Amy Secrist has been practicing and studying yoga for 20 years and has been teaching for over a decade. She has studied under renowned during her training at Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio. Amy is steeped in the discipline of Ashtanga Yoga which focuses on cleansing and healing the body by linking one posture to the next through a strong and purposeful breath. While Ashtanga has provided a firm foundation for her practice, Amy explores and teaches Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, workshop-style classes, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for kids, and Yoga for Veterans.
Her approach to teaching is individualized as she seeks to address the needs of each student in the class. She encourages everyone to question, experiment, and take ownership of their yoga practice by deciding what works best for them. As a teacher, Amy is direct and easy-going, challenging and supportive, contemplative and practical.
Amy has also studied and practiced the art of reading and writing at The Ohio State University and The Bread Loaf School of English (at Middlebury College, Vermont). She holds a BA and MA in English with a focus in writing. She cites the two most influential classes during her studies as Critical Theory with JF Buckley and Poetry Workshop with Paul Muldoon.