Co-Founder The Open Space Yoga School
Annie Chapman, Entirely Earth Annie Yoga Teacher & Student
If not now, when? Annie wanted to “be” the summer Nanny to her four children and teach YOGA! So she did. In June 2014, she quit her full-time job to follow her bliss.
Annie attributes yoga to shaping her life in immeasurable ways. Taking her first yoga class 19 years ago with instructor, Priscilla Humphrey, not only brought the love of yoga to this new Mom, but also introduced Annie to the Waldorf community and philosophy. Annie’s children attend or have graduated from Meadowbrook Waldorf School.
Committing to a practice and falling in love with Baptiste methodology, Annie became a Baptiste Certified Yoga Teacher as well as an E-RYT200 and also RYT500 after completing a 300 hour yoga teacher with Recovery Yoga. Annie is a registered with Yoga Alliance and opened a yoga school, The Open Space Yoga School, a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Stonington, CT. Annie also trained with Bo Forbes, Yoga for Emotional Balance at Kripalu. Annie has undertaken Baron Baptiste’s 40 Days To Personal Revolution 4 times.
Annie believes in an organic and vegan lifestyle for her and her family, she supports local farmers and producers of everyday goods. Annie is co-founder and incorporator of Fiddleheads Food Co-op in New London. Annie loves to share her experiences of how Essential Oils support the immune system and bring emotional balance. She works to bring abundant health and wellbeing to her family and friends with Young Living Essential Oils www.earthannie.com. Annie is also Reiki Certified.
She loves fashion design with a pull towards up-cycled, fair trade clothing and furnishings. Annie was a licensed Real Estate agent for eight years and worked closely with her beloved Mother until she passed in 2010. She also took the Master Gardener’s Program in 1998 through the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension.
Annie is both a single and adoptive mother. The brightest and most beautiful accomplishments in her life are giving birth and adopting, creating her family of four children, each supporting her in practicing and teaching yoga. As part of her parenting, Annie also manages her oldest daughter’s professional modeling career taking them to adventurous places far and near.
Questions or book a Private Class, call or Txt Annie 806.961.4182
200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
300 Hour Baptiste Institute Menla Retreat Center (NY State)
300 Hour Recovery Yoga Teacher Training
200 hour Yoga Teacher & Songwriter/Musician
Jess Zdanys obtained her 200 hour Recovery Yoga Teacher certification in 2019 at Zen and Now Studio and has been dedicated to practicing yoga regularly since 2013. She loves working with students of all levels and ages enjoys teaching family yoga, Vinyasa Flow and gentle yoga for beginners.
She is most inspired by introducing others to different healing tools such as meditation, music and sound, and energy healing. She has her Reiki 2 certification and plans to complete her Reiki Masters to enhance her instruction and healing abilities. Jess is also a local musician so she often incorporates singing and guitar accompaniment into her yoga classes in addition to offering pop-up Kirtan workshops.
Jess’s intention for her teaching is to encourage others to develop a positive relationship with their bodies and minds so they can better serve themselves and their well-being on and off of their yoga mat!