Angela's yoga passion was kindled in her late teens when she was inspired on her own yogic journey by Vilma Galvani's belief that every human being has a divine spark and that the purpose of yoga is to ignite this flame, to bring each person to a higher consciousness.
Angela is a Yoga Alliance registered Akhanda yoga teacher having completed her teacher training in 2016 between London and the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India under the instruction of Yog Sundari, Piriamvoada and Yogrishi Vishvketu (a Himalayan Yoga Master and founder of Akhanda Yoga). She went on to study a further 40 hours Advanced Assisting and Sequencing then 100 hours Conscious Living: An Ayurvedic & Yogic Lifestyle Teacher Training, both at Anand Prakash Ashram and continues to develop her knowledge.
Angela is also a Gong Practitioner - training with the renowned sound healer Sheila Whittaker for a complementary medical association qualification from the College of Sound Healing, enabling her to treat clients in a therapeutic setting both on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. She brings this wonderful healing gift to each of her classes.
Angela's aim is to show people that there is more to yoga than just the physical asana and to encourage the enrichment of the mind as well as the body.
11.30 - 1.30pm Akhanda Yoga and Gong £16 drop-in or £72 for a 6 week booking in advance
Practice a Path to Wholeness and Contentment…
Akhanda classes incorporate a complete and balanced practice including asana, pranayama, relaxation, mantra and meditation with an ancient yogic philosophy theme weaved throughout. They are playful and encourage inner inquiry - this is your yogic journey - so you will be urged to tune in to what your body is communicating.
Akhanda covers all of the directional movements of the spine to aid suppleness and prevent misbalanced flexibility and promotes equilibrium between effort and ease, relaxing into a posture with the aid of the breath where need so as not to force the body - letting it feel the posture organically. We hold the postures for at least five breaths to encourage the development of muscle memory. During challenging postures you will be coaxed to find your inner smile (or even to smile outwardly if you feel like it) and you will find out how to make your toes "happy toes".
Akhanda promotes a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere where everyone is welcome - yoga is for everyBODY.
At the end of each practice Angela closes with a gong meditation, which is wonderfully relaxing and helps to ease the chatter of the mind. The gong aids in healing - further extracting the toxins released during your asana practice, ready to be flushed away by drinking lots of water. Angela has yet to meet someone who doesn’t want to experience more of the gong!