Amy Soucy, E-RYT 200

A yogi, seeker, movement ­junkie and devout student of the mind-­body connection, Amy is a New York-­based instructor known for her expressive and authentic approach to the art of awareness.

With extensive training in both the Integral and Anusara methods of hatha yoga, she continues to study asana, meditation and philosophy under the guidance of teachers like Elena Brower, Ellen Saltonstall, Catherine Ingram and Sally Kempton. Amy is also devoted to studying a range of movement modalities and meditation practices, such as Feldenkrais, Open Movement, and Vispassana and Mindfulness meditation. 

Committed to offering accessible and transformative yoga to curious students at all levels, Amy's classes are an invitation to come as you are and explore your moment-to-moment experience through skillful physical alignment, kinesthetic awareness, and practical wisdom. A holistic blend of asana (yoga poses), breathing, restorative postures, mindfulness and meditation to guide you deeper into the framework of your being, and steer you toward calm, clarity, strength, and radiant health

She brings her experience to a diverse range of students in a variety of settings: NYC public schools, colleges, social work agencies, preschools, corporations and institutions, public parks, yoga studios and private homes.

Amy is proud to be a staff teacher with Lineage Project, which brings mindfulness programs to incarcerated and vulnerable youth throughout NYC, to help them manage stress, cultivate compassion,and find alternatives to violence. She's honored to lead and learn from the exceptional students of the schools and sites in which she teaches. 

Amy facilitates movement and mindfulness experiences for group events and conferences, including TEDxLongDock and Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley (at Omega Institute).

She also leads regular “homemade” yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley and a series of workshops called Visioning + Yoga for Creators (with her partner Scott Tillitt), which aims, through awareness, exploration and visioning exercises, to help “creators” (all of us) develop and nurture a thriving relationship to their own ever-unfolding process.

Youth Teaching Bio

A NYC & Hudson Valley yoga, meditation and mindfulness educator, Amy is known for her authentic, grounded, and accessible approach to teaching adults and youth.

Amy has collaborated with HealthCorps (founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz), The Equity Project Charter School, Amistad Dual Language School, and Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, and Beacon's Howland Public Library to create yoga and mindfulness classes for children, wellness programs for teens, and professional development workshops for teachers.

Additionally, Amy is proud to be a staff teacher with Lineage Project, which brings mindfulness programs to vulnerable and incarcerated youth throughout NYC, helping them manage stress, build inner strength, cultivate compassion, and find alternatives to violence. She's been honored to lead and learn from the exceptional young people (and staff members) at several New York schools and sites, including Humanities Preparatory Academy, Cascades High School, Alternative Learning Center (ALC) at John Jay High School, and CASES alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth in the Bronx and Harlem.

She believes strongly in the transformative nature of these practices to nurture and encourage young people to become self-aware, empowered, engaged human beings.

 

Affiliations

Yoga + Mindfulness Training + Education

Service + Social Justice-Oriented Development

Children's Yoga Certification

  • Itsy Bitsy Yoga facilitator certification (for toddlers and their caregivers)
  • YogaKids with Marsha Wenig
What I think really resonates is the fact that Amy is a real person while she teaches. There’s no air of righteous yoga teacher. People feel free to ask questions, ask for help, and are encouraged to create the class or experience they want. It’s a ‘come as you are today’ feel that makes her class relaxing and creates an atmosphere for students to challenge themselves without fear of judgement or failure.
Austin Eyer, Broadway actor/choreographer