Biography

Annig’s Background

Annig Raley

Annig Agemian Raley BM-500RYT-E-RYT 200 is a piano teacher-performer by trade and has become a 500hr certified Prajna yoga teacher in February, 2014.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and she brings the same passion and enthusiasm to Yoga that she brings to her piano studio. “My passion is teaching, so I am thrilled to share my evolving knowledge of Yoga.” 

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Annig’s focus has been on the teachings of the Great Masters and incorporating those teachings into her classes.  She has studied with Rodney Yee, Aadil Palkhivala, Doug Keller, Patricia Walden and Desiree Rumbaugh, to name a few.  She is certified (500 hours) with Tias Little, nationally renowned Yoga Teacher and founder of the Prajna Yoga School in Santa Fe, NM.  In February, 2014, she received the highly regarded certificate of a Prajna Teacher. She just completed an apprenticship session for “The Art of Teaching” with Tias and has attended the week long SATYA Immersion  October, 2014. Her adventures include study with Tias in Boston, March, 2015 and in Denver, April, 2015, and assisting Tias Little at the Telluride Yoga Festival in July, 2015. In March, 2016, she attended “The Anatomy of the Chakras” and in September, 2016 will be SATYA ll Immersion. She aspires to continue towards the 1000hr certification.

In 2003, she began to adapt the poses, breathing practices, rhythms, and meditative principles of Hatha Yoga to the water, creating H2Yoga©, an effective way to improve flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, and strength.  Her classes combine teachings from Iyengar(precision with alignment) and Prajna (wisdom) Yoga.  Her teachings interlace these schools with body/mind awareness and they include the teachings of the eight limbs of Yoga. Currently, she is continuing her studies with Tias Little and going in depth with Somatics work, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. In Prajna Yoga it is called SATYA, Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement.  

The disciplines of body alignment and breath control result in the delight of knowing one’s capabilities.  “No longer is the mind trapped in the past, nor anticipating the future; there is a sense of dissolving those anxieties with present-moment awareness of the movements of the body; a sensing that allows one to become more aware from the inside out and the outside in.”

There can be a developed sense of well-being with Yoga and discovering the breath and body’s sensory feelings.  One becomes present to the moment and to the moment-by-moment experience.  It actually can make one more appreciative of our beautiful surroundings and the wonderful natural resources that are available to us.  The support of the water and the use of a chair and other props make the poses accessible to all. 

Annig teaches in the water and on the mat at the Hot Springs Pool and Club.  She also offers chair Yoga there.  Private sessions are available at the Yoga studio in her home in Glenwood Springs, CO where a “Yoga Wall” has served her and her students well. Annig may be contacted at annigmar@sopris.net with any questions or concerns.

 

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