Inspired by the invitation yoga offers to practice and grow in community, Amalia’s classes explore self awareness alongside awareness of the larger ecosystem, with humor, creativity, and heart. In practice with Amalia, you can expect a balance of fluid movements and strength building sequences, alongside traditional asana, yogic philosophy, chanting, pranayama, and deep relaxation.
Amalia studied with Sarahjoy Marsh at the DAYA foundation in Portland OR and completed her 200 hour teacher training with a focus on mindfulness, neuroscience, and Ayurveda. A personal interest in the intersections of yoga and social justice led her to study accessible, inclusive, and contextualized yoga practices. Some of her ongoing teachers include Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes of “Yoga For All”, Michelle C. Johnson of “Skill in Action”, and “Finding Refuge”, and Susanna Barkataki, creator of the “Honor, Don’t Appropriate Yoga Summit”, and “Honor Yoga’s Roots” teacher trainings and workshops.
Amalia keeps her knowledge of the complex and wondrous human body growing, studying anatomy, biomechanics, functional movement, and yoga therapy. A native Oregonian, musician, mom of twins, movement nerd, and lover of cookbooks, Amalia offers a nurturing space for students to tune in to their own deep reservoir of strength and stillness.