Yoga is potent method for transformation that has been refined over several millennia. Hatha yoga is one of the most in depth and detailed inquiries into the human structure offering a set of blueprints for changing and improving it. Using a combination of muscular stabilization and skeletal leverage, assisted by specific breathing practices, Hatha yoga is able to open up fascial planes. Fascia is often referred to as ‘the organ of structure’ and is the most extensive system in the human body. Its most obvious function is to provide structural support, but it also has other remarkable properties and more of its functions are being discovered all the time. The wisdom of science and spirituality beautifully meet in the timeless practice of yoga.
SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach to Hatha Yoga with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing. Annie Carpenter, the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California who is well respected for her system of Yoga practice and Teaching methodology. Rooted in deep respect and years of practice in the lineages of Integral, Iyengar and Astanga Yoga, SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true Self, committed to inquiry and mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life.
SmartFLOW yoga practice is a remarkable method for learning to steady the attention on what is actually happening in the moment. From this place, compassion and radical acceptance naturally evolve. Old mindsets of the illusion of separation, of me and them, and self and other, dissolve into the knowledge of wholeness.
“Although our culture tends to shrink yoga to mean only the physical, asana element I believe that yoga truly is a shamanic path, capable of leading us through transformation on all levels. Yoga reminds us what is real, and thus who we are — the light radiating from within.”