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Lakshmi Norwood

I hold my teachers close to my heart - with great respect and love - and honor their influences by remaining disciplined, reflective and devotional in my own practice.

  • Certified at the 500-hour level
  • Leads 200 and 300-hour teacher trainings
  • Family therapist, group facilitator and hospice social worker

An early interest in athletics, spiritual growth and helping others made yoga an inevitable path for me. Physical expression has always been part of my life. As a child, I remember tucking my ankles behind my head - and the satisfaction that came from witnessing my parents’ consternation! Neighborhood friends were mostly boys, so learning to climb trees, swing from ropes, and swim the sound was essential if I wanted to keep up. I relied on this physical confidence later in running, cheerleading, rockclimbing and skiing, and was eventually led to demanding and disciplined yoga teachers who taught humility and dispassion through physical practice.

Witnessing the vulnerability of my infant daughters when they were born caused me to see the world through more compassionate eyes. My asana practice softened, and my spiritual practice deepened. I soon discovered dance and physical play, with its individual expression and potential for intimate - and temporal - connection, and began examination of the principles of Ayurveda, Classical Yoga, and Tantra . . . all rooted in non-dualism (Advaita Vedanta). I hold my teachers close to my heart - with great respect and love - and honor their influences by remaining disciplined, reflective and devotional in my own practice.

Find out more at angienorwoodyoga.com

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