Choose stretching over stressing.

Movement heals.

you are worth it.

Meet Annie

“I live for movement.  I enjoy working out.  I love stretching.  Yoga is life.  I am thankful everyday I found Fascial Stretch Therapy.  I love getting massages and chiropractic work…pretty much any bodywork…I’m in.  I see the value in it.

I took my first yoga class in college, but wasn’t hooked right away.  It wasn’t until a few years later that I got really into it.  I started teaching fitness classes in 2009, and completed a weekend YogaFit training in 2010.  In 2013 I received my 200hour yoga teacher certification after completing training in Portland with Sarah Trelease at Yoga Bhoga.  It was an amazing, enlightening experience filled with growth and many many aha! moments. From then on I have consistently taught yoga classes at various studios and gyms depending on where I was living at the time.  

The first time I had Fascial Stretch Therapy done it was by a friend of mine late 2013.  I was immediately hooked.  I loved how during the session it wasn’t painful, but felt like it was doing something positive for my body.  When I got off the table I knew it was my calling. I became certified in 2014 for both Level 1 and Level 2 and finished Level 3 early 2015. I have been “stretching people” ever since.  

Aside from teaching yoga and Fascial Stretch Therapy, I just completed my first Ironman 70.3 in Salem, Oregon.  Training for that was such a fun challenge. When I crossed the finish line I looked at my husband and said “I think this might be my thing.” His reply: “I think it IS your thing.” So now, onto the next! At home I have 2 little girls at home and an amazing husband.  We love to go camping in the summer, and enjoy pretty much any outdoor activity.  We love adventures, although with littles they always turn out a little different than we “planned”, but that’s part of life’s chaotic beauty.  

I believe that movement looks different for each person.  As it should.  I believe movement is healing.  Movement is medicine.  It doesn’t have to be a lot.  It could start with – or just be – 5 minutes a day.  10 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc. It could be anything!  Walking, swimming, dancing, yoga, stretching, the wiggles…you get it.  There IS a such thing as joyful movement, and I believe everyone deserves to find and experience that.”