A New York City transplant, yoga instructor Amy Ippoliti travels the globe helping people bridge the gap between ancient yogic wisdom and modern-day life. She believes that everyone has the capacity to “turn up their own volume.” Amy is a pioneer for advanced yoga education and the founder of “90 Minutes to Change the World,” a professional development program that has enhanced the teaching and career skills of more than 1,000 yoga teachers worldwide. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine, as well as inside numerous publications including Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Self, New York Magazine, Yogini Magazine (Japan), Allure (Korea) and Elephant Journal. Amy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute and Kripalu. Since the age of 14, Amy has championed all forms of eco-consciousness, rain forest and marine conservation and animals everywhere. Visit her at amyippoliti.com.
To live and love is to risk getting hurt, to lose those we love, to be betrayed or victimized, and to lose hope.
But hope is most palpable when you have lost it.
Everyone experiences a period of feeling hopeless at some point in their life. For some, these feelings may last only a moment; for others, they may last for years. We can lose hope in ourselves, our community, humanity, the prospect of finding love and more.
Have you been there? Here are four steps to help you reclaim hope.
Have you ever taken a yoga class and the teacher was sheepish, visibly insecure or just not confident? C’mon, you can tell me — did you want to walk out?
I don’t blame you if you did.