Mia Bostic, owner
“You have to go to the very edge, again and again. That’s how eventually you go beyond.” ~ Sri Dharma Mittra
Mia discovered yoga while going through a very difficult experience in life. Yoga made her happy, relaxed and left her with the feeling that she could take on any challenge that came her way. From her very first yoga class she knew it was going to be something she did for the rest of her life. Yoga has taught her to live a life full of love and trust in the universe. She has been teaching yoga since 2004; completed two 200-hour yoga alliance teacher trainings, teacher training level 1 with Baron Baptiste as well as a children’s yoga training program. Since 2001, her practice has grown from a purely physical practice to a committed study of yoga philosophy, practice and spirituality. A perpetual student, she is currently studying with Yoga Master, Sri Dharma Mittra and Sri Andrei Ram Om where she is constantly reminded of the importance of compassion, laughter and the true purpose of yoga – self-realization. Mia’s classes include chanting, pranayama, asana practice as well as a lot of laughs and fun. Her focus in every class is connecting to the breath and being present on the mat – leaving you open to receive the magic that comes from yoga. Having the opportunity to share her passion and love of yoga is one she holds close to her heart, she is forever grateful for the people that continually show up and share their practice with her.
“Be Here, Now.” – Ram Dass
Yoga reminds us to stay present because when one is present, one can fully reap the benefits of life. Angelina began yoga a few years ago because she wanted an alternative way to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. She began slowly by taking a beginner’s series and working one-on-one in private lessons with her teacher. As she saw results, it encouraged her to keep coming back – and she did. In fact, she developed a Sadhana (daily spiritual practice). Angelina has been a disciplined student for the past few years and the more she learns about yoga, the more she wants to learn. As she deepened her practice and started applying the principles she was learning on the mat to off the mat, it became evident that she needed to share this lifestyle with others. When Angelina is not on her mat, she will likely be exploring some new nature-related adventure, cooking, or reading.
Angelina completed a 250-hour yoga teacher training at Sangha Yoga with Mia Bostic. She dedicates her practice to Mia for shining the light on her path and guiding her to where she is today.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self”
Amber is a creative soul with a deep love for travel, art, and food. She first came to yoga in college and continued to stumble upon its teachings as she traveled around the world. For Amber, yoga has always been a grounding and stabilizing force in a world of constant fluctuation. For years, she entertained the idea of becoming a teacher before the Universe provided her with an opportunity to go to India to complete her yoga teacher training. After three months and 500 hours of training under Swami Sudhir, she has returned to share her love of yoga with others. Amber teaches a welcoming class focused on finding fluidity in movement, flowing with the breath, and leaving the student feeling better and more connected with their lives. As a teacher she has been described as having a calm, playful, and warm presence.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty….otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha
Heather is a graduate of the first Sangha Yoga 250 hour Teacher Training program. She came to call Sangha Yoga her home in 2016, but her love of yoga stems from the healing aspects of a consistent yoga practice. In 2014, a shoulder injury prevented her from practicing yoga, as well as her other passion – cycling, for an extended period of time. However, when she was able to finally practice yoga again, the ability to build from a gentle yoga practice back to a vinyasa practice solidified her belief in the centuries old philosophies and teachings of yoga related to healing the mind, body, and spirit. As an avid cyclist, she believes in the benefits of cross training with yoga to help her maintain a strong core and balance. As a professional, she believes in the health of the mind and the reduction of stress through meditation.
“Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho
Tara starting practicing yoga early in 2014, in Washington, DC. After a major life event left her with a lot of spare time on her hands, she found a new found sense of purpose through yoga. She started practicing at Sangha in early 2015 and found an instant connection with Mia and the studio. She finally moved to Mechanicsburg later that year and has been a dedicated student of Mia’s ever since. To her, yoga is a very rewarding practice. She believes that you will always get out of it what you put into it – maybe even more! While she thrives in a physical practice, what she has learned through the 250 hour Sangha Yoga Teacher Training, has opened her heart and mind to all the other aspects of yoga. These teachings have started her on a path to find and understand her true happiness. While the journey is still ongoing, the practice of yoga – and all it’s layers – has given her the tools to grow, learn, adapt and change. She understands that everyone values their yoga experiences differently, so expect her classes to be demanding but also fun! Her students will walk away from her classes feeling strong and refreshed!