Welcome! I'm Amy & I've been teaching in Surrey & online since 2012. I guide you to find mindfulness, meaning (& magic!) in this messy world of ours. I weave together my mindfulness & yoga skills to enable you to rediscover your natural calm & vitality. I have a special interest in cultivating self-compassion & resilience.
I have a warm, inclusive teaching style & I'm able to adapt classes to your individual needs. In my mindful yoga classes, I offer modifications for all levels & encourage you to listen to your own body with kindness.
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 love creating safe, supportive spaces & I'm currently working with with expert mindfulness teacher Deborah Eden Tull to deepen my space holding & deep listening skills. I'm also an experienced primary teacher & am trained to deliver mindfulness in schools.
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, somatic approaches which encourage us to reconnect with the innate wisdom & healing capacity of the body. My teaching style reflects these elements
I'm an eternal student, committed to deepening my own practice & I regularly attend workshops, courses & retreats.
I began practicing mindfulness & yoga about 13 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 worsening Climate Crisis. I have a passion for relational mindfulness; reconnecting with ourselves, others & the world around us.
I support various organisations which advocate for social, racial & environmental change. Find out more here.
I hope to meet you soon! Please contact me to find out more.
Qualifications & Training
Level 4 Certificate Integrating Mindfulness & Compassion into Professional Practice - 2015 (200hr - accredited by CPCAB)
Yoga Teaching Diploma at Yoga Institute Sydney - 2010 to 2012 (350 hr - certified by Yoga Australia)
Deep Listening & Relational Mindfulness Mentoring - Deborah Eden Tull (Ongoing)
Active Hope: The Work That Reconnects training - Chris Johnstone
Compassionate Mindful Resilience course facilitation - Mindfulness UK
"Paws b" Mindfulness in Schools teacher (7-11 year olds)
Post Graduate Certificate of Education & Qualified Teacher Status - Christchurch University
First class BA (Hons) - University of Surrey
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."