Amy signed up for a meditation retreat in 1986 after learning that the Beatles had been touting its benefits a generation earlier. In 1994 she found herself on a meditation retreat in Nepal, where she discovered and fell for yoga. Since then, Amy has studied a variety of yoga forms around the world including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa flow. Her individual teaching style combines these with a focus on breath awareness and alignment.
Amy is also trained in prenatal yoga. She teaches an active but modified style of vinyasa flow that is accessible and appropriate for all levels and stages of pregnancy. Amy believes that prenatal yoga cannot only create spaciousness and relaxation but also strength and stamina as preparation for the birthing process. She contributes her in depth knowledge to both her training and her experience: she has practiced the discipline through three pregnancies.
She is certified in Prenatal training from Gurmukh in Los Angeles and Ashtanga teacher training from Richard Freeman in Colorado. Her biggest influences, however, continue to be Geri Bleier, Quinn Kearney, Claire Mark, and Tom Quinn at Yogaview in Chicago, where she practices, teaches and has taken both of Yogaview's level I and II teacher training.
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