I am an explorer of life, both of our outer and our inner worlds. My journey with yoga began in 2006 as the mother of two young children, looking for balance, strength and vitality in my body and mind. Along the way, yoga has evolved into a lifestyle where I try to integrate the practices on the mat into my everyday life. I was born in Minnesota and grew up with a love of the Great Outdoors, feeling at home swimming in a lake, hiking in the forest or skiing on the slopes. I moved to Lugano in 2013 with my family, where I felt the call to become a teacher and completed my training at Yoga Roof as a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certified teacher. I enjoy delving into the latest scientific research on the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga to reading the ancient teachings of the East. Yet I know the ultimate connection is in the experience. I am passionate about sharing my own experience and knowledge with you of the mind-body connection to help you on your own path to health and happiness. Amy teaches in English with Italian translation possible.
Monday Morning Flow @ 8.15-9.15
Friday Hatha @ 9.30-10.45
Monthly Yoga Nidra, Thursdays @ 19.00-20.30
Students move through a series of asanas to open up, strengthen, align and calm the body and mind. Each week we return to familiar poses while discovering new ones. Special attention is paid towards alignment and the breath, supporting the student in their journey of discovery into the subtle layers of the body, mind and spirit. At times, classes will have moments of greater fluidity and movement to bring heat into the body, while leaving time to explore various asanas in greater depth. Pranayama and a brief meditation and/or savasana will complete the class, leaving you fully revitalized.
Yoga Nidra, or ”sleep with awareness,” promotes a state of deep relaxation through a systemic guided meditation. Classes begin with a very short period of asana or exercises designed to prepare the body for the practice, which is done lying down in savasana. Using imagery and other techniques, the teacher guides the student's awareness through the subtle layers of the body, emotions and mind. By withdrawing the senses in this specific manner, the goal is to move through the layers of consciousness from the waking state, past the dreaming state into the deep sleep state, all while remaining awake. Yoga Nidra can be deeply healing and restorative, and in the final state a source of awakening to one's higher potential.
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