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

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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.

 

RAISE YOUR VIBRATION & CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Namaste