Instructor: Angela Slomke
Angela Slomke, MSc Biology, YA-RYT-500. I spent most of my “career” life as a professional Biologist in the Forest and Pipeline Industries and Fisheries Management and now am a certified 500 hour yoga teacher in Hatha Tantra as well as being certified in Restorative, Yin, Somatics and Yoga for Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.
I have travelled all 6 continents studying and living the culture, yogic practices, meditation and lifestyle of 29 countries. This includes 4 months of study of Tantra Yoga in India and Nepal, Tantra Yoga and Shamanism in Ecuador and Peru, Bio-Energetic Shaking Meditation in Bali and Hridaya Silent Meditation in Mexico (from the traditions of Tantra and Advaita Vedanta) to name a few. This exposure to world cultures, peoples and spiritual practices has made me very passionate about bringing the traditional yogic science and teachings back into “Western” yoga and life. Yoga means “to unite” and in ancient India there were infinite practices as doorways to this union, as there are infinite differences in people. As such I love incorporating all aspects of yoga: mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation, Shakti dance, the Tantric practice of chakra connection and pauses of integration between asanas and even plant medicine into my yoga classes/workshops and retreats, utilizing a more meditative, yin approach.
I’ve also spent the past 10 years studying the cacao plant (chocolate) including time in plantations and with artisanal chocolate producers in Ecuador and Mexico and I offer workshops in making healthy chocolates and elixirs incorporating superfoods/herbs of the world. Additionally, I am a Flower Essence Practitioner, a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master and Certified in Herbology and Nutrition and it is this diversified background that makes me passionate about making the links between all my worlds of study in Biological sciences, natural nutrition, plant and energy medicine and how they connect to yoga, meditation and spiritual evolution.
Yin Certified 50 hours with Bernie Clark 2015
Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Certified 40 hours with Andrea Peloso 2016
200hr YTT in Tantra Yoga and Shamanism at Durga’s Tiger School of Tantra Yoga & Shamanism, Ecuador 2017
300hr Advanced YTT in Kaula Tantra Yoga at Sri Kali Ashram, India 2018
200hr YTT Hatha and Tantric Vinyasa Yoga & Traditional Tantra – Yogini Tantrika, SatyaLoka School, India 2018
SomaYoga Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD, 15 hours with YogaNorth, Duluth MN, 2016
SomaYoga & Somatic Intensive 20 hours with YogaNorth Duluth MN, 2017
30hr CE Certificate in Yamas and Niyamas Deep Dive, Yoga4All, Paula Ribotto, 2017
23hr CE Certificate, Art of Awareness Workshop on the Vijnana Bhairva Tantra, Hridaya Yoga School, Mexico 2019
80 Hour Module of Saul David Raye’s Prana, Soma Soul 200hr YTT 2019
Certificate in Hands-On Assisting, 5 hours, Esther myers yoga studio, Toronto
Certificate in Yoga Nidra, Yoga International
Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master Certified, May 2017