Hi! I'm Amy. I'm a yoga teacher, a writer and a yoga studio owner. My husband Mike and I live in Miami Beach with our daughter, Charlie. I grew up in Clearwater, Florida and I have always been active - I was a runner, a gymnast and a soccer player. I attended the University of Florida and I love traveling, trying new recipes, being creative, coffee, and riding my bike.
Over a decade ago, I got into yoga as an escape from the stressful corporate job I was working at the time. Getting on my yoga mat a few times a week was the thing I looked forward to the most. At that time, the idea of practicing every day seemed impossible. Fast forward a few years, and now I get to practice every day at my own studio - so I know first hand that it is indeed possible… and totally within reach.
In my time as a yoga teacher, I've taught on mountains and islands and rooftops and beaches and parking lots and cruise ships and paddleboards. I've introduced yoga to inner city kids and police officers and billionaire CEO's and everyone in between. I've led events and classes for lululemon, Nike, WeWork, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Summit Series and more. I even spent a year hosting a yoga radio talk show! I also have been featured in publications like Shape, US Weekly and The Wall Street Journal.
In 2016, Paul Toliuszis and I opened Tropical Vinyasa, a boutique vinyasa yoga studio in Miami Beach where we share the love of community and the yoga practice daily. My classes are strong and music-driven, with creative and intelligent sequencing.
I also lead yoga teacher trainings, international retreats and 1:1 coaching for yoga teachers and mindful entrepreneurs. I believe we all have a light inside of us, my goal is to help all of us to shine more brightly.
My husband and I have been practicing yoga privately with Amy for about four years. We are in our mid 60’s and she has tailored our practice specifically for our age and abilities. We have a great rapport with Amy, and think that she is wonderful at what she does. We love her! She is absolutely terrific. - Susan
It's hard to put into words what Amy has meant to me as my yoga teacher. What she teaches goes far beyond what happens on the mat. As a working professional and a competitive amateur triathlete, mentally, her class and teachings have grounded me in a way that I have never experienced before. Physically, I can feel the difference in my training when I haven't been to her class. When life gets a little too crazy, I can hear her voice reminding me to "flow like water." - Marianne
“We are grateful to have found Amy. We are amazed at her knowledge of the physical body condition. Amy has worked with my pregnant daughter as well as my husband and me in a way that addresses our different needs. She is very mindful and a great listener. A wonderful spirit. I have chronic knee pain and she is working on building my strength and stamina in preparation for knee replacement surgery. I have become confident and attained the strength to go forward with the surgery.” - Jill