As a Yoga Therapist, Amy Lynn Zwart is interested in working with students to find more fluidity and bring ease into both their asana practice and their way of living. She encourages a light, playful curiosity in practice while exploring all the limbs yoga has to offer.
Q&A with Amy Zwart
Q. How long have you been a teacher?
A. I became a registered yoga instructor in 2015- 3 years. I have been a practicing yogi since 2001.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. Utilizing all aspects of yoga to really help facilitate connection to self and promote healing within the body and mind.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. The desire to become a Yoga Teacher was spurred by my birth/postpartum work as a Doula.
I never really had the intention of teaching yoga in public settings but then as my studies deepened it was undeniable that that was going to be a big part of my life. After the initial 200-hour training with a dozen world-renowned teachers. I couldn’t get enough, so I immediately began training as a Yoga Therapist with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.
Now I work with individuals privately addressing functional movement issues, stress management, recovery, chronic pain, mental health issues, grief, cancer, fertility, prenatal/postpartum, and more.
Q. What can a new student expect?
A. A new student can expect a safe container in which to explore this practice. There is no judgment, expectation or comparison. Standard practice for me is to guide and support using verbal cues only- no hands-on adjustments. Modifications, rest and exploration are encouraged within my classes.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. In many ways, science is catching up, or noting, what yogis have known for thousands of years. There is lots of new research coming out supporting the benefits of our practices and, as a Yoga Therapist, that is very interesting and exciting information to be able to share in new demographics/environments.
Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. Slowing down and finding joy everywhere are always my two mainstay practices. I address this with my daily sadhana but it’s still all too easy to get wrapped up into the hustle of life- so it will be a forever practice.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. Anywhere along Lake Michigan.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. Milwaukee Public Market
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. Spend time in nature, Travel, Sports (Run, Bike, Hike, Climb, Snowboard, etc.)
Q. What do you do to de-stress?