Angela is the owner and founder of Yoga Blackpool. Mum of 2 young boys, originally from London Angela moved to Blackpool in 2008 and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Yogacampus in 2013. Angela has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has been fortunate to have practiced with many wonderful teachers in different styles and traditions including most recently with Mark Whitwell.
Angela teaches hatha yoga that incorporates creative flows and careful attention to the breath (Hatha Flow) She continues to learn with The Heart of Yoga association, rooted in the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar and U.G. Krishnamurti was formed to help communicate the principles of yoga practice to a wider audience. No one is restricted from yoga, anyone who wants to can enjoy a yoga that is right for them. The premise of this yoga is that there is a yoga appropriate for every person, regardless of age, health, body type or culture, it is important to do yoga that is right for you. "I incorporate these principals into my yoga classes, encouraging students to work with their body and breath and not against it. I create safe intelligent sequences that support the breath and strengthen the body leading us towards making movement, breath and meditation a seamless practice.
I am passionate about yoga and its benefits, I love teaching and sharing my knowledge and experience. My yoga practice helps me to live the life I have with kindness, tolerance and love for myself and those around me. Life isn't always easy, yoga helps"
I met Angela (YB owner) 3 years ago at one of her classes. I was new to Blackpool and finding a yoga class that I loved going to was of real value in settling in. Despite practicing for 5 years previous to this, it was during this time that I began to really integrate yoga in to my everyday life and relationships and with Angela’s help develop my own self practice. We regularly joke about it but it is true - I am her biggest fan and feel so lucky to have met her.
I completed my teacher training certification in India last year where I spent 6 awesome months learning about yoga - including Asanas (postures), history, philosophy and the way Yogis in India live their lives. I practiced with teachers of a variety of styles including Iyengar, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Sivinanda as well as studying Pranayama and Meditation.
I see practicing Yoga as a tool for life. I use it to calm down in times of stress, to motivate and energise myself when i need it and to help my mind and body stay generally healthy and happy. I know that if i get on my mat for 5 minutes I will be on there a lot longer and will come off feeling much better. One of the many things I love about yoga is it's not just about practicing for a set chunk of time, a few minutes of just breathing and/or moving can help us to feel good.
I also offer Ayurvedic face, shoulder, back and head massages, please get in touch with YB to find out more.
Mimi has recently returned from India. Gaining her 200hr ashtanga and vinyasa flow teacher qualification. Mimi is a professional dancer, who’s passion for yoga began in 2010 during her first visit to India, where she fell in love with the practice. Mimi says "Yoga has changed my life in the most wonderful ways, more than I ever could have imagined"
Mimi is extremely passionate about sharing her love of Yoga & the wonderful benefits it brings. "Yoga is not only amazing for your body it’s great for calming your mind. The journey you will take in each class will continue long after you have rolled up your yoga mat" You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
Graham & Ondray
Graham has been practising Yoga and Meditation since 1992, and teaching yoga since 2010, having trained in India and the UK. His partner, Ondray has a background rooted in holistics. They met at Gong School whilst training with the College of Sound Healing, they have worked together since 2013 and are both passionate about gongs. They carry out group and individual sessions throughout the UK and together provide a unique approach combining their gifts in sound healing, yoga, gong baths and massage.
I found yoga while working in Glasgow a few years ago. I started attending seasonal yoga to pass the evenings! It soon became more than just a pass time as I found that my practice released me from everyday work stresses and helped me to relax and enjoy life. I was hooked. On returning to Blackpool I continued with my own solitary practice, and also began attending classes at Yoga Blackpool where I met Angela and Emily Young. This lead me to enrolling on Emily's teacher training course and to me obtaining my 200-hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa teaching qualification. I am passionate about Dru yoga, the slow flows are like moving meditation, giving you space to connect with the breath and asanas. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share with you all my passion for Dru Flow.
Ana hails from Chile and has worked as a therapist for over 7 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and unique skills to share with us.