Meet Amy, a Yoga guide who is known for her free hugs and her unique approach to teaching. Her mission is to combine traditional Yoga philosophy with modern-day movements, so her students can apply these teachings to their daily lives. Amy has been practicing Yoga since the early 2000s, but it wasn't until she experienced personal tragedies in 2013 that she fully embraced its teachings. She lost her younger brother to suicide and developed a chronic health condition, as well as severe anxiety and depression. Yoga played a significant role in helping her coexist with these challenges and find a new lease on life.
Amy is a fun-loving person who takes her Yoga teaching seriously. Her classes are light-hearted but heartfelt- you will find her sharing human moments in class. While she is qualified to teach in various 'styles' of Yoga, she specializes in Yin and Pranayama, which is a yogic breathing practice. Her Yin classes incorporate the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help students establish a stronger connection with nature.
When she's not teaching, Amy enjoys running, hiking, reading, baking cookies, taking care of her plants, and spending quality time with her husband.
She founded Energy Seed Yoga to create a safe space where people can heal, grow, learn, and support each other.
200HR Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under Dr. Paul Jerard
100HR Yin, Ayurveda & TCM Theory under Sharon Lanzer
300HR Yoga Teacher Training under Nitin Chotwani
500HR Multi-Style Teacher Training under Tamlyn Cohen
10HR Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training under Tamlyn Cohen
20HR Anatomy, Class Design & Sequencing under Zac Armstrong
100HR Pranayama & Meditation Level 1 under Nikolai Manek
50HR Pranayama Teacher Training under Samarthya & Preetika Bhatnagar
60HR Yin Yoga Teacher Training under Samarthya & Preetika Bhatnagar
25HR Yin Yoga & Chinese Medicine under Claire Green
Sound Healing with Yoga Renew with Shirley Wang
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.
Throughout my academic journey, I've had the opportunity to explore various areas of interest. I pursued a degree in Sports & Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Education from the University of Northern Colorado. During my time there, I obtained certifications in personal training and group fitness, which allowed me to work with students & athletes to help them achieve their goals.
Growing up, I had a passion for physical activity and was involved in sports such as track & cross country, gymnastics, dance, and competitive cheerleading. This ignited my interest in the human body and its anatomy. I'm particularly drawn to the mechanics behind our movements and what drives them.
I strongly believe in the importance of continuous learning and growth. There is always something new to learn and unlearn. I encourage everyone to embrace this mindset which is one way to practice Yoga off the mat.
With 1500+ hours of teaching experience, here are some places & people I have taught over the years:
Yoga Studios incl. hot studios
Corporate Yoga with Wells Fargo, Senita Athletics & local businesses
Bachelorette parties & special events