Annie Ory (she/her)

Annie Ory (she/her)

Teacher | Leader | Coach

There are no teachers, only students. I began my yoga practice in earnest around 2000 and have taught since 2005. I was inspired by my teachers genuine way of being FOR their students and that is what I am, FOR you. I am FOR your growth and your learning. I am FOR your empowerment and your healing. I am for your light and your shadow. I teach self-awareness and self-empowerment through the intelligence of the sacred alignment principles of Yoga. I have had many teachers, a few of them have stayed in my heart. All have stayed in my mind. These are notable. Karen Abbott, Bikram Choudhury, , Dave Farmar, Baron Baptiste, and Susan Bass. 

I am a certified Co-Active Coach, graduated from CTI’s Co-Active Coaching and Leadership programs in 2005, have taught thousands of yoga practices and eight 200-hour teacher trainings.   I have studied Ayurveda at the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy and continue on the life long journey of learning.

My Teacher/Leader Stake is to hold space for you to step up to your edge and grow into your yoga practice in Big Bold ways. I invite you to come and find yourself on your mat.


Annie is a beautiful, heady person grounded in physical reality with a deep, patient expectation of growth. As a yoga teacher, she has opened the door for me to a more spacious life: space for curiosity, strength, stillness, alignment, choice, and breath. For me, Annie has inspired the long haul, perhaps because each session with her is such a creative, authentic experience–there is so much to explore. 

–Roslyn Gray

Annie brings a host of experience and history to the leadership of yoga practice. Her life and every learning she has traversed is inherent in her passion for and dedication to the yoga. Annie teaches with life-saving urgency, with nurturing primer, with insightful wisdom that comes with years of being steeped in breath, life, learning, heart, hurt, healing, and love. She will teach you to flow, because that is all there really can be.

–Catherine Limpo

Annie’s experience as both a teacher and a practitioner of yoga shines through every single one of her classes. From the time I began practicing at yogaRiot in January of 2020 I was struck by her bold presence and her unique flows. She is able to provide guidance for students to explore their practice from multiple perspectives, by helping to blend the internal and external worlds. Annie never has an extraneous word to be said, each pose is thoughtfully positioned to provide challenge and to cultivate a joyful resilience. Whether she is leading a blind-folded master’s practice or a noon power flow you can always expect the unexpected.

–Padma Nolt

Stone Cairns (she/they)

Stone Cairns (she/they)

Visiting Coach & Meditation Teacher

My name is Stone Cairns. I work with world changers. I believe the Universe bends towards Justice and we all have a part. I first came to yoga through the practice of ahimsa, commonly but incompletely thought of as nonviolence. For the past three decades, I’ve been a nonviolent organizer in the streets and in the office.  I’ve taught at colleges and in many more church basements – and here at yogaRiot.  These days, I coach others to take creative, life-affirming actions to win the world we want – one of ease, grace and justice. Look for my workshops and offerings around self-inquiry, spiritual alignment and community engagement.



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