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Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg


Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne Van Valkenburg

Anne’s journey with yoga began over twenty-five years ago from a place of curiosity and a love of physical activity. It quickly became the focus of her life, both personally and professionally. She has taught in various settings: public classes, in-home private sessions, destination retreats, and, most notably, the YogaWorks 200-hour and 500-hour Instructor Certifications. 

In 2019, she pursued a lifelong dream of living in Hawaii and accepted a position as the Wellness Manager for Sensei, a start-up company focusing on complete well-being. For two years, she created original programs, managed a diverse team of wellness practitioners, and refined guest experiences in partnership with Four Seasons Hotels. 

Still living in Hawaii, Anne has created her own online yoga platform, focusing on teaching her yoga community and meeting new yogis. She offers LIVE online classes to everyone, classes on demand, teaches private clients, and collaborates with her beloved yoga community with live workshops and retreats. What she loves most about teaching yoga is making meaningful connections, helping others explore and experience the many benefits of yoga, and how the learning is endless. Yoga is a path for life.


Number of Years Teaching



Grounding, Deep, Thematic & Alignment-Based


my practice, my teachers, my students & nature 



What Inspired You to Teach Yoga?

I love sharing the practice that I love so much. I’m grateful for how yoga has changed my life. If I can help one yogi at a time, I am happy.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Paul Cabanis, Annie Carpenter, Lisa Walford & Chad Hamrin

How would you describe your teaching style?

The heart of my teaching is alignment-inspired vinyasa with thematic sequences that tell a story and challenge students to slow down. I am passionate about teaching the nuts and bolts of the physical practice, weaving in the philosophy of the "Eight Limbs of Yoga," and I enjoy creating a space for students to define their own meaning of yoga. I hope to inspire students to look beyond the physical and use the whole practice of yoga to deepen the connection with one's true self. Ultimately yoga teaches us to go inward, and by creating an attitude of santosha, or contentment, we can embrace all of the parts of ourselves and can harmonize with the world around us. We can be grateful for not just one thing but everything. The practice of yoga teaches us how to live with an open heart and an open mind.

Why do you feel retreats are transformational

Retreats give you the opportunity to step away from your daily life. You get to devote time to your yoga practice and deepen and explore aspects of yoga that you haven’t. We eat amazing food. We go on interesting adventures. We do all of this with like-minded folks. We make friends for life! Each student’s retreat experience is so unique. And that’s what I love. You can allow it to be whatever it needs to be. And … you might just be surprised!

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Poses that teach you how to engage and strengthen your hamstrings, like Urdhva Danurasana. I also love teaching Handstands, especially to students who have never gone up.

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Trikonasana, Parivrtta Janusirsasana, and Supta Virasana

Where are your favorite places to travel?

Norway, Ireland, Italy, England, Hawaii (I live here now!), California Redwoods, Costa Rica, and really… anywhere tropical.