Amy Tortorella

My passion for yoga was ignited almost 15 years ago when my weekly spin class at my gym was full one morning, so I decided to try out the yoga class that was being offered at the same time. I was no stranger to yoga at this point, having taken class off and on for many years before, but it wasn’t until this class that the clarity and joy that the yoga practice offered really resonated with me. Practicing 1-2 times a week was great to start, but soon it simply wasn’t enough time on the mat, so I started seeking out local studios, different teachers and styles to find the type of yoga that best spoke to me. Playfully experimenting with yoga styles such as Yin, Bikram, Anusara and Flow, I finally met my dear teacher, Lila Brown. It was then that my practice on and off the mat expanded at a rapid rate, and my dream of completing a teacher training program was no longer out of reach. I am so grateful to Lila, as well as to all of the other amazing teachers that have crossed my path over the years. The goal for every class I teach is to offer a fun and loving environment where students can feel empowered by challenging themselves in a safe and skillful way.  My style of alignment-based flow yoga strives to leave students feeling connected to their minds, bodies, and - most importantly - their hearts.

Full Bio

Techniques I teach/provide:

Yoga.

I've been at Evolve since:

2015.

When I'm not teaching at Evolve, you can find me:

Traveling, reading a good book, spending time at home with my husband and animals.

My favorite thing about teaching at Evolve is:

Evolve feels like home.

My morning routine is:

Coffee, then coffee and then a little more coffee . . .

I'm inspired by:

The cycles of the moon and seasons, the words of poets, paint on canvas, my students, and my teachers.

Best advice I've received:

Be unapologetically you.

My favorite quote:

"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty 'yes' to your adventure."  -Joseph Campbell