Born: Greenfield, MA
Guiltless Pleasures: chocolate with peanut butter, reading, drinking coffee with friends, hiking, going to the beach, & knitting
Why Yoga: Yoga allows me to connect with my breath and body - which helps ground me in the present moment.
Certifications: JOURNEYoga 200-hour YTT, Yin Yoga with Indira Kalmbach 16hr, Restorative Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky 50hr, Yoga Medicine Chinese Medicine 25hr, YM Myofascial Release 25hr, Yinspired Yin 65hr YTT
Anna Jackson instructs the following:
Gentle Flow yoga classes are meditative, fluid, and soothing, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You experience gentle Sun Salutations, slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.
Moderate Vinyasa yoga classes explore the balance between effort and ease. The aim of this class is to strengthen the body by sustaining moderately challenging postures, practicing Sun Salutations at an easy pace, and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices, all while down-regulating the nervous system. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who feel fit and strong are also welcome.
Vigorous Vinyasa offers graceful, powerful sequences that encourage you to explore. This class is designed around Sun Salutations, and requires a keen sense of body awareness and enough familiarity with yoga to modify as needed. Vigorous Vinyasa is ideal for those interested in a strong, athletic practice, as well as for those ready to experience a challenging flow.
In a Restorative yoga class, the key here is support via skillful placement of blankets, bolsters, cushions, straps, the wall, and/or chairs, enabling the body to hold various shapes for longer times than we typically would hold active poses.
Let It Flow
Let It Flow is a special holiday class that will encourage you to take action but let go of attachment to any results. Expect to move with breath and introspection.
Gentle yoga classes are meditative, fluid, and soothing, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.
A Yin practice is still, stable, cool, and solid, while a Yang practice is active, mobile, warm, and fluid. This class begins with meditation, follows with a yang flow to create muscular circulation, and ends with seated yin postures for connective tissue stimulation.