Amy Lee, Owner/CEO
Amy Lee, RYT
NGY Owner/CEO, NGY Teacher + Trainer
Amy Lee was born and raised in Columbus Ohio, the heart of the Midwest. She attended Miami University and graduated with a BS in Mass Communications. Upon graduation she moved to Cincinnati Ohio, then Charlotte North Carolina and ultimately landed in downtown Chicago where she lived for 15 years. When she started a family, she, her husband, Jun, their baby, Hazel, 2 dogs and 3 cats moved to Columbus Ohio where they live today. Full circle.
Amy did not grow up with yoga and wasn’t introduced to it until she was in her late 20’s. Her first experience almost 20 years ago was not a great one. She didn’t take another class for 10 years. When she was pregnant with her first child, she decided to give yoga another chance with prenatal yoga. It was enlightening and special. She wanted to give the gift of yoga to herself and her next two babies, but when she moved to her current home in Bexley Ohio, there was no prenatal yoga nearby.
She was still working her full-time career in corporate America, but she kept in the back of her mind that a yoga studio close to home was something she wanted for herself and her community. When she left her 22-year career after baby #3 was born, she knew there were big changes ahead.
Amy opened Bexley Yoga, later renamed Bexley Yoga & Wellness, in December 2015. Within the first year, she had a need to fill a Kids Yoga instructor spot. She enrolled in a Kids Yoga teacher training certification course with Childlight Yoga and found a deep passion she didn’t know she had. She immediately began teaching kids, tweens and teens at her studio. Soon she was teaching to middle school and high school sports teams, in schools, and co-teaching to a college football team. She grew the Kids Yoga program at her studio and became interested in pursuing her 95hr Kids Yoga teaching certification, as well as, offering Kids Yoga teacher training at Bexley Yoga.
Since Bexley Yoga opened in late 2015, it has won awards, such as the Columbus Dispatch #1 Top Pick Yoga studio and has been selected as a Columbus Alive Top Pick. Amy was honored with the Mamapreneur Award in 2017 for her vision and success as a mom, community leader and business owner. She serves on the leadership committee for her local Team Bexley peloton for Pelotonia to raise money for cancer research and continues to be very involved in her community, fundraising efforts, and local schools.
Amy earned her 200-hour adult yoga certification from Yoga with Laurel in Columbus Ohio. She completed Aroma Yoga teacher training with Tracy Griffiths at The Life Energy Institute and a comprehensive Business Consulting program with Mindbody Online. She is currently pursuing her 95-hour Kids Yoga certification with Next Generation Yoga, as well as, her 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training certification with Inhale Thrive.
Amy’s greatest joys in life are her children, Hazel, Vivienne and Axl, her husband, Jun, who supports her every move, her mom, family, dear friends, and bringing yoga to kids, tweens and teens wherever she can find them.
Her life is full and very, very blessed.
Riley (8-13 yr. olds)
You are the best yoga teacher in the world. You make me happy.”