About Annie


With over 34 years of experience, Annie is one of the most adept practitioners of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She received her Advanced B teaching certification from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1995, a rare honor, and she continues to study extensively in India. Annie has a very clear and compassionate teaching style. All levels of practitioners benefit from her ability to distill her decades of yogic studies and experiences in ways appropriate for each individual student. Her skill in working therapeutically with students of compromised health, physicality or other adverse situations is one of her most profound gifts. Annie offers community classes and custom retreat weekends for small groups, as well as private instruction and national/international workshops.

An accomplished harmonium player and a singer, Annie has released a CD of devotional chanting, “Ekam,” recorded at Shakti Sharanam with drummer Glenn Bergstrom. To purchase a CD or other useful items, please go to the “Contact” page for ordering information.

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About Shakti Sharanam


Shakti Sharanam Yoga Shala and Retreat Center is located in the mountain community of Crestone, Colorado, a place known for its many spiritual centers as well as its stunning natural setting in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The shala embodies both traditional yogic principles and contemporary sustainable living practices. The project is intentionally designed and constructed to host students for custom courses of study including all aspects of yogic lifestyle. In addition to traditional classes in Ashtanga Yoga, the center offers small group retreats, therapeutic courses, private instruction, yogic cooking, harmonium lessons and Ayurvedic oil treatments.

Practicing with Annie at Shakti Sharanam offers a rare opportunity to study with a senior Ashtanga teacher in an intimate setting. Crestone’s peaceful setting provides the ideal environment to deepen one’s yoga practice. Annie’s students agree that she combines the best of the East and the West in a comprehensible style.

Whether you are a longtime yoga practitioner or just beginning on the path, studying at Shakti Sharanam will enrich your practice and strengthen your understanding of all aspects of yoga.



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