Annie Carpenter - Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer


Known as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie’s classes have evolved into an intelligent, organic “SmartFlow,” marrying juicy movement with rigorous discipline. Having studied anatomy, kinesiology, and developmental movement, her classes are informed by the body’s structure and evolution; with great passion for creativity and metaphor, Annie loves to play with sequencing in order to take her students into a deeper understanding of a pose, and of themselves.  She believes that focusing on alignment ensures a safe practice, but more importantly provides “points of dharana” or gateways to inner stillness and meditation. Annie has a playful spirit and encourages a balance between working hard, and a light, joyful exploration into one’s own practice, into the awareness of one’s true nature. 

Annie leads public classes, in-depth workshops and teacher trainings at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA.



An M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, teaches all levels of asana classes, mentors young teachers, leads workshops and retreats as well as her SmartFLOW Teacher Trainings. 

Venice, CA
United States