On Friday January 8th we were delighted to host a live conversation with beloved yoga teacher Annie Q. Simard.

Annie Q. joined us for a powerful chat about yoga, grace, mindfulness, consciously cultivating inclusive teaching communities, and more with studio BE Facilitator Bjarni Nermoe.

In case you missed it, you can catch the whole conversation here:

Annie Q. Simard has journeyed through her life filled with love to share, from caring for her four sisters and brother, to motherhood and serving as a yoga teacher centered on the heart. She found yoga through the world of fitness, personal training and martial arts. Annie completed Baptiste 200 YTT and Live, Love, Teach 500 Hour program. She felt called to teach and called to create.  

Arm in arm with her best friend, she built The Yoga Shop, a family of studios that franchised in 2017. Annie is the founder LivFree Yoga (named for her daughters Livia and Freesia). LivFree Yoga Teacher Trainings include Yoga Alliance-recognized 200 hour, 300 hour and 500 hour.

Most recently, Annie's heart was called to action to create yoga teacher training that focused on training teachers of color with the intention of spreading yoga more deeply into our communities.  She loves running yoga retreats all over the world, spreading the love, in any and every way she can.

Annie believes in Yoga. And honestly feels that everyone can benefit from it.

Thanks so much for joining us, Annie! We loved chatting with you.

Feature photo via DisobeyArt/AdobeStock