Amy LePage, Founder of Emerge Yoga, LLC
As my life, body experiences and body needs have shifted throughout the years, my training has delved deeper to include Therapeutic Yoga, movement focused childbirth education, Somatics and Trauma-Informed Resilience Practices.
My personal practice and approach to teaching has changed over the years as well. I’ve slowed down – which allows me to turn off the auto-pilot switch and learn to pause, notice and listen in new ways. The continual practice helps me notice when I push too hard and helps me remember that there’s strength in softness.
I’ve become intrigued at all the layers that impact our experience of living in our body and interacting with the people and world around us. Currently, it’s neuroscience and neurobiology that is fascinating me.
As someone who loves to learn new things – my group classes, workshops and private client sessions are all about experiential learning – providing students and clients with the foundational framework to help themselves move toward a softer, more easeful approach to life.
My work with prenatal folks and couples – as they prepare for labor, birth, postpartum and parenthood – is infused with a unique, holistic and highly individualized focus. I weave together experiential learning (movement & breath practices, recognizing fear responses and habits around pain, nurturing connection and the importance of feeling safe, etc) with physiological education (the nuts and bolts of what’s happening during labor and birth).
Certifications and Continued Learning:
Kripalu ~ 200 – Hr – 2010
Prenatal Yoga with Barrett Reinhorn ~ 80 – Hr. – 2011
Functional Synergy Therapeutic Yoga Intensive with Susi Hately ~ 80- Hr. – 2011
Doula Training through Warm Welcome Birth Services with Michelle Le’Esperence ~35 Hr. – 2012
Functional Synergy Therapeutic Yoga Certification with Susi Hately ~ 800 – Hr. IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) – 2012 – 2014
Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Integration (RMTi) ~ 24-Hr. training in Level 1 and 2 with Sonia Story – 2014
Healing Touch for Babies ~ 16 Hr. training with Rita Kluny – 16 hrs. – 2014
Calm, Stead, Strong: Yoga Therapy Training for People Affected by Cancer ~ with Susi Lately – 2014
Postpartum Doula training through Warm Welcome Birth Services with Michelle Le’Esperence ~ 16 Hr. + – 2015
Brain Gym 101 with Emily Hodus of Tendril Kinetics ~ 18 Hrs. – 2014
Anatomy in Clay with Joseph E. Muscolino ~ 14 Hrs. – 2015
Somatic Training with Nadine Saxton ~ 21 Hr. – 2015
Tom Meyers – Anatomy Trains – Movement Immersion ~ 24 Hrs. – 2016
When Survivors Give Birth – Penny Simkin ~ 5 Hrs. – 2016
Fundamentals of Clinical Somatics – Somatic Systems Institute ~ 14 Hrs. – 2016
Clinical Somatic Education Professional Training – Somatic Systems Institute ~ 2016 – (end date 2018)
Trauma Informed Spaces – The Everything Space ~ 3 Hrs. – 2017
Growing Resilience – Being Trauma Informed For Body Oriented Professionals – The Everything Space ~ 16 Hrs. – 2017
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You….
Sending a loving shout out to everyone who has been so supportive as I continue to learn and grow, especially my family. They have all been – in their own right – amazing teachers.
To my students and private clients – you continue to inform and influence my teaching. Your trust and commitment to better health and well-being is truly a gift to witness.
A grateful thank you to my teachers and mentors who have provided excellent teaching, guidance and support that has greatly impacted my life.