Today we’re chatting with Green Yogi instructor and Talent Specialist, Anne Spinner! Her approach to yoga makes us smile, and we’re so inspired by her outlook on life. Get to know a little more about this friendly face you see every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 PM!
Where did you grow up?
Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota
What are your hobbies?
I love to surf and downhill ski, equal love for the ocean and mountains. I love walking my two golden retrievers. And travel…getting out there. Spend your time and money now! Who knows how long you’ll be here.
How did you get started with yoga?
I first started with yoga in college, with an art teacher who guided us thru meditations and breathing techniques. The physical practice came next. It helped me balance out my active lifestyle.
What pose was most challenging for you to learn?
A correct down dog; getting the proper alignment and sticking to it.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by everyone around me; how dedicated our community is to the studio and their own personal practice. It keeps me motivated to teach interesting, inspiring classes.
What are your classes like? What’s your teaching style?
Lots of flow with alignment (and good music!). I like to think they’re challenging but accessible to everyone. I like to make people laugh and get them to loosen up when I can. It’s just yoga!
What’s your favorite quote?
All things Rumi but here’s a good one:
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
Do you have any inspiring stories/moments from your teaching or practice?
There’s a young lady I’ve been working with for two years now. I constantly feel inspired by her youth and connection to staying with yoga. But honestly, every person in class inspires me to keep doing this. I love to give the gift of freedom of the mind, heart and soul. I also just love seeing people get a pose for the first time and their own excitement. It’s so awesome!