With over 40 years of yoga teaching experience, Annie offers a wealth of knowledge from exploring Integral, Iyengar, and Ashtanga Yoga. Through SmartFlow Yoga, you’ll discover your true self, cultivating compassion, peace, and appreciation for life’s wonders. Benefit from Annie’s wisdom and evolve on your unique journey of practice and self-discovery.
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The sequencing of Yoga Asana is both a science and an art, a practical design and a living metaphor. At its heart is the creation of a safe, meaningful and transformative experience.
Join Annie for a powerful— and meaningful— week of deep, intentional practice and an insightful journey into building sequences for yourself and all your students.
By registering for Samkrama you will be receiving 30 hours of instruction from Annie Carpenter herself. A world-renown instructor and is affectionately known as the, “Teachers’ Teacher”. Her SmartFlow yoga program is leading the way in yoga teaching methodology, sequencing and movement principles. This course will count 30 hours towards your RYT 500.
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Active Restoratives are Asana that utilize props, including blocks, blankets, walls and chairs. All these props help us to remain in poses to evolve clarity, refine our true alignment and build strength.
While it is true that Yoga chairs can be helpful for creating a gentle practice when one needs that, this workshop will guide you to use chairs to leverage more space inside and to be able hold longer and sustain active actions inside of your poses. It is Restorative work: You will hold the poses longer. It is Active work: You will build balanced strength.
Expect all types of poses in this workshop: twists and backbends, forward bends and inversions. It’ll be good, hard fun!
Please Note: Students attending this workshop will be required to bring a ‘yoga chair’ (metal folding chair without a back rest).
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The Psoas system is an ancient, minimally evolved muscle group that affects us in so many ways: Connecting the upper body to our legs, enabling walking, running and climbing, connecting the muscular-skeletal body to the sympathetic nervous system, and providing us with true core stability and strength. Sadly, for many of us, imbalances, chronic contractions, and pain originate and linger in this system.
Join Annie to learn about and connect to your Psoas system. Discover ways to release and stretch—and when to do which; as well as stabilize and strengthen—and when to do which. We’ll look at problems that imbalances can create and how to soothe this deep muscle group to shift into a calmer state in your nervous system.
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Annie has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years. It continues to be a source of steadiness, depth and joy in her life. Annie taught movement and dance, anatomy, and lead movement rituals for many years; she’s been teaching Yoga for almost 30 years.
Having spent long periods practicing and studying Integral, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, Annie believes that there are many wonderful approaches to practice—we all will find just what we need as our lives and bodies evolve. The commitment TO practice is the essence; WHAT we practice will expand and mature.
Annie created her school, SmartFlow Yoga, 13 years ago. It is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation, inspired creative sequencing and ground in the essence of Yogic and Buddhist philosophies. Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. SmartFlow Yoga guides you to know your true Self. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life.