Samyama Yoga Center ♥
Opens for classes on Monday, April 8th!
Join me Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays ~ 9:30 - 11am
Vibrant Body, Centered Mind ♥
Workshop: Yoga For Your Back & Joints... Knees, Hips, Shoulders, & Wrists~*
Location: Pacific TheRx ~ 108 Portola Rd Portola Valley
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20th, 2 - 3:30pm
All Levels Welcome!
In this workshop, we will explore stretches, exercises, and techniques to support, protect, strengthen, and stabilize your joints and spine, specifically focusing on the back, knees, hips, shoulders, and wrists.
Annika will teach you stretches, yoga postures, effective abdominal exercises, use of isometrics, and specific alignment to keep the muscles around your joints open and strong, and to provide you with techniques that will keep you safe and more agile during all physical activities.
Yoga lengthens, stretches, & strengthens the secondary & primary muscles throughout the whole body providing space, shock absorption, support, and greater range of motion for the joints and spine. This also gives the muscles a healthy, youthful elasticity and increased blood flow and oxygenation for increased agility & dexterity, as well as vibrancy and a glow of wellness. When muscles are tight, they can pull on our joints and spine and create misalignments. Over time, these misalignments shift our posture in ways that cause chronic pain, asymmetry, posture patterns that don't serve us, and even injury. A consistent Yoga practice that incorporates mindful, healthy technique, can help the body find optimal posture, physical freedom, and wellness.
The same alignment that can therapeutically heal and sustain us, can also give us the wings to fly freely in our bodies to experience increased athletic ability, coordination, advanced yoga practices, and physical ease and dexterity.
In this workshop, we will also incorporate the benefits of yoga that stretch far deeper than just the body. The deep, slow ujay breathing that we utilize in the practice is one of the best ways to regulate the nervous system and aid in the management of stress. The somatic experience of moving mindfully in our bodies, also provides yoga practitioners with a healing and centering experience, bringing us back into the present moment and calming our busy minds, providing us regular space to come back to our bodies and ground ourselves. This therapy is a practice that many psychologist are now using for anxiety and post traumatic stress therapy. Since anxiety and trauma often activates a fight or flight response in our bodies resulting in rapid, shallow breathing, cletched muscles, and turbulence in the mind, the practice of breathing deeply down into our legs and feet, and feeling our feet grounded on the earth, and drawing into mindfulness and into the moment, often reverses the fight or flight response, telling the mind, through the body, that "all is well," and helping us to self-regulate our nervous systems.
The practice of yoga can be a strengthening, physically opening and nourishing, moving meditation, and is truly a whole-being practice, providing spiritually-minded practitioners with a reminder that within, we are whole and complete, and connected to a deeper wisdom and guidance, and can return to this completeness and inner-guidance at any time.
The practice of observing the mind through yoga and meditation offers many people the capacity to witness unhealthy thought patterns and pain-loops into emotional distress, and reactions that negatively impact our moods, providing us with the awareness to make new choices, and with tools to heal and find contentment.
Samyama Yoga Center
Palo Alto, CA
I am excited to announce that I have joined together with an inspiring team of teachers to make up the core group of senior instructors at SYC.
I will be teaching Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday 9:30 - 11am at SYC, and instructing aspiring yoga teachers in Samyama Yoga Center's Teacher Training Program, along with luminary senior teachers, Anirudh Shastri, Louis Jackson, and Director, John Berg.
SYC is a stunning, 2-story Yoga Studio, a truly breath-taking work of art. Most importantly, SYC is rich with the spirit of yoga, and the heart of community.
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Fridays 6 - 7:30pm
YOGA TREE MISSION
24 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
Poolside Private Yoga Lessons with Annika Williams at the
Four Seasons Silicon Valley
Call The Spa At Four Seasons to Register Private Poolside Lessons
Private Lessons & Therapeutic Sessions available with
Call Annika to schedule
Private Packages Available!!
