Amber creates a safe environment for students to discover their bodies physically and emotionally through yoga. She mindfully guides students through intelligent physical alignment and breath awareness in strong vinyasa and hatha classes.
By cultivating exploration in the classroom, Amber's students discover deeper vitality and happiness. By sharing her own evolving story, Amber inpsires students to honor their own authenticity, allowingg them to feel more present, confident, and free. Grounded in their bodies and breath, students are able to travel beyond the physical into their profound truth. Amber supports students on the journey to the joy that lies within their hearts.
Born and raised in Flint, MI among the demise of the auto industry and a town crumbling into poverty and crime, Amber persevered by allowing the experiences of her youth to propel a greater sense of social responsibility. Some of her first memories are picketing for workers' 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, and these values have influenced Amber most in her life.
At the young age of 19, Amber joined Americorps NCCC, a volunteer organization that focuses on community rescue. A traveler ever since, she has studied in Japan, lived it up in Hawaii, drove cross country in a 1971 Volkswagen, made her home in New Zealand for a bit and lived, worked and taught yoga in the mountains of Colorado.
Chicago has been Amber's home for several years. Here she recieved her B.A. in Poetry from Columbia College and her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Moksha Yoga Center.
Having taught yoga now for almost a decade, 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 and gratitude.