Anne Marie Tirpak
Anne Marie started practicing yoga in the early 90’s at a health center near her Cleveland home and then with Patricia Walden’s Iyengar VHS tape. Decades later and without her trusty tape, working VCR or Patricia Walden encouraging the finding of equanimity within a pose and practice, Anne Marie has enjoyed practicing in Chicago neighborhood studios and in her own living room. She has attended Yoga Journal Conferences, practicing with Sean Corne, Ana Forest, Gary Kraftsow, Tias Little, and Aadil Palkhivala, and enjoyed transformative retreats at Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires. Recognizing the joy that yoga created in her and desiring to delve more deeply into the breadth of yoga, Anne Marie embarked upon her 200-hour teacher training in September 2014, earning her Yoga Alliance teacher certification in 10 months. Though asana brought her to Bloom’s 200 hour teacher training program, the richness of Yoga’s Eight Limbs has captivated her, and she hopes through her teachings – and her life- that these philosophies are accessed.