Amy Silva

Amy Silva

Who am I?

I am a mother and wife. A yoga teacher and a student for life. I am a passionate person who cares about others and will always go out of my way to help and educate anyway I can.

What brought me to Yoga?

Yoga is something I have practiced on and off for years, never really committing to it but always loving the way I felt when I moved my body. In the summer of 2018, I had a stress-related breakdown. Which is all too common these days. Stressful jobs, long hours, family duties they take over our lives and we aren’t sure how to manage it all.

This was what I was going through, a family wedding had me dealing with a lot of bottled emotions. Leaving me sitting beside my husband weeping on the beach, not knowing what was wrong as I watched my children laugh and swim in the water.

This event led me to take my yoga teacher training, something I had said for years one day I would do. I did it, I signed up and started my training in a matter of weeks with Mothership school of yoga here in London ON.

When I went into my yoga teacher training I wasn’t 100% sure what I was looking for or what I would find.

I found myself….through my yoga I HEALED! I learned to breathe, I learnt to move in a healing way, I leant to change the way I thought about things and how life impacted me on a daily basis. I learned how to help myself in all aspects of my life.

Along the way, I created some of the most amazing relationships with my fellow students. We have a bond I cannot even begin to describe. Many tears both happy and sad were shared with these women.  Women who saw me at both my lowest and my highest, women who lifted me up and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. 

Yoga made me realize so much about myself and what I have to offer.

 

My style of yoga

I am trained in Hatha yoga. My yoga style is a mix of both healing and fun. I move people through flow classes, gentle flow, restorative and yin classes. I love to incorporate mantras/mudras along with my asana (poses and postures). I have also been known to include meditations with my yoga, and something new that I have found amazing is to end my classes with journaling.

Watching my students who come to me sometimes in physical pain or trying to navigate difficult emotions grow through their own yoga practice is one of my greatest joys in life. Being a part of someone else’s healing is an amazing gift and I am blessed to be on their journey with them.