I am very passionate about teaching. When I’m not practicing or teaching I am spending time outside with my rescue babies, Benson, Juju, and Nova.
Being a lover for all things movement, yoga is currently Annie’s drug of choice. Her first hit off this seductive substance came via a beloved pirouetting, stage theater instructor and visionary she calls, Marilyn. From that point forward, movement was meditational…final answer.
As an instructor, Annie yearns for her students to feel energized, sexy, and free. Simply, she encourages them to SHINE. Annie infuses her sessions of exploration and play with dynamic movements that rectify the body, spaces of stillness that cleanse the mind, and funky beats that stir the soul.
When she is not on the mat, you can find her creating a delectable RAW, G-free almost-vegan concoctions in her galley kitchen, sharing her health gospel at the Whole Foods on Ponce, or in a park some where making up stories in the clouds. You will also find her leading yummy and healthy fun-shops at Solstice.
Presently, Annie is the woman behind Yoga with Annie at the Whole Foods on Ponce de Leon. She is also available for private hire and holistic health coaching. She would love to get to know you and chat with you about your physical, mental, spiritual wellbeing.
Miriam is an Atlanta based dance and movement artist with an affinity for helping others. She is passionate about connecting to her students during class, drawing on her dance background to give personal attention to form and alignment.
She believes in the importance of strengthening the mind and spirit as well as the body and aims to cultivate a lighthearted, centered and supportive atmosphere during class.
Shannon spent over a decade in graduate business admissions, and currently serves as an MBA admissions coach for a diversity non-profit based in Washington, DC, where she lived for many years. She is also the founder of MindfulMBA, a website and blog designed to make mindfulness accessible and applicable to the everyday lives of busy people who “don’t have any time for it.”
Shannon is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, having completed her 200-hour training at BeYoga in Marietta, GA, and her mindfulness teaching certification through the Center for Koru Mindfulness in Durham, NC. She’s traveled to nearly 50 countries, and is a connoisseur of good books, decent wine, and bad TV.
Everyone can do yoga! As a certified yoga therapist and teacher of over 10 years, my classes are particularly safe and grounded in breath and alignment allowing steady & safe exploration of postures. We will flow through and hold within unique sequences that encourage you to drop deeply inside. We strengthen, challenge & expand. We soften, play, and nurture. We'll honor the seasonal changes and what's happening culturally, as well as the moon cycles. You'll encounter chanting, pranayama (breath work), mudras (positions of the hands), visualization, chakras awareness, a wide range of music (Bjork, Al Green, Juana Molina, Krishna Das) paired with mindful silence, sacred poetry, and I'll sing you into a blissfully opening final rest to create an impactful experience each time we practice. With reverence for the unique process of each individual, I encourage students to make the practice their own: To listen, to receive, to nourish from within. In perpetual gratitude to the many phenomenal teachers who have inspired me: my students, my children, my husband, Alan Finger, TKV Desikachar, Carrie Wykoff, Robin Rose Bennett, Erich Schiffman, Mark Whitwell, Sarah Powers, John Friend, Michelle Jacobi, Hillary Cohen, Tias Little, Yoganand Michael Carroll, among others! ... Namaste
Off the mat, Vanya is a mother to two beautiful, light-filled children, Taraja and Tunde. Her work as a mother informs her light-hearted, compassionate teaching style and encourages her students to exercise the same deal of care, kindness and love for self as they do for others. Vanya’s gift as a teacher lies in her ability to create a safe, nurturing space for students to heal, grow and ultimately thrive in their daily lives. She believes yoga is meant to positively transform our lives and relationships.