About The Yoga Shop

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LivFree® Power Yoga is the style of yoga that has become the foundation of The Yoga Shop brand. Over time Annie Q. took from her background in personal training and martial arts to create a style that is as creative and fun as it is challenging and transformational.

After some prodding from her best friend and business partner Kim Charbonneau, she decided to brand the style she and others had been teaching for years. The name LivFree® Power yoga is a combination of Annie’s two daughters, Livia and Freesia.

What makes it so perfect is that the name really speaks to the energy behind the yoga. LivFree® is just that, a physical expression of Living Free, with passion, joy, depth and purpose. It is this LIVING FREE, that the staff and community at The Shop practice every day, both on and off their mat.


Featured Articles


Finding Flow at The Yoga Shop
The Register, January 2018

The Yoga Shop to Open first Massachusetts location
HealthCare News, December 2017

Annual Heart & Soulathon back at Nomads
Hartford Courant, September 2017

Best Of Hartford – Annie Q. Simard
Hartford Magazine, 2017

Mindfulness & Taking Action On What You Want!
Fat Melting Radio Interview with Annie Q, November 2017

Third Annual Heart & Soulathon
Hartford magazine, August 2016

West Hartford Business Buzz: The Yoga Shop of WeHa
weha.com, January 2016

South Windsor “Morning Joga” Program
Hartford Courant, August 2015

The Yoga Shop offers an athletic and creative expression of yoga
Connecticut For Sale Hartford CT Real Estate, 2015

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