Debra Williams at Wide Angle Yoga is taking the health benefits of yoga and making it accessible for everyone in a beautifully serene space in the heart of Midtown.
Yoga is always referred to as a practice, because no matter how good we get at it, there’s really no such thing as being good at yoga. So we practice breathing, we practice stretching, and we practice mindfulness, every day. And one of the most beneficial aspects of all that breathing, movement, and meditation? Healing thyself. Yep, Debra Williams at Wide Angle Yoga is taking the health benefits of yoga and making it accessible for everyone in a beautifully serene space in the heart of Midtown. She’s taken it upon herself to teach the world to take care of themselves through yoga, and we couldn’t be more smitten. She teaches each position through a lens of body maintenance, body awareness, and balance, and she thoroughly explains the benefits of each posture- just in case you’re wondering why you need to have your leg all the way up there. Her mother had knee problems, and Debra herself had a severe knee injury, and she got into joint health through yoga. And take it from us, yoga is no joke when it comes to joint health- a lot of pain comes from tightness, weakness, and imbalance in the muscles, and Debra teaches proper alignment so every muscle gets the TLC (and flexibility) it needs.
A native Atlantan, Debra had been practicing for years, and she opened Wide Angle Yoga four years ago. She teaches all levels, from just learning mountain pose to advanced variations on mermaid pose. You may even leave class well on your way to accomplishing the pinnacle of yoga poses- the headstand. It looks hard, but Debra can work with you to create the strength in your core and positioning of your head so you can stand tall and strong, but upside down. Her classes are small, fewer than seven people, so they’re never crowded. At Wide Angle, you’ll never experience what we like to call New York style yoga, where everyone gets crammed in, and flipping your dog ends up putting you on someone else’s mat. And an added bonus to smaller classes? All the one-on-one attention you’ll ever need to become the yogi you’ve always wanted to be. Add to all that a serving of fresh cut fruit and green tea at the end of class, and we think we’ll never leave. Now, be prepared, because she give you homework, so you can stay limber and centered between classes. But homework that feels amazing and makes us healthier? We're getting an A+ on that assignment.