OHANA FEST CO-FOUNDER & YOGA TEACHER
Angela began her yoga journey in 2005 while living in Hawaii practicing Ashtanga yoga. Over the last six years, hardships and stress with herself and family, caused her practice to evolve. When she began practicing yoga with her children and husband, she noticed the immediate positive impact yoga had on each of them. Witnessing the amazing changes in her own family, she knew she had to share her love of yoga with as many children, families, and adults as possible.
Over the last three years, Angela has been dedicated to teaching children’s and family yoga throughout the Hampton Roads area in yoga and dance studios, public and private schools, daycares, scouts, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and privately. Angela also presents workshops and seminars to educators on how to bring yoga, mindfulness, and breath work into the classroom. She is also on staff of several Yoga Teacher Trainings Programs for Children’s Yoga. For the last two years, Angela has served as an ambassador for International Kids Yoga Day.
Angela is a 500hr RYT as well as a RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher). Her training at the 200hr is through National Yoga Academy. Her Children’s training is through the YogaKids program. She also studied children’s meditation level 1 and 2 through the Connected Kids Program with Lorraine Murray. Sonia Sumar trained Angela in the Yoga for the Special Child to help facilitate yoga to children with physical and mental disabilities. Angela’s 500hr training is through Rainbow Yoga with specializations in Fertility, Pre and Postnatal, Baby, Kids, Teens, Family, Partner, Community, Wise Woman and Senior Yoga.
Beyond teaching families and children, Angela also enjoys teaching other styles of hatha yoga and meditation. Having served in the US Army and certified in Mindful Yoga Therapy, Angela strives to give back to the veteran community. This therapy helps men and women find a calm and steady body and mind to continue productive and peaceful lives and is especially helpful to veterans facing PTS.
Angela’s teaching style is playful and relaxing for both children and adults with a heavy influence of the Integral Yoga Lineage. Angela has an open heart for each individual who comes to her classes. She strives to teach in a way accessible for all people and abilities. She also does her best to live in the present moment with gratitude, as well as enjoying whatever life may bring her way. When Angela is not on her yoga mat, she is on the martial arts mats practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do with her husband and two boys.