Tell Me Your (Yoga) Story: Amy Machacek
Meet Amy! She is a yoga and fitness studio owner in Northfield, MN. She has a thriving 200 hour yoga teacher training school and created a 6-week transformational program called LifeREVAMP that has changed hundreds of people's lives. Helping people find their passionate life is what makes her come alive (and decorating)!
In one sentence, what is yoga to you?
I agree with Jon Kabat Zinn when he says, "Yoga is open-hearted wakefulness with compassion and wisdom."
How did you start practicing yoga?
How did you start practicing yoga? I was turning 30 and my friend gave me a video.
What does your practice look like now on the mat and off the mat?
I practice asana most days either in class or on my own. And I try to live the Yamas and Niyamas in my daily life, as well as the other limbs.
Favorite pose & why?
It changes from time to time. Right now I would say Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand). I have been working on not needing the wall and I have this desire to be upside down often! It is giving me a change in perspective!
How has yoga made your life better?
My life really is yoga and it is an amazing life. I cannot imagine what my life would look like without it in it.