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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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 [...]


By | July 10th, 2017|

#NatureTeaches love. a grand ring of redwoods and the wriggly worms in the soil beneath; awe. a pair of ravens re-fashioning their home from the splintered branches of last season's downed splendor; surrender. a wee baby blue egg smashed into a sticky mess on the sidewalk, while above in her nest the mama bird carries [...]

Invitation to Transformation: Embracing Stillness

By | January 9th, 2017|

We all know that for some, Savasana can be the hardest posture of any yoga class. The ability to find total stillness for so many of us can be extremely challenging, especially in our fast moving and busy lives. But remember, you are not alone! I met with the Liforme team to share my experience [...]

The Lesson of the Narcissus: Bloom When Ready!

By | January 3rd, 2017|

I was gifted a bulb, which I presumed to be a Narcissus, ready to be “forced.” I’ve never liked this idea of forcing a plant to bloom outside of its natural order or “Rtm” but I do love the results the bright, virginal beauty and sweet, heady aroma of the narcissus (in this case a [...]

The Small Acts

By | November 2nd, 2016|

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." --Helen Keller Doesn't this sound like the practice of Yoga to you? Whether you came to Yoga because of pain or stress, or exercise, or for peace, it's easy [...]

Summer Mantra

By | June 9th, 2016|

My new summer mantra? Dial down your effort and your sensitivity will soar. As I prepare the Teacher Trainings for this year, I revisit and update the three major modules I've been offering since 2010: Abhyasa, Vairagya and Viveka. The first two are the foundational modules that give you the essential insight of the eight [...]

Bird Core

By | April 20th, 2016|

Are you amazed by birds aloft, soaring, dipping, stooping.. how about that lift-off! Their power and the grace is mesmerizing. I'm sure you have wondered about flying too! and more to the point, why we humans can't. Even a small, thin (OK, skinny) person like me can't get aloft. If you get to NYC anytime [...]