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 is a fun heat-building flow with lots of love for your legs! Long holds help to build strength, endurance and belief in yourself. If your legs don't shake at some point, I'll be very surprised! Options for handstands included, and we do break down side crow, but this flow is focused on your legs, not standing on your hands :) Enjoy!
Quick and Tasty flow when you are short on time, but are craving some juicy core and upside down time. We will warm up with corework in plank, move on to upper back opening, sun salutes to build heat and even sprinkle in some Pincha! Enjoy!
A fun, fiery flow that deeply opens the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. We fire up the core and fly with koundinyasana variations, handstands and fun with dolphin pose. Building blocks toward all of it including visvamitrasana, so you can up-level or turn the heat down depending on how you feel. Guaranteed to open every major muscle group including the smile muscles :)
A challenging, energizing flow with lots of heat-building and standing balance to hone your focus and get your core fired up, along with hamstring, hip and shoulder-opening, twists to wring you out, love for your upper back, and then tons of fun with eagle pose, right-side-up and upside down (tripod headstand and handstand variations)! Let's find some freedom inside and fly!
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?