I came to yoga first as a physical practice, and soon felt it tugging at something deeper within. After years of practicing, I enrolled in yoga teacher training in 2012, but weeks later I found out I was pregnant—so I deferred enrollment and walked down the hall to prenatal. My daughter has become my greatest teacher, and we continue to share the mat today. I made my way back to YTT, and have since led yoga in schools, studios, and the Zoom room. I am immensely grateful to be able to share yoga and mindfulness practices with yogis of all ages, from toddlers to octogenarians. My hope in all the spaces I share is to help each person become aware of their innate gifts—imagination, compassion, wisdom, and more—through creativity and play; and to cultivate loving-kindness for self, others, and this big, beautiful world.
Kids’ and family yoga
What to expect from a class with Amber
In a family yoga class with me, kids and grown-ups leave expectations at the door, walking in open-minded and open-hearted! We’ll explore yoga together with a playful introduction to asana, partner poses, and games, with meditations and affirmations crafted with kids in mind. In family yoga, I aim to introduce kids to yoga and mindfulness practices through play—and encourage caregivers to join in the fun wholeheartedly. My hope is that each person, no matter their age, leaves our collective space with a sense of openness and compassion for self and others.
Fun fact about Amber
I’m a small-town Texan, so having a high school letter jacket was a _thing._ I got my letters, not from athletic pursuits, but instead: Academic Decathlon, UIL piano, UIL journalism, and Destination Imagination. In 2021, that might best be articulated as the :nerd: emoji; but the friends I made in those groups helped me be the truest version of myself, even as a teenager. And for that, this nerd is forever grateful.