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, 50 minutes (Spotify Music with the Fugees ) (Live 9/16)

    Titibasana is so so illusive for so many of us but in this practice we'll use our Yin postures to open hamstrings and low back and prepare to take flight in a "flying straddle" of Titibasana. Music for class -

  • Yin + Restore with Annelise, 45 minutes (Livestream 9/13)

    For today's practice we'll work into the upper body and spine with a bit of hamstring work. Have two blocks, a blanket and a pillow. Extra blankets are always <3....

  • Yin with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 9/10)

    Today's practice is a 40-minute deep dive into the heart in the most non-traditional of ways are we work toward supported plow (or snail) shape. We'll get into hamstring, spinal length, chest and shoulders to prepare the body and leave with renewed energy & height! Music: https://open.spotify.c...

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 50 minutes (Livestream 9/9)

    In today's practice we'll be working through the entire body with alittle extra love for handstand and the foundation of our palms and arms in handstand.
    We've working with the idea of being on "the long path" where we don't always even see the path or know if we've lost are way or ...

  • {sacred}flow with Annelise 60 minutes (Livestream 9/5)

    Wanna listen to music? Grab it here: - Today's practice acknowledges and is built around the idea of perseverance and mindfulness. It honors the LONG journey - delayed gratification and one-pointedness. We'll flow...

  • {sacred}sweat with Annelise, 50 minutes (Livestream 9/2)

    Want music for class? - Today's practice is high on hips. We'll be working toward flying pigeon so lots of hips and low back expansion built into our flow.

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 40 minutes (Livestream 9/2)

    Wanna listen to music? - Today's class is soul infused as we work into hips, hamstrings and twists toward grasshopper arm balance. Wall space would be an amazing option to add to the yin portion for today's practic...

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 9/1)

    Wanna listen to music? - For todays class grab two blocks and a strap and if you'd like to protect knees in table also have a blanket. We'll be working into deep heart opening with the opportunity to go into wheel...

  • {sacred}flow All Levels with Annelise, 60 Minutes (Livestream 8/27)

    Wanna listen to music with class? - Today's class is all about expansion - stepping into our vastness, embracing our ability to be big in life and in our yoga shapes. We'll work into hamstrings and warrior 3 varia...

  • {sacred}SWEAT with Annelise, 55 minutes (Livestream 8/26/2020)

    Wanna listen to music? grab it here:
    This class works into standing splits and split variations. We'll open the heart and hamstrings and have the opportunity to walk down the wall or "drop back" into wheel so if yo...

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 55 Minutes (Livestream 8/25/20)

    Wanna listen to music? here is a special selection for today's class

    Grab two blocks and a strap if you have them. Today we'll be working into splits and binds as we work to approach standing splits with our sh...

  • Cardio Flow with Annelise, 45 Minutes (Livestream 08/10/2020)

    Wanna listen to Music for class? - Grab two blocks and a strap. Today's class works through the side body, outer legs, and into hamstrings while tonite the waist and backside.

  • {sacred}flow All Levels with Annelise, 60 Minutes

    In this 60-minute {sacred}flow we'll work with the idea of finding comfort when constricted in life through the concept of "being bound but not broken". We'll move through a series of binds from shoulders to feet, and end with a seated meditation of kalasvara mudra. Grab a strap and two blocks ...

  • {sacred}flow with Annelise, 40-Minutes

    This 40-minute sacred flow practice works into hips and twists as we approach figure four balance, figure four twist, and the opportunity to play with grasshopper arm balance.

  • {sacred}flow Advanced with Annelise, 60 minutes

    In this 60-minute advanced level practice you'll move into hop forward & back into shapes to begin to feel comfortable with "taking flight". This class flows smoothly and weaves in variations likes baby grasshopper, chopasana, and

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

    This 50-Minute practice begins with a dedication to the phrase "Idam Namam" or "This is not mine" as a practice of non-attachment. We'll flow with breath and move through a steady standing sequence that leads to wheel and a series of deep hip openers. Listen to music while you flow: https://open...

  • {sacred}flow All with Annelise, 35 Minutes

    In today's practice Annelise offers an advanced or intermediate flow that works on trust even when you don't see the path and moves through heart opening. Take a {sacred}flow practice when you want to move & flow, are craving balance of strength AND surrender, and feel open to the tools of the co...

  • {sacred}flow Advanced with Annelise, 20 Minutes (Take Flight)

    This short, active practice works through handstand options and into pigeon before offering a quick but restful savasana. Wall space is essential. <3

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 45 Minutes

    Our Hottest Practice with a Slow-Flow Pace..Join Annelise for this 45-Minute practice of Aparigraha (non-attachment) and work into Warrior 3 + a series of shoulder openers to expand the heart and fold deeper into your own wisdom. Music for your practice:

  • Mindful Hot with Annelise, 50 Minutes

    Our Hottest Practice with a Slow-Flow Pace..Join Annelise for this 50-Minute practice that asks us to bring forward a piece of ourselves we often hide from shame or a belief that it is "bad" or needs to be resolved. In this practice we work into hamstring, half moon and a series of twists . Music...

  • Sun Salutations with Annelise, 45 Minutes

    Join Annelise for her signature Sunrise practice, Sun Salutations.. This practice is built around repetitive, creative salutations which are each repeated 5-10 times. By using repetition we are able to find a meditative space in our minds while challenging our fitness and endurance and each salut...

  • Yin Flow with Annelise, 65-minutes

    Feeling uncomfortable? Discomfort has it's own opportunity for beauty. In this 65-minute practice we will lean into discomfort as we work towards side crow thru a heavy dose of Yin (at the beginning of practice) that creates space for our flow. Wanna listen to music? Try this Neo-Soul infused ...

  • Yoga Nidra with Annelise, 30 Minutes

    Yoga Nidra is incredibly powerful and brings the brain into a similar wave length as meditation.

  • Tutorial - Downward dog with Annelise

    Whether you're a beginner or a long time student, this tutorial will help to align and refine your downward dog in 4-minute.