Contact Annika Williams, RYT for Private Yoga Lessons, Whole-being Wellness, Therapeutic & Rehabilitative Yoga Sessions,
Sports Therapy and Agility training, and Body Sculpting & Over-all Strength Training Sessions
Private Yoga Packages Available
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Acclaimed instructor, Annika Williams’ deeply nourishing practices, balance invigorating challenge, strengthening, and physical transformation, with healing, restorative renewal. Infused with echoes of her dance background, Annika’s creative & seamlessly sequenced classes inspire the bliss of movement. Her eloquent alignment instructions & knowledge of therapeutics, kinetics, & bio-mechanics emboldens students to safely heal, re-pattern, and take their practices to a new ecstatic level of freedom, healing, agility, coordination & strength. Annika works for a leading physical therapy clinic in Portola Valley helping clients to rehabilitate from injuries, surgeries, & chronic pain. With two Yoga Alliance certifications, & studies in Anusara, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Dynamic Hatha, & Therapeutics, Annika’s elegant teaching style weaves transformative asana with pranayama, philosophy, music, mantra, mudra, meditation, and centering practices. Her joy-inspiring classes open and inspire the mind-body, heart, and spirit, guiding students to heal, restore, connect, expand, and awaken to their own inner power, fulfillment, and peace.
Annika Autumn Williams
Samyama Yoga Center ♥
Join me Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays~ 9:30 - 11am Saturdays 10:30am - 12:30pm until September, I am Subbing for John Berg.
Samyama Yoga Center
I teach Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday 9:30 - 11am at beautiful SYC, and will instruct aspiring yoga teachers in Samyama Yoga Center's Teacher Training Program, along with luminary senior teachers, Anirudh Shastri, Louis Jackson, and Director, John Berg.
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Vibrant Body, Centered Mind ♥
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.
YOGA TREE MISSION
Fridays 6 - 7:30pm
24 Shotwell St.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley
Private Pool-side Lessons
Pacific Therx Vinyasa Classes & Private Therapeutic Sessions
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:45pm
Thursdays 7 - 8:15pm
108 Portola Rd. Portola Valley
Annika will come to your home for private lessons or therapeutic sessions, or meet for lessons in the Private Yoga Room at Samyama Yoga Center in Palo Alto, or the Private Yoga room at PACIFIC THERx Physical Therapy Fitness Center in Portola Valley.
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.
- 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