During a stressful restaurant career Delynda found solace with vinyasa style yoga tapes at home. Having an extensive background in dance she had an instant affinity for this style of yoga. In 2005, after 5 years of tapes at home, Delynda braved her first real yoga class. This began a journey of studying with teachers who also had a passion for vinyasa (Jivamukti/Ashtanga/Anusaura inspired styles). It felt like such a natural fit. She quickly noticed a change in her mental state, being able to calm down, relax, and let things go. Delynda is thrilled to be able to honor her beloved teachers by bringing their beautiful and passionate teachings into her own classes.
Classes at Bamboo:
King Dancer, Natarajasana
Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Fine Arts, and certifications in Museum Management and Non Profit Development. She took her first yoga class at a YMCA in 2002 and began incorporating yoga in teaching her water fitness classes. She moved from New England to Virginia Beach in 2009 to continue her work in supporting military families in resiliency training programs, and found her new home at Studio Bamboo. Her two grown teenagers are her life's greatest work who have been known to say, "Mom. Just go take a class, we've got this!" A grateful mother is a happy mother!
Position at Bamboo:
Client Relations Manager
Yin, Thursday's 4:30-5:45pm
Fills in as needed.
Amy's teaching style comes from her daily personal practice goals in maintaining alignment and proper muscle activation to heal from injury and promote movement without pain. She has fun providing modifications with the assistance of the wall, props and partners to attain the balance between strength and flexibility.
Certifications and Education:
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga, 2011
Yoga for 12 Step Recovery Certified, Y12SR, 2015
Virabhadrasana II is Amy's favorite asana for developing physical strength, mental stamina, and body awareness. Warrior 2 Pose is significant when using yoga as one of the disciplines in recovery by building stability