Amy Soucy

A yoga and movement ­junkie and devout student of the mind-­body connection, Amy is a NYC and Hudson Valley-­based instructor known for her authentic and accessible approach to the art of awareness. With training in both the Integral and Anusara methods of hatha yoga, and committed study of movement and meditation practices including Feldenkrais, functional movement, Vipassana and mindfulness meditation, she brings her extensive skills and experience to a diverse array of students in a variety of settings: from studios to schools, colleges to corporate offices, and public parks to private homes. As a mindfulness educator and advocate for youth, Amy has collaborated with an array of schools and community-based organizations to create yoga and mindfulness classes for children, wellness programs for teens, and professional development workshops for teachers. She is proud to be a staff teacher with Lineage Project, sharing mindfulness practices with incarcerated and vulnerable youth throughout NYC, helping them manage stress, cultivate compassion, and find alternatives to violence.  Amy also facilitates movement and mindfulness experiences for group events and conferences — including the New Museum's NEW INC Retreat (at Garrison Institute), TEDxLongDock, and Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley (at Omega Institute) — and leads annual yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley and internationally. She believes strongly in the transformative nature of these practices to nurture and encourage people of all ages to become self-aware, empowered, engaged human beings.