Charlotte Yoga Staff
Angie Davis - Yoga Instructor
Yoga became an important part of my life in 2010. As I committed to a regular practice, I noticed almost immediately that each time I left the yoga studio I was elated! I wanted that feeling again and again…that feeling of exhilaration mixed with exhaustion. I had a deep desire to learn more about yoga and deepen my own yoga practice.
I completed my 200-hour teacher training in the spring of 2011 with Tanner Bazemore and Johnna Smith. I wanted to serve others and help cultivate in other people the same feeling of strength and confidence that I had acquired through yoga. I completed my 500-hour RYT with Rolf Gates in the spring of 2013.
During this time, I also discovered Ashtanga yoga. I love and was immediately attracted to the discipline, commitment, and perseverance this type of practice requires. Ashtanga has been a deeply healing practice for me, as it steadies my mind and body. I have been able to overcome many personal obstacles through this practice. In 2016, I made my first month long trip to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois at K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. I continue to study with Sharath, when he travels to the United States. Currently, I practice under the guidance of authorized level 2, ashtanga yoga teacher, Taylor Hunt. I hope to someday have the opportunity to combine my knowledge as a psychologist with ashtanga yoga, and use this practice to help others overcome addictions to alcohol, drugs and disordered eating.
My teaching style is compassionate, warm and encouraging. My classes are challenging, and I work hard to develop sequences that build strength and cultivate awareness in the body.
Yoga continues to humble and challenge me every day. I cannot begin to put into words how grateful I am for my first teachers: Johnna Smith, Tanner Bazemore, and Rolf Gates. And also my ashtanga teachers who have guided my ashtanga practice: Sharath Jois, Larry Hobbs and Taylor Hunt. The love and respect that I have for each of them is immeasurable. Rolf, Tanner, and Johnna changed the trajectory of my life forever. My ashtanga teachers encourage me to do things that I never thought possible with strength, grace and courage. While I know that I cannot teach identical to my teachers, I hope that pieces of their wisdom and patience show up in the way that I teach students who come to my class. I sincerely love being a yoga teacher, and I am so grateful for my students and the presence of yoga in my life.