May 18, 2018
In this Changemaker Challenge episode, Carly Banks chats with Yoga Health Coach Angela Hammond about the breakthroughs they experienced at the Yogahealer retreat in March 2018. Connection and communication happens quickly and deeply when you’re in person with people on the same path as you, people who “speak your language.” It’s an invaluable experience to wellness practitioners who often work alone. In the “pressure cooker” of the retreat experience, we help each other evolve as individuals and as wellness pros. The ability to stand in a room with your peers and see yourself as someone like them, someone who is making big shifts, someone who is being a catalyst for change, results in powerful identity evolution. Cate has an uncanny ability to relay information that, in the hand of another, could come off as heady and esoteric in a way that is relatable, digestible and manageable. Because of that, we get further faster in the retreat environment. We left with clarity about how to move forward with our businesses; we left feeling like the leaders that we are, and we left having made connections with other amazing course members who we might not have discovered or connected within the online community.
Angela Hammond is the owner of Main Street Yoga, the first yoga studio in Fairmont, West Virginia. Yoga found Angela about 20 years ago. She started practicing yoga in her living room with her three young sons running circles around her. After practicing on her own for years with books, VHS tapes, and DVDs, Angela completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in February of 2016 and she is currently working towards her 500 hour certification at Asheville Yoga Center. After a short flirtation with Ayurveda years ago, Angela has found her way back to it through Yoga Health Coaching and is enjoying empowering other women to take charge of their health with the habits of Body Thrive. Contact her on website and her facebook page.