Ann Ramsey, Yoga Instructor ERYT 500 & RPYT

Ann Ramsey, Yoga Instructor ERYT 500 & RPYT
Spencer Yoga Home 117 Main St 12 Spencer, MA 01562
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Ann Ramsey, Yoga Instructor ERYT 500 & RPYT

Ann is certified C-IAYT( certified Yoga Therapist from International Association of Yoga Therapist), E-RYT at the 500 hour level, a RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher) and a YACEP (continuing education provider) from Yoga Alliance. In 2003 she received her teacher certification in yoga from world renowned yoga instructor, Barbara Benagh, director of The Yoga Studio in Boston and recently completed a 300 Hr. Advanced Teacher Training in 2014 with Eileen Muir director of Karuna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts in Northampton. She completed Birthing Mama's 90 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in January 2017. She has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and opened Spencer Yoga Home in 2014. Spencer Yoga Home is a welcoming space for all to improve their overall health and well-being. We are committed to sharing with you the authentic teachings of yoga, meditation and other holistic modalities. We believe in the power of these teachings to bring balance and strength to the physical body, adaptability, clarity and understanding to the mind, and awareness and compassion of the spirit. We will guide you towards improved health and an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental and occupational well-being. Health is a goal that you can achieve and wellness is a dynamic concept that continues for a lifetime. All classes offered are taught with respect and compassion for the individual's inner experience, by certified, experienced teachers.
Years In Practice 15
Primary Specialty

Yoga Teacher

Gender Female
Affiliations Yoga Alliance
Iyengar Yoga National Association IYNAUS
International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT
Office Staff Ann Ramsey C-IAYT, ERYT 500, RPYT, YACEP
Warren Ramsey RYT 200
Kerry Glasier RYT 200, RCYT
Payment Options Cash, Check, Credit accecpted
Services In all of classes we respect the individuals varied abilities and will always offer modifications and variations when needed. This allows you to still work on the building blocks of various poses within your own experience.

Private Therapeutic Sessions: we also offer private yoga lessons, and private yoga therapeutics. Please call for further information, or to set up an appointment. 508-769-7050

Classes may include breath awareness/work (Pranayama) ~ Yoga Philosophically themed classes ~ Some chanting ~ Meditative quality ~ Focus on particular class of poses: standing, forward bending, back bending, seated, twists and inversions.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
* Level 1/2 Fundamentals: This class is appropriate for beginning students and experienced students who want to re-familiarize themselves with the basics. You will receive helpful assists with props and body alignment. This class will focus on standing, seated, prone back-bends to learn the fundamentals of yoga practice. 75 minute class

*Level 1/2: For students learning and with some experience with yoga who have an interest in refining the fundamentals of our Foundations with Assists class and to develop and deepen their practice. Building blocks/variations of inversions such as Sirsasana (headstand) and sarvangasana (shoulder stand), back-bends, and introductory pranayama are taught. 75 minute class with Warren 90 minute class with Ann

*Yoga Journey (Level 2/3): Fun exploration of advanced poses. Come be curious...adventurous, come be inspired to explore and refine your knowledge and experience of Level 1/2 postures and journey forward towards poses you may have thought impossible to do or if you are a teacher challenging to teach to students. We will learn and work on the building blocks of more advanced asana including inversions and back-bends. Students will be guided, encouraged and carefully instructed in more advanced poses (Asana) as well as Pranayama (Breath practices). For yoga teachers Ann will use this class as a forum for refining teaching skills. Students will be inspired to develop their own practice at home and yoga teachers will gain skills to confidently teach and maintain safety within their classes. 90 minute class
*Prenatal: This class is appropriate for Mom's to be. Class focus is on nurturing, educating and bringing balance to you within an ever changing body by helping to strengthen, adjust and alleviate any of the physical and emotional changes that occur within pregnancy, through a modified yoga practice thus by empowering you, by bringing awareness to the miracle of creating life and preparing for birth. 75 minute class

*All Levels: Open to all students regardless of experience. 75 minute class

*Yoga Flow: All levels are invited to join us for a slow flowing vinyasa class that prepares you for the rest of your day. This class focuses on alignment while encouraging continuous movement flowing from pose to pose through basic yoga poses. 75 minute class

* Baby & Me: For baby (pre crawling) & any caregiver. This class offers time to bond with your baby & other new parents, nourish yourself and discover tools to support you in the parenting journey. All practices promote postpartum healing and wellness in an atmosphere that encourages sharing challenges & joyful discoveries as a parent. Babies are gently and safely incorporated into the class through partner poses and practices that comfort and support their optimal development. Nursing, walking, bouncing, changing diapers and soothing fussy babies are perfectly normal in this space. Regular class card purchase valid for this class. 75 minute class

In all of classes we respect the individuals varied abilities and will always offer modifications and variations when needed. This allows you to still work on the building blocks of various poses within your own experience.

Private Therapeutic Sessions: we also offer private yoga lessons, and private yoga therapeutics. Please call for further information, or to set up an appointment. 508-769-7050
Additional Services Yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga therapy, private yoga, yoga for weddings, kirtan, meditation, tai chi, qigong, wellness, healthy living, stress reduction
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Recent Reviews
I attended Prenatal Yoga with Ann from the beginning of my second trimester of pregnancy. I had a difficult first pregnancy and labor ending with a c-section and Ann helped me to let go of a lot of negative associations I had been holding onto related to labor and birth. This pregnancy was totally different for me and a lot of that had to do with Ann's guidance, support, and yoga instruction. I enjoyed my pregnancy more, felt better both physically and mentally, and had an absolutely amazing natural VBAC experience with my second child. My husband and I did a private session with Ann a week before our baby was born and it helped us tremendously during labor. He was incredibly supportive and I was able to stay in the moment and take each contraction as it came, which was so different from my first labor. The tools that Ann provided both of us with were indispensable! Ann also went out of her way to provide additional readings and information to support my natural birth wishes. Thank you so much Ann for everything....our baby was born with no interventions,totally natural....I did it! I cannot thank you enough for all your guidance and tools in the Prenatal Yoga class and our private "Preparing for Labor & Birth". I really feel like yoga helped me to be in the zone and really helped Ben and I work together. He was so helpful and we were a great team!~ Roxanne
I have a chronic autoimmune illness and limited mobility- I was an active yoga student pre-illness and thought I would never be able to participate again- through private sessions with Ann, I have regained some lost flexibility and gained movement in my wrist and ankle joints. Ann is a patient, skilled, gentle, and creative teacher. Her knowledge of anatomy gives her the ability to help the student go deeper into a pose and open up those blocked and tight muscles and joints. She isn't afraid to think outside the box and uses a multitude of props (and even the rope wall) to help set up poses I thought were impossible given my limitations. To feel my body in downward facing dog again brought so much joy and a hope that I can still practice yoga! She is also helping me learn how to modify each pose so that I can attend regular classes in any studio- Working slowly and deeply has profound effects on the student and I highly encourage any one who is on the fence or thinks they aren't able to do yoga any more due to physical limitations to reach out to Ann. She is an incredibly gifted teacher.
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