Amy has studied and practiced the art of reading and writing at The Ohio State University and The Bread Loaf School of English (at Middlebury College, Vermont). She holds a BA and MA in English with a focus in writing. She cites the two most influential classes during her studies as Critical Theory with JF Buckley and Poetry Workshop with Paul Muldoon.
In addition to literary pursuits, Amy has practiced yoga since 1997 and has studied under such renowned teachers as Tim Miller and David Swenson during her training at Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio. Amy is steeped in the physically demanding discipline of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, which focuses on cleansing and healing the body by linking one posture to the next through a strong and purposeful breath. While Ashtanga is the foundation of her practice, Amy explores and teaches gentle Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Variations on the Power yoga Theme, workshop-style classes, Yoga for Senior Citizens, and Yoga for kids. She has been teaching for well over a decade, and has held classes in traditional, as well as nontraditional settings (indoors and outdoors) such as yoga studios, hospitals, martial arts studios, wellness and fitness centers, art centers, medical and corporate offices, music and dance academies, and college campuses.
Her approach to teaching is individualized as she addresses the needs of each student in the class. She encourages everyone to question, experiment, and take ownership of their yoga practice by exploring what works best for them. As a teacher, Amy is direct and easy-going, challenging and supportive, contemplative and practical.