Years of yoga, taught by Annie and Todd, have been a huge part of my career as a professional actor.  I played King Lear at 80 years old and had no trouble at all speaking Shakespeare’s lines while carrying “Cordelia” in my arms.  My strength and continued flexibility are so much a result of their training.  I am now 85 and still very much active in the theater.

– Tobias Andersen

Tobias Andersen
  • Dain Lewis

“Annie is amazing. I had chronic hip pain and had seen a number of different chiropractors, PTs, and massage therapists but the problem still persisted. I started working with Annie one-on-one and couldn’t believe it when she was able to immediately diagnose my hip problem over video chat after observing me move around for just a few minutes. She gave me a series of exercises and within a few weeks the hip pain that had persisted for over a year was almost completely gone. I also work in construction so we then progressed into correcting many other poor movement patterns so my body wouldn’t hurt after every day after work. I love how she focuses on empowering you to feel your own body and recognize your habitual patterns. I joke with Annie: when I do what she says, my body feels amazing. When I don’t, it starts hurting again and my old patterns re-emerge. I can’t recommend her highly enough – her breadth and depth of knowledge is incredible. I’m so grateful for her help.”

Dain Lewis

Dain Lewis

“Primal vinyasa has given me the freedom to move my body through space. Within the perimeter of my skin and beyond with strength and ease. I am a better teacher because of this amazing method. Thank you!”

– Teresa Anna Alderton

Teresa Anna Alderton

“Annie is a genuine person who walks her talk and has your back. I’ve never felt left in the wilderness on my own through any of her trainings or private sessions, in person or online. She’s always there to encourage, empower, and challenge you to go deeper. She has a way of explaining things that will make you believe in magic again and access a part of your soul that has been longing to rise to the surface. I’m forever changed and forever grateful to this amazing woman. Thank you Annie!”

– Gloria Schwabe

Gloria Schwabe

“Primal Vinyasa has not only revolutionized the way I approach my movement practice, it has completely changed my body, my confidence and my overall health and well being. I love that the method is so dynamic, it keeps me interested and coming back to my mat (or more often off my mat) waiting to see what I can learn next. Best of all, Primal Vinyasa is very applicable to daily life, so once you learn some of the basic “why’s” you really aren’t restricted by your scheduled “exercise time”. You can make moving well a daily habit, that’s a win for me!”

– Gloria Schwabe

Gloria Schwabe

“Primal Vinyasa has been an essential tool for me to reclaim my brain & body so I can live healed and whole. Annie is not only an amazing teacher, she is an inspiring woman whose magic is palpable and uplifting to any who wish to be upleveled. I am bone-deep grateful for the many layers in which my life is better because I have Primal Vinyasa, and Annie in my life.”

Nissa Howard

Nissa Howard

“Annie’s knowledge of functional movement and biomechanics propelled me to a higher level of healing post-total hip replacement. – 1 year after joint replacement, I had tissue patterns in my hip and leg that were still stuck. Where physical therapy failed, this work provided stretching and strengthening that eliminated my femoral nerve impingement… Thank you Primal Vinyasa for taking care of my physical wellbeing.”

– Anne Avgerin

Anne Avgerin

“I had been suffering with acute lower back pain for many years and tried lots of things but nothing quite worked.  I wanted to start a yoga practice but everything I tried seemed to put my back at risk.  I found Annie on-line, read about Yoga Therapeutics and never looked back! 

Annie is an absolute master at assessing where your body is and meeting you there.  She balances teaching movement and strength along with physiology and anatomy.  This works so much better than the physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture appointments I tried before.  I have worked with Annie over the past five years, most recently remotely via Zoom, and truly appreciate her.  Annie asks where you are each session and can tailor that day’s practice to your specific needs.  She remembers your body and where you might struggle.  If a movement feels like it might stress my back, she either encourages me that it’s safe or offers another way to achieve the same goal and explains why — she hasn’t steered me wrong yet. She is a highly skilled, kind, patient, and caring teacher.  I am also grateful to call her my friend.”

-Joanne

Joanne

After working with Annie for over 11 years, I can wholeheartedly say that her knowledge, intuition, care, kindness, expertise and professionalism are what make her a trustworthy and effective holistic healer.

Erin Seamons

Erin Seamons

I found Annie’s Primal Vinyasa classes at a time I needed in my continuing journey to recover my confidence and capacity for movement. She blended my love of yoga and my growing interest in primal/natural moment in a skillful, creative way that resonated deeply in my body and psyche.

In private therapeutic sessions with Annie, her safe, inviting presence and skillful guidance is allowing me to find more capacity for movement that was very much needed and for which I am deeply grateful.

Tami link

Tami link

“Primal Vinyasa has given me the freedom to move my body through space. Within the perimeter of my skin and beyond, with strength and ease. I am a better teacher because of this amazing method. Thank you!”

– Teresa Anna Alderton

Teresa Anna Alderton

“Primal Vinyasa is sneaky strong and the perfect blend of science and soul. I implement P.V “skills & drills” in every class and my students are curious and engaged and I feel like I am offering guidance and tools for long term carryover off of the mat. My training with PV helped me see the beauty in every body and instilled in me the confidence to finally take on a full time private practice.”

Jessica LaFalce

Jessica LaFalce

“Primal Vinyasa is an intuitive style of yoga that is incredibly freeing. The focus on being in tune with your body and moving the way it wants to move within and around these poses. So common sensical yet I’ve spent years in yoga feeling stuck trying to get poses “right.” It has deepened my practice in just a few sessions and I am so grateful to have discovered you!”

Roxane Pekelharing

Roxane Pekelharing

“Primal Vinyasa has been one of the most important components of my trauma healing process. The inquiry-based practice guides me into my body in no-intimidating ways that allow me to feel, sense, and continually develop safety, stability, and adaptability. The natural human movement combined with sensory awareness and endless creative drills keep the practice enlivening and NEVER boring!”

Amanda Blain

Amanda Blain

Primal training with Annie awakened the slumbering memory  of how my body used to move: when I was younger and fearless. Gradually my muscle memory responded and helped erase bad movement habits that accumulated through the years. I can now move with extraordinary freedom and strength, and the wisdom of how to do this wisely and safely. This movement is a must for EVERYONE and you are never too old. Thank you Annie.”

– Star Studonovic

Star Studonovic

“Primal Vinyasa has been a way for me to come back to movement in an inquisitive and playful way. I love that Primal Vinyasa accepts me just where I am and that I can easily progress or regress the drills for my needs as they change from day to day. I also love sneaking Primal Vinyasa drills into my “typical” yoga practice!”

Victoria Koopman

Victoria Koopman