Angela Nunez- Yogi Equestrian Extraordinaire: Intrepid International Ambassador
Angela is a lifelong equestrian who began her journey riding bareback through the Virginia countryside at age three. At age five, Angela and her mother moved to beautiful Garrett County, MD, where Angela grew up exploring the mountains on horseback and competing in local hunter/jumper shows. Angela discovered that she loved training horses, and trained numerous horses and ponies using Natural Horsemanship. Angela has also competed in Dressage, Eventing, and Hunter Paces.
Angela first discovered yoga at Shiva Shakti Power Vinyasa Yoga Studio during her college years at Smith College in Western Massachusetts and has been hooked on yoga ever since. She was awed by the connection of breath, body, mind, and spirit, and continued to explore numerous types of yoga, including Slow Flow, Yin, Jivamukti, Restorative, Aerial, and Hatha. After seven years of practicing, she decided to pursue her 200-hour teaching certification through Open Dimension Teacher Training with Denise Moore (E-RYT 500), and became a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance in May 2015. Angela has since studied with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, Kathryn Budig, and Kino MacGregor. Angela currently resides in Middleburg, VA, where she teaches yoga (on the mat and on horseback), practices yoga with her equine partner, Snowy, and also enjoys her time with Snowy trail riding, doing Dressage, and working on getting back into jumping. You can follow her journey on Instagram (@horse_yoga_girl).
Favorite Intrepid Product-
I love the Best Friend Pad for my horse yoga practice! The Pad provides comfort for me and my horse during our yoga practice. It also provides additional grip and enables me to achieve poses I otherwise would not be able to do on horseback. The Pad is also great for riding, keeping my seat right where it belongs and keeping my horse comfortable and happy!