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 tutorial for those of you on the quest for the press! We will go through a bunch of drills that will teach you the movements essential for the Puppy Press to Handstand! The puppy press is a major milestone on the way to a full press to handstand. We will begin on our backs with core work and then warm up our shoulders, hamstrings and wrists before moving on to drills using the wall, blocks, bolster and a chair! Enjoy!
Are you dealing with a wrist, shoulder or hand issue that is cramping your style on the mat? Do you need to shake up your routine? Look no further! This Hands Free HIIT will get you sweating in no time while also keeping you off of your hands! What you can expect:
Utkata konasana jumping jacks
Roll down to ardha Navasana stand up and jump
Forearm plank knee taps
What to expect: Yummy shoulder opening, Sun Salute A, Crescent Pose, Down Dog to Handstand Hops, Hip Flexor and Psoas opening, Blanket Abs, Low lunge with variations, Twists, Scorpion In Pincha Mayurasana and much more!
Open up with this heart and hip opening focused flow! Lots of yummy movement, stretching and fun poses! Crazy Crab, Twisted low Lunge with quad opening, bow pose, flip dog, Surya C, half scorpion, Pincha mayurasana, warrior poses, compass pose, seated pigeon, seated pigeon twist, pigeon tabletop, Ashtavakrasana to Koundinyasana to chinstand, standing backbend and much more!
It's important to keep your shoulders healthy given the amount of work we put them through on a daily basis, not to mention our asana practice! This short video will guide you through some movements to keep your shoulders happy and healthy no matter what you put them through! What you can expect:
Pec minor and infraspinatus opening with ball
External and internal rotation on wall
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!