Angela Bode

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I stumbled into my first yoga class over 10 years ago. I very quickly fell in love with the practice of yoga and everything it has to offer. I’m originally from Germany and have been living on Australia’s sunny shores for over eight years now. And absolutely loving it.

I see my yoga practice as a way to cultivate a space where I can return to the places and memories that bring me joy. My practice always allows me to return home to myself. Every day and to this day.

I love to provide a space where others can grow their practice and discover their true home within themselves. My classes are inspired by free and natural movements - with a pinch of curiosity, compassion and most importantly, laughter.

Teaching & Certification

  • Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at the Australian Yoga Academy / 350hr / Yoga Australia / December 2016
  • Postgraduate Teacher Training Level 2 at Ihana Yoga / 150hr / Yoga Australia / September 2018
  • Mantra and Nada Yoga Training with Mei Lai Swan / 30hr / June 2017

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: I do! Of course only with the consent from students.

  • Theming: I love to theme my classes! This can be anything from something I observed in nature, a passage from my favorite book to ancient yogic philosophies.

  • Sequencing: I love to slowly warm up the body with lots of spinal waves and twists to create space and warmth across the entire body. From here, we’ll start to build a sequence and add layers each round. I love playing around with fun balancing poses and backbends in every class.

  • Music: It’s always a mix of tunes - from soft Nils Frahm to Elvis Presley (yeah baby!)

On & Off the Mat With: Angela Bode

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

I love to offer a space that allows every single person to completely be themselves. A space that is available to everyone - regardless of age, gender, background or experience.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

It is an ever evolving journey for me! I love how one can never “finish” yoga, turn one corner to uncover a whole new set of challenges and adventures. This is what motivates me to unroll my yoga mat time after time - when on the days when it’s hard.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

My classes are inspired by free and natural movements - with a pinch of curiosity, compassion and most importantly, laughter.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

To be honest, I love to mix it up. Ideally each class has elements of experimentation, restoration and movement.

I love how one can never “finish” yoga, turn one corner to uncover a whole new set of challenges and adventures.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

I do a lot of strength training using animal flow and controlled strength techniques.

What's your go-to spot in Melbourne to get inspired?

Anywhere with nature and greenery.

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

I can only think of one person - Ray Charles! He was an amazing and inspiring artist.

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

I walk barefoot.

And lastly because it's fun, what's your spirit animal?

I love this question! My friends have often called me chameleon, as I love to adapt and shift to suit the environment around me.

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