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Featured Instructor: Angela Meyer
Jul 31 2015

Featured Instructor: Angela Meyer

Angela1Meet one of VIDA’s most tenured yoga instructors + martial arts expert Angela Meyer! Angela has been with VIDA for four years and currently teaches seven yoga classes a week at both the Yards and U Street.

Angela’s been athletic her whole life, and loves to share her passion for yoga and martial arts with others. She first got into yoga while playing soccer for the University of Alabama and went straight for the intense stuff – Bikram (heated) yoga!

“I like to sweat. In Bikram it’s 110 degrees and very detoxifying,” says Angela.

She started discovering other types of yoga while living in Denver after college and began practicing regularly. After moving to DC in 2003 for a job with an AIDS Hospice, she says she needed something to take her mind off the less-than-cheerful work environment she was facing on a daily basis.

“I loved the grounding aspect of yoga; it helped me find my balance. I’m an extremist, so yoga really helps calm my fire,” she says.

Her instructors and fellow yogis kept encouraging her to start teaching, so she eventually got certified at the Down Dog Yoga studio in Georgetown. Since then she has taught part-time at various yoga studios throughout the city while holding full-time ‘day-jobs,’ (including the Group Fitness Manager position at Metropole, and the Regional Director at the YMCA) but finally made the decision to start teaching yoga and her other passion, martial arts, full time.

“I love being able to create a space for people to practice and figure out exactly what they need from their practice that day. It’s very empowering to tell people how to do something, and then watching them discover it for themselves,” says Angela.

Angela2Her VIDA yoga classes include a heated sunrise yoga at the Yards, plus Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Yoga for Athletes at both U Street and the Yards. When she’s not teaching at VIDA, Angela teaches at a Budokon studio (a mixed yoga & martial arts practice) where she leads training programs for other instructors to get certified. She’s also experienced in Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga and Muay Thai, and is working on bringing her own self defense program to VIDA!

“Yoga has so many benefits to other cross training programs. It helps with your range of motion, balance, alignment and movements in general. Try it – it’s definitely a workout!” says Angela.

As someone who has taught yoga all over the city, she comments that the quality of VIDA’s yoga program is on par with other smaller yoga studios she’s experienced.

“VIDA has done a great job of really investing in their yoga program and finding quality instructors. I’m very impressed with the integrity that I have always been treated with and the culture we have created for yogis. People come here just for yoga now,” she says.

Angela3Some of Angela’s other hobbies when she’s not teaching, practicing, or training include biking around the city and trying out new restaurants (Kapnos is her fave!) You also may have seen her on the big screen at the Nationals Ballpark at our Yoga In The Outfield event back in June, leading a class of over 1000 yogis on the field. Check the class schedule to see when you can drop in a class with Angela this week!

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GALLERY PLACE

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – Thanksgiving – 8am-12pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

CITY VISTA

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – 7am-1pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

U STREET, LOGAN, BALLSTON, YARDS

  • Wednesday, November 25th – 7am-7pm
  • Thursday, November 26th – Thanksgiving – 7am-1pm
  • Friday, November 27th – 7am-7pm

Holiday Hours ›

UST, LC & Ballston Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 7am –2pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Thursday 12/31: 7am – 5pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 7pm

The Yards Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 5am – 3pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Saturday 12/26: 7am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm

City Vista Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 5am – 1pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm

Gallery Place Holiday Hours

  • Thursday12/24: 8am – 2pm
  • Friday 12/25: CLOSED
  • Saturday 12/26: 7am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12/31: 5am – 7pm
  • Friday 1/1: 7am – 9pm
Vida Fitness
City Vista 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 289-8432 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

City Vista

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Phone: (202) 289-8432

$ 45 K Street, NW Washington D.C. 20001
Vida Fitness
Metropole 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005
(202) 588-5559 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Metropole

Phone: (202) 588-5559

$ 1517 15th Street, NW Washington D.C. 20005

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001
(202) 742-1940 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Renaissance Hotel

Phone: (202) 742-1940

$ 999 9th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington D.C. 20001

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:30am – 10:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 6:00 am – 10:00pm

Vida Fitness
U Street 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009
(202) 939-2577 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

U Street

Phone: (202) 939-2577

$ 1612 U Street, NW Washington D.C. 20009

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
Verizon 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004
(202) 393-8432 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

Verizon

Phone: (202) 393-8432

$ 601 F Street, NW Washington D.C. 20004

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm

Vida Fitness
The Yards 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003
(202) 554-0444 info@vidafitness.com Facebook Twitter Instagram

The Yards

Phone: (202) 554-0444

$ 1212 4th Street, SE Washington D.C, 20003

Open: Mon-Fri: 5:00am – 11:00pm

Open: Sat & Sun: 7:00 am – 9:00pm