Amy Jackson, BSN, 200 RYT
“Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.”
A student of life, Amy has opened herself to the lessons of life experiences and the full range of emotions, which, when resisted, caused her great suffering. These lessons have laid the foundations of empathy and compassion which drive her to the calling of service to others who are struggling with the challenges that life can often present. She worked as a nurse for 8 years, taking care of others, yet was unable to care for herself in the wake of a great tragedy which opened the doors to overwhelming grief and depression. For nearly a decade, she attempted to manage her own health and wellness through strictly western modalities, without success. She noticed that tiny glimmers of presence and peace came at moments when she was on her mat in a yoga class, which ultimately called her to a yoga teacher training in 2017. It is here, in this deep dive into the yogic tradition, that she discovered the healing power of the yogic path and a yoga practice. It is through her own healing and recovery journey that she believes in the merging of western and alternative modalities to create a more balanced and holistic approach. It is her heart’s desire to create a safe and nonjudgmental space which has the potential to allow for deep healing.