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."
Short, efficient and to the point! This quick sequence will make you sweat and prepare your body for inversions! Inversions Conditioning: Crescent Pose twists holding a block, Dolphin with alternating leg lifts or holding Pincha, Alternating leg lifts, Burpees, Forearm plank with Serratus Push-ups, Handstand Kicks. 4 rounds of 30 seconds each with a 10 second break between poses!
In this class we will explore backbends that involve the grip flip. This move can seem challenging if not explained step by step, but is totally doable when broken down into little pieces if you're ready! We warm up with puppy stretch, cat/cow, Surya c, plank, and then move on to bow, pigeon, king pigeon, king bow, dancer, king dancer and much, much more! Enjoy!
Strengthen and stabilize your shoulders! This sequence will provide you with the tools you need to combat tightness and weakness with plenty of stretching and strengthening for the upper back, shoulders and chest. What to expect: Shoulder flossing, gomukhasana shoulder stretch, Cobra variations to stretch and strengthen, dolphin, Pincha Mayurasana, and much more!
This hip opening and core focused flow gets us ready for flight with some Surya A's, creative abdominal work and shoulder openers. We then move on to Dancing Warrior, Tuck Handstands, Flip Dog, Crow to Tripod Headstand, Lizard, Malasana and Malasana Variations to further open our hips, Firefly to Crow, Jumping straight into Shoulder Pressing Pose from down dog and much much more!
Don't have time for a full class? No problem! Here you can get your ab fix in a hurry! What to expect:
One side twisted leg lifts
Pain when you laugh for the next three days!
If you've been wanting to try funky pincha or you are bored and need to mix it up, then you've come to the right place! You will work up a nice sweat with this tutorial since funky pincha requires a lot of core! What you can expect: Surya C mixup, think lots of low lunging, shoulder opening, flip dog and stretchy, yummy goodness! After making sure you are warmed up, we will start to get specific! What you can expect: Funky pincha standing up at wall
Funky pincha plank at wall with blocks
Stretch pose with breath of fire
Funky pincha prep
Funky pincha using block under one shoulder and much more!
This flow focuses on building towards Pincha scorpion. We will do some sun Salutes with low lunging to prepare the hips, open the shoulders and chest with some backbends, tone the abs and play with inverting. What you can expect: Cat pose, plank, knees-chest-chin, cobra, Surya C, flip dog, standing backbends, low lunge with a twist, half hanuman, crescent pose w/gomukashana arms, parsvottanasana, lizard lunge, forearm plank, dolphin, Pincha, bow pose and much more!
Are you low on time, but needing a butt-kicking, heart pounding, muscle-burning workout? Well, look no further my friend, because what you've got here is all the core strengthening from yoga combined with the benignity of high intensity training. What does that mean for you? You will get leaner and stronger while improving your cardio in a fraction of the time you'd normally spend working out. Enjoy! On today's menu:
Squats with block overhead
Push-ups on knees
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