Integrating mind, body and spirit awareness to create a model for life-long wellness and achievement.
Why Running and Yoga? Running and Yoga are my path to Wellness.
The lessons and skills learned through running and yoga are applicable to the pursuit of achievement in all aspects of life. I believe in the yoga philosophy you need to take care of yourself and then you can give of yourself and care for others. I use this philosophy when coaching my clients, as a running coach, as a yoga trainer, and as a social wellness program executive. With a strong knowledge base, insight and intuition I guide myself and others to discover the ability within each of us to achieve all we want from life.
With a shift in attitude and a new perspective, Angela has been able to exceed her goals in running and life.
The Running Yogini adventure began after a 15-year hiatus from running after years of battling the cycle of injury and recovery through high school and college competitive racing. As a result of my research into health, wellness, fitness and athletic training, I was able to start running again. I accomplished my dream to run along the Mediterranean Sea by finishing the French Riviera Marathon. Other accomplishments include completing the Pikes Peak Ascent followed by a repeat visit with my team to the Hood to Coast Relay. My heart still belongs on the track, though, and I am aiming to renew that passion with masters track events.
Yoga means union applied to the mind, body and spirit. This can also be found when running. Effective and efficient running comes from correct breathing technique and running form. Breath awareness provides a tool to efficiently deliver energy to the body, manage stress, and is a mental strategy to provide focus and perseverance. Correct running form leads to longevity in running by avoiding injuries and discovering an ease and power in performance. Learn more on running and yoga coaching.
In the pursuit of creativity and inspiration, Angela continually strives to learn actively through running, yoga & life.
One of my editor’s said “Angela’s writing utilizes her knowledge of several disciplines to bring an uncommon perspective and to offer insight and advice designed to maximize outcome.” The Running Yogini blog is my forum to share the knowledge I’ve gained from studying and experience. It combines my passion for individual wellness through running and yoga and social wellness through community programs and events. I have been asked to be an expert contributor to Runner’s World Magazine, ecomii Food and Health Alternative and various publications. Learn more on writing.
Angela is dedicated to developing partnerships in the belief that collaboration provides high quality services and experiences.
With a decade of distinguished experience of success directing social wellness programs and events, I believe developing relationships with people leads to the promotion of mutual interests and sustains long-term success. I collaborate with community members and programs that support events and activities that address individual and social wellness. I currently serve as Venue Director on the Games Organizing Committee for Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games, Summer Games and Summer Classic. I am an advisor on operations for the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Living after serving my term as a Governor Appointee as Vice Chair of the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Foundation for Physical Fitness. Learn more on partnerships.
“Angela is a detailed-oriented very passionate coach, and healthy lifestyle trainer. Her passion and desire for each person to be successful with their abilities is very evident through the relationships she has developed by working with the Special Olympics organization. She has demonstrated her skills as a leader in the fitness industry through her work with the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness. I was fortunate to be able to serve with her on the Council last year. As I have taken on a leadership role with the Governor’s Council, Angela has been most helpful in assisting me with this transition. Angela continues to assist me, by reviewing our website and other important documents and making recommendations for improvements. I value Angela’s opinion very much and enjoy reaching out to her for her advice.”
~ Clayton Ellis – Chair & President, Colorado Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Living/Colorado Foundation for Physical Fitness
Life Strategies Coaching Certification Program, The Spencer Institute
Certified Endurance Running and Road Racing Coach,
Road Runner Clubs of America
USATF Developmental Coach, USA Track and Field
Yoga Teacher Training, Aura Wellness Center
Bachelor of Science ~ Human Development, emphasis Social Program Development/Coaching minor;
Colorado State University
Vice Chair/Executive Committee ~ Board of Directors/Governor Appointee,
Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness
Venue Director and Games Organizing Committee Member,
Special Olympics Colorado
Professional Member, Road Runner Clubs of America