About Angela

I have more than 12 years experience teaching yoga to groups and individuals of varying skill levels. My passion is working with people who need help finding relief from stress, in ways that they can then take "off the mat" and out into their daily lives. My personal mantra is to "Be Mindful", in my actions, teaching and pay attention to my body, and help others learn ways to do that as well.

I enjoy working with people of all levels of skill. It's so fun for me to work with someone who has no knowledge of yoga and see the subtle changes in their body and life-outlook as time goes on. For a more skilled practitioner, I enjoy coming up with fun sequences that are challenging yet still help provide calming/centering benefits that they can take into their daily life and interactions with others.

I received a 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2006 through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. I have been teaching yoga consistently at small studios, gyms and private sessions since I received certification. Most recently, I had the honor to volunteer to teach at the Christown YMCA for 6 years in Phoenix and have begun bringing gentle yoga to Assisted Living homes in the area. I am trained in Integrative Restoration (iRest) yoga nidra/guided meditation and am excited to bring this knowledge into my general practice and working with others.

I came to yoga as a way of dealing with stress from my job as a social worker, which I did for 16 years. This led to a passion for not only the physical benefits but also the level of benefit for the mind and spirit. I love being able to share benefits for people of all levels and ranges of ability.

I work with all levels of yoga students to beginners with no knowledge of yoga whatsoever (which I find really gratifying), to people who have a regular practice. I also like to personalize sessions for people who have injuries or limitations.

Currently, I'm excited to be extending my knowledge by working toward certification in Integrative Restoration "iRest", and Bones for Life. (See Resources page for more information).