Amy first discovered her passion for yoga at the age of 18 as a way of coping with the stressful demands of being an enlisted Sailor in the United States Navy. For ten years she served honorably as a multi-qualified linguist, all the while maintaining a steady yoga practice. Upon her separation from the Navy in June of 2013, Amy moved from California to Northern Minnesota where she attended Yoga teacher training at Yoga North, an international Soma Yoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota. She soon realized her passion for working with students who had suffered injury or disability and decided to pursue certifications in adapting yoga for disability, with the intent of serving wounded troops through yoga one day. It was that decision which led Amy back to San Diego to pursue her goals in yoga and philanthropy in a community that held and supported her as she transitioned from being in the military to becoming a civilian and pursing her goals of becoming a registered yoga teacher.
Amy is a RYT-200 certified in Somatics Yoga, Joga (Yoga for Athletes), Adapting Yoga for Disability Levels I & II and Yoga Calm for Children. She has experience working with the military population providing Yoga for SAD/PTSD and Combat Fatigue as well as working with professional athletes and every type of body in between. When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her hiking and exploring San Diego, planning her next big travel adventure or simply enjoying time with friends.