Annika will either come to your home for private lessons or therapeutic sessions, meet with you at her home in Woodside, or PACIFIC THERx Physical Therapy Fitness Center in the Private Yoga Room at
108 Portola Road, Portola Valley
Annika's classes & private sessions are centering, uplifting, strengthening, and re-posturing for optimal physical wellness and agility. Annika offers the benefits of healing alignment to
increase physical freedom, strength, flexibility, and over-all harmony in the body, for improved coordination, agility, muscle tone, vibrancy, and trunk/spine/shoulder/joint stability, expanding your yoga practice and
physical skill to new levels.
Greet the morning sun, or the evening moon, with sun salutations and vibrant hearts, as you receive whole-being nourishment, calming and deep inner connection, strengthening, delicious healing therapeutics, and playful fun.
Schedule of Classes:
- Monday: 9:30 - 11amSamyama Yoga Center
- Tuesday: 7:30 - 8:45pm Pacific Therx Fitness Center108 Portola Rd. Portola Valley ~ All levels welcome, great for beginning students!
- Wednesday: 9:30 - 11am Samyama Yoga Center
- Wednesday: 7:30 - 9:00pm Planet Granite Sunnyvale 815 Stewart Dr. Sunnyvale ~ Levels 1 - 3 welcome! Pace is Intermediate
- Thursday: 7:00 - 8:15pm Pacific Therx Fitness Center 108 Portola Rd, Portola Valley ~ All levels welcome, great for beginning students!!
- Friday: 9:30 - 11am Samyama Yoga Center
- Friday: 6 - 7:30pm Yoga Tree Mission 24 Shotwell Street San Francisco ~ Levels 1 - 3 welcome!!
& Annika Williams
at Yoga Tree Mission
Friday, Feb 15, 6 - 8pm
Practice to the beautiful melodies, earthy grooves, transcendent sacred sounds, & lush, soulful voice of renowned artist, GIRISH, as Annika instructs a creative & nourishing candlelit practice to ignite your heart with joy & peace.
(Click to Hear Girish's Music)
Yoga & Live Music In the Garden
We are so excited to share with you this gift of Music, Yoga, and nature, lead by Certified Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, & Licensed Anusara-Inspired Instructor, Annika Williams, and extraordinary Pianist and Composer, Patrick Feehan and musical friends.
Embraced by music that speaks straight to your heart and soul, Annika will lead you in a nourishing, centering, and self-loving yoga asana practice to align with your highest inner-potential. Heart and Hip-Openers will awaken and open the four corners of freedom in your body temple, allowing your back, neck, and shoulders to have more space, length, stability, and ease.
The asana practice will stimulate healing energy throughout your body, as you turn inward to nourish and cultivate your inner-Garden.
The Summer season is a time when nature is in full bloom, when the air is soft and prana-soaked, and the sunshine lights up our hearts. Our practice will be a celebration of aligning with the beauty, balance, and abundance inside of us, and all around us. We will connect with a reinvigorated dedication and deepened alignment in our lives and bodies to synchronize with the highest flow where greater harmony, contentment, balance, and Dharmic actualization can be discovered and manifested. By attuning to that which supports balanced-wellness, grounding, and ever-unfolding expansion, you can cultivate a life in the harmonious Flow.
- Registration through Annika Williams at 650-218-2972 or email@example.com
- $35 Early-bird Pre-registration, $40 At the Door
445 Mountain Home Rd. Woodside, Ca 94062
In the peaceful ambiance of nature at an estate in Woodside, we will practice in a garden of summer flowers and outstretched lawns, underneath a canopy of giant oak trees to
Music that speaks straight to the heart and soul. Bathing in fresh prana, and natural beauty, we'll align with the centering flow of the Earth, shakti, and our creative power wthin.
- Location: 445 Mountain Home Rd. Woodside, Ca 94062 (In the town of Woodside; just 0.5 miles passed Roberts Market.
- What to bring: Your Yoga mat and your wonderful Self! ~
- Lemon infused water provided.
- Please register through Annika Williams at (650) 218-2972, firstname.lastname@example.org.