"Angela is a stellar teacher. She leads with grace, eloquence, and a pacing that puts the student immediately in touch with what is sacred in yoga practice. Advanced and beginners alike would derive great benefit from her inspirational teaching."
- Anodea Judith, author Wheels of Life, Chakra Yoga
"Angela is a talented force of nature."
- Rudy Pierce, "The Gentle Yogi,
Kripalu Yoga Master Teacher
Angela is a Professional Level Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500-hour), Chakra Coach, Yoga Educator, and Global Retreats Leader based in New York City. She leads transformational yoga retreats all over the world and is co-founder of Shiva Shakti School of Yoga based in NYC. She has been a yogini, on and off the mat for the past two decades.
Angela received her Yoga Teacher certification and Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher certification from the Kripalu School of Yoga, the largest yoga center in the nation. Deepening her study and practice of yoga and the chakra energy system, she received her advanced level 500-hour yoga leadership certification with Shakti Initiation in Bali, Indonesia. Angela continues her study of the Chakras with Anodea Judith at Sacred Centers.
Although Angela initially started practicing yoga to heal physical injuries from a bad car accident, she soon discovered the healing power of yoga extended from body, to mind and spirit, on and off the mat. To Angela, yoga is more than asana practice (the postures); it has been, and continues to be, a life changing journey and commitment to her true self.
Angela creates a mood in each class, weaving her knowledge of the energy systems of the body (the chakras) with thematic yogic philosophy, original sequencing, breathing techniques, mantra and meditation. The emphasis of her class is on the flow of prana (life force energy), practicing compassionate self-acceptance, and taking what is learned on the mat into daily life. She believes in the philosophy that yoga should meet your body where it is now, and that yoga is a practice of inquiry and consciousness, unique to each individual. Her classes are spiritually driven, infused with compassion, encouragement and support, offering a safe space for students to explore and discover their personal edge.
Angela is committed to helping people live life to their highest potential and feels blessed to be able to support others on their yoga journey. She has been studying Buddhism for the past 8 years, and continues to study and practice yoga on and off the mat, on a daily basis.