© 2018 by Amber Collins 

 

Hi, I'm Amber.

I was raised in rural central Florida surrounded by the song of cicadas, crystal clear springs, orange groves, and 98 degree afternoons.

 

As a young adult, in the oppressive heat of a seemingly unanswerable quest for meaning and a struggle with anxiety, I knew I was seeking something that modern psychiatry could simply not provide. I began to explore alternative means of dealing with anxiety through meditation, mindfulness, shamanism, and spiritual practices. Through this seeking, I gradually began to find my center.

 

After reading a book on yoga, I knew I had to try it. Though my small Florida town was devoid of studios, I decided to test yoga out on my own. The more I practiced, the more I became aware of and connected to my own body. I felt myself reclaiming my power in my warrior poses, beginning to trust myself in balancing postures, and the safety of being able to rest and turn inwards in my child’s pose. With time, I realized that each pose was like a bread crumb on a long trail guiding me home. I was reminded of my childhood roots in movement and dance. I had begun to feel alive again!

After moving to the Bay Area, my practice exploded within the vibrancy of the local yoga community.  With over a decade of yoga practice under my belt, I knew it was my mission to help guide other’s back to themselves in the same way I had experienced. Though each of our journeys are unique, we are all united in the commonality of this human experience - this longing to feel connected, safe, and joyful. I am very grateful to be able to work with each and every one of you.

 

When I am not doing yoga, I am working to make the world more walkable and bikeable at a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit. I also find joy in writing, going on meandering bike rides, petting my two unruly yet totally lovable cats, drinking copious amounts of tea, and being outside as much as possible.

 

I hope to practice with you soon.

"be easy. 
take your time.
you are coming
home.
to yourself."
-Nayyirah Waheed

T r a i n i n g  &  C e r t i f i c a t i o n                                 

200-Hour Teacher Training    

October 2016

       White Lotus Foundation, with Ganga White, Tracey                  Rich, Kent Bond, and Sven Holcomb

Additional Certifications:

  • Restorative Yoga 

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga