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.

Blog

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9 03, 2016

Choose Kindness

By | March 9th, 2016|

I've just returned home from the wonderful Northwest Yoga Conference in Seattle. As a member of the panel discussion, I was asked a classic question about Ahimsa: "Does one have to be a vegetarian to be a Yogi?" As you know, Ahimsa (a- not, -himsa violent) is the first of the Yamas (ethical principles) in [...]

28 01, 2016

What’s Your Story?

By | January 28th, 2016|

What's your story? One of the great gifts of a Yoga Teacher Training is the sharing of the life stories of each of the students. The SmartFLOW Yoga Trainings are held in 11-day Intensives--and boy are they!! In each intensive, the whole group morphs into a sweet Tribe becoming a collective of souls who dare [...]

5 12, 2015

Morning Ritual

By | December 5th, 2015|

Just as the cat makes her way to the sunny windowsill to offset the morning chill (and to see what is happening in the hood), we too splash water on our faces, make a morningcuppa and kiss our beloveds good day. These simple acts, elevated with the element of self-awareness, give our lives meaning, a gratifying sense of [...]

28 04, 2015

Spring…Out on a limb

By | April 28th, 2015|

  Spring...Out on a limb I watched a young squirrel amble out on a limb this morning. It was the old, browning limb that reaches out beyond her sister branches of my beloved redwood. As the squirrel lingered in the warm rays and surveyed his lucky station, he unwittingly dispelled my growing concerns about this [...]

14 01, 2015

What’s the Rush? by Allyson Pfeifer

By | January 14th, 2015|

Have you ever heard Annie say "and if you're new to yoga, so you've only been practicing for 10 years or so..."? I remember the first few times I heard that and a packed room of sweaty yogis, pushing themselves in some way, suddenly softened and smiled. There is a comfort in knowing you are [...]

18 12, 2014

The Mighty Redwood Trees

By | December 18th, 2014|

There's this stand of trees outside the window where I sit in the morning. Led by a huge redwood, whose branches are favored by many of the neighborhood birds, especially the red-shouldered hawk who graces my world from time to time. John Steinbeck says of the mighty redwood trees, "...From them comes silence and awe. [...]

3 08, 2014

On Savasana

By | August 3rd, 2014|

Savasana (final relaxation) is such an essential and yummy practice it is surprising how often we, or our students, skip it or only give it a short amount of time. Sava translates as corpse in Sanskrit, and asana is pose or seat. Savasana creates a sweet state of relaxation, a sense of peace and a [...]