Meet Jackie Angulo
1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you.
My passion for my career and yoga has really allowed me to work with children and families in a unique way. Yoga has so many benefits for children and can help facilitate social-emotional development, speech-language skills, cognitive skills, emotional regulation, self-confidence, motor skills, etc., the list can go on and on!! With the experience and knowledge from my career and yoga, I have been able to create fun and meaningful yoga classes for children that not only give them to tools to cope with our ever changing world, but also help them learn social skills, language, memory, attention skills and so much more. I truly believe in the power of yoga. I also offer yoga classes to parents because I believe the dynamic in the household is crucial to a child's development, and I believe yoga helps parents stay present, and better handle their daily stresses. This energy carries over to the child making life more peaceful for everyone. Besides my passion for children and yoga, I am a free spirit and a lover of nature, dancing, food, music, and traveling!
2- What inspired you, if any, to join the Warrior Flow 200-Hour Yoga Training’s faculty?
I have been teaching kids yoga for many years, and with the knowledge and experience from my profession, I have been in the process of creating my own online kid’s yoga teacher training course so that other’s can teach children the magic of yoga. I have taught online kid's classes with Warrior Flow in the past and when Adrian reached out to me to be part of the team, it felt like the perfect fit at the perfect time!
3- In simple words, what does yoga mean to you?
Yoga to me means connection. Connection to myself and the world around me.
4- What is the main difference between learning yoga now and when you took your first yoga training?
When I first did my teacher training, I didn’t realize that it was just the tip of the iceberg and there is so much to learn and grow from yoga. It is a daily practice that you must actively practice in order to deepen it within yourself and help guide others to deepen it within themselves.
5- In your opinion, why is this a key moment in time to learn yoga?
We’re living in an ever-changing world filled with distractions, worries and fears and now more then ever we need to focus on your inner landscape and our mental and physical health.
6- Who would you be without yoga?
Definitely not the person I want to be.
7- Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are today?
I’ve had the pleasure of having many yoga teachers as close friends, and they have really inspired me and pushed me to be the best version of myself.
8- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?
I think the corona virus pandemic was a pivotal challenge in my life, as I’m sure it has been for many in the world. It was truly a rollercoaster of emotions, with many ups and downs and twists and turns. I’ve had to learn to do things differently, and live my life differently. But I will say it has provided me the space to self-reflect and to cultivate a new vision for my life. It has allowed me to dig a little deeper into my soul, and has helped me discover what I can do to restructure myself on how to live a more positive, abundant, and loving life. I know this is the path that I must take in order to give and share my gifts with the world.
9- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
Spread the love! Share your knowledge. Be kind. Take care of our planet.
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