Ann Pizer has been the About.com Guide to Yoga since 2004, the same year that she completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher-training program. Ann began doing yoga while living in New York City as an antidote to the stress of big city life. Though she was neither particularly flexible nor fond of group exercise, she quickly found herself hooked and has been sustained by her practice ever since.
Ann holds a B.A. in Art History and Archaeology from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin.
By Ann Pizer:
Yoga is a practice that is adaptable to any personality and level of physical fitness, but newcomers often feel intimidated by the unfamiliar terminology (such as the use of Sanskrit names of poses) and conventions (such as taking off your shoes before entering a yoga studio). I want to give you the information you need to find an appropriate yoga class and the confidence to give it a try so that everyone can enjoy the health benefits and well-being that comes from a regular yoga practice.