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So far Studio Anya has created 10 blog entries.

Featured ANYA Teacher: Shannon Swift

What is your movement history?  From a very young age I expressed myself through dance and participated in various sports. I had dabbled in yoga, taking my first yoga class with my mom when I was 4 years old. However, I didn't start a routine practice of yoga and pilates until I came to ANYA, where I fell in love with learning more about myself and practicing self-care. What's your [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Nicole Varrone

What is your Movement History? As a child I explored many different movement activities, one after another: ballet, Tae Kwan Do, then swimming, always moving on to the next. Then in my teens, I shifted my attention to becoming a Chef--I bussed tables and then worked as a line cook in Cooperstown NY. At the time I also explored music. I played piano, which helped me discover finger dexterity and [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Erin Dillon

What is your movement history? I started dancing when I was 3, and trained primarily in classical ballet. In college, I delved into modern and contemporary dance and felt an instant connection because it allowed me more freedom to express myself. Ballet made me used to black and white rules, but modern dance broke down those barriers and created space to explore movement on a deeper and more intuitive level. [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Jana Hicks

What’s your movement history? Dance was a big part of my childhood. I studied ballet, tap, and jazz and dreamt of being a ballerina and dance teacher. I think I always knew dance would be my life. I started studying modern dance when I was a teenager. I was fascinated by the flowing, free quality. I went on to study dance at Southern Methodist University where I continued to fall [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Michael Leu Becker

What is your movement history? As a child, I was on the go, curious about everything and loved to explore. I had a propensity to wander off on my own and discover the world around me. I especially loved nature. I kept busy with non-stop climbing, swinging and mostly anything that allowed me to connect with and observe the way things move. It wasn’t until I was 25, however, that [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Molly Rappold

What is your movement history? I have been dancing my whole life. I started dancing when I was 3 years old. What was your first experience of Yoga and Pilates? When I was 16 I took some yoga classes as a way to cross train for dance but I felt a lot of strain in my low back and my joints so I stopped going. There was not enough attention [...]

Featured ANYA Teacher: Laura Merkel

What’s your movement history? I’ve been a dancer my whole life. I started when I was three and was hooked. When I started getting more serious about dance in high school and college, I decided it was time to really understand how the body works. I took anatomy, physiology and kinesiology classes and found it impacted my movement practices immensely. Over the years, I began practicing yoga and pilates as [...]

Discover Your Intuition

Ralph Waldo Emerson deemed the “Intuitive Faculties” as the mysterious powers of humanity. Albert Einstein believed “the only real valuable thing is intuition.” What they are describing may sound like a mystical concept or something only for the chosen few, but intuition is your inherent birthright. It’s accessible to everybody. It’s your magic within! Discovering yours is as simple as getting in touch with your next breath, feeling your feet ground into the [...]

Beyond Mom Interview

As the creator of the Anya Method and the founder of Studio Anya, Courtney Bauer helps others fall in love with the art of conscious living as a unique expression of the soul. Over the years, Anya, as a philosophy of movement, has become a gateway and guidebook for daily self-care and sacred connection for individuals and communities worldwide. In this interview Courtney expands on her search for magic and [...]

Kokoro Chic Video

Watch Studio Anya founder, Courtney Bauer recently featured on New York Natives: Kokoro Chic. Get insight into ANYA and the evolutionary process of how it came to be. […]