Annie Carpenter's teaching has evolved into an intelligent, organic SmartFLOW, reflecting her love of both juicy movement and rigorous discipline.Known as a "teacher's teacher," she leads 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings, and teaches yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California. A former Martha Graham dancer who has studied anatomy, kinesiology, and developmental movement, her classes are informed by the body's structure and evolution. Annie's classes integrate intensity, intelligence, laughter, and love. She is the author of the CD RelaxDeeply and the DVD Yoga for Total Back Care, as well as a contributing editor to Yoga Journal. Learn more at anniecarpenter.com.
SmartFLOW Yoga: Forward Bending for Happy Hamstrings
- Course ID: M3CARP
Saturday, January 19 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 3
Whether your hamstrings are very loose, supertight, or even injured, this practice is for you. Slowly and steadily, you'll engage and stabilize where necessary, and soften and stretch where you can to create true hip flexion. Come find deep hip and hamstring opening that's safe and calming.
What to bring: Two blocks.
SmartFLOW Yoga: Twist and Shout!
- Course ID: M4CARP
Sunday, January 20 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 4
This strong flow practice will move layer by layer, kosha by kosha--through your body to squeeze, flush, detox, and renew your body, mind, and heart. Annie will guide you through an intelligent sequence that combines just the right amount of juicy movement, pranayama, and clear, structurally sound instruction.
What to bring: A block.
Introduction to Yogic Back Care: Neck and Shoulders
- Course ID: M5CARP
Sunday, January 20 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels
In this slow flow therapeutic practice, we'll address stabilizing the shoulder girdle, opening the chest, strengthening the upper back, and releasing the neck. The practice will be deep and strong but accessible to all levels. This class will be especially interesting for anyone with upper back or neck issues, as well as for teachers.
What to bring: A strap.
Discussion and asana.