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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]