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 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!
King Pigeon 2 Tutorial with a chair. If you’ve ever wanted to explore this big, beautiful backbend and front of hip opener, but had no idea where to start, this is it! It doesn’t have to be complicated or scary, in fact, the goal is that it feel delicious! With the support of the chair you will find your own edge and slowly build to go deeper. We will explore step by step how to set yourself up for success with the help of a chair and two blankets! Enjoy!
In this 59 minute class we will give your hamstrings the treatment they deserve! We will begin with a long uttanasana, then move onto a toe/fascia stretch, followed by Surya A, low lunge, half hanuman, abs strengthening, crow, pyramid pose, Warrior 3, prasarita variations, optional work on Tripod headstand, Pincha and press handstand, toe taps, twisted triangle, Triangle, Half Moon, side plank, full vasisthasana and much, much more! Enjoy!
This class is aimed at getting your heart pumping while also strengthening and preparing your body for inversions! What you can expect: Wrists and shoulder warmup. Squats while holding a block overhead, V-ups, Tuck Handstand three variations to choose from, sit-ups, jumping into Straddle handstands, Straddle Lifts, Handstand Hop Switches.
Your go-to middle splits stretch class! We will do an active mobility warmup followed by some static stretches to open up the inner and outer thighs, hips and hamstrings and get you a step closer to your middle splits! Some poses you can expect: Skandasana, Pigeon, Wide Leg Forward Fold, Baddha Konasana, Frog Pose and much, much more! If you are inflexible, don’t worry, plenty of modifications are offered and explained!
This is the go-to class for strong yogis who want to learn how to do deeper backbends without pain. Learn how to open your thoracic spine, support your lower back and find support through intelligent work with your core and legs! What to expect: We will warm up with gentle backbends and Surya Namaskaras to start to build heat and open up the front body. We will open the quads, shoulders and psoas and then work on our Pincha Scorpion and King Pigeon Pose and variations. Later we move to the wall for handstand scorpion as well as a thorough explanation of correct form in full wheel pose with the help of your blocks, strap and the wall. Enjoy!
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!!!