Opening pathways to the self

through the body, breath, voice, and

intention in the

San Francisco

Bay Area.

shelter-in-place offerings


On the Stage and in Daily Life ONLINE

with the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre

Thursdays  ·  1-3PM PST (4PM EST) · 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3


Free your voice, release tension, and expand your unique range,

to truly penetrate to the heart of every listener.

In addition to the regular curriculum, we will investigate:

· how to approach better clarity in voice and speech when your voice is your primary tool

· how to stay grounded and feel your voice when talking to a screen

· how to maintain connection and eye contact even digitally

· how to combat “Zoom fatigue”


** Over the moon to make some timely art this season, working alongside these powerhouse women on a France-Luce Benson original for Together LA: Virtual Theatre Festival.


Talking Peace is a witty, incisive play asking thorny questions about race and sisterhood in these turbulent times...


**  Weekly LIVESTREAM YOGA with the Ojas Virtual Studio

a grounding and centering practice right to your home mat!

flow & meditate · Wednesday 10AM PST (1PM EST)

flow & RESTORE · Friday 4:30PM PST (7:30PM EST)



(zoom link will be emailed)

Drop in starts at $8. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please buy full price if you are able to give ❤️


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"The remarkable Ani is perfection in the crucial role of Catherine... this is really Ani's show."

- San Jose Mercury News


"Miriam Ani delivers an incredible performance as Catherine Sloper."

- Broadway World

"Miriam Nehama Ani as Catherine Sloper will literally blow you away... As the play unfolds, we see a transformation unlike any I have ever seen. Multifaceted, and layered in attitude, tone, psychology, Ani's whole being takes us, the audience, on a very personal, and at times painful, journey... I have never been taken that close to a character's soul."

- Peter Bliznick, Executive Director, Palo Alto Players


* Happy NEW! Sharpen your craft for 2020~ sign up now to join me for the Winter & Spring Sessions at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre! Offerings include:


* What a delight to serve as a voice and text coach for African-American Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of Othello, opening October 12, 2019!


* It's a busy summer at Berkeley Rep teaching the High School Summer Theatre Intensive and Adult Acting (sign up here!).


* Delighted to join the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre with the world premiere of The Urban Retreat, March 22- April 6, 2019. Read more here.

* On tour with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's The Comedy of Errors playing through April 2019.


* Understudying Margaret d'Anjou/ Queen Margaret for Cal Shakes' War of the Roses from William Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy and Richard III, running August 23- Sept 15 2018. 

* Miriam directs the critically acclaimed Crucible May- June 2018 at Pacifica Spindrift Players:

"Miriam Ani's presentation of [The Crucible] is a seat for our times at the thoughtful brink of a cliff."

"...director Miriam Ani has [... ] a real understanding of how to shake an audience up with a story that we think we know..."


 "...deeply well done..."

                                           -The Pacifica Tribune

© Bella Tapia


* Joined the Westons as Karen in August: Osage County with Novato Theater Company which ran May 18th- June 4th, 2017. TBA Recommended Production.

* 2016 was a very villainous summer of Shakespeare... First off as Sébastienne in Livermore Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest, and then as Lady Macbeth with Half Moon Bay Shakespeare!


* Directed The Hallelujah Girls for North Bay Stage Company March- April 2016. Press release.


* Summer 2015 visited STAGEStheatre in LA originating the lead in the West Coast Premiere of Jim Knable's marvelous new play Green Man.


* Played Irina in Three Sisters  at Douglas Morrison Theatre in Hayward Feb- March 2015.

* Makes her Bay Area theatre debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress at Palo Alto Players, Jan- Feb 2014.


yoga class schedule



mon   1-2pm                   hatha yoga             hills ONLINE

thurs  10:30-11:30am     hatha yoga             hills ONLINE


fri      4:30- 5:45pm         flow & RESTORE    ojas ONLINE

keep calm

and practice at home


It is the ideal time to invest

in yourself with the gift of a


private YOGA session

or VOICE & ACTING coaching. 


I offer individualized practice

to  nourish, support,

and expand you,

wherever you are.

ask me about fall specials


learn more

we're here.
so we might as well make the most of it.

it's easy to get stuck in the daily mire
but self evolution is what it's all about.

the inquiry into who we could be
who we already are.

finding new ways of being
is just about expanding your palette

even when trying more
is actually about trying less.

it's not therapy
but it's close.