Yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and SmartFLOW® Yoga creator
Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international yoga teacher based in northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher,” she has created a well-respected system of yoga practice and teaching methodology. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her curiosity and love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation, and classical philosophy into her teachings.
Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care, a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential teacher trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200-hr and 500-hr trainings and workshops globally and at YogaGlo.com.
SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar, and Ashtanga Yoga. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true self. With that knowledge comes compassion, peace, and appreciation for all life.
Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. Respected widely in the yoga community, Annie is known for being direct, yet compassionate, playful, and loving.
The Practice at 1440
January 17 - 20, 2020
Friday - Monday, 3 nights
Four days. Eight master teachers. One path. You are invited to deepen and reconnect to your practice at a design-your-own yoga retreat presented by 1440 Multiversity and Yoga Journal. Your experience begins Friday evening at an inspirational keynote and extends through the weekend—with your unique schedule of asana, pranayama, and meditation classes—culminating in a closing...
June 1 - 3, 2018
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Yoga is a remarkable method for focusing attention on what is happening moment to moment. It is also a path capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us of who we truly are—the light radiating from within. Through our practice, we connect with our source of compassion and radical acceptance. Enjoy...
The Evolution of Annie Carpenter's 40-Year Yoga Practice
When you see a body moving, or even lying there, you can see where there's congruence or where there's not. You can see where there's some holding pattern that is not allowing full or true expression.
Advice for the Modern Yogi from Annie Carpenter
If we enter our practice fully and without reservation, any kind of change is possible, whether it's change we predict we want or not. If we open up and let the practice work on us over time, change happens.