About Amy 

Welcome! I'm Amy McMillan & I’m an experienced teacher of mindfulness & yoga.  These powerful practices have changed my life & I enjoy sharing the benefits with others. I weave yoga & mindfulness together to improve clarity & to re-connect mind & body so that we can rediscover our natural calm & vitality. I have a particular interest in cultivating resilience & self-compassion.

I have a warm, inclusive teaching style & I am able to adapt yoga classes to your individual needs. I offer modifications for all levels & encourage you to listen to your own body with kindness.

Training 

I trained to teach mindfulness with Mindfulness UK through their foundation degree level teaching course. A key element of this course was the transformative practice of developing self compassion.  I'm also an experienced primary teacher & am trained to deliver mindfulness in schools.  I love guiding groups & I'm currently working with with expert mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull to deepen my space holding & deep listening skills.

I completed yoga teacher training at the Yoga Institute Sydney. My teacher, Michael DeManincor, studied with TKV Desikachar - one of the most respected teachers of classical yoga. I have also spent years exploring other mindful, breath-centred approaches which encourage us to reconnect with the innate wisdom & healing capacity of the body.   

I'm an eternal student, committed to deepening my practice. I regularly attend workshops, retreats & masterclasses.

More About Me 

I began practicing mindfulness & yoga about 12 years ago, to help me cope with the death of my mum & a stressful job as a primary teacher. These transformative practices continue to support me day by day.

 

I’m happiest in nature although this deep sense of connection is bittersweet, given the rapidly worsening Climate Crisis.  I have a passion for relational mindfulness; reconnecting with ourselves, others & the world around us.  I’m particularly drawn towards creating safe, compassionate spaces to support those in need at this increasingly unsettled time. 

I support various organisations & individuals who advocate for social, racial & environmental change.  Find out more here.

I hope to meet you soon. Please contact me to find out more.

Qualifications
  • Yoga Teaching Diploma at Yoga Institute Sydney - 2010 to 2012 (350 hr - certified by Yoga Australia)
  • Level 4 Certificate Integrating Mindfulness & Compassion into Professional Practice - 2015 (200hr - accredited by CPCAB)
  • Compassionate Mindful Resilience course facilitation - Mindfulness UK - 2020
  • Heart of Listening Course: deepening facilitation skills - Deborah Eden Tull 2020
  • "Paws b" Mindfulness in Schools teacher - 2016 (7-11 year olds)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education & Qualified Teacher Status

Other

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (500hr) with the Independent Yoga Network

  • Registered Mindfulness in Schools Teacher

"The classes are calm & uplifting. Amy is constantly aware of the specific needs of each individual in the class. She also encourages everyone to become aware of the needs of their own bodies & tailor their practice accordingly, making it as gentle or as challenging as they need. Highly recommended."

 

H.G, Guildford

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Amy McMillan

amy@breathecalm.org

07884 264555

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