Getting to know you…Amy Appel>
Words by : Amy Appel
January 18, 2023
It’s challenging to sit down and write about yourself. What do I want people to know about me? The truth.
I am sensitive, curious, loyal and dedicated. I am passionate, anxious at times, unorganized and a grandma! I love to play pickleball, take long walks, do charitable work, travel and hike. And of course…yoga.
For as long as I can remember, I’m always the first one to shed a tear. Whether it was a Kleenex commercial, hearing a sad story or navigating the difficulties of life, I am a crier. I actually even cry when I’m happy, celebrating and overjoyed! What a funny duality!
Remember that expression, “inquiring minds want to know”? Well, I think that’s me. I love to talk, read and I want to know. Interesting and deep conversations help us learn about each other. I have a desire to travel and learn about all sorts of things. Different cultures, history, new ways to cook and an opportunity to connect with new and different people. Seeing the world through a new set of eyes and new experiences can be life-changing.
I am the mom of four adult children. I survived the the toddler and teen years and a painful divorce. Ooof! And now as an empty nester, after 30 years of parenting, I am opening the doors to the next chapter of my life. It is freeing. I am remarried and blessed to share life with a partner who allows me to be me.
Life guarantees changes and when we are honest we can witness both the joys and sorrows. My yoga practice has evolved and so has my teaching. A funny thing happens the more you teach; the more you learn.
I am dedicated to my personal practice as much more than a series of physical poses. That familiar expression, “Take your yoga aff the mat“ is more than just a thing to say for me. Yoga is a way of seeing the world. Yoga is a way of navigating experiences. Yoga is a way of managing relationships. I am committed to living my yoga. Now, you should know, that’s not an easy task! So I work on keeping the best possible attitude and a good sense of humor. I practice.
Connection is transformative. It drives understanding, creates a shared sense of purpose, enhances our well-being and takes us all to new heights.
Want to explore, practice yoga and travel with me? I look forward to getting to know you.