Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Fine Arts, and certifications in Museum Management and Non Profit Development. She took her first yoga class at a YMCA in 2002 and began incorporating yoga in teaching her water fitness classes. She moved from New England to Virginia Beach in 2009 to continue her work in supporting military families in resiliency training programs, and found her new home at Studio Bamboo. Her two grown teenagers are her life's greatest work who have been known to say, "Mom.... Just go take a class, we've got this!" A grateful mother is a happy mother!
Position at Bamboo:
Client Relations Manager
Classes at Bamboo:
Yin, Thursday's 4:30-5:45pm
Fills in as needed.
Amy's teaching style comes from her daily personal practice goals in maintaining alignment and proper muscle activation to heal from injury and promote movement without pain. She has fun providing modifications with the assistance of the wall, props and partners to attain the balance between strength and flexibility.
Certifications and Education:
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga, 2011
Yoga for 12 Step Recovery Certified, Y12SR, 2015
Virabhadrasana II is Amy's favorite asana for developing physical strength, mental stamina, and body awareness. Warrior 2 Pose is significant when using yoga as one of the disciplines in recovery by building stability
with a strong base for a supported spine to allow access to an open heart, while reaching out into the world and maintaining focus in one direction!
Amy instructs the following:
In Yin Yoga, we hold postures for several minutes, usually from a couple to five minutes. We focus on relaxing the muscles of the target areas that we intend to influence. This allows not only for muscles to get a deep stretch, but for deep tissues such as fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints to be exercised in a very beneficial way. This type of yoga is an ideal compliment to Yang exercises, which include non-Yin Yoga, running, walking, biking and working out with weights. Yin Yoga is associated with improvement in flexibility, maintenance of mobility, and a high likelihood of euphoria.
Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.