• Shanti with Annmarie

    Don't worry about the destination.

    Enjoy the journey!

  • Shanti defined is calm,

    peace and bliss.

    Find yours with me.

     

     

     

     

     

    After practicing yoga on and off for more than 20 years I felt it was time to take the next step to teach and share yoga, which has now evolved into a life long journey of love and passion for this ancient practice. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2013. I completed my 300 hour teacher training in 2016 and am registered with the Yoga Alliance with over 600 hours of teaching experience. I have specialized training in supporting low back and SI Joint health as well as Yoga Nidra, Yin and Restorative Yoga training. I am also a “Fascia Fit” Instructor* and a Reiki Master**. Yoga, Fascia Fitness* and Reiki** are wonderful ways to bring vitality, clarity, balance and shanti to your mind, body and spirit.

     

    Our family made a BIG life change and moved from our home of over 20 years in San Diego County, California to Georgia in June, 2018. We love being closer to family and the new adventures living in the southeastern United States brings. The people we have met have been full of life, love and kindness. The sense of community is strong here and I love that about Georgia. Welcome to my website, Thank you for your kind, supportive energy.

     

     


     

  • FASCIA FITNESS

    THE ISSUES ARE IN THE TISSUES...

    FASCIA FITNESS

    *Fascia Fitness uses large, medium and small balls of different tension working in the hands, feet and body. A 3 ft. long soft foam roller is used for movement, compression and re-hydrating areas of the "fascia" body to alleviate aches and pain caused by life, injury, repetitive motion and surgery.
     

  • MY FASCIA FITNESS JOURNEY

    I came to the world of Fascia Fitness 4 months before it became a necessity in my rehabilitation from an automobile accident in 2012. After x-rays, doctors determined there were no broken bones, “just” soft tissue damage. I had severe low back pain and was taking pain pills several times per day. A friend of mine was teaching Yoga and Fascia work at her studio and invited me to try her class. Having spent months with doctors and chiropractors which only made my pain worse, I was ready to try anything but shots of steroids “where it hurts”. After one class, I was walking better, more stable and without pain. I was amazed and relieved. I bought the equipment I needed immediately to continue this at home on my own. I believe that knowledge is power and Fascia Fitness has saved me thousands of dollars in medical bills by using the fascia fitness techniques at home and in group classes. My love and passion of fascia, what it is and how it affects our body, mind and spirit, and how quickly it facilitated in my own healing gave me the inspiration to become a Fascia Fitness Instructor. I love sharing it with others on their journey to get out of and stay out of pain.

  • FASCIA FIT & YOGA TESTIMONIALS

    Annmarie is Georgia’s gain and California’s loss. I have attended her FF and Yoga classes. She makes class fun, interesting and always has a thought for that session. Annmarie’s knowledge of FF technique has created a balance and harmony in my body that betters my daily life through the practice. I recently had an injury to the outside of my left shoulder and through the practice of FF the swelling has gone down quicker and I am in much less pain. Thank you Annmarie for all you have done for me and for your gentleness, love, compassion and knowledge. You will be greatly missed.

                                                    LAURA S. 5-22-18

     

     

     

     

     

    I had suffered from frozen shoulders for two years, tried numerous therapies with no improvement. Initially I came to FASCIA FIT with so much pain and no range of motion in my shoulders. From my very first FASCIA FIT experience my shoulders and ribs felt slightly released, by the end of Annmarie’s two hour Introduction to FF workshop I felt so much better and with regular class at a local yoga studio with Annmarie, I had full shoulder recovery! Annmarie is a kind, loving and compassionate instructor. I am forever grateful for her and FF.

    Yumi 5-9-18

     

     

     

     

    The first time I met Annmarie I felt a strong peaceful spirit and healing energy. I have been fortunate to take both Yoga and Fascia Fitness classes from her. Her Fascia Fitness classes enable me to develop effective new tools to deal with occasional intense neck and skull pain. Fascia Fitness is a great tool for releasing tension in the body through hydrating the connective tissue. It is anti-aging and dissolves pain. It has increased my range of motion and has supported a higher quality of life for me. Annmarie teaches in a clear compassionate way and closes her classes with nurturing shoulder, neck and head massage during savasana. Any class taken with Annmarie will leave you feeling strong, refreshed and nurtured. Annmarie’s classes are lit from within.

