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Meet our Teaching Team

Angela Strynkowski 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, B.A.

Owner
Co-Creator/Co-Director of Teacher Training

Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor

Angela combines her studies, experience, and understanding of the Ashtanga Yoga System, Jivamukti Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Intergral Yoga, Bhakti Yoga (Devotional Yoga), and Jnana Yoga (Intellectual Yoga) to encourage and challenge her students physically, mentally and spiritually. There is an element of focus and concentration well-balanced with lightness, joy and a sense of humor. Practitioners are guided to experience and live their personal understanding of YOGA… UNION.

Angela has been on a path of self discovery/self study since she was a child. She is an interdisciplinary Bhakti Yogi (Devotional Yogi). Angela’s first teachers were her family. They were role models for Union with the “Divine/Creation/Self”. After a few years of “suffering” from an Eating Disorder Angela discovered Hatha Yoga (Physical Yoga), while studying for a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.

 

Angela has had the honor of practicing with many Masters of Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga through numerous retreats, workshops, classes and Teacher Trainings. Some of the more well known Masters of these disciplines that she has studied with include: Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, James Butkevich, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Swami Bua, Amba Stapleton, and Don Stapleton of Nosara Institute. Angela has studied Sanskrit with Manorama from Sanskrit Studies and chanting with many Bhakti Yogis such as Krishna Das and Bhagavad Das. Angela also attributes her understanding of Yoga and the mind to her literary studies of many Buddhist and Yogic texts.

 

Her strong attraction to nature and solitude have influenced her to develop an in depth practice of countless month long travel experiences over the last 16 years. The Himalayas and the South West of the USA have experientially developed Angela through combining the exposure of nature with meditation, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, chanting, hiking, climbing, swimming in Mountain lakes, soaking in Natural Hot Springs, sky diving, snorkeling, kayaking and reading. Angela has been teaching Yoga going on her 11th year... She has led YogAdventure Retreats to Costa Rica and The Caribbean Island of St. John. Beautiful "upstate" New York and the majestic and magical Sedona, Arizona. She enjoys bringing people together and Travel...so naturally Yoga, Travel and inner and outer adventure had to go together.

 

She has counseled people with Eating Disorders. She strongly believes food is medicine for the Body and the Soul. She has studied herbalism and nutrition since she was a teen. Both formally in college and "informally." She believes Yoga and Meditation are Medicine for the Body, Mind and Soul. Because of these beliefs and personal experiences, Angela will to continue her studies and she will continue to encourage people to find Well-Being and True Wellness of Body, Mind and Spirit!

 

A Jewel in the Lotus is a collective effort to create a cozy space
where we can practice the Art and Science of Yoga.

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(631) 316-9871

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A Jewel In The Lotus Yoga Studio
Babylon, NY

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