Yoga Instructor 200RYT
Trauma-Informed Yoga 100TIY
Initially, Angela began to practice yoga for its physical benefits and stress relief while she was teaching junior high students Spanish and raising two boys. It did not take long to discover that a mental shift was also taking place. Yoga created a sacred space to focus only on herself, to go deeper or modify, without judgement or expectation. For a short period, she allowed her practice to fizzle. What brought her back to the practice was the sudden traumatic loss of her youngest son. Through the combination of a dynamic vinyasa-style practice and the breath, a gateway opened, and she began to find peace and healing; an Ashtanga-based certification followed. Further self-inquiry and training led Angela to study the effects of trauma on the nervous system and how a trauma-based yoga practice can more intentionally, and effectively guide the body back into its favored rest-and-digest mode. Angela embraces teaching both a flowing vinyasa style of class, as well as slower-paced trauma-informed classes. What serves you best today? Angela believes that it is a gift to share this practice with others—to guide them to embody this profound practice of mindfulness. She and her husband live in Carmel. Their oldest son resides in the Denver area.