Where are you from?
Beautiful Virginia! I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area but like to say I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My parents have a cabin at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where we spent our spare time away from the hustle of D.C.; hiking, building bonfires, and cultivating a love for the outdoors.
Why did you relocate to Eugene?
To pursue a more outdoors-centric, laid-back lifestyle with my husband, sweet rescue pup, and baby on the way!
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one type of meal, what would it be?
Thanksgiving…especially the desserts 🙂
Coffee or tea? What type/brew?
Since moving to Eugene, I’ve been loving the variety of loose tea blends from Mountain Rose Herbs.
What do you do for fun (besides yoga)?
I love traveling, all outdoor activities, and am always up for an adventure. In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring new trails, climbing, singing a tune, cooking fresh fare, studying the environment, and attempting to garden.
Where do you draw inspiration?
I’m inspired by the wild beauty of natural landscapes, the free-spirit of animals, nourishing relationships, risk-takers, and genuine authenticity.
Three songs you love:
There are too many to choose from! But a few of my all-time favorites are For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield), The Chain (Fleetwood Mac), and Old Pine (Ben Howard).
What’s your favorite animal?
Favorite yoga posture?
Why do you practice and teach yoga?
Yoga continually supports my journey of personal growth and transformation. I’ve found that the practice helps nurtures my soul and gives me freedom to explore and create. I’m grateful for each opportunity I have to roll out my mat, move, and breath.
I simply love sharing my passion for yoga. From sequencing, to assisting, to music selection…I love the creative outlet that teaching provides me. In my classes, I aim to create an encouraging, welcoming space where students feel empowered to explore their own practice.
Practice with Anne-Marie:
During our new morning Vinyasa classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:40-7:40am. If you love supportive assists and fluid classes, you gotta experience Anne-Marie’s teaching style!