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.

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  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 40 minutes (Spotify Music with Sade) 10/28

    This practice is a great one for all levels of yogis, especially beginners... AND we are working into L Shaped Headstand so.... Have wallspace, a sense of humor, two blocks, a few large blankets or pillows and a scarf/belt/yoga strap.... Music:

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 10/28)

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 10/27)

    Love is essential. It's our theme for the next few practices and today we are focusing on tough love as we continue our work into head stand!

    Want music?

  • Restore + Nidra with Annelise, 35 minutes (Livestream 10/26)

    This sweet, mini-restorative + yoga nidra session is perfect for a busy week. It's 35 minutes, enough time for two deeply relaxing restorative shapes and a light nidra body-scan. Set an affirmation (sankalpa) before you begin. Try it now, in fact! Close your eyes and ask what do I need more of...

  • Cardio Flow with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/26)

    Diggin deep - into what is possible even when we aren't sure what is possible.. This practice tests our reserve and endurance.
    Grab two blocks and a blanket

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 35 minutes (Livestream 10/25)

    Today's practice is the perfect 35-minute reset of the body + mind...We'll move into each part of the body - shoulders, heart, front thighs, back heart, low back, hips & hamstrings before ending in a short, sweet savasana. Have two blocks, one bolster and a few blankets for class
    If you'd like m...

  • Sun Salutation with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/25)

    As we head into Scorpio season...a class to honor mystery, decay, and realizations that lie just under the surface of collective conscious. Scorpio knows that decay is just as important as growth in nature's great cycles. Without decomposition, our systems get polluted - and this practice works...

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 45 minutes (Spotify Music with Janet Jackson) 10/21

    With Music featuring Janet Jackson
    - Today's class is a deep hip and 2nd chakra exploration. Grab as many props as you can (two blocks and three blankets would be great)

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 10/21)

    Flow with breath through a creative sequence that works into the inversion of handstand... Clear alittle wall space if needed! Grab two blocks and a strap. Music for class...

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 10/20)

    Today we're working on inversion and changing our perspective through bringing new eyes. Grab two blocks...

  • Restore + Nidra with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/19)

    Restorative is a process of rest and finding power in stillness. It gives our bodies much needed recovery. In this practice we take four 5-minute restorative postures which lead us into a powerful body scan and mini-nidra practice.

  • Cardio Flow with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/19)

  • Sun Salutation with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/18)

    A soft, rhythmic and ultimately powerful awakening!
    Grab two blocks and a strap

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/18)

    For today's practice we're working into melting heart and full splits...grab two blocks, two blankets, a pillow and a strap...

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 45 minutes (Spotify Music with from Mary J Blige) 10/14

    Grab two pillows, two blankets or large towels and two blocks for a practice of balance and joy. We're working into heart with a series of upper body openers that get progressively deeper until we practice our drop backs into wheel... all guided by the voice of Mary J Blige (on spotify!)

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 10/14)

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 10/13)

    Come without expectations... This practice is a great starting point to revive your consistent friendship with yoga or a great way to checking in with where your body is now - not yesterday's yoga...we will work with being in the Here and Now. Grab two blocks and a strap - music for class.... ht...

  • Restore + Nidra with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/12)

    This is a grounded and restful restorative for heart and low back. Grab a strap, two blocks, two pillows and a blanket - plus some space at the wall. Listen to music here -

  • Cardio Flow with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/12)

    This practice explores first chakra - grounding, stability and stillness - but it moves and works major muscle groups of core, arms and thighs... First chakra is our starting point - our ability to manifest - and is a critical part of our journey.

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/11)

  • Sun Salutation with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 10/11)

  • Yin with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 10/8)

    One of the most emotional muscles in the body is our psoas..and it's notoriously difficult to access but today's practice is dedicate to gently coaxing the psoas and resetting the nervous system.

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 50 minutes (Spotify Music with Sampha) 10/7

    Yinflow is one of our most popular class formats! We start with Yin, a style that works through the tightness in our soft tissue and move into "flow" - working toward a "peak pose". Tonite's posture is "revolved triangle" and we'll be working hips, hamstrings, low back and heart opening while l...

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 10/7)

    So many of us have experienced shifts in life - some subtle, some vast - but almost everyone has had to hit "pause" on a passion of theirs as we learn to live in a different, less connected way. Passion, though, is necessary for life. Today's practice is all about 2nd chakra, emotion and passion...