Angela's love for yoga began in 2003 after a car accident challenged her to find a way to rehab her knees.. Successfully rehabbing both knees her curiosity grew, realizing the powerful healing properties of yoga. Her interest led her to enroll in the Teacher Training with Yogaworks. She was drawn to this program because of their emphasis on anatomy, alignment principles, and proper sequencing. She was fortunate to have been paired with the very well respected, much loved, 'teachers teacher' Annie Carpenter as her mentor. She is now a strong believer as well as a student of Annie's "smart flow" yoga; a strong vinyasa flow yoga style that brings together intelligent sequencing with emphasis on safety, and proper alignment. This type of yoga strengthens tones and tightens the body, focuses the mind and allows the body to open in a safe and logical way.
Angela's classes are playful, fun and sweaty vinyasa flow sequences. Much more than simply stretching and strengthening, yoga enlivens and awakens every cell in the body creating muscles that work together harmoniously. Regular yoga practice improves posture, relieves stress, creates powerful core strength, and integrates the body and mind creating wellness in all parts of your being. Angela constantly strives to offer her students fresh perspective, creativity and inspiration in their yoga practice. She invites you to join her in a fun expressive exploration on your mat!
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
This creative flow will have you exploring and opening your side body! We begin with a stretch and warmup sequence for the shoulders and wrists and then warm up our core and upper back with some plank variations and “hovering cobra.” From there we move into a hip opening variation of Sun Salutes. Next we stretch and open our hamstrings and try a variation of Koundinyasana 1 for those who need help with the pose. Finally we take Visvamitrasana and finish with handstands, backbends, hip openers and Savasana. Plenty of handstand work sprinkled throughout the practice for those who want it!
Today’s class is all about building heat to open the side body. Since we don’t stretch our side body nearly enough this should feel pretty good! What to expect: Warrior 2, Side Angle Warrior with variations to work your side body, Skandasana to open your hips, One legged crow, malasana, Gate Pose, Baby Visvamitrasana, Crescent Pose, Exalted Crescent, Triangle with a special side body stretching variation and handstands sprinkled throughout of course! Enjoy!!!
Start of on your back in Baddha Konasana gently opening your hips and upper back. From there we deep dive into abs to get the fire going followed by Sun Salute A and B to further warm up the body. Next we get creative with a hip opening, core and leg centered flow that will have you sweating and moving on your mat with some arm balances and inversions thrown in for fun! Poses you can expect to see: Warrior 1, 2, 3 and Side Angle Warrior, Pincha, Handstand, Baby Bakasana, Crow, Crescent Pose, Hero Pose, Handstand Scorpion, Bound Lizard, Koundinyasana 2 and much much more! Enjoy!
Don’t have enough time to practice inversions and get your regular practice in? No worries! I’ve got you covered! What you can expect: Navasana (v-ups) Crescent Pose variation, Handstand Hop switches, Chaturanga push-ups, Warrior 1, Warrior 3 and a exciting new entry to handstand from down dog! Enjoy!
Wanna level up your handstand game? Of course you do! The only thing is, who has the time, right? Or maybe it is easier than you thought! Here is a quick, efficient, timed handstand routine that will improve your handstands, strength and flexibility all in 17 minutes! Enjoy!!!
Have a craving for some feel good hip openers and flow with a sprinkling of inversions? Pick this class! Low Lunge with quad opening, Low Lunge twist, half Hanuman, standing splits, handstand, sun salutations, Low Lunge Side Stretch, Crow to Tripod Headstand Back to Crow Tutorial, Runners Lunge, Pyramid, Shiva Twist, Skandasana, One legged Crow, Flying Pigeon, Warrior 3 and much much more! Enjoy!
Today’s flow jumps straight into movement, no messing around! So if it is a sweat that you are after, this is a good bet! What to expect: Sun Salute A, Low lunge, Half Hanuman, Chaturanga with one leg lifted, Ardha Navasana with a twist, Full Navasana (Boat Pose), Runners Lunge, Pyramid Pose, Runners Twist, Side Angle Warrior, Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior, Triangle, Handstand and much much more! Enjoy Yogis!
If your goal is to challenge your core and get stronger this is the class for you! What to expect: Wrist warmups and strengthening, Plank Pose, forearm side plank, Serratus push-ups, Cobra with hands interlaced, Side plank with toe touches, Dolphin Pose, Bow pose, Stretch Pose (Ardha Navasana with breath of fire), Sun Salute A, Sun Salute B, Half splits, handstand, Malasana, Crow, Tittibhasana, Runners Lunge, Pyramid, Flying Pigeon, Handstands, Double Pigeon and much much more!
Side Body Part 2: If you like jumping straight into the action then this flow is for you! We warm up with some side bending Surya C and then continue where we left off from Side Body Part 1 and build on the poses! Flip Dog, Arm Balances, Funky Visvamitrasana, Pigeon with twist each way, Pyramid back knee bent, Runners Lunge, open crescent, crescent twist, Skandasana grab ankles or use strap, Prasarita or inversion, Goddess hands to inner ankles and lean back, Set up warrior 2, Side angle warrior variation with hand inside front ankle, Koundinyasana 2. All of that equals Sides Wide Open ;)
This flow gets moving quickly! On the menu: Surya A with side stretch. Open hip, knee to nose, knee to tricep elevator x 3, three legged dog, opposite side elevator x 3, 3 legged dog, fallen triangle, low lunge with Side Bend, crippled crab, half Hanuman x 3 breaths, Runners Lunge, open twist crescent, exalted crescent, Skandasana side to side, Prasarita (optional Headstand or handstand) Goddess shoulder drop, Side to side goddess, set up for warrior 2, warrior 2, Side angle, Triangle
Abs and compass pose! Yum.