Amy Jane Banfield
CYCLING & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
SANTA FE THRIVE
Amy Jane never knew that yoga would be her calling and her path. It was her first trip to Santa Fe that led to her initial experiences with yoga. After more than a decade as a competitive synchronized swimmer and having completed two marathons, she found the best of both worlds in Vinyasa: fluidity combined with the power & challenge of the practice. Amy Jane completed her 200-hour Vinyasa certification through YogahOMe in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2012, and received her E-RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance in the summer of 2015.
Amy Jane's passion for teaching is rooted in witnessing her students become empowered by their bodies while their stress and worries melt away. Her classes are smooth, sweet and dynamic, encouraging students to let loose, move, play and melt. Her teaching inspirations include Matthew Sanford, Kathryn Budig and Rod Stryker, along with other instructors, her family and all the people she interacts with each day.
When she is not teaching or practicing, you can find Amy Jane enjoying the great outdoors (hiking is one of her favorites), exploring the Farmers' Market, drinking tea, art journaling, spending time with those who uplift her, reading at a local coffee shop or just out and about exploring Santa Fe, always with a smile on her face!