Amy Liss

Studio Associate/Teacher

I am a firm believer in the power of yoga for both individual transformation and collective healing. I became a yoga instructor after nearly two decades of personal yoga practice and professional work in women’s and 2SLGBTQIA+ community health.

Utilizing breathwork, narrative, and creative movement practices, I seek to co-create a space that feels brave and accessible for emotional and physical exploration — one that centers and celebrates a diversity of identities, experiences, bodies, and belief systems.

I currently live and teach on the stolen lands of the Multnomah, Cowlitz, Siletz, Grand Ronde, Umatilla and other Indigenous tribes. As a queer, white, cisgender human navigating chronic illness, I strive to honor the rich cultural traditions within the practice of Yoga, and to actively disrupt systems of oppression that exclude folks from joyful access to wellness/community spaces and practices. I am committed to ongoing education and collaboration at the intersections of trauma-informed yoga, anti-racist allyship, disability justice, body liberation, and queer/trans liberation.