A profound, intelligent, and transformative
practice of yoga especially for you.
Amy sought out yoga as a refuge from the stresses of an unfulfilling career in environmental advocacy and a difficult adjustment to life in New York City. Since her first eye and mind opening classes she has devoted herself to the practice. With a desire to share this life-altering physical, mental & spiritual experience, Amy began teaching others in 2006. She is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance as well as a Continuing Education Provider.
She began studying Iyengar Yoga regularly with Karen Allgire in 2011 and completed Karen's apprenticeship program in 2016. Amy also studies with senior teacher Laurie Blakeney regularly in Ann Arbor and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Through her teaching Amy strives to pass along some of the immeasurable knowledge, compassion, and wisdom her teachers have shared with her.
Why Iyengar Yoga?
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers are held to unusually rigorous standards, earning their certification after years of dedicated practice, training, and evaluations by trained, qualified assessors. They know how to guide students of all ages and abilities. Deep-seated understanding and experience of the yoga asanas (postures) allow instructors to teach appropriately to the group in front of them, whether they are younger, older, athletic, or have physical limitations.
From the beginning, Iyengar Yoga develops strength, stamina, concentration, coordination, flexibility, and more. The yoga asanas and Pranayama (the control of the breath) create the springboard that allows students to penetrate beyod the outer, physical layers and explore the inner layers of mind, energy, and spirit. The two quests of the physical and the spiritual are not seraprate but interdependent parts of a total approach to self-mastery and enlightened living.
Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar Yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body, the growth of self awareness, and an epxerience of the asanas as a form of "meditation in action."