Amy is a Pennsylvania native who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for many years and loves weaving them into another passion of hers - working as an educator. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught high school for 7 years and started her yoga journey, taking Kripalu yoga classes after school with her colleagues. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle, Boiling Springs, and surrounding communities since moving to the area in 2007 to teach at the middle school level. After this move, she found a yoga community that has changed her life and deepened her practice. She is truly grateful for all of her teachers along the way who inspired her to continue to dive into this practice and study. Amy feels strongly that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.
Amy believes that unity happens when we can be introspective while cultivating a genuine awareness of all that surrounds us. She also frequently echoes the words of her teachers at Yogi Beans with the phrase “yoga is a practice, not a perfect.”
Irene is also a holistic health coach (in the making, coming October 2015). Her desire is that through healing foods and the practice of yoga, students would find the healing they need for their mind, body and spirit.
Prior to discovering yoga, Christine worked in the civil engineering field. She has an Associates degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and is also certified in Civil Technology.
Christine grew up in the Boiling Springs area and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School. Her volunteer work includes the Boiling Springs Civic Association, the South Middleton Township Trail Committee, as well as being the past President of Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club. She lives in the area with her husband Rob and two children, Katie and TJ. In her spare time, Christine enjoys working on the trail, running, and hiking with her dog Abby.