Bio

With a legal career taking her from Chicago, to New York, to Washington D.C., to San Francisco, Amy’s yoga mat was her constant; a sacred space to find peace and ease. Amy completed her first yoga teacher training with Les Leventhal at Yoga Tree San Francisco in 2012. She was hooked; her mind, body and soul were lit on fire. In 2016, Amy’s second 200-hour teacher training with Dana Damara was joyfully interrupted by the early birth of boy / girl twins.  In 2017, Amy took a leap of faith and opened Metta Yoga studio in Corte Madera, CA to bring the type of yoga to Marin County that she felt it was missing: a boutique and community-focused yoga studio offering both spiritually and physically invigorating classes. Amy firmly believes in the importance of yoga to balance our stressful lives.  She teaches a dynamic and graceful, yet challenging flow inspired from her background as a dancer, athlete, professional, and now, mother.

Website

www.mettayogastudio.com

Get to know amy

What keeps you practicing?
My yoga practice reminds me who I am deep down, beyond all the titles given to me by the world, and continually reveals to me how to live in alignment with my values and passions.
If you weren't a yoga teacher, what would you be?
I am a patent attorney and still practice intellectual property law. I am currently am passionate about helping small businesses and start ups obtain patent, trademark, and copyright protection.
What advice would you give to someone who is just beginning yoga?
Keep coming back to the mat. Change comes with (lots of) practice! And keep coming back until you find the right teacher. Once you find a teacher or teachers that you resonate with, you'll be hooked and reap all the benefits.
How has yoga changed your life?
Yoga helped me gain the courage to cast aside all of the perceived pressures and "rewards" coming from the outside, and listen to my own intuition when making choices regarding career, family and life in general.
Besides yoga, what do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?
I love anything active and outside: Running, cycling, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking!
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The most beautiful flowers grow out of the biggest piles of shit.
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