Annette Garcia aka AG
Hometown: Higley, Arizona
Something that's yours: 1 daughter, Ash.
2 yoga leotards. 3 Pendleton flannels. 4 Yoga books. 5 pairs of shoes
Why Do You Practice Yoga?
A lot of reasons attract me to yoga! consciousness, composure, grace, humility, lightheartedness, and strength. I love Core 26 because it is the foundation to my asana practice. My mind, heart, and body merge on the mat. On my best days I master the art of relaxation. I feel grateful for all styles that I learn in Yoga, and every time I learn something new it transcends in to every aspect of my life.
What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?
The most satisfying feeling about teaching is developing unity within the unique. The stillness and the breath amongst the people together conjure the same power and depth as witnessing ocean waves.
What you love about teaching at SGY:
I love the solidarity I feel in the teacher collective. We bond because of yoga. The depth of which we are all connected to our yoga story makes us a family. As a student, I feel genuine community. The leadership and guidance of the teachers keeps me happy on my mat.
Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort ceases and the infinite being within is reached- B.K.S Iyengar
Annette G instructs the following:
Restorative and yin yoga are practices designed to reduce the effects of chronic stress, lengthen connective tissues, induce a deep state of relaxation and healing, and restore your body's nervous system. Typically, your body is supported with props and postures are held for several minutes at a time to create lasting changes. Each class sequence will move your spine in all directions, massage your internal organs, and give you an opportunity to create space and stillness in both the body and the mind. There are incredible physiological benefits to these practices, including improved flexibility, mobility, digestion, mood, immune system functioning, and sleep. These classes are also designed to help you release habitual tension patterns so that you may think, feel, and behave more intentionally in your life.
1 hour Core 26
This is a 60 minute version of the Core 26 class. Core 26 is a beginner level class created for total body health, done in a room heated to 105 degrees. It works to increase strength and flexibility in joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones, while also providing a cardiovascular workout. The spine and pelvis are targeted areas in all postures. This class is appropriate for people of all ages, body types, and levels of experience, including those with injuries who are looking to heal the body.