IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist
Amy is founding director of the Shasta Yoga Institute where she teaches and leads registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training programs. Through many years of dedicated teaching and practice, Amy’s teaching embraces a wonder for the human body, mind and heart continuum. Motivated by waking up, seeing deeply and as a means to serving others, her journey of Self inquiry invites students to explore their own yogic path, their body wisdom and deeper inner knowing.
Practicing yoga since 1979 and teaching since 1981, Amy received her yoga teaching Certification from the rich community of practitioners and Senior teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Amy has studied briefly with BKS Iyengar, K Pattabhi Jois, and TKV Deskachar, and under the wings of Judith Lasater, Dona Holleman & Manuso Manos. She has been Certified from as well as on faculty for the Integrative Yoga Therapy training program with Joseph LePage. In addition, Amy has received Certifications in Massage Therapy from the Institute for Educational Therapy and the National Holistic Institute, as well as a Meditation Teacher Certification from the Expanding Light Center.
In addition to teaching locally, Amy leads Yoga Retreats for physical and spiritual renewal.
Courtney has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. As a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and running coach for many years, she began practicing yoga to compliment her other activities. Realizing the depth and transformative power of yoga, her journey became a priority and she completed the Shasta Yoga 200-hour VajraPani Teacher Training with Amy Cooper. Courtney’s warm, playful approach provides a light atmosphere where students can safely discover the benefits of yoga. She encourages self-care and a mindful practice through healthy alignment, breath awareness, and flow. She believes each moment is an opportunity to grow by coordinating the mind, body, breath, and spirit with their highest intentions. Courtney is also a Holistic Health Coach. Email; email@example.com or call (530)925-2502
Jade’s love of people and yoga, as well as her studies in human consciousness and love itself, bring a depth and fullness to her classes. Her style is eclectic, drawing from her Kripalu Yoga roots, Anusara Yoga, Anjali Restorative Yoga, non-dual teachings, vipassana meditation, and her experience as a Massage Therapist and Yogic Healing Facilitator. Her interest lies in bringing awareness to, and gaining mastery with, the connections between body, mind, emotions and life for more empowered and truthful living. Jade’s instruction is clear and skillful enabling heartful access to subtleties in both asana and self-awareness which bear fruit on and off the mat. For 17 years, she has taught all walks of life in various places around the globe. In her community classes at SYC, she encourages you to meet yourself where you are with grace; and, she guides modifications and variations to support and satisfy different levels of experience. For more about Jade, visit www.yogasatya.com or call (303) 532-6808
Jennifer completed her 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training with Amy Cooper 3 years ago. She personally has been practicing for over 10 years. She has been teaching occasionally on Friday mornings for the past year. Her passion is to assist others through yoga & bodywork. She continues through educational bodywork and webinars to learn more on how to better herself and those she touches. Her yoga classes incorporate the physical as well as the spirit/soul connection. Beginners as well as level 1 & 2 are welcome. She looks forward incorporating Qi Gong and fluid dance movements within practice. (530) 859-2492
Olivia (Liv) has been practicing yoga for many years and has since deepened her study/practice with Amy Copper within the last several years. While studying the specifics and detail of asana practice, Olivia finished her certification through the Shasta Yoga Center’s 200-Hour VajraPani Yoga Teacher Training. In doing so she is committed to her path of spirituality while endeavoring to offer quality instruction in her teaching. Olivia is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher. In Olivia’s view both Yoga and Reiki complement each other as cooperative modalities. Contact Liv @ (530) 261-1592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mette (Metta) has explored the yoga path the past 25 years and has been teaching classes and work-shops since 2012 when certified at Shasta Yoga Institute 200hr teachers training. The style is focused on alignment and slow flow deeply inspired by Iyengar and Vinasa yoga. Metta is trained as a professional stage actor in her home country Denmark, where she also was certified as a Life Coach. She has enjoyed helping clients for the past decade, and through these other lines of work she receives inspiration for her yoga practice inviting in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. (530) 859-0756 or Visit www.mettekolding.com
Rachel has been a student of yoga for over 15 years. She was part of Amy’s first 200 hour yoga training. In addition to teaching yoga, she provides primary care in Internal Medicine in Yreka, and received her Masters in Medicine thru the PA program at Stanford University. She taught for 3 years, at the Audacity yoga studio, in Yreka and is excited to start teaching again at the studio where she began her journey as a yoga instructor, coming full circle! (541) 223-3893