“The goal of Kripalu yoga is to develop a healthy and strong body, an open and caring heart, and a peaceful and clear mind. Kripalu Yoga recognizes that we are born divine and are inherently capable of accessing our spiritual nature.”
–From the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Amy’s “yoga for all” mentality is reflected in her practice of Kripalu Yoga, which is designed to adapt to all body types, ages and fitness levels. This form of yoga integrates the body and mind through meditative yoga postures and emphasizes the breath and proper alignment. By considering the whole human being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – Kripalu Yoga is a tool for self-empowerment and personal growth. Each person’s uniqueness is honored, teaching nonjudgmental awareness and compassionate self-acceptance. By focusing inward, students develop a quiet mind and a practice of relaxation. Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to their individual flexibility and strength.
A typical yoga class with Amy involves a short centering with breathwork, gentle warm-ups, moderate poses focusing on strength and flexibility, cool-down postures, relaxation, and guided meditation. Students are encouraged to apply what is learned in each class to their daily lives, bringing the concept of “meditation in motion,” a state of inner absorption, calmness, and awareness, to the flow of everyday movement. View Amy’s current class offerings for more information.
In addition to teaching ongoing classes, Amy also offers private and specialized yoga classes and workshops. Amy will design a practice specifically for you or your group’s abilities, goals, strengths, and interests to help you achieve results much more quickly. For more information about Amy’s private classes and workshops, view the offerings below: