Tell us a little about your fitness background
Angie: I have been practicing yoga for nearly 4 years now, and have been teaching yoga for almost 2 years. Before that I was an avid runner – both long and short distances. Running has resulted in recurring ankle injuries, so I first tried out yoga just to find something new to experience.
How and when did you discover Yoga?
Angie: I first started yoga when I stumbled upon a GroupOn deal, fell in love with hot yoga and was consistently practicing around 5 times a week. After going to Canada for exchange, I found a wonderful studio with a great community, and that was how I truly fell in love with the teachings of yoga off the mat, aside from the physical benefits that I have already gained from yoga.
Use 3 words to describe what Yoga is to you:
Angie: Discovery, transformation, mindfulness
What would you say to convince someone (anyone at all!) to try yoga for the first time?
Is there a reason why we don’t see children practising yoga? Is it encouraged and why so/why not?
Angie: I think it’s definitely a growing market! I won’t be surprised to see yoga classes being incorporated into children’s gyms anytime soon (: