Annelise

Annelise

Annelise Lonidier, E-500RYT
Owner of {sacred} thread

With a focus on harnessing strength, over flexibility, my style is for the masses. I believe in functional transitions that are always changing yet consistently tap into core strength. My style is motivational. I pull inspiration from things as varied as the Yoga Sutras and my eternal fondness of Muhammad Ali. I believe in a fluid practice that constantly "moves the cheese" but touches the entire body -- ending in a long, restful savasana.

I have been practicing since 2001 and teaching since 2004. I hold a 500hr certification from Laughing Lotus NYC with a 100HRs of training in yin and energy work. I am also working toward a 300HR with Yoga Medicine. These two programs touch on the opposite spectrums of "what I love about yoga" --- it's innate ability to heal and connect us to our physical body and it's ancient wisdom of what's beyond the physical body.

I practice yoga because it is a saving grace that brings clarity, adjusts my attitude and reminds me every time how strong I can be. I teach in hopes that everyone leaves their mat feeling the same way.

Subscribe Share
Annelise
  • Cardio Flow with Annelise, Strength & Tone

    Grab two blocks, a strap and a bolster. This 30-minute high intensity flow + 15 minute cool down is a perfect mid-day boost. Feeling sleepy? Need to move? We gotcha covered.

    Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Qsw40cAaEOy2mCvNBnizP?si=fd67129ea49d4e40

  • Sun Salutations to End the Day with Annelise

    For todays flow it would be ideal to have a pillow and blocks.
    If you don't have blocks the a nearby chair would work (even a sofa or ottoman you can place your legs onto).
    Grab music here.... https://open.spotify.com/playlist/463EnTqQoJiZCvCBuZNCAu?si=351f020053514973

  • 2021-07-25 11-45-24

  • {sacred}flow All with Annelise, 60 Minutes - Heart & Hips

    Insert your own magic with this practice that honors the way life slows down on rainy days...like a wise "time out" in our week that nudges us to take stock of where we are and what we need. This class works into eagle arms, cactus arms and the space of the hips for a nice balanced dose of "Hear...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise - Neck & Spine

    Music for class... https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5BGHJGrKNk0fsTbPKZ23Fg?si=6de5d842b32441a4. This flowing practice works to cultivate awareness of the cervical spine and our 5th chakra of self-expression. If you're dealing with tension in the neck or shoulders this may be a nice flow for yo...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise (45 Mins) Live 6.20

    Today's practice is a classic salutation to honor the SOLSTICE... Many times during solstice you'll see 108 Salutation practices as a way to honor the sun, purify the body and challenge our determination and focus. Today we'll work these elements as we move through traditional salutations and in...

  • Sun Salutations (45Mins) with Annelise

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HlMKmV15iAlOhFzOrja1p?si=b6ac9f2abaf342bb

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise, 45 Mins (Live 6.6.21)

    Today's practice works into the deep knots & binds of our body and mind through the art of stillness. Our salutations are designed to move SLOWLY with long breaths and a zen fluidity in our movements. Grab a strap and a block. Music for class: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4zmAlTCQOo53JwhT...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise, 50 mins (Live 5.23.21)

    Wake up with a steady mix of movement and stillness. Today's class works toward handstand but...before you pass it by - if you aren't ready to invert you can still join us. We're working wrists, shoulders, heart and hamstrings too....

    music for class:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Y62D...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise, 45 mins, Live 5.16.21

    Music for today's practice....https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0nPCu3eqdGHbiK0Ki1NAJz?si=2ba2c014bb3e4a44

    Have a strap and two blocks... this salutation is all about nurturing oursevles into the joy of Sunday <3

  • {sacred}flow All with Annelise, 50 Minutes

    In the modern, computer-based lifestyle most of us live - our upper body is overused but remains weak...it's a combination of sitting, computer work, posture and our ability to do these things mindfully that keeps the upper back and chest muscles weak, tight, and chronically stressed. Today's cl...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise

    Our "ego" is a necessary component of connection, ambition, and ultimately joy - but finding a healthy balance is difficult. This 35-Min practice is designed to tap into ego through an alternation of "gentle" and "intense". Have as many props (pillows, blankets, straps, scarfs, blocks) as you c...

  • Sun Salutations 45 with Annelise (Live 4.18)

    Grab two blocks and a strap as we work into our egos for alittle spring cleaning today! Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5bZFvqDE4YbsjyO9yey0eT?si=c14bf0d32cda4ffa

  • {sacred} Flow All Levels, 50 Mins with Annelise

    Want a practice that moves but also gives plenty of opportunities for rest?
    This is for you... this practice is one of building trust as we move into wheel.
    Have two blocks, a bolster, and a bit of patience.
    Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5bZFvqDE4YbsjyO9yey0eT?si=add84...

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise (Live 4.11.21)

    We're working the idea of expansion and contraction...opening up and turning inward - grab pillows blankets, blocks and anything else you have available to you. Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4OSiQPdBfXRI90WSthimH1

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 4.7)

    What is the fineline between "contentment" and "apathy"? As we pass one year in our pandemic lives there is a wave of apathy that may hit us... whether it's a lack of motivation or a loss of desire to return to the things we used to love...this is natural and also tricky. Today's practice is ab...

  • {sacred} Flow All Levels with Annelise, 50 Mins (Live 4.8)

    Stepping into the weekend or a bit of free time? This practice is about "PRESENCE" and our ability to stand tall & firm in the moment in front of us. We'll work to tone, strengthen our backs and open the front heart, pelvis, and thighs. Grab a strap or towel and two blocks as well as a bolster ...

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 mins (Live 3.31.21)

    Grab a strap and head to your mat <3
    Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/58Q3kLTFpFp2gqOkO1JB6P?si=Qh_n18FxREyxt3e8ib-2qw

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise (45 mins) Live 4.4.21

    We come to yoga for lots of reasons but a big one is often "perspective". This morning's dose of perspective comes courtesy DEVOTION... let everything that doesn't matter fall by the way-side. We'll work into the vulnerable back heart space and toward flying splits. Music for class - https://op...

  • Yin + Restore 40 Mins with Annelise Live 3.28.21

    Today's practice deals with discomfort as a means of growth. We'll work into hips, low back, neck and the rotator cuff before settling into savasana. Grab blankets, pillows, blocks and a device to play soothing music... playlist for class on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0KtZ...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise (45 mins) Live 3.28.21

    Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2AhoFvWmhh7UuoHUMpmKub?si=f8RgaUqsR9Cql7i-b3rowQ

  • Yin + Restore 40 Minutes with Annelise (Live 3.21)

    Unwind into a night's deep sleep with this restorative & yin practice. We'll twist, fold, and open the hips, hamstrings low back and back heart space. You'll need a yoga bolster or two bed pillows, a yoga blanket or extra large towel (beach towel maybe), bath towel and two blocks. Music for cl...

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 Mins (Live 3.24.21)

    A gentle flow with creative movements to work into hamstrings and side body.... have a blanket and two blocks. Music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/63cJ2md7XVUhbyJBAA9VCC?si=-1ghmQmGTsGYyvLOC2BcQg

  • Sun Salutations 45 with Annelise (Live 3.21)

    For today's practice grab two blocks and a strap if you have them. We're working into side body and hidden spaces... music for class - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6198xsF6DLDFD7x4hZYhZH?si=6Nmka_MIR8qG1ykE2IUfVg