E-RYT500, CHT, Certified Yoga Therapist
Annica Rose is a gifted and talented healer with over 40 years of experience as a practitioner and instructor of Yoga. From 1985-1995 she served in Santa Cruz as an assistant and educator in several medical disciplines including women’s health, cardiology, orthopedics and geriatrics. This experience in the medical field cultivated and refined her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. It has also contributed to her ability to provide a solid foundation for integrated body-mind awareness and therapeutic techniques.
She maintains a private meditation and yoga practice, and on-going study to best meet the variable needs of her students. Though originally focused on structural alignment, which remains a component of her teaching, she is now including a more organic, internal approach to wellness predicated upon self-awareness.
Annica’s spirited enthusiasm for yoga, her keen intuition and a natural gift for engaging students are central to her work. Her attentiveness to the unique needs of every student helps people of varying abilities to improve balance, flexibility and function. To this end, she is dedicated to providing her students with safe and innovative adaptations of traditional yoga postures. Her love of this work has most recently inspired her to create the Adaptive Yoga Project.
Among the many wise and wonderful healers and teachers Annica has studied with are: Kalu Rimpoche, Chogyam Trungpa, Allan Watts, Evelyn Roth, Nita Little, Ruth Barati, Raven Lang, Patricia Sullivan, Judith Lasater, Angela Farmer, Roberta Bristol, Kofi Busia, Mirka and Gary Kraftsow, Eric Small, Mangala, and most important of all Baba Hari Dass, who continues to hold space for her to find the essence of what yoga means in our lives.
See an interview with Annica.