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In this circle no fear

In this circle, no fear In this circle, deep peace In this circle, great happiness In this circle, safety  We gathered by the sea. Women who hold space for thresholds. Women who hold the hands of the birthing and the dying.  We gathered to learn, share, inspire, restore. Through yoga, meditation, open discussion, and deep listening, we emerged transformed. The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is powerful. It is radiant with life. Enjoy these photos from our October…

  • October 13, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Mirroring Each Other

Every Sunday evening I teach an all-levels Kripalu Yoga class. Students gather and set up their space with mat/props. I welcome each person. Kripalu Yoga practice offers a restorative way to conclude a busy week. The energy is calm and soft. There isn’t too much I’d change about the studio. I love working with the owner, staff, and students. Yet, a large expansive mirror covers an entire wall and I very much prefer to teach in a mirror-free space. While I…

  • February 23, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Yoga Testimonials

Yoga Testimonials for Amy Wright Glenn “Amy’s teaching style draws you into the heart of practice, breathing the body into connections with self, spirit, and the universe.” “Amy has a soothing voice and calming presence. She guides with care. She reminds us why we are there.” “Amy holds a space that honors each individual’s strengths. She honors and holds each individual as they grow. Amy holds a space that allows you to process whatever comes up for you.” “Our private…

  • January 2, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Web Reviews of “Birth, Breath, and Death”

In addition to short professional reviews published in “Birth, Breath, and Death,” there are many reviews of my book available online. Here is an inspiring review featured in HuffPost by Camalo Gaskin, founder of BIRTHtoBIRTH. She writes powerfully and examines the role midwives/doulas for the birthing and dying serve in our society. “Is there something similar we have to consider when caring for others as they birth and as they die?” Beautiful. Natalie Kertes Weaver, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at Ursuline College, composed a…

  • December 24, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

When He Naps

When he naps, I meditate. I nurse him down to sleep. Milk and song mingle together and soon his breath moves into the rhythms of dreamland. We breathe together as a calm, holy, wonder moves through the house. Toys are still. Dishes are done and the leaves outside dance in the wind. I stay home with this boy and offer my light to him. I know that this is sacred work. Naptime is particularly precious. His little form needs the…

  • December 3, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Mommy and Me Yoga

I taught my first meditation class when I was 19-years-old. Having recently returned from living abroad in Jerusalem and India, I was on fire with the transformative power of meditation. Soon, I added teaching asana to the mix. These are the physical postures for which yoga is famous. In my twenties, I became certified as a Kripalu Yoga teacher. Once I became a birth doula, I added prenatal yoga to my repertoire. For twenty years, I’ve held sacred space for…

  • December 2, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Loving-kindness at Thanksgiving

As we move into the Thanksgiving season, the vibrant energy of loving-kindness offers true sustenance. The importance of delicious holiday food pales in comparison to the love of family and friends. The presence of loving-kindness constitutes what matters most around the Thanksgiving table. However, some of us arrive at Thanksgiving celebrations with trepidation in our hearts. Family discord, addictions, secrets, anger, or sadness often turn the potential beauty of this holiday into an unhappily attended obligatory event. Can the experience…

  • December 2, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Prenatal Yoga

Originally published in International Doula Magazine. Many pregnant women know that the practice of prenatal yoga asanas (postures) is helpful for in staying in shape through pregnancy and preparing for childbirth. In fact, most of the women in my prenatal yoga classes are entirely new to yoga and are inspired to try these ancient postures because of their pregnancy. There are numerous benefits to such a practice. During my prenatal yoga teacher training, we were told that “it’s never too…

  • December 2, 2014
  • By Amy Wright Glenn