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, Kundalini and Vinyasa flow. Her individual teaching style combines these with a focus on breath awareness and alignment. 

Amy specializes in prenatal yoga, teaching an active but modified style of vinyasa flow that is accessible and appropriate for all levels and stages of pregnancy. She is a trained Birth Doula through ToLabor, supporting and empowering women in labor and birth. She is also a level II Reiki energy worker and incorporates the work in her teaching and doula work.

Amy has studied with acclaimed yoga instructors throughout the country, including Ashtanga teacher training with Richard Freeman and prenatal training with Gurmukh. She completed both level I and II teacher trainings at Yogaview in Chicago, where she currently teaches and practices. She is an active volunteer with Yoga for Recovery bringing yoga to female inmates and prenatal yoga to expectant inmates at Cook County Jail. 

I cannot say enough good things about Amy’s prenatal classes. I started attending at 8 weeks and have gone every week since. She is so knowledgeable about pregnancy and the yoga positions that can relieve pain, or even move the baby. She has the most calming voice and I always feel so relaxed. It is my favorite hour of the week!
— Kristin E. (posted on yelp)
I always seek Amy’s classes and have been a dedicated student for years. She is thoughtful in ensuring you move with purpose and poise and always helpful with alignment and wonderful adjustments. Amy inspired me to take my practice further when I was a beginner and I personally credit her kind attention and guidance in my love of yoga. She is a special and seasoned teacher on many levels.
— Barri L.G.
I travel often for work, leisure and family, yet the Santa Fe weekend stands out as one of my all-time favorite getaways. I met incredible people and came away feeling nourished, inspired and renewed. I look forward to joining another yoga retreat with Amy in the near future and recommend it for anyone looking for a transformative weekend.
— Eileen Buckley

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