Since it is the new year and everyone is focused on taking care of themselves, we decided to put the spotlight on someone who specializes in just that! Today is a spotlight on Angela Beaver, yogi, and yoga instructor. Let's get to it!
How did you get your start?
I started practicing yoga in 2006. I was hooked as soon as I stepped on the mat! I started to play with the idea of teaching several years later. I held off for a while due to my fear of public speaking and just the idea of me teaching a class was terrifying. I decided 2012 was the year! I threw all that fear to the side and signed up for teacher training. I began teaching in spring that year. I still get nervous from time to time but I love what I do! I would not change it for anything! Being a yoga instructor is challenging sometimes but it is also very,very rewarding.
Was there one job or contact that set the course of your career?
Nirvana Yoga! This was the studio I started my practice at also where I trained. I taught my first classes there and I still teach a class there!
What is your favorite/most successful way to advertise?
I prefer social media and SEO (search engine optimization) AKA a Google search.
If there was one thing you could change about your career, what would it be?
That the business side of yoga was just as Zen.
What is your favorite stress reliever?
Well…let me think about that...yoga! I would say specifically a yummy restorative class with lots of props, hands on adjustments and essential oils. I also find meditation to be quite magical. Last but not least, massage!
What is your favorite destination?
ITALY! ITALY and more Italy.
Angela owns her own business, Atlanta Yoga Instructors, which is a service offering private yoga whenever and wherever throughout the Atlanta Metro area. Atlanta Yoga Instructors comes to you to help you achieve your goals on your time, at your place. Made up on an accomplished pool of certified yoga instructors, they're well-suited to guide you on your journey from where you are, to where you want to be.
If you are interested in learning more, go to the website above or contact Angela via Instagram. She is even hosting a retreat in Puerto Rico this October if you are interested in practicing yoga in paradise!