A true "teacher's teacher," Annie Carpenter's evolved method of instruction has developed into an intelligent, organic SmartFLOW - a marrying of flowing movement with rigorous alignment and discipline. Carpenter believes that focus on alignment creates a safer experience and provides ?points of dharana? -- gateways to inner stillness and compassion. Carpenter leads public classes, in-depth workshops and SmartFLOW teacher trainings at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. Widely respected in the yoga community, Annie Carpenter continues to travel the world, presenting at festivals, studios, and conferences. Her direct yet compassionate nature brings a distinctive style to every class. Carpenter is the author of ?RelaxDEEPLY?, a CD of restorative yoga, and ? Yoga for Total Back Care? a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal.