Amy’s yoga journey started when she was living in Melbourne. She had spent years running, cycling and weight training and had developed very tight muscles. Amy was also having a lot of trouble sleeping because she couldn’t switch her mind off at the end of the day. She began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa with yogi Robert Byrne, his all rounded classes helped Amy start to unwind body and mind.
Amy undertook a 200 hour yoga teacher training course in 2012 with Dr. Vyankatesh S. Reddy (Dr Venky) in Singapore whose strong focus on how yoga can bring about positive physiological and mental changes has only enhanced what was already a deep love of yoga.
In her own practice Amy loves to move and a good vinyasa flow has never failed to make her happy!
The Chai Wallah’s Interview:
What is your favourite type of class to teach? I love the energy in the room when everyone is moving and breathing together, so flow it has to be!
What is your favourite pose? Hmm, tough one, it changes all the time depending on what I am working on. Crescent Lunge is a staple in my practice because I still have very tight hip flexors.
What is your least favourite pose and why? That naughty one legged crow has been alluding me for some time, I will master you one day you devil of a pose! I will probably need to change the answer to the previous question when that happens.
What keeps bringing you back to your yoga mat? That amazing feeling of calm and contentedness I get when leave the mat.
What is the strangest place you have done a yoga practice/pose? The gardens of Novodevichiy Monastery in Moscow, sometimes you just need to bust a move
What always makes you laugh? I have some amazing friends who can always bring a smile to my face.
What is one of your personal quirks/habits/idiosyncrasies? Just one? The clothes hanging in my wardrobe are arranged by type and colour, light through to dark.
What is one thing about you that most people don’t know (until now)? My work colleagues think I am six inches taller than everyone at yoga knows me to be – Jimmy Choo, I love you!