Yoga practice offers Amy Russell a vehicle to deepen her experience of Christ, both within and into the transcendent. Amy is a long time student, practitioner, and teacher of yoga. After early dance training, she sustained serious injuries and discovered yoga as a path of healing. This process has deepened her relationship with the healing stories found in the New Testament, inspiring hope, courage, and fortitude.
Amy studied yoga for several years at the Iyengar Institute in New York City, completed a certificate in energy healing at the Brennan School in 1996, and completed yoga teacher training with Todd Norian (Kripalu/Anusara) in 2002. She assisted Father Tom Ryan for several years with the weekly Prayer of Heart and Body class in New York City.
In 2012, Amy moved with her husband, Bret, to White Salmon, Washington, where she regularly teaches at Yoga Samadhi. They have two grown sons, Matthew Kaijo and Mark. Amy holds a master’s degree in Anglican Theology from General Theological Seminary and writes regularly about embodiment, faith, and the integration of body into spiritual practice. Find her writing on her blog, Incarnation Place.