Yoga is good for my body but finding a teacher who pushes you mentally as well as physically is a gift. I appreciated Amy from the first class and wish I could go to all of her classes. She pushes me to be present by challenging me in each pose. Sometimes the push is to sit in the pain an discomfort when holding it for a long time. She reminds us that the mind gives up way before the body. Other times, she reminds us that fear does't serve us; it just holds us back. So what if we fall or face plant? We tried--that's what matters.
Before beginning my practice with Amy, I had been practicing yoga off and on for about 10 years. I hadn't really found a practice that really spoke to me on both a physical and emotional level to keep me engaged and dedicated to my practice. Amy's style of teaching and willingness to bring her own emotion and life experiences- as well as an intense physical practice- to each class has me connected to my body and mind in a new way. I leave Amy's classes refreshed, centered, focused and looking forward to continuing to grow both emotionally and physically strong through my continued practice. Practicing with Amy has changed both my body and mind!
I attended Amy's Saturday morning 90 minute All Levels Yoga. Even on a holiday weekend, she had a full roster. Amy, a vivacious pixie-cut blonde built possibly of steel, warmly approached me as I rolled out my mat, asked my name, my story, and that little dialogue put me at ease. I absolutely love when instructors begin a class by fostering community, which really is one of the essential intentions of good yoga. She opened the class asking if anybody had questions - ANY questions - one girl requested frog pose, and Amy agreed enthusiastically, and a guy said "what is the purpose of life" (half-joking) and Amy said: I don't know! What is YOUR purpose? My purpose is to serve. I thought, in own head, my purpose is to create as much harmony and laughter as possible, and I began my practice with that intention, which kicked things off well on a personal level.
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