Yoga became an important part of Angie’s life in 2010. As she committed herself to a regular practice, she noticed almost immediately that each time she left the yoga studio she was elated! “I wanted that feeling again and again…that feeling of exhilaration mixed with exhaustion. I had a deep desire to learn more about yoga and deepen my own yoga practice.”
She completed her 200-hour teacher training in the spring of 2011 with Tanner Bazemore and Johnna Smith. She wanted to serve others and help cultivate in other people the same feelings of strength and confidence that she had acquired through yoga.
In the spring of 2013, Angie completed her 500-hour RYT with Rolf Gates. During this time, she discovered Ashtanga yoga. “I love and was immediately attracted to the discipline, commitment, and perseverance this type of practicerequires. Ashtanga has been a deeply healing practice for me, as it steadies my mind and body. I have been able to overcome many personal obstacles through this practice.” In 2016, she made her first month long trip to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She continues to study with Sharath, when he travels to the United States.
Angie’s teaching style is compassionate, warm and encouraging. Her classes areChallenging with sequences that build strength and cultivate awareness in your body.
“Yoga continues to humble and challenge me every day. I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am for my first teachers: Johnna Smith, Tanner Bazemore, and Rolf Gates. And also my ashtanga teachers who have guided my ashtanga practice: Sharath Jois, Larry Hobbs and Taylor Hunt. The love and respect that I have for each of them is immeasurable.”
“While I know I cannot teach identical to my teachers, I hope that pieces of their wisdom and patience show up in the way that I teach students who come to my class.”