Angelique Sandas - Personal Biography
Angelique Sandas is a lifelong student of movement and the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. It began with gymnastics and dance, initiating her love of movement, the body's natural way of expressing ideas, emotions and experiences. Angelique received her B.A. in dance from the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1999, during which she spent some time studying at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England. It was also during these years that she was first introduced to yoga. In yoga, Angelique's relationship with movement developed new depth and meaning. She became inspired to share what she was learning and felt drawn to teach.
In 2003, Angelique traveled to Thailand to study with Paul Dallaghan in the Ashtanga yoga system as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and received her teaching certification. She has also studied pranayama and yogic philosophy with Sri O.P. Tiwari of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, India and received advanced anatomy and adjustment training from David Keil.
Until 2007, Angelique taught and practiced in Chicago. She then moved to Miami Beach where she has worked closely in the Ashtanga method with her teacher and mentor, Kino MacGregor, as well as Tim Feldmann and Greg Nardi at Miami Life Center. In June 2012, yoga brings Angelique to Shanti Yoga Shala in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She has had the opportunity to study with the Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and continues her training with his grandson, Sri R. Sharath Jois, in Mysore, India. During her 2011 visit to study in Mysore, Angelique received authorization to teach Ashtanga yoga from Sri R. Sharath Jois. She is a dedicated instructor and a devoted student of yoga, embodying the spirit through its physical expression.
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