Amy Bunton
Amy Bunton

Amy Bunton

Hometown

Barrington, USA

activity

Yoga

Let's Connect

What does yoga mean to you? What part of the practice do you connect most with?

To me, yoga means showing up on my mat no matter what or how I’m feeling mentally, physically and emotionally and breathing into whatever it is I may be experiencing. It’s about connecting with myself in a safe place. What I connect with most is knowing that the the practice of yoga doesn’t demand perfection of me. All it asks is that I show up and try.


How did your yoga journey start?

My yoga journey started when I was 16 and I started going to yoga classes in my hometown as something to do with my mom. From there, I started teaching kids yoga using my background of gymnastics and coaching.


How do you practice yoga off the mat?

I practice off my mat by being conscious and aware of my thoughts, actions, and reactions - making sure that I’m coming from a place of love and compassion. I do this knowing that sometimes I may mess up and act out of anger, and then resetting and revisiting whatever it was that may have angered me and consciously choosing a better response.


What are your greatest passions in life besides yoga?

My greatest passion is creating a community of like-minded individuals - individuals who know they can change the world by first choosing to love themselves. I love having the honor of guiding people through a yoga practice that can truly transform them.


What’s something most people don’t know about you? Maybe a hidden talent?

I suffered from a sever case of both postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy (also known as perinatal depression). I was fortunate enough to have an amazing support system and access to a perinatal program that allowed me to heal. And guess what? We even did yoga in our therapeutic sessions! #mentalhealthawareness #breakthestigma