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Summer Series

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Thursday Evenings 6:30 - 7:30 pm

host: amy krieger

 

Through donation based yoga classes, Crown Point resident Amy Krieger hopes to raise $2,500 for Feeding San Diego, a hunger-relief charity and food bank serving San Diego County.

The 29-year-old physical therapist said she found a passion for yoga as a teenager, and a year and a half ago she started using her yoga certification to host personal classes for companies and bridal parties. Krieger said her idea for the donation based classes came from the desire to bring people together through something she loves while also giving back to those in need.

Krieger hosts the classes every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Mission Bay and it's open for all to attend.  Click below to watch the video. 

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Yoga with a Purpose

We are excited to wrap up a summer of giving with the accomplishments of local yoga teacher, Amy Krieger. Amy dedicated all proceeds from 10 of her weekly donation-based yoga classes to Feeding San Diego.

Each Thursday evening this past summer, 15-40 people gathered by Mission Bay to do yoga with Amy as she raised funds and awareness for those facing food insecurity in San Diego. Not only were people getting a great workout, but they were making a difference in San Diego.

Krieger said her idea for the donation-based classes came from her desire to bring people together through her love of yoga, while also giving back to those in need. The classes’ collective efforts raised $1,000 and 143 pounds of food. This generous gift will provide more than 4,140 meals for families facing hunger.

One of Amy’s goals this past summer was to make sure that everyone who participated in the yoga classes left knowing more about the cause with a desire to make a positive change in the community. She hopes her donation will inspire others to find more creative, fun and easy ways to give back. Thank you, Amy, for being an inspiration.

To discover the benefits a philanthropic partnership with Feeding San Diego can bring to your business, reach out today to Charina Layman, Partnerships Manager.

Interview with Amy

1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?: 

 

I have practiced yoga since the age of 15 and have always been drawn to the mind-body connection. The spiritual connection, emotion, and flow that has ignited from my practice shifted my perspective entirely. Yoga has allowed me to increase my emotional openness, mental clarity and physical strength. In 2010, I graduated with a BA from the University of Arizona, continuing my passion with a degree in Physical Therapy in 2015. My educational background provides scientific knowledge of the human body to connect more with the physical side of the yoga practice. In 2016, I completed my RYT 200-hour Power Yoga and Sculpt certification at Corepower Yoga. Seeing how yoga has effected all aspects of my life I am passionate to spread that to others.

When did you first begin teaching yoga? What made you transition into a leadership position?: 

 

I began teaching a Power and Sculpt yoga class at Corepower in 2016. Since then, I have transitioned to teaching private classes at corporations, weddings and my weekly donation-based yoga class on the bay. My passion for the practice and benefits it provides drives me to spread my love to those who are open to receiving. I continue to learn daily and am grateful to get to opportunity to teach.

3. What makes your classes unique? : 

 

My class is a Vinyasa flow with a mix of creative strengthening. I enjoy keeping my students safe and in proper alignment as they move through the class. I like my students to feel present as they move and start to connect to their intention throughout class enhancing their experience.

4. How does music benefit your guidance in a yoga class?: 

 

I feel music drives the energy flow and provides a healing strength that increases through each posture. Music enhances the class and connects the students with their inner-self and the energies around them. The feeling of combining music, breath and movement is indescribable for me and I hope to share that experience with others.

5. Tell me about your next event and where we can follow you online.: 

 

I hold a weekly donation-based yoga class on Mission Bay in San Diego. All proceeds goes to support Feeding San Diego and helps to raise awareness in the fight against hunger in our community. Classes are every Thursday at 6:30pm. You can DM @amy.j.krieger on Instagram for the exact location of the class or text at 925.787.8950. You can also sign up for classes at www.amyjkrieger.com.

©2017 by Amy.Krieger

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