Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. A respected teacher for many years, Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. In keeping with the profusion of stimulation that we will experience in beloved India, Annie is designing a series of practices to shift you from your smooth, easy routine to surprise and delight, and ultimately from discipline to devotion. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200/500 trainings and workshops globally, and at YogaGlo.com. Learn more at anniecarpenter.com.
“Although our culture tends to shrink yoga to mean only the physical asana element, I believe that yoga truly is a shamanic path, capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us what is real, and thus who we are—the light radiating from within.”
Each inhale and exhale
My own practiceâ€”over 4 decades now!â€”continues to inspire me, to both soothe and excite, heal and expand me in so many ways. It feels essentialâ€”both privilege and dutyâ€”to bring this ever-changing transformational path to others.
Too many to name!! A few:
Swami Satchidananda: "Paths are many, truth is one."
Pattabhi Jois: "Do your practice and all is coming."
Martha Graham: "You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost."
Mother Nature: the source of true awe.
TIME. We set aside the to-do lists and allow the true luxury of time to transform usâ€”both in our practice and in the hours of our day. INTIMACY. The relatively small size of the group allows me to work more specifically and intimately with each student. COMMUNITY. The shared experiences create a sweet network of friends, often for life! PLACE. Abiding in a beautiful and culturally rich and/or environmentally pristine place reminds us what truly matters.