Hello, I’m Amy, a Manchester based Embodiment Coach, Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator.
I support people in their journey of embodied self inquiry.
I share tools and techniques to soothe the nervous system, let go of unhelpful habits and develop mobility and strength. This is incredibly helpful in counteracting the stimulation, stresses and strain of our modern lives. Building physical, emotional and mental resilience.
My personal journey with a chronic pain and fatigue condition has heavily shaped my practice and teaching. I often refer to myself as a ‘recovering over-doer’. Learning to slow down, rest and ‘feel my feelings’ has been deeply transformational for me. I use my experience and training to help others that may also share this tendency towards excess ‘doing or thinking’.
My approach is rooted in inclusivity and accessibility. I teach a blend of somatic movement and functional yoga, along with mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques and embodiment practices. Movements are tailored to meet you wherever you are, on any given day. I guide you in how to gently build mobility, strength and resilience. There is an emphasis on slowing down and listening to what it is we truly need with kindness and compassion.
The coaching element of my work focusses on how we can integrate greater levels of awareness and bring new options into our daily lives.
I work with a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds – from those bed bound from pain, fatigue, illness or burnout to those with busy and active lifestyles.
I firmly believe that embodied yoga, movement and mindfulness is for everyone and offer a friendly, safe and inclusive environment for you to practice.
I continue to study, learn and deepen my knowledge, drawing from traditional yogic ideas alongside modern medical, anatomical and psychological thought. Here is an overview of my training to date:
September 2017 to July 2021: 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher Training, AT Yoga, course tutor Emma Lloyd, accredited by the Independent Yoga Network.
July 2021: QA Level 3, Emergency First Aid at Work, accredited by Crystal Clear First Aid Training Ltd.
December 2020: Improving Chronic Illnesses by Reducing Allostatic Load Masterclass, tutor Jessica Maguire, Jessica Maguire Physiotherapy.
August 2020: Vagus Nerve Masterclass, tutor Jessica Maguire, Jessica Maguire Physiotherapy.
July 2020: Yoga as a Somatic Practice (4 hours CPD), workshop facilitator Susanne Lahusen, accredited by Yoga Campus.
September 2019 to November 2019: Remembering Michael Stone: Foundations in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation, course facilitator Dixie Turner, accredited by Yoga Campus.
June 2017: British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Level 1, course tutor Emma Lloyd.
April 2017 – MSP in Programme Management: Foundation and Practitioner level, accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT.
June 2016 – Coaching Skills for Leaders, course ran and accredited by the BBC Academy.