Annie Kiel

Bridget Basta

Yoga Teacher, MPH, MA, E-RYT

Teaching Certifications:

200 Hour Ashtanga Inspired- Vinyasa Teacher Certification,  O2 Yoga Studio
100 Hour Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing
40 Hour Yoga for Social Justice (Purpose + Action Intensive)
40 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
60 Hour Yin Teacher Training
Certified Health and Wellness Coach

About:

Teaching beginner through advanced yoga, Annie pays particular attention to alignment and safety as students move from posture to posture, connecting breath with movement, while finding stillness in the mind. She strongly believes that yoga is a lifelong practice that cultivates a better awareness of achieving balance on (and off) the mat. Annie encourages students to focus their energy inward and to be active participants in creating their own experience by listening to their bodies and drawing awareness to both the physical and mental practice of yoga. Though she’s trained to teach a variety of styles of asana, Annie primarily teaches an athletic style of vinyasa inspired by Ashtanga. She has over 1,300 hours of teaching experience and completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher trainings, including: O2 Yoga’s 200-hr teacher training program, 100-hr Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing, a 40-hr prenatal yoga teacher training, a 60-hr yin yoga training, yoga for action (social justice), and countless hours of continuing education through workshops, conferences, and presentations.

Annie holds a MA in Gender and Peace Building and a MPH in Global Health. In 2013, Annie married her passions for yoga and international health by co-founding Firefly Yoga International, a nonprofit which uses yoga as the public health intervention for survivors of trauma. Through Firefly, she co-facilitates a 30-hr trauma-informed yoga training for teachers and social service providers across the country. In November 2016, Annie completed training to become a certified Health and Wellness Coach. She thrives on building strong communities locally and globally!

Annie’s Drop in Classes