Annie practiced yoga since 2004 and while it started as a physical practice, she has embraced yoga as a lifelong personal practice for the overall wellbeing of mind, body and spirit. After 18 years in corporate management, she took a one year sabbatical to pursue her yoga education and travelled the world to undertake advanced teacher training programs and immersion workshops.
She founded Simply Yoga in 2013, a boutique studio specialising in Hatha, Vinyasa and Aerial yoga. She was the lead instructor for classes from beginner to advanced levels. She has taught various styles of practice including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Yin-Yang, Dharma and Kids Yoga.
During her personal trainings, she discovered Aerial Yoga and found interest in the complementary benefits of the aerial practice. She introduced Aerial Yoga classes at the studio and began teaching Aerial Yoga since 2014.
She teaches group classes and private yoga, tailors each class to the needs of the student and creates a safe space for each student to progress at their own pace. She currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Yin-Yang, Dharma, Pranayama, Meditation and Aerial Yoga.
Hatha Yoga typically includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). This is a relatively slow and gentle style that is suitable for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed class.
This style links traditional Hatha postures into a sequence of movements that flow naturally from one to the next. This class will explore variations of sun salutations, standing and seated poses along with body balancing and inversions.
This class contains a series of postures that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus is placed on movement, alignment, flexibility, strength and integration with breath. Poses are held for shorter duration than in a Hatha Yoga or Hatha Flow class.
Restorative yoga focuses on relaxation, renewal, effortlessness and ease. Blankets, bolsters, straps, and other props safely support the body in various postures which allows the body to move towards a state of balance. This practice soothes your nervous system, helps you quiet your mind and invites you to release deeply held tension.