The Journey to Now
A fitness system that practices the movement skills leading to a balanced, strong, and practical life.
A yoga therapy that builds awareness with the breath and connection through the movements of the bones in our bodies creating a healthy balance of mobility & stability.
Amber began her journey into bodywork during her time at the University of Winnipeg while completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology in the 90's. There along with anatomy, biomechanics and athletic therapy she also learned about voice & diction and was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method through her Dad.
After moving to Calgary in 1997 and pursuing the career of a Fitness Trainer she was introduced to Yoga and the practice of Ashtanga Yoga through Mary-Jo Fetterly and Rockne White.
Many years of Ashtanga practice and teaching as well as taking up Skeleton racing at the National Development level for 2 years, she was offered an opportunity to take over a yoga studio in South Calgary. With this change she was also introduced to the practice of Iyengar Yoga through Norman Sjoman and through him was introduced to Gert van Leeuwen and the practice of Critical Alignment Therapy.
I move to create balance and freedom thru my life and all daily activities.
Since taking that initial intensive weekend in 2006, she has been integrating and moving fully into the Critical Alignment practice. Having received her Critical Alignment Therapy Certification in 2008 she has been introducing it in classes, workshops and teacher trainings since.
In 2012 she had her first child and has since been using Critical Alignment and exercise (Lagree and cycling) to re-discover her body after 2 pregnancies (second child in 2013). She found that the C.A.T practice was very helpful throughout her pregnancies and especially afterwards when she was affected with ongoing lower back (degenerative disc disease + osteoarthritis) and SI joint issues postpartum.
Amber is currently learning more about movement through MovNat, recieving her Level I certification in May 2016 as well as more reading in the fascinating areas of neuroplasticity, pain science, and chronic pain. This fall, 2019, she will be taking a mentorship program through Cor-Kinetic out of the UK.