Angeline was a piano major in college, and over time began to deal with chronic pain in her hands to the point she thought she wouldn't be able to play anymore. Some research on how to alleviate the pain led her to the Alexander Technique (a workshop that she teaches at our Studio!), yoga and modern dance. We love her presence in our classes and her willingness to adapt to her own modifications as needed. Always a student, she is full of wonderful questions and perspectives. Read a little more about her, and her YogaCamp journey below!
What lead you to enroll in the YogaCamp class?
I was interested in more than the asanas, I wanted to know more about the philosophies and mudras.
What were you hoping to gain from YogaCamp?
I wanted to gain a better understanding of the physical and mental benefit each yoga posture brings.
Briefly describe your yoga background/experience.
I have been practicing yoga for about a year and a half. I began at the downtown YMCA. My favorite part has been the options and modifications offered to the students from the instructor. I never feel like I have to “hold” a pose too long and always know I can modify or come out of a posture at any time.
Did you have any apprehension about Yoga Camp?
I actually wasn’t too worried about YogaCamp, I knew we would be taking it slow, learning about the philosophy and breaking down the yoga postures.
What motivates you?
I enjoy taking care of myself, I am driven, I like to learn as much as possible, applying the knowledge to my life. I strive to apply the skill set learned so I may continue to have the capability to care for my aging parents.
Do you have any thoughts or feedback about the YogaCamp class structure or format?
I personally like the structure of the class. I enjoy beginning class with the yoga philosophy and the time spent breaking down each yoga pose. I would like to continue learning about some of the mudras we've touched on!
We are just wrapping up our inaugural YogaCamp and are looking forward to hosting another round in the fall! If you'd like to sign up to learn more about Yamas and Niyamas of yoga, as well as spend a more significant amount of time breaking down postures each week, click here to register!