Amy Apgar About
nyc yoga instructor amy apgar
Amy has practiced and studied movement since childhood, and has over six years of experience teaching a variety of styles of yoga. While in college training in modern dance, Amy studied dance technique, kinesiology and pedagogy and taught yoga and fitness classes on campus. Witnessing the reported life-altering effects of movement study on her students and peers inspired her to move to New York City in 2013 to delve deeper into this amazing practice.
Amy holds a BA in Dance and a BS in Communication Studies from Ohio University and is Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certified. She completed her 200 hour YTT at Prana Power Yoga, is a graduate of I.Am.You. Studio's Finishing School, The Baptiste Institute's Art of Assisting, and Exhale to Inhale's Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training - and continues her studies each and every time she steps into the studio.
In addition to open studio classes, Amy teaches corporate yoga and meditation, small group and private lessons, and has experience teaching professional athletes, dancers, and individuals with injuries. She works as a Teaching Mentor on the Teaching Support Team at Y7 Studio, originated NYC's very first Cat Yoga classes at Meow Parlour, and volunteers with Exhale to Inhale teaching trauma-informed yoga classes to survivors around the city.
Her goal is to empower students to listen and attune to their unique bodies and minds. She tailors private and special classes to suite the individual needs of her clients, and her open classes use pattern, rise and fall, and exploration of movement and shapes to create an active flow strongly emphasizing breath. Amy believes yoga should be uplifting, cathartic, and FUN - a moving meditation that quiets your mind, strengthens your body, and cultivates honor, respect, and value for all parts of your Self.
When not teaching, Amy loves to dance, spend time with family and friends, travel, and brunch, and enjoys living in Harlem with her boyfriend and two kitties.