Amy S

“The practice of yoga does not stop with ourselves. The practice of yoga, ultimately, is to open ourselves, and to bring the practice of love and compassion into the world. If it is just about our little individual ego selves, then it becomes self serving and egocentric. Of course, that’s all ok, and that’s a great place to start. When we begin to drop in to this awakening of self acceptance, and of inner love and compassion, we can’t help but bring it in to the world. And that’s the work of yoga. It’s kind of radical. To face the suffering head on, and to love – not just in spite of the suffering, but because of it.”

– Amy S

Amy is the director of Carson City Yoga, holding the studio steady as it grows into what it needs to be. She brings a passion for quality, community, and education to the studio.

Amy has been practicing yoga in one form or another for most of her adult life, and the practices of asana, meditation, and breath have kept her grounded, centered, and (mostly) sane through the chaos of life.  She comes to yoga with a strong background in anatomy and physiology, and a long career in massage & bodywork, structural integration, and personal fitness.

Amy is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) and a YACEP (yoga alliance continuing education provider).  She has owned and operated her own massage and yoga businesses for over 20 years now.  She has additional experience leading 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, and assisting in the creation of training curriculum.

Amy’s yoga classes are informed by her deep studies in Buddhist, tantric, and contemplative traditions, and infused with a deep sense of presence.  As an accessible yoga ambassador, she believes yoga should be available to all people, in all body shapes, sizes, genders, and colors. As such, her approach is eclectic, and instruction is individualized to student needs.  Learning and teaching with an open heart, she believes classes should be fun as well as educational. 

You can learn more about Amy in the interview found here.