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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Breath Of Yoga ♥
Location: Pacific TheRx ~ 108 Portola Rd Portola Valley
Date/Time: Saturday, March 22, 2-3:30pm
In this workshop, we will explore how breath, "prana" ~ life force energy, can calm and center you, deepen your yoga practice, and self-regulate your nervous system, aiding greatly in the management of stress. We will learn breathing techniques that can be used any time to bring you to your center, exploring breath to energize you, relax and ground you, as well as to enhance core support and spine stabilization during rigorous, strengthening yoga postures. We will learn the sequence of breath in Sun Salutations, "Surya Namaskara" a wonderful cardiovascular sequence present in most yoga traditions, and the "Ujay" breath, which greatly enhances the yoga practices providing us with a more deeply relaxing and centering experience with the power to bring us to a truly mindful place of conscious awareness, and a meditative space of contentment and connection to the Self.
While we explore the essence of breath, "prana," we will also look at the postural alignment that allows the breath and energy to flow freely and harmoniously in your body, and subtle body, to create a more effortlessness experience, and less resistance in your yoga practice, and to sweetly restore your nervous system.
Mindful alignment opens, strengthens, and develops healthy movement patterns in your body, supporting, protecting, and strengthening your joints, spine, knees, hips, wrists, and shoulders.
Annika will teach you asana, effective abdominal exercises, use of isometrics, and specific alignment to keep the muscles and joints open and strong, providing you with techniques that will keep you safe and more agile during all physical activities.
Yoga lengthens, opens, & 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 creating misalignments and guarding patterns. Over time, misalignments shift our posture, and confuse our movement patterns, creating patterns that create resistance and tension in the body and do not serve our physical wellness, often manifesting in chronic pain, asymmetry, and injury. A consistent Yoga practice that incorporates mindful, healthy technique, can help the body find optimal posture, increased physical freedom and body awareness, coordination, and greater overall wellness.
The same alignment that can therapeutically heal and sustain us, also gives us the wings to soar freely in our bodies to experience increased athletic ability, coordination, advanced yoga practices, and physical ease and dexterity.
In this workshop, we will incorporate the benefits of yoga that stretch far deeper than just the body. The somatic and energetically grounding experience of moving mindfully with the deep, slow Ujay breath, to provide a healing and centering experience, giving your body, mind, heart, and whole being the gift of space to come back to your clear, content Center and Conscious Awareness, chitananda.
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