Annie Piper has been teaching for over 20 years in the yoga and theater communities in NYC and beyond. Her singular style synthesizes the rigor of the Hatha yoga tradition with the healing and calming practice of Qigong. Twenty-five years of teaching in actor training, and a deep dedication to psychotherapy and meditation combine in Annie’s classes to create an ethos both of autonomy and interconnection – exploring the deeply personal and the communal. Annie teaches at Kula Yoga , Souk Yoga in NYC, The Shala Yoga House, and Prema Yoga in Brooklyn. She is on the movement faculty at NYU Tisch School of Graduate Acting and The David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. She is the co- teacher and co-creator of ‘The Open Voice’ with Jessie Austrian at NYU Gallatin School. She is on the faculty of the Fiasco Theater Conservatory. She is certified to teach trauma-sensitive yoga by both the Trauma Center in Boston and with the national organization Warriors at Ease, and continues to bring trauma informed yoga practice to multiple communities in NYC. Formerly an actor and director, She received an MFA in Acting from The University of Minnesota and a BA in Theater from Oberlin College. She studies and trains in Qigong with Thomas Droge.She lives in Brooklyn with Chris, E, Cosmo, and Buster.