Boxborough Ma and Acton Ma
THOUGHTS: Ann’s style of teaching and her 22 (+) years experience, have made her one of the most sought after Yoga teachers in this area. Her strong voice and sense of purpose has inspired students from year to year. Her Iyengar like approach allows students to access poses that would not be available to them without the use of props. Each class is designed to build on the body’s knowledge, from warm up exercises, strength, balance and flexibility poses, to cool down movement and breathing awareness. She constantly reminds us that the body knows what to do and it craves this directed, focused alignment. Her sense of humor makes everyone remain comfortable and relaxed.
GOALS: Ann’s goal is to accommodate every person and to have students come and learn about their bodies, about Yoga and to leave each class with a smile on their faces and a feeling of success and inclusion. Classes are planned each day around the group’s dynamics and are directed, focused on alignment and preventive injury . Anatomy/ physiology are honored in each pose to ensure proper stretching and focus and poses are introduced and modified to accommodate all level of students in a fun, easy going manner. The playfulness that Ann has for life permeates each class and students work hard, rest deeply and laugh often without stress or concerns of failure. There are no wrong answers, just a sense of fun and progress.
EXPERIENCE: Ann began teaching Yoga in 1990 after apprenticing with Jyoti Hansa for 2 years. She has over 500 hours of teacher training and countless hours in the classroom. Her relationship with Yoga started over 35 years ago when she walked into her first Yoga class. Over the years, she has taken Iyengar classes with Jyoti Hansa, Patricia Walden, Ramanand Patel, Mary Dunn and many classes in other disciplines of Hatha Yoga. She has taught Yoga for Dartmouth College, Smith College and weekly classes in NH, VT and MA.
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