Ani Raya Flores

What is your Hometown?
 
LA, baby!

What do you like to do on your days off?

On days off, you can find me running through the San Gabriel Mountains or walking slowly down York Blvd with my basset hound.

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Ani Raya Flores


ani_raya_flores_05_hqjpeg_colorAs a trail runner and endurance athlete, Ani first came to yoga in search of increased flexibility and a stronger core. While she noticed the physical results immediately, it was the unexpected mental and emotional benefits that kept her coming back to the mat. She credits the yoga practice with giving her the clarity of mind, physical and emotional balance necessary to conquer the steepest of climbs, on and off the trails.
With a background in childcare and literature, Ani believes a great yoga class has all the elements of a great bedtime story: a knowledgable guide, a challenging yet playful journey and ultimately, a resting pose. 

"The students of this community inspire me to grow as a teacher, and the teachers inspire me to grow as a student. Keep being your inspiring selves, you guys- I'll keep trying to rise to the occasion :)" - Ani

Certifications:

RYT-200, Mukti Yoga School

Experience:

Practicing Yoga Since 2003
Teaching Since 2014


Ani Raya-Flores instructs the following classes:

YOGA :: Healthy Backs (c) (c)=$10
This class is designed to specifically support and care for the back in a safe and fun sequence of poses. We will focus on relieving muscle tension, increasing flexibility and strengthening all our supporting muscles. Relaxation techniques will be used to help reduce stress and chronic pain.

HATHA :: All Levels 
A steady practice with focus on proper alignment and holding of poses to engage,  building strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as improving concentration and breath control. 

HATHA :: Alignment School
This workshop style class is dedicated to deepening body awareness, functional strength for an all around stronger yoga practice.
Limited to 12 people, students get one-on-one direction, personalized modifications, and lots of prop work. Whether you're new to yoga and looking to prevent injury, or you're a veteran seeking more detailed instruction, this is the class for you.

VINYASA :: All Levels
Integrating movement and breath, this class is aimed at the seasoned beginners and regular practitioners.
- Introducing twists, some backbends, approachable inversions, be prepared to explore both beginning and intermediate poses. Modifications are given allowing the students to choose a more beginning or more advanced practice according to their needs. 

Linking breath to movement, this class offers a faster pace practice, explores more complex movements and sequences including twists, backbends; options for inversions and arm balances layered over solid foundations. The teacher will encourage rest periods and offer modifications as needed.

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