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Angela Williams-Jones, E-RYT is a genuine soul with a deep love of networking, people connecting, goal crushing & assisting, with excellent listening and resolution skills. With the insight to always fill her days with compassion, Angela is the ultimate optimist, a woman of strong character, resilient and a formidable rock for everyone in her circle. She is highly involved in her local community, charities and events in addition to teaching varied, passionate and fun-filled yoga classes seven days per week.
Angela's journey has taken her through a series of events that continue to be a challenge for many, but became a wonderful life altering and empowering experience for her. At one point, she found herself to be morbidly obese. It was at this time that she made a conscious decision to lose weight and live a better and more active lifestyle. In just 18 months, Angela shed an excess of over 245 pounds and began to seek activities that would not only tone her body, but enrich and balance her mind. Yoga became an intricate part of her lifestyle and she went on to become certified as a Reiki Master/Trainer, has two 200 hr Yoga Certifications, is a Kundalini Teacher a Rasa Restorative Teacher & is currently pursuing her 300 hr certification.
Angela can be found teaching classes, hosting events, training teachers and leading workshops throughout all of Long Island, Specialty Venues & NYC!
You can connect with Angela on her Facebook Page at Flower Power Yoga, follow her on Twitter @corpyogi, reach out through her website at www.flowerpoweryoga.org or as the Long Island Regional Lead of NY Yoga + Life Magazine launching this fall at firstname.lastname@example.org or just stop by and say hi at our location at the NY Yoga Journal Conference!
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher/practitioner?
My very first teacher from my very first yoga class ever became a driving force in my journey. Her grace, beauty, wisdom of life through the practice, love of the practice & passion resonated with me from day one.
What goals do you have for your future?
There are so many, as I am always creating my legacy! It's a constantly evolving and elevating space which includes sharing my knowledge of the business of yoga to potential teachers, contributing to blogs, digital media space, print magazines, teaching retreats in beautifully nourishing locations & always elevating others to become leaders of their lives and so much more!
What's the funniest moment or most fun experience you've had as a teacher?
Just last night our theme was spring renewal and taking time to allow our flower whether it be a tulip, daffodil, crocus, etc. to make its way through the layers of snow and ice and when the practice started to get toasty and expansive, I heard the funniest line ever from an advanced student who jokingly blurted out, "I think I broke my flower!"
What is your favorite thing about New York?
The variety of the coolest demographics of people, hairstyles, lifestyles, foods, spices & options I've ever known! You can find anything here & love it all!
What advice would you give to someone just beginning to practice yoga?
Beginners should always realize that breath is key so start there. Acknowledging that your body is different every single day, ease into your practice, use as many of the props as you'd like, find your sacred space by trying a variety of teachers and realize that no one else is ever actually looking at you as they practice. The rest will lovingly fall into place.
Tell us something most people don't know about you!
Little known fact about me, I began to take Russian language classes originally in HS and became an exchange student in 1990 at the age of 15 in Moscow & St. Petersburg during the high times of Perestroika! I went on to continue my Russian Language interest in college.