"As an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, I walked into my first yoga class while on vacation in Colorado. I was curious to experience what yoga might be like. Could I become more flexible? Would I be able to move into the physical postures as instructed? It was during this yoga class within full view of Pike's Peak that something clicked from within my body--I felt connected in a profound way, breath, body, mind and spirit. As my yoga practice grew, I knew that I wanted to learn more about yoga. In 2014 I received my 200 HR RYT. Ever the student, I completed my 500 HR RYT with an emphasis on Yoga Therapy Level 1. Further studies include: Balanced Athlete Level One Certification, Yoga Nidra, Yoga of the Heart--Cardiac and Cancer Certification, and LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety. I am grateful to the many wonderful teachers and students that I have worked with--the gift of yoga is meant to be shared."
When she's not on her mat, Anne enjoys spending time with her family and Westie, traveling, exercising, hiking, reading and being a foodie. Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela is her next major endeavor and dream. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” - Rumi
Anne Suarez instructs the following:
Lunch Time Flow
This is a 50 minute class. WARM ~ A slower vinyasa flow similar to hot class but with less intensity and heat. A good break in the middle of the day that won’t leave you a sweaty mess. You will be destressed and ready for the rest of your day. Great for all levels.
The Zen Hour at the Down Dog
This is a 50 min. class. WARM ~ Step away from your stressful day, clear you mind, and reset. The Zen Hour is a yoga class that encompasses traditional yoga practices of breathing, mindfulness, visual imagery, affirmation, and physical postures. These practices can be adapted by each participant to promote enhanced emotional, mental and physical well-being.
The class is held at The Down Dog location. Registration capped at 12.
Yoga Book Club
Books are a natural medium to explore ideas and provoke discussion. The goal of our Yoga Story Book Club is to create a stronger sense of community and to broaden students' understanding of yoga beyond the physical practice.
Anne Suarez will lead the discussion of the book, The Buddha Brain by Richard Mendius, Phd. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday Oct 25th, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm.
$5 for members/$10 for non-members
Books not provided. We recommend you purchase and read the book before the meeting, but all are welcome to attend.
Location: The Down Dog, 103 SE 2nd Street (just around the corner from Yoga Story)
The Buddy Project Class - Cancer Survivors
Yoga Story has partnered with The Buddy Project to offer a free yoga class the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Classes are held at The Down Dog, 103 SE A Street in Downtown Bentonville. Registration is highly recommended as this class is capped at 12.
HOT! ~ A power vinyasa class emphasizing a dynamic flow of challenging poses. A vigorous practice-YOU WILL SWEAT! Monday 5:45 pm, Thursday 5:45 pm, and Friday 8:45 am are 75 minute classes.
Recommended for experienced yogis, although beginners are welcome to participate keeping in mind modifications and pace for your level of activity. Bring a towel and water in a closed container.
Balance Your Stress ~ 4 Week Series
Learn how stress impacts your physical and mental health, along with the tools to balance and heal. Each session includes:
Monday's 7:15-8:45 pm.
- Gentle Yoga Asana for calming stress
- Strategies for daily living and self-care
Series dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
$75 for the 4-week series. Individual sessions available for $20. Monthly members receive a 10% discount. Non-refundable and not valid with any other offer.
This is a 50 minute class. WARM ~ This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. The soothing combination of gentle hatha and deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility while reducing pain and the effects of stress. Students with injuries, arthritis, or other chronic conditions are welcome in these classes. Practitioners with limitations related to age or size as well as students with a more vigorous yoga practice will benefit from this practice. No prior yoga experience required.
Registration is capped at 15. Pre-registration is highly recommended.