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Yoga Philosophy Master Class

A YACEP approved online master class with Amy

Becoming You: A Guided Study of Self Through Yoga’s Wisdom

"It takes courage to become who you really are" - e. e. cummings

    Watch the trailer... 

    Does your daily life reflect your 

    regular yoga practice ?

    Whether you answer with one word, a paragraph, a page or a solitary question mark, this is what I teach: Yoga beyond the mat.

    To practice yoga OFF the mat, we must also be practicing ON the mat, so I teach that too.

    But teaching asana is and always has been my second love and second priority.

    Yoga beyond the mat” is what, over many years, I've figured out how to teach in a cohesive, tightly structured, well-organized way in my teacher training program, in my university classes, and with like-minded yogis in my online Master Class.

    (P.S. If you answered with only a question mark, you’re an extra-good candidate for my class!)

    The gifts you will gain from this Yoga Philosophy Master Class 

    • Education in yoga’s wisdom or philosophy
    • Exposure to one of yoga’s seminal texts, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 
    • Exposure to at least two of yoga’s modern thinkers through assigned reading
    • A deeper, clearer understanding of your own life and a heightened sense of contentment
    • A deepened personal practice of asana
    • Clarity about the impact of your actions and reactions, your desires, and how YOU work
    • Deep diving into a yoga practice such as this course will change you inside and out
    • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP): gain continuing education credits 

    Working with Amy has helped change my life...

    "Amy is a phenomenal teacher for all of the levels of yoga. On the mat, she is able to help direct students in their yoga postures to help them grow in strength and flexibility to feel more at home in their bodies. Off the mat, she leads her students into the deep well of yogic wisdom in their everyday lives. Grounded in her own faith, years of personal practice, and deep scholarship, Amy is a yoga teacher unlike any other I've ever encountered. Without a doubt, working with Amy has helped change my life." - Hillary

    What's Included In The Course? 

    Explore yourself – your inner workings, your habits, your beliefs and your desires - in this life-changing series of classes

    While yoga is best known for the body-mind connection it creates when you practice on a yoga mat, yoga’s most transformative gifts lie in its deceptively simple and highly accessible philosophy.

    The 13 modules of this course are built around yoga’s moral tenets, the yamas and niyamas, which are the foundation of its philosophy.

    Each class includes: 

    Curated book list of suggested reading including ancient sacred texts and modern yogic thinking.

    College level lectures drawing on yogic wisdom and nearly 20 years of life experience as a yogi.

    A powerful flowing series of postures guaranteed to take your existing or brand-new yoga practice to a whole new level.

    Prompts and exercises that encourage deep-soul exploration.

    What work can be expected from each lesson?

    • Personal learning: From assigned reading.
    • Learning from the teacher: From online lectures.
    • Practice: From applying the wisdom principles to your practice on your mat.
    • Reflection: From your reflection paper where you will explore your personal application of the principle to your life.

    2-3 hours' investment per lesson

    • 20-30 mins: online video
    • 20-30 mins: reading in preparation for the online video
    • 20-60 mins: asana practice at least twice per unit using a YWS online class or your own personal practice
    • 30-60 mins: writing your reflection paper

    I still keep going back to the lessons I learned from Amy...

    "I would recommend anyone to take this class because Amy and her approach to practice meets you exactly where you are. And each time I took a class, I found myself learning something new about myself. The harder I worked on the practice, the more I got out of it. Now that I'm a little more than a year out, I still keep going back to the lessons I learned from Amy!" - Tim

    How is the course structured?

    The online course consists of 14 lessons, each with a video lecture, reading material, reflection questions and reflection paper prompts for you to answer in your own journal.   

    • Course Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Introduction to the Yamas
    • Lesson 2: Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
    • Lesson 3: Satya (Truthfulness)
    • Lesson 4: Asteya (Non-Stealing)
    • Lesson 5: Bramacarya (Moderation)
    • Lesson 6: Aparigraha (Non-Possessiveness)
    • Lesson 7: Introduction to the Niyamas
    • Lesson 8: Sauca (Purity)
    • Lesson 9: Santosa (Contentment)
    • Lesson 10: Tapas (Self-Discipline or Zeal)
    • Lesson 11: Svadhyaya (Self-Study)
    • Lesson 12: Isvara Pranidhana (Surrender to a Higher Power)
    • Lesson 13: How will you live your yoga?

    Included in the course:

    • 13 video lectures (around 4.5 hours of video content)
    • Free bonus video of Amy's Full Primary Series Class (usually $10)
    • Downloadable PDF textbook with text and reflection questions for each lesson
    • Downloadable PDF reading materials about each Yama and Niyama 
    • Downloadable Faith With A Twist Asana Series PDF to accompany Amy's free yoga class
    • Access to videos and course content for 12 months from date of purchase (the PDFs are yours to keep) 
    Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

    This course is eligible for Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance

    Ready To Become Who You Really Are?

    Online Master Class

    • 13 yoga philosophy class videos
    • 1 bonus yoga class video
    • 1 PDF textbook
    • Additional PDF reading materials
    • Asana series PDF
    • Self-guided and self-paced
    • 12 hours of CE credits
    • Certificate of completion



    (plus admin fee of $3.59)

    What Do People Think About The Course?

    Unique and transformative...

    "Signing up for Amy's class was one of the best things I could have done for myself as it let my body heal and grow all at the same time. Everything that I learned in the classroom became applicable to the real world setting."

    Talented and loving...

    "I would highly recommend that anyone looking for a personal set of guidelines by which to live a life of love and compassion in today’s out­-of-­control world, take the opportunity to study these precepts with Amy – there is no one better at walking beside someone committed to such a journey."

    A new perspective...

    "I loved taking this class with Amy. She made everyone feel welcome and comfortable with where they were at in their personal practice and gave great examples and activities of how to actively apply the material we were learning to our lives off the mat."
    - Sherri