Together We Can, Solid Ground
Annie helps raise awareness of TWC’s unique perspective to the addiction recovery community by consulting on their business development and marketing initiatives. As a person in long-term recovery herself, her role at TWC allows her to use her energy and enthusiasm to inspire others. Drawing on her 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, Annie combines her background in project and event management with her passion for recovery. In 2012, she was instrumental in developing the first Recovery Day in Vancouver and has since helped to facilitate the growth of the annual Recovery Day events to over 30 cities across Canada. She is the co-founder of Faces and Voices of Recovery Canada, a federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to advocacy in the recovery movement. When she’s not wearing her advocate’s hat, Annie can be found teaching yoga and hanging out with her faithful canine sidekick Frankie.
Known for her authenticity and compassion-centred philosophy, Annie draws on various spiritual disciplines and applies ancient wisdom to a contemporary world in a useful and understandable way. She encourages interconnectedness – to each other, the world and to the universe at large. For the last 20 years, yoga has helped Annie grow stronger, as well as more balanced and peaceful, both on and off the mat. The practice of yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully, and be the best possible version of herself.
Annie completed her first Vinyasa Flow training in 2005 with Maureen Rae Yoga in Toronto and has gone on to teach in many corporate settings. In the summer of 2017, she undertook an advanced training with Rebekka Walker, earning her a CYT-350 certification with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Annie is also a certified Y12SR facilitator and trauma-informed yoga teacher.