Hi, my name is Amy.
I’m a holistic movement coach. I blend the platforms of pilates, yoga, and Body Mind Centering® into private and group sessions focused on deep healing and nourishing movement.
My clients learn to take control of their physical wellbeing by cultivating body awareness and holistic strength that bridges the gap between physical therapy and regular fitness.
I specialize in holistic solutions for prenatal & postpartum care, along with injury recovery and pre- & post-operative support.
No matter what you’re challenged with, you have the capacity to move and live with less pain and more freedom.
How I Got Here
Dancing was always an easy one for me. I loved getting inside the movement, feeling it travel through me, connect me to earth & ether simultaneously.
But I struggled for decades to be validated by others for my hard work and efforts, while I simultaneously stepped back into the shadows so as not to be seen too closely.
I was afraid to be my own fragrant, juicy, exuberant self. I tried to be what others wanted to me to be.
So I got injured.
Over and over and over. And I was always in pain.
As I got older, I became interested in how dance could be a force for healing instead of pain and isolation. This new dance demanded I follow my intuition into the Unknown.
It wasn’t about following anyone else’s choreography. It required me to listen to my own wisdom, to dance my own way.
My movement practice became my toolkit for listening and gauging whether I was still in alignment within my physical body, which let me know if I was still in alignment emotionally and spiritually too.
This practice was subtle at times, dynamic at other times. But always highly personal, unique to my experience. It couldn’t be superimposed on someone else.
While learning to listen internally, I did a lot of listening externally to various experts, teachers, mentors who helped me shape my understanding of the dynamic, whole-moving body.
Amid my years of study and practice, I developed a process that not only helped me learn to manage my pain, but also revealed the deep wisdom within my own body.
This practice enhances your ability to trust your own body wisdom.
I consider the body's language to be movement. I work with that language to decipher the body's underlying needs, ultimately reducing pain & injury.
Together, we identify movement patterns that hinder, stress or limit your body's natural desire to connect and be connected.
By freeing your movement options, you strengthen your awareness and ultimately align and integrate your entire being.
I create movement experiences to help you find more freedom and less pain.
This process helps you build strength and resilience that applies specifically to your body but also nourishes your unique way of being in the world.
No matter the body, each one has some healing to do. As we work together, we will uncover what your body holds, what it can release, and what it can transform.
I believe the healing journey begins at home, within your unique form.
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Amy has been dancing for close to 30 years. Her understanding of the moving body stems from her personal experience with injury and holistic recovery that began in her teenage years. Amy allows her intuition to help guide her nuanced approach to integrative strength training.
Amy's ten years of teaching holistic movement fundamentals is founded on the following accreditations:
Pre & Postnatal Yoga, Maha Mama
Pre & Postnatal Pilates, Kinected
Embodied Anatomy & Yoga, School for Body Mind Centering
Comprehensive Pilates, 500-hour, Balanced Body University
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.