Hello! I am Angela Goodwin and I am the founder and principal teacher at Yoga Bradford. I wish you a warm welcome =) I believe that yoga is for everyone and know that everybody’s journey is different and this individuality should be nurtured. My classes at Yoga Bradford have a relaxed, informal atmosphere to provide nourishment for the body and soul! Every great journey starts with the first step and I am here to help you find your yoga path.
I was first drawn to Yoga in because it offered a welcome inner sanctuary away from the stress and anxieties of hectic life. I have a first class BSc (Hons) in Psychology and I enjoy exploring the similarities between Mindfulness and Yoga. Mindfulness increases awareness, clarity and acceptance of our present-moment reality by paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This mindfulness approach can help combat anxiety & depression and is one of the underlying principles of yoga practice, which directs focus to the breath and body to provide a moving meditation. Mindfulness and yoga changed my life from suffering with daily anxiety and panic attacks to a feeling of being in control; knowing I had the choice how to respond to a situation and the knowledge that I had a choice was a break-through! That’s not to say it’s easy, but with practise it can start to be a new habit and behaviour and can empower you to take back your life.
I have been practising yoga since 1998 and I completed my teacher training with Brian Cooper (PhD) and Nichi Green in 2013. I am an experienced practitioner of Ashtanga yoga and I studied with and assisted Joey Miles at Ashtanga Yoga Leeds, which has also provided firm foundations for my practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga.
I am and always will be a student, always curious about new tools that can help support us through life. As such, along my journey I have attended workshops/training with internationally recognised teachers David Swenson, Tim Feldman, David Garrigues, Eddie Stern, Stu Girling, Esther Ekhart, Granville Cousins and Durga Devi and I look forward to sharing with you the tools and tips I have learned along the way.
I am currently proudly teaching yoga to the Bradford City football team to support their training by improving mobility and flexibility to reduce the risk of injury and improve recovery.
Angela is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance UK