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.