Amy Aarabi has been dedicated teacher of yoga and meditation for 15 years and a devoted student for over 20. She is known for her clear and precise alignment instruction, informed by over a decade of study in anatomy, functional movement, and embodiment practices. She is loved for her adept storytelling, weaving myth, history and philosophy seamlessly into the fold of embodied practice. Often considered a teacher’s teacher, Amy has led hundreds of students through in-depth study programs, national and international retreats, as well as 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs on the East and West Coast.
Amy is passionate about grounding modern postural yoga practice in its rightful, messy, five-thousand-year-old context. This includes ancient and modern history, philosophical complexity, misogyny, colonialism, cultural appropriation, and a host of other paradoxes. While her teaching and practice is informed by alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa yoga schools, Amy is committed to offering the full spectrum of yoga, through asana, breathwork, meditation, comparative philosophy, self-inquiry, and modern somatic practices.
She is also a mama and wife, a daughter and a friend who loves cooking, hiking, and wild places. She has a BA in Geology from Smith College and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Washington. Her classes are queer, trans & POC affirming spaces and she invites solidarity (and critique!) to make her classes more horizontal and accessible to those who have been systematically under-resourced and marginalized.