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."
If your goal is to challenge your core and get stronger this is the class for you! What to expect: Wrist warmups and strengthening, Plank Pose, forearm side plank, Serratus push-ups, Cobra with hands interlaced, Side plank with toe touches, Dolphin Pose, Bow pose, Stretch Pose (Ardha Navasana with breath of fire), Sun Salute A, Sun Salute B, Half splits, handstand, Malasana, Crow, Tittibhasana, Runners Lunge, Pyramid, Flying Pigeon, Handstands, Double Pigeon and much much more!
Side Body Part 2: If you like jumping straight into the action then this flow is for you! We warm up with some side bending Surya C and then continue where we left off from Side Body Part 1 and build on the poses! Flip Dog, Arm Balances, Funky Visvamitrasana, Pigeon with twist each way, Pyramid back knee bent, Runners Lunge, open crescent, crescent twist, Skandasana grab ankles or use strap, Prasarita or inversion, Goddess hands to inner ankles and lean back, Set up warrior 2, Side angle warrior variation with hand inside front ankle, Koundinyasana 2. All of that equals Sides Wide Open ;)
This flow gets moving quickly! On the menu: Surya A with side stretch. Open hip, knee to nose, knee to tricep elevator x 3, three legged dog, opposite side elevator x 3, 3 legged dog, fallen triangle, low lunge with Side Bend, crippled crab, half Hanuman x 3 breaths, Runners Lunge, open twist crescent, exalted crescent, Skandasana side to side, Prasarita (optional Headstand or handstand) Goddess shoulder drop, Side to side goddess, set up for warrior 2, warrior 2, Side angle, Triangle
Abs and compass pose! Yum.
If you need a quick sweat and want to up your inversion game this is the class for you! It is quick, to the point and enormously effective! We start out with a warmup for our hamstrings, shoulders and wrists and then go over the drills we will be doing. These are what’s on the menu for today’s class, enjoy!
Crescent to Pistol
Navasana to Standing
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