When Amy found yoga 16 years ago, she fell in love. For the first time in her life she experienced a physical practice that invited her to connect with her body exactly as it was in that moment. Years of battling weight and self-image issues meant that this idea was liberating for Amy. Life took her away from her practice for a few years, but she never let go of the ideas yoga had introduced to her. After the birth of her second child 5 years ago, Amy was once more called back to her mat. Now, through a dedicated practice she finds yoga allows her to bring more presence, patience, strength and gratitude into her life. As a teacher, Amy uses her experiences to authentically connect with her students. Expect her classes to balance an invitation for physical challenge through thoughtful sequencing and strong holds with moments of surrender to integrate body, mind and heart. It also should be mentioned that she loves to laugh, and works tirelessly on not taking herself too serious. Amy received her 200-hour training at The Studio in Madison, WI. She is also a certified Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructor.
Amy Speed instructs the following:
BREATHE & FLOW: POWER/HOT
This class is for the adventurous one! It incorporates challenging postures and moves at a vibrant, exhilarating and uplifting pace.
For students who have a regular practice and who are familiar with the poses. This class requires presence of mind and the self-discipline to know your own limits so you can practice accordingly.
BREATHE & FLOW: REJUVENATING
This Vinyasa style class is a balanced approach of effort and ease. It incorporates more challenging postures, including optional inversions and arm balances, and moves at a more dynamic tempo to build strength and grace.
For students who have a regular practice and want to move at a more rejuvenating and rhythmic pace.
FUNK FLOW - POWER
In this power vinyasa style class we infuse spunky and upbeat tracks to invigorate and energize your body and soul. Weaving together asana, breath, and music will aid in freeing yourself of the pressure of the everyday grind and allow you to let go, break free of rules, and flow to the rhythm of your own energy. Music may include hip hop, funk, pop, R&B, jazz, acoustic, and chill house. Come to your mat to play, dance, feel and groove.