Class Schedule

TUES: 9:30-11am & 6:15-7:45pm
THURS: 6:15-7:45pm
SUN: 8-9am (meditation)
SUN: 9-10:30am
For more info and class locations, click here

Interview w Mantra

I share some thoughts on moving towards one goal and what a yoga practice is, in the latest Mantra Magazine. You can read it here.

Summer Festivals

Join me in Boulder, CO at the Hanuman Festival June 11-14th.
Join me in San Diego, CA for the
Yoga Journal June 25-29.
Use promo code: ANNIE for an additional discount for YJ SD.

Teacher Training

200hr & 300hr for 2015:
ABHYASA: Foundations I - 7/2 - 7/12
VAIRAGYA: Foundations II - 7/23 - 8/2
VIVEKA: Advanced III - 8/20 - 8/30
These trainings will be held at Exhale in Venice.

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Stillness and Motion (virtually)

By | May 15th, 2020|

Namaste Yogis! I feel that there are 2 kinds of people in the world: Those who get more focused in stillness, and those who find a steadier attention when moving. I think you can guess into which category I fall. Years of childhood sports, ballet and modern dance, intensive study of yoga-- yup, I'm a mover. I find that [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|

Namaste Yogis! I've been uplifted by the live-streaming classes where I've "seen" many of you these last few weeks. It's so fun to briefly "chat" before and after. I thought I'd offer this quote from Albert Camus that I shared in my Pranayama and Meditation class last weekend: "There is no love of life without despair of life." I [...]

From Helpless to Healing: Just begin.

By | January 3rd, 2020|

In these times, it is so easy to fall into a feeling of helplessness. We may feel that there is so much amiss with our selves, our relationships, the leadership and indeed the planet. We may feel that we are so small that we could never make a difference... Here's a simple meditation with which [...]

Seeking Balance

By | November 12th, 2019|

As I look back over all the trainings, workshops and retreats I've attended as a student, I'm struck by how much my interests have changed. While always looking for an excellent education and experience, as time has marched forward I can see that I've moved from the more dogmatic towards more open-minded, and indeed, from [...]

Learning to Say Goodbye

By | September 9th, 2019|

Saying Goodbye. Learning to say goodbye is a rotten, and an essential task. As you may know, dear friend, inspiring teacher and visionary colleague Maty Ezraty died July 9. What you may not know is that my older brother, Joe, died in March. It is has been a difficult time, and I continue to seek [...]

In Praise of Doubt

By | April 25th, 2019|

We all have periods of doubting, well, everything! And in these times, very little gets done: we hesitate and may blame others, we spin our wheels and get confused. In terms of our practice, doubt is clearly an obstacle and may keep us from even showing up! But-a little doubt creeping into our minds and [...]

Chart your evolution

By | January 1st, 2019|

Approaching 2019, I wonder - how can I instill my practice, and my life, with a sense of meaning? And then, is it possible to hope for meaning, and not get caught up in - and probably disappointed by - specific goals? Those of you who been practicing with me during the last 10 or [...]

Is there a truth?

By | August 21st, 2018|

Truth. Satya is translated variously as true, real, actual; authentic and sincere. In these times where truth seems arbitrary and is used as a means of manipulation, we may ask, "is there A truth?" Ask yourself about your own Yoga practice: Is my truth as to what constitutes the best practice for me today the [...]

Umm, I don’t know…

By | May 3rd, 2018|

Umm, I don't know.. In the current Advanced Training, Viveka, that I am leading now, a wonderful young teacher asked me, "have you ever been asked a question that you couldn't answer?" I tried, unsuccessfully, to hide my giggling, and replied, "too many times to count!" Not only is it essential to be honest to [...]

Sama – Finding Balance

By | November 28th, 2017|

You probably already know my passion for cultivating the balance between flexibility and stability in Asana practice. What you may not know is that finding balance is one of the most common themes in all Yoga Literature. We all know and love Sthira Sukham Asanam: from Patanjali's Sutra: Asana is steady and spacious. Also from [...]