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Annie Au Yoga

Annie Au Yoga offers Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher trainings and retreats. The teachings are inspired by Yin, Dharma, Ashtanga, and Rocket yoga.

Instructors 4

Annie Au

Annie leads teacher training in Thailand and Bali and has certified over 190 students worldwide. Annie holds a bachelor's degree in human kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Specializing in yoga anatomy, she infuses anatomy knowledge in her yoga classes to help students practice more intelligently and avoid injuries. Annie has the ability to lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing sequences.

Word Smith

Word Smith has been practicing the esoteric or healing arts for 20 years. During this time, he has delved deeply into massage, yoga, Qi Gong, Chinese medicine, Buddhist philosophy, and internal martial arts. He holds a doctorate in medical Qi Gong, a bachelor’s in philosophy, a black belt in taekwondo, certifications in five body work styles, and a 500-hour of yoga teacher training. His teachers include Paul Pitchford, Michael Tierra, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Geshe Michael Roach, and Sri Dharma Mittra.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Sina Shalbaf

Sina Shalbaf is the co-founder of Dharma Temple, a destination yoga, meditation, conscious events, and boutique in Vancouver, B.C. where he shares the high vibe yogic lifestyle to his community. A citizen of the world, Sina Shalbaf pulls on practices from many lineages and teachers from around the world. With an 800-hour YTT certificate, Sina is known for his Ayurvedic approach to the practice which meets the students where they are at, offering a skillful sequencing that best serves given each student's unique physical, mental, and environmental conditions.

Dr. Tyler Cole

Tyler has 30 years of experience in Chinese Kung Fu. He holds a doctorate degree in traditional Chinese medicine specialized in medical Qi Gong. Tyler's journey into the Eastern healing and martial arts began in 1984 with Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Six months later, Tyler began his studies in Tai Chi and Northern Shaolin with Sifu Jerry Alan Johnson at the Ching Lung school. Continuing his studies with Master Johnson, he turned toward Shing Yi Chuan and Bagua Zhang in 1990. Gradually Tyler became interested and immersed fully in the study of the Three Treasures: Tai Chi, Shing Yi, and Bagua.

Reviews 6

Irini Lembessis

from Canada, December 2017

"Beautiful, positive, life changing experience!"

Amazing, genuine, wise teachers....

The Vinyasa and Yin Yoga,Chinese meridians, qigong anatomy and philosophy classes, the 'pen' , inspired me in so many ways.

Thank you .

Rachel Smith

from United States, November 2017

"Amazing and Transformative "

It was a wonderful experience. The instruction was in depth but not overwhelming. Annie is an amazing teacher, the food was delicious, the surroundings were exquisite and I learned so much! I highly recommend this teacher training.

Lesley Istre

from United States, June 2017

"Incredible training and vacation destination in one!"

This training was so well structured, the class size was perfect, and Annie Au and her staff are incredibly knowledgeable. Also Sayulita is the perfect site for yoga anything and the food was excellent!

Maks Akter

from United States, June 2017


Annie is such an amazing teacher very knowledgeable caring nurturing grounded can't stop with the praises overall exceptional time with great group and energy and beautiful place!!

Testimonials 5

Paulina Aguilar Jalisco México

Annie Au Yoga website

I absolutely loved Annie's yoga teachings. I went to every class super exited to know what we would learn that night. I felt better physically and emotionally. I could feel how i got better every class, and left every night with my monkey mind a bit more settled than usual. I am very grateful that i got to learn so much from her classes.

Karla Zamora Jalisco México

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I've spent the whole summer taking Annie's classes and I can conclude them as: Addictive! The classes are really demanding but fun, really good music beats and lot of laughs. Annie pushes me in every single class to my limits and urge me to try a little harder. Sometimes I was not sure if I will be able to walk the day after (just kidding!). After class, I usually feel very energetic, the class's vibration is amazing and I feel that my practice has improved a lot. After a summer of taking Annie's class and attending her Sayulita retreat I can just say: I love Dharma Yoga! I cannot thank Annie enough for sharing her knowledge, sense of humor, laughter, music playlists and compassion. Can't wait to have Annie again in Guadalajara!

Alan Hernández Jalisco México

Annie Au Yoga webiste

Annie is a great teacher!, i really enjoyed her classes, doesn't matter if you are new or an advanced student she will teach you the best for your body, Annie transmits the essence of Dharma yoga in her classes!

Lauren Ursh Bali

Annie Au Yoga website

Annie is an amazing teacher, role model and even better person. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and learn with her. The person that walked in on the first day is not the same person walking out. I feel full of knowledge, peace and confidence to share my passion of yoga with others. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste.

Zoe Bloor

Annie Au Yoga website

This really has been one of the most magical experience of my life. The teaching has been thorough and built confidence everyday. Nothing felt like too much effort for Annie . It’s been a life changing experience, which will stay with me forever. My only regret is that I didn’t do this course 5 years ago.