Amy Joseph was drawn to yoga in 2001 after having her two children. With a background as an APEX certified aerobic teacher in the mid 90's, she was looking for a way to relieve the stress of being a new mom when she found yoga. Amy began practicing yoga at Heartsong and fell in love with the Ashtanga yoga system right away. Sheila introduced her to Beryl Bender Birch, and she completed her 200 hour teacher training program with the Give Back Yoga Foundation's teacher training program, The Hard & The Soft, with Beryl Bender Birch and Sheila, here at Heartsong Yoga in 2014. Amy has taken workshops and trainings with many wonderful teachers including David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff, and Christine Hoar. She maintains a strong and disciplined daily asana practice and hopes to share the knowledge she has gained with her students, in her unique joyful and happy teaching style. Amy resides in the beautiful community of Hampden with her supportive husband Lou and her two teenage children Anthony and Nina.