E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association Yoga Therapy, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Amy Cooper, founding director of the Shasta Yoga Institute, teaches, mentors and leads registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training programs. She is dedicated to the ongoing inquiry of what it means to bring Yoga to life and to serving and inspiring others on their unique path of living a life of balance and well-being.
Practicing yoga since 1979 and teaching since 1981, Amy received her yoga Introductory Teaching Certificate from the rich community of practitioners and Senior teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Through raising 2 children, marriage and running her own businesses, Yoga continues to inform and align her life choices and actions.
With Iyengar Yoga as her foundation for more 40 years, Amy has been offering private therapeutic and functional yoga sessions for the last 35 years and holds a Yoga Therapy Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Amy has been Certified by as well as on faculty for the Integrative Yoga Therapy program with Joseph LePage. In addition, Amy has received Certifications in Massage Therapy from the Institute for Educational Therapy and the National Holistic Institute. Underlying her own practice, her Meditation training includes a Meditation Teacher Certification from the Expanding Light, Ananda School of Yoga & Meditation and completion of the Mindfulness Facilitator’s Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Amy is deeply inspired by her somatic and bodywork studies (Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering, Educational Movement Therapy, Massage Therapy) and explorations in Embodied Anatomy and Vipassana Meditation; she offers an integrated approach while still honoring Yoga’s ancient wisdom teachings.
Amy’s teaching embraces a wonder for the human body, mind, heart continuum. Her ongoing journey of Self inquiry invites students to explore their unique yogic path, natural body wisdom and deeper motivation for practice. In her teaching, Amy guides each student to develop a sense of ease and freedom in relating to their body and mind and weaves a creative, invigorating yet calming, centering yet spacious exploration of Self.
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“Amy Cooper is my magician of choice. She inspires and sparks students in her kind, wise, loving and encouraging way to appreciate and celebrate the ancient and timeless teachings of yoga.” –Jack Moore