Ft. Walton Beach and Destin, Florida's Gulf Coast
My practice really came about as just getting in touch with my body. I would get on my mat and listen to where my body wanted to open up. Then when I got there I would just breathe right into the tightness. My teaching methods come from a blend of these explorations and of my studies in vinyasa, Iyengar and Anusaura influenced alignment as well as from the theraputic applications of viniyoga.
Teachers I've been Inspired and Blessed By:
Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, JJ Gormley, Doug Keller, Diann Fuller, Laura Tyree, Mary Paffard, Dr. Ed Frisbee, Christian Echele,Tammy and Tommy Binkley...actually I've been inspired by so many
Amy Likins R.Y.T, C.Y. T. ;is a certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Tradition, and Holistic Nutritional Consultant focusing on bringing the natural balance and harmony into all aspects of life. Amy holds a Bachelors in Geology, a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition, and advanced studies in yoga and its therapeutic applications. Her warm compassionate nature as a teacher and strong understanding of the energy dynamics of body and mind help her tailor a lifestyle program to bring individuals toward their own greatest potential. Amy also leads seminars on Nutrition, including classes on Raw Foods, Organic Whole Food preparation, Cleansing and Detoxifying our bodies with fresh juices and personal consultations for Nutrition and Wellness. In addition to these services she also offers Ionic Foot Bath Cleanse Sessions that energize our bodies and enable them to function at their optimum level. Amy’s intuition and natural gift of teaching create a wonderful atmosphere of learning geared to prepare you to take your life and health into your own hands.
Contact Amy 850-243-7492
My Story; I began the practice of yoga at the age of 19 and have continued to apply the body, mind and spirit connection found thru these studies to all areas of my life. In 2000, at the age of 25 I began teaching the path of yoga because I wanted to share all of the wonderful experiences and benefits that I was receiving thru the practice. Yoga had become a way for me to connect to myself on a deeper level, eventually allowing me to connect deeply with others and the world around me as well. In 2001 I helped Laura Tyree open the first of the Dragonfly Yoga Studio’s and two years later a location in
Ft. Walton Beach . Ever since, I have dedicated my life as a teacher, helping to build the ever expanding yoga and holistic health community here on the Emerald Coast . I began traveling from Biloxi, MS to Seaside, FL and even as far away as Illinois and Tennessee spreading my love of yoga and helping others embrace, accept, heal and grow thru the practice of yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation.
My experience of the natural healing that can come from a healthy lifestyle supported in part thru yoga and nutrition is first hand. In 2004 I was injured in a serious car accident that left me coping with many challenges to the health of my body and emotional mental health. I suffered from post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue and the loss of strength in my upper body. This experience led me to really use my yoga practice and the knowledge of whole foods nutrition to bring myself back to a state of strength, vitality and peace of body, mind and spirit. I have dedicated my life to sharing these aspects of Wellness, to educating others, to spread the knowledge and skills we all need to make the decisions and follow a path that brings about Optimum Heath and Wellbeing in our own lives.
Michelle McCormick's journey to the yoga mat has been thru the colorful path of an eternal student. Michelle discovered yoga in the mid 1990's while at the University of Akron. Coming from a foundation of education and athletic training, she was immediately drawn to the balance of body and mind yoga explored. Michelle took her studies deeper under Amy Likin's expert hand, beginning in 2003. She started teaching in 2009, both doga and yoga classes. Michelle continued her yoga practice throughout three pregnancies, and credits yoga with keeping her sane.
Michelle brings an awareness of the physical body to her classes, blending the workings muscles, bones, and breath together - fused with poetry, humor, and the belief that rising to challenges can be fun.
SonnY Goldson grew up in the Air Force and thus has lived in many different countries. He was exposed to many different cultures and spiritual practices. Always the Seeker, he has always yearned to “Know” the truths that are only known when they become“Self Evident” in your consciousness. SonnY chose the academic pathway and was a Licensed Psychotherapist for 17 years, studying conventional Modalities, Para-psychology and other Spiritual/Religious Pathways. SonnY has been a devoted student and active member of the Christ Center of Divine Philosophy in Oklahoma City. This school was formerly known as the Lotus Center and was founded by Audle Allison. The teachings of Audle Allison and teachings of Billy Butenhoff are the basis for the classwork. SonnY has been a Devoted Student for over 22 years and an active teacher for over 20 years.