I started Inspired by yoga in 2010 fuelled by my desire to inspire others to lead a more relaxed enjoyable life. I have practised yoga for almost 20 years and my love for it grows deeper each year. I have been told my optimism, creativity and enthusiasm are infectious. I have a thirst for knowledge and a passion for the health and wellbeing of others. In 2000, I was given a Jane Fonda yoga VHS. The first time I practised it I cried, I know it's a cliche but I honestly felt like I had come home to myself. Soon after, I decided I wanted to share it with everyone so I applied to become a yoga teacher at the CAE. Part of the interview process was a group interview. There was a point in the interview where we were prompted to share who our teachers were and how long we had been practicing... Everyone else had proper well know teachers and had been practising for ten years or so. I had to stand up and say that Jane Fonda was my teacher and I had been practising for a month or so! ha ha I was very kindly asked to go get a real life teacher and come back in a few years. I did get a real life teacher and continued to love yoga but decided to pursue my other passion for the arts.
Ten years later after years working long hours as a costume/ set/ puppet maker, a severe case of ‘RSI’ sent me in search of a career sea change. Yoga teaching called me again (loudly). Yoga not only gave me a new direction in life but it helped ease the pain and anxiety of my condition. I learnt how important self care and relaxation is the hard way. This ignited my passion for sharing yoga with others - so they can learn from my mistakes!
In my experience, yoga has helped me to be the best, most authentic version of myself possible. I love teaching yoga and consider it an honour to share the beauty of it with you. It is always my intention to help you feel nurtured, inspired and empowered so you too can enjoy being the best version of yourself possible.
I draw inspiration for my classes from my personal experience and professional training in Dru yoga, Dru meditation, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Prenatal yoga, Thai yoga massage, Rainbow kids yoga, Reiki, Emotional freedom technique, HypnoBirthing plus more.
Alongside teaching yoga, I also love love love making Mala beads where I blend my inherent creativity and background in the arts with my love for spirituality, mantra and meditation. I also love guiding others to make their own Malas too via my ebook and workshops.
Amy teaches a unique gentle fusion of Dru, Yin, Restorative yoga, Yoga nidra relaxation and Meditation on Mondays at 5.15pm, Wednesdays at 9.30am and Saturdays at 8am and 9.15am in Mitcham.
Please contact Amy to book into one of her classes
Articles written by Amy -
I am passionate about the human body. I have a background in health with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy specialising in Hand Therapy. I have spent the last 17 years working with people to help them achieve their physical goals. I have a particular interest in rehabilitation and the upper limb and I now bring this knowledge and experience to Inspired by yoga. My classes combine my expertise of the physical body with a gentle flowing style of yoga. I believe that there is a strong connection between our mind, body and breath and I am inspired to create classes that allow us to slow down. I particularly love the stillness and peace yoga can bring to our busy lives and I hope to share this magic with others.
'Em's background in Occupational Therapy has given her a really solid grounding to teach from. She has been attending classes with us for quite a few years and is a big part of the Inspired by yoga community already. As a mum to two cute little ones, Em understands the demands of modern day life which she navigates by using yoga. This motivates her love for sharing yoga and helping people feel better and live an easier life. We are so lucky to have Em teaching at Inspired by yoga - her anatomy knowledge and understanding especially on the upper body is astounding.' xo Amy
Emmeline currently teaches our Monday 9.30am class.
Please contact Amy to book into Emmeline's class