“I started practicing yoga about 15 years ago basically because I wanted to look like Madonna. I quickly realized that yoga had so much more to offer than buff biceps and I immersed myself into a diligent practice. A few years later, I quit my job as a television producer to become a yoga teacher and here I am today.
I aspire to find an even balance between strength and surrender in the class room and take that balance into my life. I try not to take myself too seriously and I encourage my students to do the same. Laughter is welcome!! Music is an integral part of my class. I see it as a vehicle to guide you to move your body in a fluid wave and allow you to feel supple and graceful. I encourage you to be fully present in your practice and to notice what is happening in your body and your mind as you move. My goal is to create a meditation through movement so you can experience both the physical and emotional benefits of the practice.
I have been teaching for over 10 years, and have a 200 hour yoga teacher certification with the White Lotus Foundation. Additionally, I have a 200 hour certification as a movement/postural analyst with Tom Myers and have over 500 hours of training with Barbara Benagh and Shiva Rea. I have countless hours of study with the likes of David Life, Tias Little, Erich Schiffman, Gary Kraftsow, and a wide variety of Anusara Teachers. I was awarded Best Yoga Teacher in Boston by Boston Magazine and I am an ambassador for Lululemon.
My biggest influences include Barbara Benagh,Shiva Rea, and Tom Myers. I’m consistently inspired by my peers and draw from the teachings of Johanna Hynes, Josh Summers, Amy Sullivan, and Emily Phillips. I’m also influenced by other areas of my life…I love to hike, ski, run, and am currently loving Zumba. I have my lazy side too and save plenty of time for reading, watching movies and tv, napping, and hitting the beach. I love to spend time with my friends, family, and pets. I’m involved with a number of charities that help impoverished children and hold an annual fundraiser for Our Journey, Inc. I strive to integrate yoga and mindfulness in every facet of my life and continue to learn from my personal experience and practice. amyleydonyoga.com.”