An Oklahoma native, Amelia headed down south to complete her BFA in Dance Performance at The University of Georgia where she first started practicing yoga. After spending time creating, performing, and exploring internationally, she found home in Atlanta. Originally thinking of yoga as a way to stay active and embodied during performance off-season, she quickly realized there was so much more to this practice.
In 2014, Amelia completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Pranakriya Yoga under the instruction and guidance of Yoganand Michael Carroll and Marlysa Sullivan. She has also completed Yin Yoga training with Douglas Johnson, and Trauma Informed Yoga training with Holle Black. Amelia aims to share with her students the many ways that yoga has helped awaken and connect her; body, mind, and spirit. Drawing from her knowledge of the body from 25+ years of studying dance, Amelia’s classes focus on alignment and introspection in a creative and playful way.
Since 2017, Amelia has worked with local non-profit Centering Youth as a trauma informed yoga instructor, sharing practice with incarcerated youth through the Department of Juvenile Justice. In addition to teaching yoga, Amelia is an independent dance artist and maker, as well as a collaborative company member, teacher, and performer with Atlanta based contemporary dance company staibdance. Amelia hopes to continue bringing movement, yoga, and mindfulness to those who need it most.