*Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Ann Carroll

Ann Aikya Carroll worked as a Vice President in the banking industry for eighteen years until moving into a position as Director of Marketing and Business Development for an accounting firm. In early 2014 she gave up her corporate career to devote herself to an entrepreneurial spirit that allows her to work from home and devote more time to yoga and moms-to-be. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidanada Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.

In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the Ashville Yoga Center prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007.

As an addition to her Pregnancy Yoga practice, Ann became certified as a childbirth educator in January 2007, a Labor Doula in December 2007 and a Hypnobirthing® Instructor in 2012. Since December 2006, she has been honored to attend and assist many couples as they have brought more that fifty babies into the world.

She teaches classes in group and private settings from the beaches of Tybee Island to Yoga Studios to boardrooms around Savannah.

 
The use of props and bolsters in this class help to fully relax in physically supported positions while stretching and opening the body. The emphasis is on release of muscle tension and increase of flexibility rather than on development of strength and aerobic capacity. This class helps to reduce the effects of chronic physical, mental and emotional stress on the body by inducing a deep relaxation, allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to work properly. Positions can be varied according to the individual's flexibility and modifications are readily made for individual differences.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Apr 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun May 07 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun May 14 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun May 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun May 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jun 04 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jun 11 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jun 18 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jun 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jul 02 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jul 09 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jul 16 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jul 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Jul 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Aug 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Aug 13 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Aug 20 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll
  • Sun Aug 27 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Ann Carroll


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