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."
Lots of core in this flow along with plenty of work for all the major muscle groups! Build lots of heat in a short amount of time, breathe deeply, wring yourself out and get a really good stretch! Fun arm balances and standing balance along the way. Short, thorough and lots of fun!
Wanna work on developing a handstand practice? Have one already but want to take things to the next level? This is for you! We start with wrist warm-ups and cat-cow variations to prep the body. We flow to build some heat and we dive into deep shoulder opening. Of course there's core, and then we start to play with getting upside down! Ready to play?
Here is what you can expect from this strong and steady Full Body Flow: Wrist warmup, down dog and uttanasana with blocks, a plank series, Surya C with double vinyasa on the last one - then we work chin-stand with blocks! Creative Surya B with low lunge, half hanuman, Warrior 1, standing splits and handstands Navasana, oh yeah! Bridge, Wheel x 2, Twists and a delicious Resting pigeon. We leave no stone unturned in this one. Enjoy, yogis!
Expect a strong challenge for your core! You will be shaking, sweating and getting stronger in the first 10 minutes of class! Here is what else you can look forward to and how the class is laid out: Shoulder opener, down dog, uttanasana, plank with knee-to-elbow, chapasana in side plank, Forearm side plank with chapasana, serratus pushups in forearm plank, Dolphin shifts, Pincha, Sun Salutation A, Navasana, Handstand from standing splits, Tabletop, Warrior 1 with hands interlaced, Standing splits variation, Side Crow, low lunge, flip dog, wheel pose and much more! Enjoy!
We start with a stretch for the soles of the feet to help loosen up the back line of the body, from there we move on to a downward facing dog followed by a forward fold for a couple of minutes to further stretch the tissues on the back and hamstrings. From there we begin Sun Salutations. We begin with a few standard Sun Salutes and then slowly start to add Warrior 3 and Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose. Next we come to our back for corework and play with different handstand variations, crow pose, Tripod Headstand and much more! Enjoy!
This flow establishes a steady pace that builds heat and challenges with both movement and holding poses. We start off warming up the hips and hamstrings by flowing through low lunge and half hanuman and then move on to twisted crescent, Warrior 3, standing splits, twisted chair, side crow, Warrior 1, Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior, Side Angle Warrior, Standing Holding Big Toe Pose, Skandasana, Wide leg forward fold, Tripod Headstand, options for handstand and much, much, more! This short practice has plenty of challenge and some longer holds! Enjoy!
It’s an ab party! We start with abs to get our core cookin' right away! From there we move on to a creative standing sequence that warms up the lower body and includes a goddess pose variation, pyramid pose and standing splits! Included as well are plenty of hamstring stretches, hip opening and a sprinkling of inversions! Enjoy!
We build steadily towards some big flying hip openers a.k.a. arm balances! If you’re feeling tired of your routine and are ready to mix it up with some new skills this is the practice for you! We tackle some of the more elusive arm balances Flying Pigeon, Ashtavakrasana and Grasshopper! We start with some hip opening sun salutes to build heat and begin to open the hips and hammies and then steadily layer on the deeper poses so that you arrive at the peak ready to effortlessly move into the more complex postures. Enjoy!