My goal is to show you the potential of spiritual fulfillment and happiness by giving you the tools to start practicing yoga and ultimately teaching it to others.
Of course, I’m not the Dalai Lamai or a Buddha reincarnation. Like you, I am someone who experiences the polarity of happiness and sadness that life gives. In the midst of life transitions, heartbreaks, and a health scare, I’ve found yoga.
The first step of towards somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are now. I didn’t know where I would end up but going to Thailand was a calling I couldn’t resist. Most people believe that it’s an easy transition from dance to yoga and I cannot object more. Foremost, dancing feeds the ego and yoga are the exact opposite. What I learned in my first yoga teacher training was to be authentic. I was confronted by my bruised ego and voices of insecurities while finding a great sense of peace in my yoga practice. The entire experience was so transformative that I was hooked at once. I even wrote about it in my first published article. You can read it here:
You don’t need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens. And I did. A year later, I co-founded a Yoga Teacher Training School implementing an authentic and comprehensive teaching program. Currently, I'm traveling around in various places like Mexico, Canada, US, Thailand and Bali teaching workshops, training and retreats.
Never allow waiting to be a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now. Yoga has taught me to stay in the present moment and rid our expectations. I will show you how we can heal from life’s sorrow and achieve our wildest dreams through compassion and self-love. What yoga has presented me is a set of tools to continuously love myself and discover my truest Self in the midst of doubts and vulnerability. And I would love to share that with you.
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Again I’m no sage or angel. I never pretend to have all the answers, and I still go through emotional ups and downs.
But my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning and keeping it real and honest as I go. Find what feels good.
Currently a yoga nomad, Annie travels around the world including Mexico, France, Canada, Thailand and Bali teaching 200hr & 300hr yoga teacher training. With gratitude, Annie studies with Sri Dharma Mittra and has attended the 500hr and 800hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training (LOAY) in New York City in 2015 and 2016. She offers an integrative Yin Yoga and Chinese Meridians teacher training infusing the ancient wisdom of Daoism, traditional Chinese medicine, and Yoga philosophy. Annie has certified over 200 yoga teachers worldwide. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Specializes in yoga anatomy, Annie uses an approachable method when teaching yoga anatomy to help students have a better understanding of the human body and practice more intelligently. Annie can lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing yin sequences. Annie guest teaches at Exhale Yoga Retreats and All Yoga Training.
Before yoga, she was a professional contemporary dancer and established Au Dance ( a dance school for age 2-16) in Vancouver Canada. Her decade-long dance career has taken her around the world including some fond memories touring in India, Egypt, Brazil, and Germany.
My ultimate goal is to help you seek peace and contentment through yoga. Whether it be teaching or deepening your self-practice, I strive to create a positive environment for you to learn, grow, and share. Myself and my team will guide you in learning authentic yoga philosophy, practice, and teaching methodology. We believe in first finding tranquility from within and from a place of stability and strength, you can then soar high and pursue your spiritual path.
Since yoga has helped me attain equanimity, I believe the world needs more yoga practitioners and teachers. My lineage lies in Bhakti (devotion), Jnana (knowledge), Raja (meditation), Hatha (physical practice), and Karma (selfless service) yoga. My vision is to create a yoga community nourishing high quality yoga teachers to embody the teachings of yoga from their mats to the world.