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About Amy Ippoliti

About Amy Ippoliti

Amy travels the globe extensively, helping students bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life. As a certified Anusara teacher since 2000, Amy is widely recognized for her energetic combination of crystal clear instruction, purposeful personality, offbeat sense of humor and for assisting her students in achieving individual breakthroughs on and off the mat.

Amy believes everyone has the capacity to “turn up their own volume.” She inspires excellence in those who are willing to amp up their yoga, boost their leadership skills, and discover a deeper connection to nature, the Divine and one another.

She is a pioneer for advanced yoga education, recently founding “90 Minutes to Change the World”, a program that has enhanced the teaching and career skills of hundreds of yoga teachers around the world.

Since she was 14, Amy has championed all forms of eco-consciousness, rainforest and marine conservation and animals everywhere.

In the Press

Amy has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine, as well as in numerous publications including Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Self, New York Magazine, Yogini Magazine (Japan), Allure (Korea), and Elephant Journal. Amy’s writings can be found in Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga Magazine, Origins Magazine, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen and many more print and online publications.

Yoga Background

Amy began studying yoga in 1986 at the age of 16. By 1997, she completed the first ever teacher training with soon-to-be OM Yoga Center Director Cyndi Lee in NYC. Amy became a part of the original teaching staff when Lee officially founded Om Yoga Center the following year. During her stint in Manhattan, she also lead self-defense and empowerment courses for women, men and teens.  In 1998 she met Anusara Yoga founder, John Friend and has been studying and teaching Anusara yoga ever since.

Anusara Yoga

Amy serves local and national yoga communities, as well as those in major international cities as one of the first teachers to attain Anusara certification. For the past 25 years, her vast knowledge and experience in hatha yoga, yoga physical therapy and pranayama has enhanced the lives of countless students.

Well-versed in Anusara yoga’s potent Universal Principles of Alignment™, elegant Tantric yoga philosophy and healing therapeutics, Amy learned much of what she teaches through her close apprenticeship with founder John Friend. For many years she assisted him on national tours, and continues to study and collaborate with John today. Today Amy tours the globe offering:

  • Anusara Yoga Retreats
  • Anusara Yoga Workshops
  • Anusara Yoga Immersions
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Trainings
  • Anusara Yoga Therapy Trainings

Amy is the chair of the Anusara Yoga Curriculum Commitee and has served on the Anusara Certification Committee since 2003.   She is a pioneer for advanced yoga education, and developed the very first Anusara Immersion in 2002.  Recently she founded “90 Minutes to Change the World”, a program that has enhanced the teaching and career skills of hundreds of yoga teachers around the world.

Amy is a key presenter at Yoga Journal conferences and Omega Institute conferences. To learn more on Amy’s upcoming events, check out her master tour schedule.

Therapy Training

Amy incorporates Anusara yoga’s cutting-edge therapy and strength building in all her asana workshops, immersions and retreats. She also offers specialized yoga therapy trainings to those who teach yoga or wish to expand their knowledge of Anusara yoga’s Universal Principles of Alignment™. In these trainings, Amy addresses a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and misalignments related to the lower back, hips, shoulders, neck, knees, elbows, feet and wrists.

In addition to studying Anusara yoga therapy with John Friend for more than a decade, Amy also studied the art of Thai yoga massage with Antoinette McClaughlan from 1997 to 1998.

Tantric Yoga Philosophy And Sanskrit

Amy believes in approaching various areas of study and life with a beginner’s mind. Therefore she been a dedicated student of Hindu Tantric philosopher and renowned scholar Dr. Douglas Brooks since 1999. An authority on Shridvidya Shakta Tantrism, Sanskrit and Tamil languages and the history of religions, Douglas continues to deeply influence Amy and her teachings. Another of her great teachers is Manorama, Director of The School of Sanskrit Studies in New York City.

Green Living

Since she was 14, Amy has championed all forms of eco-consciousness, rainforest and marine conservation and animals everywhere.

Amy lives an environmentally conscious lifestyle, supporting businesses that also operate by this ideal. She is an advocate for the raw foods movement, sustainable farming and effectively reducing our carbon footprint by making informed decisions.

For more information on Amy Ippoliti click here    




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