Amber is a yoga teacher who creates a safe environment for students to discover their bodies physically and emotionally. To begin, Amber guides students mindfully through intelligent physical alignment and breath awareness in strong vinyasa and hatha classes. By cultivating this exploration in the classroom her students discover deeper vitality and happiness. By sharing her own evolving story, Amber next guides her students to honor their personal authenticity and to feel more present, free, and confident. Then, grounded in your body and breath you are free to travel beyond the physical into your profound truth. Amber is there to support you on your journey to the truth and joy that lie within your heart.
Born and raised in Flint, MI among the demise of the auto industry and a town crumbling into poverty and crime Amber persevered allowing those experiences to cultivate a greater sense of social responsibility. Some of her first memories are picketing for worker rights and human rights with her father. Her immediate family believed very much in equality for all beings and to speak up for what you believe in. This has influenced Amber the most in her life.
A little background of Amber: At the very young age of 19, Amber joined Americorps NCCC, a volunteer organization that focuses on community rescue. Among her travels she has studied in Japan, lived it up in Hawaii for a year, traveled the country in a 1971 Volkswagen, and made her home in New Zealand for a bit. Before moving to Colorado, Chicago was her home for 13 years. There she received her B.A. in Poetry from Columbia College and her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Moksha Yoga Center. More importantly, Amber found the people who truly supported her, honored her and believed in her. She found her voice.
Having taught yoga now for 7 years she still feels she is learning all the time. With over 2,000 hours of trainings with many amazing teachers, leading 200 hour teacher trainings herself, and facilitating numerous retreats around the world she believes it is important to always be a student. She walks into every classroom, every conversation, every experience with humility.