we then grow.
Our Goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy, and Comfort in your Body Mind and Spirit”
Yoga Therapy Registered Classes Fall 2023 Online & In-person
Mindful Movement Monday Mornings
6 Week Session Oct 23 – Nov 27
Location: Squamish Dance Centre
Oct 16 – Nov 10
This Early Morning Yoga Therapy Practice with daily positive intention setting, curious mindful movement & breath connection. This morning practice will be a mix of yoga therapy practices and gentle somatic yoga flows to give you the best start to your morning and set you up to feel renewed and ignite your inspirations to flourish through out your day.
“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 ~