Yoga found Annie during a turbulent time in her life. After her mothers death the feeling of grief, loss and sadness were overwhelming. Through yoga Ann found herself on a journey of healing, transformation and peace, both on and off her mat
Annie believes that yoga is for EVERYONE. Through her teaching, she hopes to help students create more balance in their lives and to find compassion for themselves and others.
Annie has studied with Hiyala Indiga at Body Prayers for 13 years, as well as other local teachers.
She did her yoga teacher training at Samasati in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells and is a certified 200 ERYT through Yoga alliance.
Annie’s primary style of yoga is Hatha, and her classes focus on balance, proper alignment, flexibility and body and mind awareness.
Annie lives in Shoreview, MN with her husband Ron, and their beloved dog Shanti Om. They have two grown sons whom they are very proud of.
She is excited to share her passion of yoga with you!
Jill happened into her first yoga class at the suggestion of a friend, hoping it would bring stress relief from corporate life. “I was skeptical, never being an athletic person, thinking perhaps I was too old and stiff!” But what she found was that yoga is a very individual practice, and one that truly meets each person exactly where they are – in life, and in any physical state.
“I came to yoga on a whim, hoping that I could ‘endure’ a few classes.” What she found was that yoga unites the body, mind and spirit. “For the first time I felt wholly in tune being grounded in my body, at my own pace and level.” I soon realized that yoga is a beautiful practice that does not compromise my personal faith but actually has allowed my faith to deepen. I also ended up losing about 50 pounds over the course of three years or so, and even became certified to teach yoga. I love it!”
Jill is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). In addition to her 200 hour training certification achieved through YogaFaith, she also has training certifications in both Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She is also certified in faith-integrated yoga through YogaDevotion.