Posture 101 

is the one class I always needed but never found! 

So after years of research, I developed a unique 8-week workshop presenting a Magical Mystery Anatomy Tour and Life-Long Skills to maintain a strong and flexible back for good posture – how to stand, sit, and walk properly, forever.

Are you interested in changing how you feel and present yourself to the world?  Learn to: 

  • strengthen core muscles to support your aching back
  • re-align the spine to neutral
  • release stiffness and holding patterns that keep you “stuck” in pain
  • change the relationship between your spine and your computer and phone

Upcoming eight week workshop begins March 31st, 5:30-7:30. To reserve your spot click here, otherwise, continue on to learn more about the class.


If stand up straight” is not so easy anymore, 

break out of slump land with a

Posture Coach.

Do you have “text neck”,

“forward head syndrome”,

or “iHunch”?

Woman text messaging in park

When you catch your reflection in a store window, are you a little surprised at your image?

You’re not alone.

Modern life conspires against good posture. 

Young and old, we spend our days sitting at desks, in cars, staring at computers, all causing an epidemic of back and neck problems.  

Our society has “forward head syndrome” and we’re ruining our spines.  

brody head forward

Our spines have also lost their natural curves, replaced by a wide variety of abnormal curves, including a flat neck, hunched upper back (kyphosis), jutting forward of the head (“forward head”), sway in the lower back (lordosis), and scoliosis.

Hunching also strains the back muscles, causing them to overstretch and become weak. 

The chest collapses,

compressing the heart, lungs, and diaphragm. 

These extreme curves contribute to many painful problems —

muscle strain, joint pain, disk problems, shallow breathing, tension, depression, headaches, and more severe medical problems.

What class participants say:

Your courses (Healthy Back, Posture 101 and Arthritis) have taught me that going to the ‘Y’ a few days a week and taking long walks, while good things, are simply not enough to help ensure good health as I get older. Everything you teach, explain and demonstrate makes sense because of your explanation of the human anatomy. Put differently, the poses and exercises make sense and progress can be seen and felt almost immediately. As a result they are easy to incorporate into one’s daily life, not as a chore, but as something I look forward to. My posture has improved dramatically and my flexibility has improved noticeably. My upper and lower back is stronger and, while I may never to return to my college weight, I have returned to my college height, thanks to Yoga For Posture! ~ Bob Mancuso

First, thanks for teaching this class.  I’ve tried yoga in the past (with the urging of my wife), and found it unappealing.  Your class is different in that your focus is on posture.  Mine has been slipping with age, but now I see hope.  ~ Chuck Fink, Men’s Wisdom Works 

“Yoga for Posture 101” class is one of the best investments of time I have ever made.  Annelise KNOWS of what she speaks from her own personal experience with pain.  Her posture and movements are SO indicative that what she teaches works!!   Now when I walk, I play back her words and illustrations and feel myself healthier.  Correcting old patterns takes time and I’m using her home practice to really pay attention to my spine, shoulders and neck, areas vital to staying in good health! Thank you, Annelise for all you have taught and will continue to teach to keep me and others healthy!  We are so lucky to have you in Asheville!!   Nita Walker  2019

“Yoga for Posture 101” was a course I very much needed and I found that Annelise has a broad knowledge about this subject that has many anatomical references.  It was a great decision for me to take the course.  ~ Stuart English  2019

Annelise is a well prepared, very knowledgeable, and engaging yoga instructor.  I am benefiting from her class and learned yoga postures that are improving not only my posture but my overall WELL BEING.  Thank you Annelise for sharing your expertise.  I truly enjoyed your class.  ~ Diane Dankert  2019

I took Annelise’s “Yoga for Posture 101″ series in 2017.  It was my first yoga ever.  I moved to Asheville several months before and was going to a number of new different physicians who, as a new patient, measured my height at 5′ 2½”. After six weeks of work with Annelise, my height measured 5′ 3½”.

Soon after the class ended, I went to a pulmonologist for a second time and found that my breathing capacity went from 65% to 85%.  The doctor asked what I thought accounted for the significant increase.  The only thing I did differently in the intervening time was to practice Annelise’s unique breathing exercises that obviously increased both my lung capacity and the ease with which I breathed.

Long story – short: after six weeks working with Annelise, I stood straighter and taller and breathed more easily. Her understanding of how an older body functions and her ability to adapt exercises and poses to rejuvenate an aging body has greatly increased the quality of my life~ SueLynn

This class offering is based on:

~  Neuro-Muscular Programming, a proven technique of repetition to correct dysfunctional movement.

~  15 years of on-going research plus experimentation on myself and transforming my body. (starting with terrible posture and 35 years of chronic neck and back pain from a traumatic injury).

~  11 years of teaching Bluebird Yoga Classes (out of the box!):

Therapeutic Yoga for Healthy Backs;  Stiff Guy Yoga;  Yoga for Posture 101;  Yoga for Arthritis;  Gentle Core Yoga


Anatomy and Asanas (A Magical Mystery Anatomy Tour); Yoga for Low Back Therapy;  Anatomy and Back Care; Free Yourself from Pain.

Adaptive poses are presented, and everyone is encouraged to respect their body and move at their own level. Beginners welcome.  If you have undergone trauma, suffered an injury, surgery, or simply want to find release and relief — get back in action with these classes!