Anne Laing started practicing yoga in 1999. She fell in love with the movement, breath and flow of a class. Through yoga, she found her way to pilates and began teaching at The Tom Smith Pilates Studio in 2003. Inspired by her yoga teaching clients, Anne earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate with T.R.Y. for Life. Specializing in alignment, form and flow, Anne uses her classical ballet background to bring yoga to beginners and seasoned practitioners throughout the Akron area.
Anne Laing instructs the following:
All the element of a basics yoga class in a convenient 50-minute format so that our students have time to swing in for a class during lunch break!
For the beginner or the student who has been away from their practice for awhile, this basic yoga class focuses on awareness of breath and the connection with movement. It also awakens the relationship between mind and body as you learn the alignment principals and postural patterns of beginner yoga. Strength and muscle endurance isn't necessary but will be gained with regular attendance.
This is an ongoing mind/body strength class, with a focus on breath, alignments, and body awareness. This class uses elements from yoga, pilates, and barre for a thoughtful muscle building workout.
Moderate yoga gives a different kind of challenge - less poses more variations. Seeking to activate and strengthen alignment and space in the joints of the body. Great class for shoulders, hips, back and knee projects.
Chair yoga is a great alternative for people who may not be able to transfer from the floor easily due to weight, joint problems, frailty, or simply personal preference. Students are a mix of ages and abilities. Chair classes involve seated poses using the chair for support as needed.