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 practice is for those dealing with an injury or for anyone who does a lot with their shoulders and hands and want to prevent an injury! Some of the things we will go over are: Shoulder flossing, Gomukashana, Wrist stretching, Forearm massage, Holding the block, Cat stretch, Chest stretch
Infraspinatus release. Here is to happy healthy shoulders!
Hey there! Are you short on time, but want to get in a practice that strengthens your entire body, boosts your metabolism and gets you sweating in the first 2 minutes? Yoga HIT to the rescue! Just hit play! What we will be working on today:
Supported Crescent pose - pistol squat
It's all about finding your bandhas and core strength via your inner thighs in this fun, short, inversional flow. Some of the highlights include: Crossing Legs Abs, Cat/Cow with a block, Crossed Leg Handstand, Beast (may not be the actual name) Eagle, Eagle Arm Balance, Gomukhasana and much more!
This is the perfect antidote for a stressful, busy day to wind down before bedtime! What to expect: Grab pillows, blankets or anything else you need, jump into your pjs (or yoga pants) and roll out your mat for some deep hip, hamstring and side body stretches that we will hold for a few minutes each for maximum yumminess! Poses we will be exploring: Baddha Konasana, Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold, Parvrrita Janu Sirsasana, Enjoy!
Today's Specials Include: Supta Baddha on blocks, Shoulder stretch -cat on blocks, Surya C with low lunges, fingertip cobras, low lunge with twist, low lunge with quad opening, 5 breath holds in up dogs, Uttanasana with hands interlaced, bridge on blocks, urdhva dhanurasana on blocks 3 ways, forearm Hollowback at wall, supta Padangushtasana cycle, and the dessert special is Savasana!
Need to chill after a challenging work day or week? This super slow yin sequence is a great way to let go of stress and restore your body! What to expect: I will be offering options for using the props if you feel like you'd like a little extra support. Poses to be explored: Supta Baddha Konasana, Reclined Twist variation for quad and psoas opening, Reclined Twist, Pigeon. Enjoy!
This flow builds towards Puppy-Press which an easier way to learn to press your handstand! Even if you aren't interested in pressing this core flow will help you to build strength and move you forward in your practice! What to expect: Saddle Pose, Forward Fold with blocks, shoulder opening, Boat pose, Dancing Warrior, Chapasana, Standing Splits, Handstand, Crescent Twist, Malasana, Rockstar, Super Soldier, Puppy Press, Janu Sirsasana w/side bend and much more! Enjoy!
For when you are short on time but want to get a good sweat and work hard! Wrist stretches, 2 minute protracted plank, One minute funky plank, Surya A, Abs x 3 variations working the breath, Flow: Warrior 1 with hands interlaced - warrior 2 - reverse warrior - side angle warrior -skandasana - low lunge - half hanuman - splits - handstands, Malasana, Crow pose
handstand/plank hold at wall 1 min
Nose to wall handstand at wall 1 min, Bridge, Twist, Supta Baddha Konasana for Savasana
Today's class is all about backbends and builds to Vipariti Dandasana which is a wheel pose on the forearms. What to expect: Sun Salute A, Sun Salute C, Creative sun salute b variation, stretch pose w/block, Tabletop variation, flip dog, Crescent Pose, standing splits, crow pose, half scorpion, king pigeon 2, dancer, wheel, handstand, Vipariti Dandasana and much more! Enjoy!