Amy began her career in early childhood education where she specialized in imaginative play and creative movement. Years later she was able to combine her love of Yoga and children by completing the Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training for 2-7 yr. olds. Feeling an instant connection to the NGY Philosophy, and with the support of NGY Founder Jodi Komitor, the amazing NGY Trainers and NGY Teacher Community, she soon also completed the NGY Teacher Training for 8-13 yr. olds, and the NGY Teacher Training for School-Based Educators – Online.
Feeling a strong calling to share Yoga & Mindfulness within the classroom setting, she jumped at the opportunity to complete the NGY Train-the-Trainer program and now leads the NGY Teacher Training for School-Based Educators – LIVE! on the East Coast. She is thrilled to be able to share techniques and tools with educators that help cultivate a positive & healthy school environment, manage stress and reduce anxiety, and promote empathy & tolerance towards others.
When not leading Trainings, Amy teaches NGY Yoga Classes infused with age-appropriate Yoga poses, creative movement, learning points, breathing exercises, props, and imaginative play. Classes for younger children are sprinkled with music, crafts, books, and play to help foster motor coordination, language development, and social & emotional skills. Older children will explore partner poses & cooperative games to inspire positive peer interactions, engage in activities that promote emotional balance and self-confidence, and begin to integrate flowing sequences, and deeper relaxation & meditation techniques.
Amy lives in Ambler, PA with her husband Justin, daughters Zoey & Ava, turtle Oswald and cat Preston. She loves hanging out with her family, the library, comic books, long walks, the smell of coffee, volunteering, and learning new things. She is incredibly grateful to be a part of a supportive community of Yogis, to share her love of Yoga with others, and to have the opportunity to do meaningful work that she loves.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Mr. Rogers.