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.

 


Ann Carroll instructs the following:
  • *Gentle Integral
  • Integral Hatha Yoga® is a gentle, meditative style of Yoga that incorporates the physical postures (asanas), deep relaxation, breath control (pranayama), cleansing processes (kriyas) and mental concentration to create a supple and relaxed body, increased vitality, radiant health and help in curing illnesses. The class is based on teachings by Sri Swami Satchidananda and is a gentle, meditative class available to everyone, regardless of age or physical abilities.

  • Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
  • 300-hour YA credit
    All Levels Welcome
     
     

    Save $75 if you sign up by September 25, 2018
    $275 with Early Bird Special!
    ($350 after September 25, 2018)

    Friday 5:30PM – 9PM
    Saturday 9AM – 12PM & 1PM –4:30PM
    Sunday 9AM – 12PM & 1PM – 4:30PM


    Yoga is extremely beneficial for expecting moms. Yoga teachers, Yoga teachers currently enrolled in SYC’s 300 hour teacher training program, midwives, OB’s, L&D Nurses, Doulas and Moms-to-Be are all invited to explore ways that yoga can assist pregnant women through this roller-coaster time in a woman’s life. If you want to support women through all of the stages of their lives and immerse yourself in the study of yoga for motherhood this program is designed for you. Throughout this weekend training, participants will explore and develop the skills necessary to help others with their pregnancy and birth through yoga.
     
    In this program you will:
    • Gain knowledge of which traditional yoga asanas are useful during pregnancy and ways to modify those postures.
    • Discover pregnancy and labor specific asana postures
    • Learn contraindications and how yoga postures can be adapted for each trimester.
    • Dive into the anatomy of pregnancy and how yoga can address specific discomforts associated with pregnancy.
    • Explore the emotional, social and psychological needs of pregnant women to help them find peace and balance.
    • Understand ways to foster mother & baby bonding and provide a supportive yoga community amongst pregnant women.
    • Learn important relaxation and breathing techniques for mothers-to-be.
    • Explore holistic vs. traditional models of birthing and how yoga can support them.

    Instructor Bio:
    Ann Carroll, RPT, E-RYT 500, CLD, CCCE has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga for the past 18 years and is also a Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator. She loves sharing the magic of yoga with people in all stages of life. She has taught in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of student populations. 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 Satchidananda 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. She has also assisted in a number of Teacher Trainings at Satchidananda Ashram.

    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 more than 150 babies into the world. For more information about Ann please go to www.douladeliveries.com.

    Course Syllabus:

    Friday 5:30PM - 9:00PM 

    • Philosophy & Ethics
    • Introductions
    • Psychology of pregnancy & birth high risk pregnancy
    • Cultural attitudes about birth
    • Traditional and holistic models of care
    • Birth choices/empowered birth
    • Ethics of working with pregnant women 

    Saturday 9AM - 12:30PM 

    • Techniques & Practice
    • General benefits & background of PY
    • Trimester specific techniques
    • Asanas, alignment and modification
    • Relaxation & stress management
    • Breathing techniques (pranayama in pregnancy) 

    Saturday 1:30PM - 4:30PM 

    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Physical changes in pregnancy
    • Ailments & discomforts of pregnancy
    • General sequencing & asanas for common discomforts
    • Guidelines for asanas, modifications & contraindications 

    Sunday 9AM - 12:30PM 

    • Teaching Methodology
    • Creating group energy & supportive atmosphere
    • Design trimester specific classes vs. multi-trimester classes
    • Baby development
    • Optimal baby positioning
    • Partner poses 

    Sunday 1:30PM - 4:30PM 

    • Birth & Delivery & Postpartum
    • Stages of labor & yoga for birthing
    • Postpartum anatomy & issues
    • Mama & Baby Yoga
    Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.

  • Surrender & Receive: Essential Oils & Yoga
  • November 4 2018
    1:30 – 3:00 PM
    $25 by October 28
    $35 after October 28
     
    One must first release to make room for the ability to receive the new. Essential oils are the lifeblood — or prana — of the plant. Explore a gentle hatha yoga class designed to increase energy and calm the mind, while incorporating essential oils, the very essence of plants to assist in emotional healing.
     
    We will explore several different oils as we move through a gentle yoga practice focusing on the breath and leading into deep relaxation. As we release anything that does not serve our higher purpose, we will make room for emotional balance and the space for the receiving all things new.
     
    Reservations for events, including but not limited to special classes, trainings, and workshops are non-refundable or reimbursable. Purchases may be transferred to another individual with 24 hour advance written notice.
     

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