Amber has passionately practiced and studied yoga since 2010 and was introduced to Baptiste yoga in the fall of 2014. Through the years, she’s never passed up a class or a clinic to strengthen her physical practice and knowledge of yoga postures and philosophies. Amber has used yoga as a tool to aid in treating injury, manage stress, and cope with personal trauma, and she wishes to share yoga with her friends, family, and community so they may experience the same benefits.In May 2016 with the intention of deepening her own practice, Amber completed Expand Your Power 200-hour Teacher Training Program (EYP) through the Baptiste Institute and received her 200-hour yoga teaching certificate. It was such a life changing experience that in June 2016, two weeks after finishing EYP, Amber attended the Baptiste Institute’s Level One: Journey Into Power training. Even though teaching yoga wasn’t her primary intention when she started teacher training, Amber soon realized a great way to share her passion for yoga was through teaching, and she uses every class she teaches as an opportunity to connect with her students using empowerment, kindness, and empathy.Outside of yoga, Amber is a structural engineer who teaches engineering classes at Oregon State University. Her engineering background helps her to understand the mechanics of yoga asana or postures, but Amber also realizes the importance of the mental aspects of yoga such as staying grounded, being present, and setting intentions. For Amber, yoga is a journey that will continue indefinitely, and she loves to relate that with her students and empower them to find their own journey.