Anna Withrow

I am very blessed to have studied with extraordinary teachers and enjoy sharing the dynamic, living tradition of yoga with my students, as I grow into it in my own practice. My approach to yoga is fun, encouraging, and exploratory. I love to combine the spontaneity and intuitive feeling of moving with the breath with the integrity and deep self-knowledge that arises from an alignment-focused practice. Integrating elements of yoga philosophy and practical wisdom, ultimately I hope to guide students in a practice that leads to remembering that we are more than our physical bodies and that we are perfect as we are. If you are present and breathing, I can’t help but think you’re totally amazing, no matter what shape your body is making. I am honored by each student who practices with me and recognize you as my greatest teachers.

 



Anna Withrow instructs the following:
  • All Levels Yoga
  • All Levels Yoga invites you to work with your body and breath however it shows up on a given day. Your instructor will offer various options with most poses so you can explore and learn more on days when you feel energetic or stay with the fundamentals on days when you need the stability. All Levels classes may be suitable for beginners, but if you’re brand new, you may spend some time observing some poses or taking more rest. All Levels is a great place to learn more about the poses and practices and how to use them to help you meet your goals in body and mind.

  • Yoga Bird Flow
  • This upbeat, mixed-level class incorporates both alignment of the body and vinyasa (breath by breath movement) to help you experience profound benefits in a short time. In this class, you very much design your own experience, with the instructor suggesting ways to slow down and focus on inner awareness or ways to build heat and challenge. The diversity available in this practice is part of what makes it so fun.

  • Living Yoga - The Purpose and Power of Asana
  • Study and practice in a small group and explore energy, philosophy, and advanced techniques, with an emphasis on moving yoga off the mat and thriving in daily life. Each 90 minute session will include discussion, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Each week will include suggested readings and guidelines for personal practice. You will also receive support and guidance and a chance to share with the group between sessions.

    Six week sessions $150

    Suggested at least 6 months of yoga practice. Desire to commit to study and practice.

    Class limited to twelve students.


  • Teacher Training September 2017 - Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Immersion
  • Four weeks could change everything! Immerse yourself in the philosophy of yoga and develop a sustainable meditation practice.
    *This program counts toward our 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teaching Certification. Take as many or as few segments as you wish. If you successfully complete all three, you will be certified as a yoga teacher and will be eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 hour registration.

    Segments repeat twice each year, and you will have two years to complete the whole program if you wish to become certified.
    Each segment is $1,100 (Register by August 10 to get Early Bird price $1,000) and includes 64 contact hours with highly-qualified Yoga Bird teachers.

    There is a $200 deposit to reserve a spot.
    Email Anna to learn more anna@yogabirdstudio.com.

     


  • Open Silent Meditation
  • Join us for twenty minutes of minimally guided mediation. Each session will include some guidance on finding a comfortable seat, breathing easily and focusing your mind on your breath or on a mantra from the yoga tradition. No experience necessary.

  • Morning Sanskrit Invocation
  • Greet the day with a traditional series of Sanskrit chants from the Himalayan tradition. Simply absorb the vibration or learn to chant along. Then settle into ten minutes of minimally guided meditation.

  • The History and Philosophy of Yoga with Anna
  • You may get pieces of yoga philosophy in class that seem intriguing – koshas and gunas, prakriti and purusa, and other great sounding stuff. This workshop will help you put it all together and give you a historical and philosophical overview of yoga so you can continue to explore this ancient science. Once you have a grasp on the context, we’ll spend some time discussing how to make the information relevant to your life and your practice. 
    ($25)

  • Sharing the Gift of Guided Relaxation with Anna
  • The yoga tradition offers us powerful, yet gentle techniques to reduce stress, move toward balance, and train the nervous system for mediation. Yoga teachers and other professionals, join Anna as she introduces you to the science of guided relaxation and demonstrates several of the approaches used in yoga to help students move toward a clear, calm, and tranquil mind. You will also have the chance to practice and experience these beautiful techniques.
    ($25)