About Annmarie

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Originally from Michigan, she spent her late teens and early 20’s in a modeling career which took her around the world doing print work, catalog and runway in places like Paris,Rome, London,Vienna, Munich & Morocco. In her travels, she became interested in spirituality and had a spontaneous awakening experience which then shifted everything, and drew her to seek a deeper meaning in life.

After leaving modeling, she walked into her first yoga class at Jivamukti Yoga in New York City, and felt that it was going to become an important and life changing journey. In her first yoga class lying down in savasana resting, a voice spoke to her and said "this is what you will do".  Hearing this strong nudging from within, this began a powerful inward purification journey, and Annmarie was inspired to travel to India, Nepal & Thailand for a year on a Soul Pilgrimage. During her travels she learned mantras with the brahman, visited holy temples, did purification rituals, silent vipassana retreats, and began writing heart songs and mantras which she then brought back to America.

Upon returning to the US Annmarie moved to Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon and completed her Yoga Works Teacher Training in Santa Monica CA where she then taught for 6 years. Annmarie currently teaches at Yoga Desa in Topanga Canyon where she has been teaching for over 15 years, incorporating mind body spirit practices and sharing wisdom of the heart and inner guidance. She is currently writing her manual for her own upcoming Yoga Teacher Training set for 2020. Stay tuned!

 Music has been in Annmarie’s life ever since she was a small girl. In grade school her first instrument was the flute at the age of 10, then eventually she found herself on an acoustic guitar and started putting her poetry to songs. Growing up, Annmarie was inspired by the beautiful melodies of Carole King and the soul and raw power of Aretha Franklin, and Natalie Merchant’s honest delivery.

Annmarie’s songs have been featured in films, including the title track Summer Moon’ for the 2009 feature Dark Moon Rising, and her song ‘I Lose Gravity’ in an independent film called Take starring Minnie Driver. Her most recent album, Back to the Garden, is a collaboration with Ben Leinbach, the producer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with devotional artists Jai Uttal and Deva Premal.  LA Yoga Magazine says “ Annmarie’s voice maintains an intimacy with the listener—as if she’s performing just for you on her porch in the early morning hours.” “This entire album has a lovely simplicity that makes it accessible to people of all ages and musical aptitudes, with enough appeal to reach well outside yoga and devotional circles.”

Her new single Phoenix  released in May 2018 is a song about redemption, freedom, letting go, and rising from the ashes. Her music video for Phoenix has begun to go viral on Facebook having struck a cord within the global community during these times of great change and transformation. Annmarie also released a second single Shine which is a call to shine your light and bring your gifts to the world. Currently, Annmarie is working on her new album to be released in 2020.



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TAKE YOUR TIME.

SLOW DOWN.

BREATHE DEEP INTO LIFE.

YOUR SOUL CARRIES MEDICINE.

GO DEEP WITHIN.

AND LISTEN.

 

“Annmarie Soul’s voice touches the notes and we are transported into a space that is abundant and ethereal. Annmarie is an L.A. artist who sings like her heart would dissipate if she didn’t.”

- Michael Mollura MUSIC PRODUCER


"Annmarie is more than an instructor to me and the many students who attend her classes: She's a shaman of sorts who uses the familiar structure of an hour and a half yoga class takes on us a journey back to ourselves." A class with Annmarie feels like a sacred ceremony which never fails to bring me back to the calm equanimity of the awakened heart."

-Jeff Harris, CEO PLANT POWER 


 
 
 

Press

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YOGA AKTUELL COVER - JULY, 2017

It was an honor to be featured on the German cover of Yoga Atkuell. It was such a gorgeous sunny day sitting in a huge oak tree in the mountains of Topanga Canyon with the amazing Nela Konig taking pictures.

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 AROMA YOGA BOOK

I was honored to be the model in Tracy Griffiths 4th edition of Aroma Yoga. Such a powerful combination of essential oils with yoga for a deep and powerful experience.

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YOGA AKTUEL 

A bit about my journey and life. Only for those who read German.. :)

 

" Annmarie has taught me so much about my body, my breath, and my strength. I treasure her wisdom and knowledge."

- Jami Gertz , ACTRESS

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