~ the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes ~

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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Reverence: Salve for the Heart | Yogacara Teacher Training

Reverence In Your Yoga Practice | What does it mean to feel reverence? Wikipedia defines it as: ”A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.” Reverence is...
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Home Inside Yourself: Cultivating It | Yogacara Teacher Training

Home Inside Ourselves, Regardless Of Location | I’ve always been pretty good at finding a sense of home inside myself. Lately, I’m out of my home country more than I’m in it, so...
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Kapha Dosha: Understanding Ayurveda | Yogacara Teacher Training

Kapha Dosha: Water & Earth | Kapha describes anything that is made up predominantly of Earth and Water; this could be a season, climate, food, plant, animal or person. In...
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Presence: Why & How To Cultivate It | Yogacara Teacher Training

Presence is a Moment-to-Moment Practice Presence is simultaneously the most important and the most challenging practice we will undertake in our lives. Merriam-Webster defines...
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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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