Anne Williams / About

About

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Anne came to yoga in 2011, post-college where she played collegiate level field hockey, seeking a solution to obtaining physical exercise without demanding trainings or prolonging minor injuries. The practice of yoga felt natural to her body and yet challenging in new and exciting ways.

After experiencing not just the physical sensations of yoga, but the heightened mental & emotional awareness of the practice, she seeks to remind students to slow down, move with purpose, and above all, listen to your body.

Anne draws from her background as an athlete and current active lifestyle  to create unique class experiences. Her grounded personality along with her curiosity & creativity to (physically) move well through life provide a thorough and satisfying practice.

She received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification in 2014 from Yoga in State College with Doug Hayward & Kristen Boccumini. Since then she has continued her education through workshops with Lara Heiman, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival, and various elements of Thai massage & Acroyoga.

Her teaching has lead her to a diverse array of people, places, events & more. She has worked with the Penn Sate Fitness Club teams, gyms, studios, a Mountain Biking Festival, family reunions, outdoor charity events, local businesses & their employees, adventure companies and more.

Outside of class, Anne has a background in management, marketing, and project coordinating. This has brought her to work with a fitness store, Food Coop, kids, and non-profits. She enjoys spending her time foraging for mushrooms in Central Pa’s fine forests, drinking good coffee, traveling, reading, seeing live music, or finding the nearest hike!

Teaching Style

Anne has been practicing yoga for 7 years and teaching for 4 of them. She’s practiced and taught different styles of yoga from hatha, various forms of vinyasa flow, to restorative.

Since the beginning Anne has drawn from her background in athletics, the feeling of both ease & power in slow movements, but also an awareness of caution & concern for safety after recovering a few times from a shoulder injury.

After practicing and collaborating with the good people of Yoga Lab, she found a style of yoga that really spoke to her and fit well with her desire for strength and function in the body. Her classes still include flow and a focus on breathing, with more functional body mechanics, lots of core, range of motion, and alignment. She enjoys making each class creative, fun, and focused – always with room for inversion practice!

She encourages students to start where they are and to keep coming back to that place; developing strength through repetition & patience, to then grow from a solid foundation.

Check out Teaching Schedule for specific class descriptions.