What is a SMART Yoga Flow?

Annie Carpenter Smart Flow Lab at Exhale center for sacred movement in venice california

If you do not know the answer to that question don’t feel too bad, neither did I before I met Annie Carpenter.

The body does have a safe and logical way in which it can be opened.

That being said, there is also an unsafe and illogical way in which some people approach the yoga practice.

In fact there are many…

Two words…

It Hurts!

Yoga shouldn’t hurt.

So how do you practice in a safe way?

In the hands of a knowledgeable teacher who cares about your body, and will guide you along your path.

Annie has countless years of training, teaching, and sharing this information in a concise way. She is my mentor and I learn from her daily!

(Yes, I said daily!)


Long after leaving her class (and even years later) stuff will start to reveal itself, like “Ahah, so that’s why she told me to stretch my psoas muscles because it was pulling on my hip,”…I will have these little momments of discovery about what she was able to see in two minutes of looking at my body. (funny how that works when it may take me years!)

I highly recommend you go see Annie at her new home at Exhale Center For Sacred Movement in Venice, CA and see for yourself.

I will be heading over there to visit her at her new yoga studio home tonight at 7:30pm for her evening class so perhaps I will see you there!

Below I cut and pasted her info for you guys. See you in class!

Yoga Teacher Training Group with Master Teacher Annie Carpenter
Assisting Annie Carpenter in Sydney Australia for a Yogaworks 200 Hr Training

Pranayama and Meditation class starts this Sunday!

8-9am may seem early, but breathing and sitting in community every week is a powerful way to move your practice forward.

Also, this Sunday is the second YogaLAB. We’ll be awakening the core and activating mula and uddiyana bandha. From 2-4pm.

This Summer:

July 1-11 and August 1-12

SmartFLOW yoga celebrates the innate intelligence of juicy, flowing movement. This training is for anyone who wants to take their practice to a new level: teachers, future teachers, and lovers of yoga. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

For information about registering, click here.

Here’s my permanent Exhale schedule:


10:30am-12:00pm (2/3)


9:00-10:30am (2/3)

7:30-9:00pm (2)


9:00-10:30am (2/3)

7:30-9:00pm (2)


10:30am-12:00pm (2/3)


8:00-9:00am — pranayama and meditation

9:00-10:30am (2)

Annie’s YogaLAB Series

May 16, 2010 – this Sunday!

2:00-4:00pm – To the Core

May 30, 2010

2:00-4:00pm – Backbending and The Happy Sacrum

exhale.com for more information.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Love and peace, and joyous spring!


Upcoming Travel Schedule

June 4-6, 2010

Midwest Yoga Conference

Bloomingdale, IL


July 30-August 1, 2010

Wanderlust Festival

Lake Tahoe, CA


September 10-12, 2010

Bhakti Fest

Joshua Tree, CA


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