Hi, my name is Angel Montague and I reside in Huntington Beach, CA. I began my yoga journey in 2010 when a friend invited me to my first yoga class. It was a hot yoga class and I had no idea, I actually wore a long sleeve shirt. I kept exchanging glances with my friend giving her the what the heck are we doing here look. I had never sweated so much in my life! I became hooked. I came for the physical benefits and stayed for the spiritual ones. I instantly knew I wanted to help guide others through this practice which helped transform me in so many ways, yet knew I also had my young family and obligations to consider before making such a commitment. It took two years of this knowing and growing in my own practice when I took the leap into teacher training. I received a 300 hour certification through Core Power Yoga in 2013. Then furthered my education with certifications in Prenatal & Children’s Yoga through Smiling Monkeys and Yin Yoga through Ra Yoga.
Yoga has completely transformed my life. It has helped me uncover parts of myself that were buried deep within. I experienced a lot of trauma as a child in the forms of physical and emotional abuse. Yoga has helped me heal in ways that I always yearned for and ways that I didn’t even know I needed. It opened the door to other modalities of healing as well. Along the way, I became a certified Reiki Master, a Shamanic practitioner and sound healer. I also dive deep into astrology as a means to guide me through the cycles of life. I teach weekly yoga classes, hold monthly Moon circles, and offer Reiki Certification courses. I also work one on one with individuals for private customized sessions, which can include multiple healing modalities. I help others connect to their own healing. It isn’t always easy work as healing is rarely linear. I aim to empower and inspire others to connect deeply with their true selves, and to let them know they are not alone. It is the work I am most proud to do and to be of service. We are just trying our best with what we know and if I can help a fellow human navigate this space and remind them of the beauty they are, then my purpose is fulfilled.
I had this yearning of wanting to combine my gifts of healing with those of my husband, professional artist Taylor Montague. Individually we each have a lot to offer, together we have even more. Thus, Healing Arts Retreats was born in 2020. What started as an idea to combine and share our gifts to help others turned into a reality. We held retreats in Joshua Tree, CA and look forward to expanding our locations. Healing Arts retreats has expanded into a family offering with other members of our family, including our two sons, as integral parts of the whole experiences we offer.
My commitment to my own personal growth are the foundation of my healing work. I am considered to be a healer. However, I believe we each hold power and potential to heal ourselves. I work as a conduit to facilitate healing in a spiritual, mental and physical way.
My favorite ways to spend my time are with my family and friends, especially while in nature. I love surfing, camping, traveling and creating things with my own hands.