Awaken to a life and self you love.
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Hi. I’m Annie.

I believe I’m a balance of gentleness and fierceness. Kindness and power. My mom would often say that I displayed focused tenacity while performing on the balance beam or when on the hockey field. I loved that part of me and felt so clear, powerful, confident in my strength. However, I can’t say I always felt that same clarity and fierceness in who I was outside of my athletics. In fact, I often found myself in comparison zone, putting others on pedestals, feeling like I somehow wasn’t good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, funny enough, skinny enough, brave enough. I always praised my friends and loved encouraging and mirroring back their brilliance, however, I struggled to connect with my own gifts and light.

My wilderness therapy work with at-risk teens, sacred nature time, discovery of yoga and meditation, and becoming a mom all woke me up in a different way and profoundly impacted the way in which I see and care for myself. Although scary and uncomfortable, I learned to sit with my inner critic and discomfort, pour compassion back into my own body and heart, speak truths and ask for support. I started concentrating on nourishment - what really fed my body, energy, soul, and in doing so, I was excited to see that the strength and power that I felt while running, doing yoga, meditating, climbing, and burpee-ing began to permeate the rest of my life.

I took risks to pursue what I believe in. These big, healthy changes are fueled every day by all the small choices I make to live in a way that is healthy for me. I make these sacred choices in order to live in my core essence. And yes… I step forward, stumble and sometimes fall back, yet I am grateful I now have the tools to re-center myself with more grace, strength and ease. This is powerful. I want to encourage you, too, to connect with your core essence and find a health that fits your body and lifestyle, knowing I’m here for you every step of the way.

I look forward to supporting you with gentleness and power.

My heart is full of gratitude,

Annie

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 DEGREES & CERTFICATIONS

Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, Soulshine Healing, 2019

Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 2019

Yin Yoga Teacher, Summers School of Yin Yoga, 2019

Barre Fitness Instructor, BarreLogic Training Certification, 2013

Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2011

Certified Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby Teacher, ChildLight Yoga, 2011

Certified Still Point Prenatal Yoga Teacher, ChildLight Yoga 2011

Certified Yoga Teacher, Rasamaya Dover (formerly Dover Yoga), 2008

Certified Pilates Beginner Mat Teacher, Power Pilates, 2008

Outdoor Educator, National Outdoor Leadership School, 2004

B.A. in Psychology-based Human Relations, Connecticut College, 2002