Name: Angel Magaña Ananda Baker
Hometown: Los Angeles by way of San Diego by way of San Rafael
Training: 200 Hours with Karen Russell of UnityOne Yoga
Specialization: Hatha Flow, strong flow, body awareness, mindfulness on and off the mat. Kindness and self love through practice.
Astrological Sign: Capricorn all day long
Playlist Favorites: Silence and breath to classical to 70s to meditation to Americana
Hobbies/Passions: Literature, poetry, equine therapy, ethical eating
What was your path to yoga OR what has yoga brought to your life?
I am a life-long student of yoga by way of a thirteen-year detour as an attorney. The imprint was formed at a very young age when my parents met as yoga instructors at the Yoga Center in San Francisco in the seventies. A child of the yoga boom in California, I was doing lotus pose in quiet meditations before kindergarten and reciting quotes about the limitless nature of the cosmos to entertain myself while I drew pictures of horses or made up stories about my stuffed animals. Through yoga, I was made. I am interested in all forms of awareness, kindness, and energy. I teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with a focus on mindfulness, transformation, and dedication. We flow. We work. We breathe. We play. You set the intentions and we reach them together.
Favorite pose: Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), Lizard (Utthan Pristhasana)
What are 3 adjectives to describe you? Verbose, passionate, driven. (A kind storm.)