For Angelika yoga permeates every aspect of her life. She believes that one of the best ways to gain even the slightest understanding of what the vast science and art of yoga has to offer is by practicing daily. Therefore for her, the ongoing study of yoga, especially the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, have to be combined with day-to-day practice of asanas (postures), pranayama, and meditation, as well as an awareness of how she moves in the world. It is all of this combined, which has changed her life profoundly, and brings ever-increasing joy, daily.
Angelika has taught for nearly 30 years, and her personal practice spans more than 34 years. She has run North Sydney Yoga school since 1997. She encourages students to gently explore and deepen a regular practice at their own pace. With ongoing study and yearly attendance of several workshops and retreats, she has endeavored to keep her teaching fresh, alive, and progressive. Angelika's teaching is said to be clear, compassionate & challenging.
Main influences over the years were
In Ashtanga Vinyasa:
Graeme & Leonie Northfield, Dena Kingsberg, Peter Sanson, Gregor Maehle, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswami.
Eilleen Hall, Trevor Tangye, Tim Miller, Louisa Sear, Petri Raisanen, John Scott, David Williams, and Annie Grover Pace
- Consistent study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Michael deManincor
- Teacher training with the Heart of Yoga association (Mark Whitwell, Karen Schaefer)
- BKS Iyengar, Geta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, Eve Grzybowski, Simon Borg-Olivier
- Practiced in and influenced by Buddhism through the attendance of several silent retreats
- Study of the Japanese healing method Shiatsu and Macrobiotics, and Reiki
- Anatomy and Physiology Certificate - Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss
- Anatomy and Physiology with Leslie Kaminoff
If you would like to inquire about classes or for detailed information regarding the prerequisites and content of the 'One-Year Practice & Study Course' or the highly personalized 'Three Year Teacher Training', contact Angelika.
About North Sydney Yoga:
At North Sydney Yoga we offer a clear, light space for you to come and practice an ancient science from India - Yoga. Our classes are intimate and are conducted in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive way, with much care given to your individual needs and abilities.
Bring out the best in yourself.
Ashtanga is a profoundly powerful method of yoga, and its benefits are many - you will relax; detoxify; get a lean, strong, flexible and healthy body; feel more emotionally equipped to deal with life’s every day challenges; and enjoy a peaceful state of mind.
At North Sydney Yoga, we remain true to the integrity of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Our classes are challenging but the environment is supportive and non-competitive. Our teachers are highly experienced and genuinely interested in your well-being.
A deep wisdom guides the school, drawing on the beautiful teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Add to the richness with a regular Pranayama practice. Fine-tune your skills with international guest teachers.