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Angela Inglis Shares

Angela Inglis Shares ~ I’ve always felt grateful to be alive and for the good fortune that I was born into. I live in a relatively free country, was raised by a loving mother and I have a body and mind that function quite well, when I take care of them.

angela inglisAs someone with such privilege, I’ve always been driven to help others who are less fortunate than I am. What I realized as I travelled and gained life experience, though, was that I couldn’t be quite sure how to help others because I hadn’t walked in their shoes. So my ambition to help others was replaced by recognition that – before I could effectively assist others, I had to understand them and their needs. And before I could hope to understand another, I had to deeply understand myself; my fears, hopes and motivations. This was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to self-inquiry. I began to spend as much time reflecting on life as I did living it.

When I was quite young, I read this quote attributed to Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” It impacted me greatly. Doing a job I love has been one of the main aims of my life.

I’m equal parts philosopher, artist and teacher. But above all, I’m a student; a student of life. I’ve been an academic, an actor, a singer and songwriter; a health advocate, social justice activist, ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher, curriculum developer and a writer.

Every one of these pursuits has offered me the opportunity to explore my own mind and heart; my potential. I’ve seen that I’m capable of so much more than I ever thought I was. At the same time, I’ve learned that it’s okay to be where I’m at; I don’t have to do anything – to achieve anything – to be worthy of others’ investment or love. This realization has been the single most important insight I’ve had. It has completely transformed my life from the inside, out.

As a teacher, writer and musician – my main pursuits now – I get to share what I’ve learned with others. I’ve not only found a job I love, I’ve found a job that cultivates love – first inwardly and then outwardly. And for that I am truly and deeply grateful.

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Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage | Yogacara Teacher Training

Abhyanga as an Act of Self-Love Today while doing Abhyanga (self-massage with oil), I realized what a beautiful act of self-love this self-care practice is. We often say we love...
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Choice: Can We Choose How We Feel? | Yogacara Teacher Training

Choice Is A Complex Matter At the risk of opening a big can of philosophical worms that can’t possibly be tidily closed again in one article, I’d like to talk about the idea of...
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Suffering: Its Uses and Benefits | Yogacara Teacher Training

Suffering Well to Realize True Happiness My experience has shown me that suffering is an essential ingredient in a life that feels whole and real. Whether it’s my own (hopefully...
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Panchakarma: Five Cleansing Actions | Yogacara Teacher Training

Panchakarma: What You Need to Know Panchakarma is an integral part of Ayurveda. Literally translated, it means 5 Actions and it refers to the purification practices used in...
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I loved her personality, her knowledge her calm and flexibility. She made us look forward to every sessions with her.  

Magalie Levasseur, France Yoga Teacher Training

Angela is a very professional and knowledgeable teacher with a great sense of humour too. 

Susannah Crook, France Yoga Teacher Training

So personal and super engaged and enthusiastic about what she was teaching, and great at reading us and know when was time to do what. 

Jenny Ærthøj Storm, France Yoga Teacher Training

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