Teacher Spotlight: Angelica Rose

Angelica Rose

2,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional

Practicing Yoga since: 2003

Teaching at ASC since: 2006

Why do you love teaching yoga?

When I came to Alive and Shine Center in 2003, I was very stressed and unwell and the only time I felt good was after yoga class. When I healed myself from several physical issues and started feeling better emotionally and mentally as well, I knew that I had found something so special, that all I wanted to do was to be able to share it with others. I left my career at Microsoft to become a Purna Yoga™ teacher. I love being able to share my love of Purna Yoga™ and Heartfull™ Meditation as it opens my heart as well as the hearts of others.

What is your favorite quote?

I don’t have a favorite quote; I like many! Here is one I use often. It is from the book Savitri by Sri Aurobindo: “Awakened to the meaning of my heart, that to feel love and oneness is to live.”

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?

Don’t be concerned with whether or not you are “good at yoga." Notice how you feel. If you are feeling better, if you are feeling a larger capacity to love, then that is what is important.

What benefits have you received from Purna Yoga?

I could never list all the benefits. Purna Yoga™ and Heartfull™ Meditation have changed my life so fully that a list would be a mighty undertaking. Here are a few highlights: Better relationship with myself and others, being part of a beautiful community, getting to study with Savitri and Aadil who are two exceptionally wonderful teachers, ability to love more through a more open heart, ability to have my daughter and to have confidence raising her as a healthy and loving person, fully healing from scoliosis, having an easy and powerful way to manage stress, and a much healthier lifestyle (and therefore a much healthier body).