Annika Autumn Williams R.Y.T.
Annika Autumn Williams
Introduced to Yoga while studying English
Literature and Dance at the University of Oregon, Annika’s spiritual journey
brought this Singer, Song-writer, Poet, Dancer, and Artist of the Performing
and Visual Arts, to find in Yoga a beautiful union of it all, and a path to
Annika teaches &
practices the Anusara Universal Principles Alignment, seeing their incredibly
healing benefits in her clients and students, and in herself, everyday.
studies of Anusara, Dynamic Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Meditation, Music, Mantra,
and Dance, a creatively sequenced, biomechanically healing, and joy-inspiring
practice unfolds in her teaching.
Annika's classes provide a balance of challenge, strengthening vigor, and playful fun, with grounding, expanding, transformative tranquility.
classes open and inspire the mind-body, heart, and spirit. Her graceful flowing practice offers challenge
and cardiovascular strengthening through the vehicle of innovative and invigorating
crescendos of Sun Salutation variations that move to the rhythm of the
breath. Her eloquent instructions make
postures more accessible to all levels of students. Her intuitive sequencing and knowledge of
anatomy and biomechanics open, strengthen, and re-pattern the body, leading us
to safely experience new depths and physical freedoms. Seamless transitions inspire the bliss of
movement, which Annika has always found to be a liberating medium for connecting
to the joy, freedom, and essence of the authentic self within.
her therapeutic work with clients, Annika works for a leading physical therapy
clinic in Portola Valley & Los Altos, Pacific Therx, providing yoga therapeutic sessions & co-treatments with doctors & physical therapists to help patients rehabilitate from injuries, chronic pain, and after surgery. Annika offers patients the healing, re-patterning benefits of optimizing Yoga alignment, hands-on adjustments, and increased mind-body understanding & connection for continued recovery, stabilization, & sustained wellness.
Annika celebrates and delights in the unique light and beauty within everyone's being, and her classes reflect this celebration of the Self in the service of Love. Her classes honor each person's authentic essence, inspiring self-love and opening the mind-body, heart, and spirit.
Annika's classes provide space for us to physically open, heal, restore, connect, expand, play, and awaken to our own inner peace, freedom, and empowerment.
Her classes provide an
opportunity for expansion, to go beyond the physical practice and tap into a
deeper healing and harmony with ourselves and the world.
Annika recieved her RYT, Yoga Alliance Certification, through the Avalon
Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2007, where she apprenticed with Senior BKS Iyengar
Certified, Ben Thomas. She has mentored
with some of the most knowledgeable & luminary instructors in the bay area
including Anirudh Shastri, Dynamic Hatha
of the Surya Lineage, John Berg, Vinyasa & Dynamic Hatha, and Anusara Instructors, Samantha Shakti Brown, Kenny
Graham, & Sianna Sherman. Annika has apprenticed with Samantha Shakti Brown for the last 4 years,
and completed a 6-month Anusara Mentorship with Kenny Graham.
A well-established yoga instructor in
Silicon Valley, Annika teaches for several premier yoga studios in the South
bay and leads workshops and retreats.
With 500-hours of Yoga Alliance Certification, Annika is receiving her Anusara Inspired Certification.
Annika Autumn Williams, RYT
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