AMY STUPARYK

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Like most people, Amy started yoga as a way to stay fit and active. Growing up as a competitive dancer, she always had issues with judgement, so working out in public was not very ideal for her.

After learning about yoga, it seemed less judgmental and more beneficial to the mind and body than traditional fitness regimens. Three classes in, she realized yoga was what she wanted to do with her life.

After researching how to learn more, Amy landed her first 200 hour teacher training in Costa Rica in May of 2011. It was a great experience but still felt a void in knowledge, and took another 200 hour training through Gaitri yoga in August of 2013.

As Amy’s practice deepened, she really started to take notice of the energetic and emotional benefits yoga offered. It was because of this, Amy took herself out of her Vinyasa comfort zone and took a 50 hour Yin training with Joe Barnett. Dedicating much of her practice to the physical styles of yoga, she never really appreciated the softer and slower styles until after that training. In retrospect though, it did help not only improve and deepen her own personal practice, but greatly strengthen the practice and knowledge she could pass on to her students.

The thing Amy loves most about yoga is that there is no plateau. Both the philosophy and practice are constantly evolving. Yoga helps strengthen our own personal relationships and she can’t wait to grow alongside all of you.

 

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