Amy Brown

To begin with my journey into Yoga was unremarkable. I did it – I liked it. Simple enough. But somehow I knew there was more to it than just doing the poses with the teacher. From there I set out to find out more about Yoga.
Then along the way to find Yoga – the real remarkable adventure began. I discovered the Iyengar Yoga program at UCR. The Iyengar discipline resonated with me so I jumped in feet first. While I was studying, teaching and practicing I started having panic attacks and bouts of anxiety. I used Yoga sequencing to help resolve these issues. Then, I discovered I had severe osteoarthritis of my hip and ended up having a total hip replacement. I used Yoga sequencing before to help with pain and after to help in my recovery. I retired from my corporate job to open a Yoga studio and soon after found out that my hip replacement was faulty and I needed a revision surgery. Again, I used Yoga all during my recovery.
My road to enlightenment has been rocky indeed. However, these adventurers only brought me deeper into the yoga. Helped me to understand it true power and how yoga can heal – mentally, physically and emotionally. My own experiences with human frailty and recovering from a serious injury– somehow made me a better teacher. Yoga has changed my life in every way imaginable.
I spent years studying and practicing to earn my Iyengar Yoga teacher certification. Iyengar Yoga focuses on alignment, form and sequencing to insure that every student practices safely and mindfully. With the years of education, teaching and my own personal experience I am better able to guide students – of any age and ability -toward a path to Yoga that fits for them.
I hope that you will come and join me for classes and discover how Iyengar Yoga can change your life too! Namaste’

Amy Brown instructs the following:
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Iyengar yoga was developed and popularized by B.K.S. Iyengar (pronounced "eye-yen-gar"). Iyengar is a very meticulous style of yoga, with utmost attention paid to finding the proper alignment in a pose. In order to help each student find the proper alignment, an Iyengar class can use a wide array of yoga props — blocks, blankets, straps, chairs, and bolsters are all common. There isn't a lot of jumping around in Iyengar classes, so you won't get your heart rate up, but you'll be amazed to discover how physically and mentally challenging it is to stay put. Iyengar teachers must undergo a comprehensive training – if you have an injury or chronic condition, Iyengar is an excellent choice.