About The Teacher

In addition to being a yoga instructor Amy also trains in Empowerment Self-Defense. Her teachings combine these many aspects of her path. She sees yoga not just as something we do to become stronger, healthier or more flexible, but as a service to the world. She sees ESD as a crucial way for women to move forward confidently in our quickly changing culture. Her yoga classes are an inspiring blend of movement, breath and connection to the beautiful world around us, and her self-defense classes are empowering and confidence-building.

She has completed a 230-hour RYT training at The Asheville Yoga Center and a 60-hour Yoga Alliance training with Janet Stone. She was trained in Empowerment Self-Defense by ESD Global in 2018 and has facilitated a variety of other types of classes and workshops within her nonprofit work.

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