     Annie Y. 6-1-18


     

     

    Annmarie is one of my favorite instructors. She was the first teacher I followed as a new student. Her classes always left me feeling loved, open and more connected. I discovered Fascia Fitness through her. Wow, the first time I took her class, I was amazed at how much better my body felt. I was amazed at how easy it was to hydrate my fascia. I had never heard or experienced anything like it. She made it very easy to understand and follow by her demonstration and attention to detail. Her spirit with clear instruction made a class grow in popularity. The great thing about Fascia Fitness is that anyone can do it and Annmarie brought a lot of people comfort when introducing this class to our studio.

    Christina P. 10-12-19

     

    Yoga with Annmarie has always felt like "coming home" as her classes touch not only my locked tension but brings me back to the true center of myself. I first practiced Fascia Fitness with Annmarie and could immediately tell a difference in the tightest parts of my body - my hamstrings. My lower back has been a constant source of tightness and injury. Having a practice that works with the fascia has improved my back health. I miss attending her classes in California but know she is bringing her healing guidance and energy to those of you in Georgia, and that makes me smile.

     Elisha W. 9-13-19
     

    When I was introduced to Fascia Fitness with Annmarie at Sage Yoga Studios a few years ago, I immediately felt its profound benefits in opening energy channels and re-hydrating my body. Annmarie's skilled and sensitive approach kept me in weekly practice with her. As a Svaroopa yoga teacher since 2005, I tuned in quickly to the nuances of this practice. I continue to work with my feet and hands almost daily with the balls and hop on my roller periodically as needed. I encourage anyone to receive the gifts Annmarie offers through her classes.

    Nancy H. 6-2017

  • SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS

    AVAILABLE IN MY INDOOR PRIVATE STUDIO OR OUTDOORS ON OUR PRIVATE LAKEFRONT PATIO!

     

    TEMPORARILY CLOSED TIL FEBRUARY 2021!

     

     

    Sessions good for all levels. Beginners not only welcome but encouraged!

    A traditional Yoga session, Fascia Fitness session or a mix of Fascia Fitness combination with mindful, gentle yoga movement, all in one beautifully, empowering session.

    Fascia Fitness is very gentle on the body.

     

     

    Enjoy the benefits of private and semi-private sessions....precious personalized time for you and your group. Fun learning with friends. Time for questions and answers. Walk away with a practice you can do at home!

     

     

     

     

     

    Contact me to set up your perfect day and time for you and a friend or 2.

    75 minute semi-private sessions are for 2 to 3 people indoor or 2 -7 people for an outdoor session on our private lakefront patio)!

    Only $20.00 per person!

     

    .***COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING CLASSES WITH SHANTI WITH ANNMARIE.***
    ***IF YOU HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM A TRIP IN THE PAST 14+ DAYS, PLEASE WAIT 14 + DAYS TIL YOU ARE 100% SYMPTOM FREE FROM ANY ILLNESS LIKE SYMPTOMS BEFORE ATTENDING ANY ONE OF MY CLASSES***
    THANK YOU!

     

    Shoal Creek Forest

    365 Mapledale Trail

    Sharpsburg, GA

     

    Park along street or driveway, be courteous, please don't block others in. Enter through basement door in the back of the house.

    Outdoor class on patio behind the house, near the lake. You cannot miss it!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Meditation and Relaxation

    Calming, renewing and rejuvenating your mind body and spirit with private, semi-private or your small group with meditation which includes calming gentle movement. Indoor or outdoor. 60-75 minute classes available. Invest only $15.00 per person for 60 minutes and $20.00 per person for 75+ minutes. Schedule yours today!

  • REIKI

    A POWERFUL TOOL FOR SELF HEALING

    My journey working with universal energy began with Qigong in 2009 with some amazing results and experiences. I began my Reiki journey in 2014 and completed my Master Level Reiki in 2018 in Southern California. Working with Reiki energy felt like coming home for me, very natural. As Albert Einstein said "Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help

    but get that reality. It can be no other way.

    This is not philosophy, this is physics".

    My experience with Reiki has been nothing but empowering. Everyone has different experiences with it. From my experience in working with clients is that they feel a lightness and either a bolt of calm energy or a feeling of peace, serenity (Shanti) and perhaps wanting a nap. Trusting in yourself, your breath and with an open heart, let the Reiki universal energy serve you! You deserve it!

     

    **Reiki's roots in Japanese origin.
    Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means "Universal Life" and (Ki) which means "Energy". Universal energy to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well being.

    A healer's power doesn't come from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage, faith and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.

  • CHECK OUT PRICING FOR PRIVATES AND SEMI-PRIVATES...

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    60 minute private Reiki session: $60.00
    60 minute private Yoga session: $45.00
    60 minute private Fascia Fitness session: $45.00
    75 minute Semi-Private (2 to 3 persons indoors and 2-7 persons outdoors) Yoga or Fascia Fit session: $20.00 each person
    All equipment provided and included in pricing. Some equipment available for purchase.
    ​No experience necessary.

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    The gift of self care or for a friend

    75 minute private Fascia Fit session with a mix of gentle yoga (Indoor or outdoor)
    75 minute private Fascia Fit session with a mix of gentle yoga (Indoor or outdoor)
    45.00
    Good for one 75 minute Fascia Fitness session mixed with gentle yoga in my private studio.
    Sharpsburg, GA
    I will contact you via email or text, you choose and we will schedule your appointment typically within a few hours or if this is a gift, I can email you a gift certificate. .
    Don't forget to leave your contact information.
    See you soon. Thank you! Shanti, Annmarie
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    75 minute Outdoor or Indoor Semi-Private Yoga and/or Fascia Fitness session
    75 minute Outdoor or Indoor Semi-Private Yoga and/or Fascia Fitness session
    20.00
    Get your group together and plan a day and time with me for your perfect session. Indoor 2-3 persons only to maintain social distancing. Outdoor up to 7 people on our Outdoor Lakefront patio. Minimum is 2 in your group for indoor or outdoor. You must purchase at least 2 sessions for this product (One for each person in your group). I will be contacting you directly upon purchase to plan your date, time and the perfect type of session for your group. Only $20.00 per person.
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    60 minute private Fascia Fitness session (Indoor or Outdoor on our private lakefront patio)
    60 minute private Fascia Fitness session (Indoor or Outdoor on our private lakefront patio)
    45.00
    Good for one 60 minute private Fascia Fit session in my private studio.
    Sharpsburg, GA
    I will contact you via email or text, you choose and we will schedule your appointment typically within a few hours or if this is a gift, I can email you a gift certificate. .
    Don't forget to leave your contact information.
    See you soon. Thank you! Shanti, Annmarie
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    60 minute private Yoga session  (Indoor or Outdoor on our private lakefront patio)
    60 minute private Yoga session (Indoor or Outdoor on our private lakefront patio)
    45.00
    Good for one private 60 minute yoga session in my private yoga studio.
    Sharpsburg, GA
    I will contact you via email or text, you choose and we will schedule your appointment typically within a few hours hours or if this is a gift, I can email you a gift certificate. .
    Don't forget to leave your contact information.
    See you soon. Thank you! Shanti, Annmarie
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    60 minute private Reiki session
    60 minute private Reiki session
    60.00
    Good for one private 60 minute Reiki session in my private studio.
    Sharpsburg, GA
    I will contact you via email or text, you choose and we will schedule your appointment typically within a few hours or if this is a gift, I can email you a gift certificate. .
    Don't forget to leave your contact information.
    See you soon. Thank you! Shanti, Annmarie
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  • I AM AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CORPORATE EVENT, BUSINESS OR

    SPECIAL OCCASION.

    BIRTHDAYS, BRIDAL PARTIES, WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, FRIEND DAY OR JUST BECAUSE IT'S A DAY

    FOR SELF CARE!

    CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS.

     

    SHANTI,

    ANNMARIE

     

     

    Favorite Quote:

    Let the beauty of what you love be

    what you do.

    Rumi