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Telluride’s first ever Winter Yoga Retreat at The Peaks Resort & Spa is the brainchild of the woman who founded the Telluride Yoga Festival, now entering its fourth year. Aubrey Hackman created the winter event as a kind of teaser for the far more extensive summer program.
The Winter Yoga Retreat takes place over a long weekend, Thursday, March 10 – Sunday, March 13. Its program includes morning and evening Yoga, meditation and kirtan to enhance times spent on the mountain and at The Peaks world-class spa.
Unlike the summer Festival, which features megawatt instructors from all over globe, for her winter event, Aubrey decided to take advantage of local talent when selecting her teachers. (The one exception is David Hollander. To view his post, go to /2011/02/david-hollander-instructs-at-telluride-yoga-festival-in-winter-310-313.html).
One of those instructors is Annie Clark.
Annie combines her background in occupational therapy and rehabilitation with training in the Iyengar lineage to teach yoga classes in a systematic, precise, and healing manner.
Annie began her studies of yoga in while in high school in the traditional Hatha style at the Satchinanda Ashrahm in Yogaville, Virginia. She continued her studies in the Ashtanga tradition studying in Mysore with Pattabi Jois and participated in Richard Freeman’s teacher training courses in Boulder. After moving to the Western Slope of Colorado, Annie found her Iyengar teacher, Nancy Stechert. Annie has studied in the Iyengar systems specifically for the past six years and has recently begun the rigorous Iyengar assessment process towards full certification.
At the Winter Yoga Retreat, Annie will be teaching a yoga class specifically designed to enhance seasonal on-mountain activities.
To learn more about what Annie Clark has in mind for the Winter Yoga Retreat, click the “play” button and listen to her interview.