Amy is best known for giving out free hugs and “making you do weird things” in class. Her intention is to blend Yoga's sacred philosophy with modern day movements so you can function in everyday life. Her teaching style is lighthearted but heart filled. While she loves to teach energizing & empowering classes, her true passion is Yin Yoga. The long holds, slight tension on the joints, and quietness has helped her calm an anxious mind. You can expect to breathe, move (or surrender in Yin), and rest in her classes.
Yoga has been in and out of Amy’s life since the early 2000s but did not make an impact until 2013. She attended classes at different yoga studios and became enthralled with Yoga philosophy. She sought out many teachers, tried different styles, and read dozens of Yoga books. She couldn't soak up enough to understand the grand scale of it all. Hint, hint-she is still on that quest! It is one reason she loves Yoga, the learning is never ending. She realized Yoga was not a workout but a way to evolve into the best human possible.
Yoga found Amy right before her life forever changed. She lost her younger brother to suicide, developed a chronic illness, and struggled with severe anxiety and depression. She believes Yoga saved her life and has led her to find her most authentic self.
In 2017 she began studying under Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 and received her 200 hour Hatha certification. She found mentors to study with and continued to further her Yoga education over the years. Covid-19 lock-downs provided Amy the time to “Zoom” into Rishikesh, India and earn a 500 hour multi-style certification with additional education in Meditation & Pranayama. Teaching has always been in her heart, but through Yoga is where she found her path. She would be honored to walk next to you on yours.
200HR Hatha Yoga Teacher under Dr. Paul Jerard
100HR Yin, Ayurveda & TCM Theory under Sharon Lanzer
300HR Yoga Teacher under Nitin Chotwani
500HR Multi-Style Teacher under Tamlyn Cohen
20HR Anatomy, Class Design & Sequencing under Zac Armstrong
10HR Prenatal Yoga Teacher under Tamlyn Cohen
100HR Pranayama & Meditation Level 1 under Nikolai Manek
**Currently in Yin training with Bodsphere Yoga
I am affiliated with World Yoga Federation which is an Indian based global organization that provides International Certification, recognition, registration and an International Platform to Yoga Organizations, Yoga Federations, Yoga Institutes, Yoga Studios and Yoga Teachers worldwide.
With over 1500 hours of teaching experience, here are some places & people I have taught over the years:
Corporate Yoga with Wells Fargo & dental offices
Bachelorette parties or special events