Amy has taught yoga for 15 years including three years as an in-house teacher at Yoga Journal magazine. She has been passionately involved in movement arts and sciences for 23 years. Each of her classes offers a unique sequence of asanas with an overall design to facilitate a deeper knowledge of Self. Students inspire the direction of every class, where the overarching theme is the support of health and happiness. Classes with Amy are infused with mindfulness, playfulness, depth of technique, and inquiry.
Blurring the lines of the many styles of hatha yoga taught today, Amy’s practice is primarily influenced by Iyengar Yoga alignment and therapeutics, and Ashtanga Yoga fluidity and transitions. Her primary training was through Piedmont Yoga Studio with Rodney Yee, Patricia Sullivan, Richard Rosen, and Mary Paffard. Amy minored in dance in college, practices Pilates, enjoys group fitness classes, and has taught barre3. These amazing disciplines also help to shape Amy’s yoga classes.
Amy is particularly interested in therapeutic alignment and helping people to do yoga in a way that is personalized. For 12 years she has been teaching private yoga sessions, often with the focus of restoring balance after injury or illness. She has led yoga retreats nationally and internationally and has participated in training teachers. She is the Yoga Member Coach at Portland’s Multnomah Athletic Club, and has earned the privilege of E-RYT-500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance. She is a registered nurse and is certified as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. Photos of Amy practicing yoga have been shown in books, billboards and magazines including Yoga Journal, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living.