Amy discovered yoga eight years into her teaching career, while she was living in Eau Claire, WI and raising her two very energetic young boys. The yoga classes were an hour of challenging work that ended with a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Unfortunately, because life gets in the way, it was a long time before she was in another yoga class. Fast forward ten years and she discovered Horizon in Canton, GA.
Another seven years went by before she decided it was time to do something just for her. Amy now has multiple medical diagnoses, hurts all the time, and needed a solution to help ease her pain and her mind. She returned to her first yoga teacher in Georgia, Hannah Hutcheson, and her best friend Michele, who were offering Yoga Teacher Training. She initially joined because yoga made her feel better and she quickly decided she had to know more. She said "what a great decision it was to join them!" By the end of the first month or training, she had already changed the plans for the house her husband and herself were building to include a yoga studio. She knew this wasn’t just a hobby, but a lifestyle choice.
Immediately after graduating from teacher training, she offered yoga classes to her fellow high school teachers to help them alleviate stress and become more peaceful. Her drive to help others has led her to become more involved at Horizon. She is honored and excited to now be teaching at her yoga home. She hopes you too get to experience the
magic of this studio. "It’s truly a wonderful atmosphere with supportive people who are there to help maximize the benefits of yoga, no matter your physical condition." We adapt exercises as needed and she looks forward to meeting your specific needs.
Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Special Education, and a Specialist Degree in Special Education. She truly loves to learn! She also owns her own dumpster company (yes, you read that correctly) where she does all the scheduling, invoices, and other customer related responsibilities and her husband Shawn does all the dumpster-related work. Clearly, she is busy, but knows how important it is to care for herself physically and mentally so that is why she will also be continuing her yoga education.
For Amy, yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion, and releasing. Her classes combine both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, Vinyasa Flow style. She looks forward to beginning your yoga journey together where you will move, sweat, breathe, and experience overall better health. It will be a wonderful journey!