I was introduced to yoga in 1997. I was curious and signed up for a series at my local community center. I liked it alright, but it wasn’t until 2007, when I came back to my mat, that I fell in love with it. I’m an active person and was frustrated with the aches and pains I was experiencing from my fitness routine. I remembered how great my body felt when I was practicing yoga, so looked into yoga studios in my area…..Love at second sight, I guess.
I practice yoga because I love it! It challenges me both mentally and physically, makes me laugh and cry, calms and energizes me. Now a day’s, we easily get caught up in our busy lives and rarely take the time to ask, “How am I doing?” I love that yoga allows me this. It helps to keep me grounded and happy to know that whatever shows up is okay.
In 2010, with great support and encouragement, I decided to dig a little deeper and started my YTT with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio- What a gift!!
I believe that each person’s experience with yoga is different. I am not there to teach, but to guide. To share and offer my practice in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.
Hometown: Dartmouth, NS (From the Dark side)
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nickname: Don’t really have one. To the people who know me well- Ang. Definitely NOT Angie!!
Favorite words: whatever, we’ll see, be open
I wish for: happiness, love
I’m thankful for: the people who bring me love and happiness
What gives you peace: pausing to reflect and notice the gifts in my life and all around me.
Why yoga: Why not!?! It’s pretty fantastic!
3 words: Grounded, determined, open
What/who inspires you: The people I love constantly do! My son- teaching him to be strong, loving and independent.
What you can’t live without: Hugs! I need to be active- get pretty moody without.
Favorite yoga pose/why: Utthita Trikonasana. Beautiful alignment that provides solid foundation and expansive opening. It looks like your body is being unlocked and opened up.
Also, inversions excite me! Love playing around with them for the thrill and exhilaration. Makes me feel like a kid again.
Secret comfort foods: anything salty and dark chocolate. The two together- BAM!
Words to live by/ Favorite quote
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” ~ Marianne Williamsom
Best advice…. From who: “Your inner guidance is real and trustworthy. Have confidence. Believe and Trust.” ~ An amazing friend.
Words to describe your teaching style: Be open and curious. I am fully present to support, encourage and nurture your growth.
What do you love to do for fun: spend time with the people I love. Spend time in nature. LOVE games!
When/Where/with who was your first class: 1997 at Cole Harbour Place. Can’t remember the instructor’s name, but remember I was significantly younger than everyone there and the room was freezing.
Local escape: Anywhere close to the ocean