Amy, a native of Florida, is a 500-hour registered yoga instructor. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2002, Amy moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography. While living in the big city she found she was seeking something more and decided to try yoga. What she discovered was a true path toward health and contentment. After practicing yoga for several years, Amy completed the Sankalpah Yoga 200-hour teacher training with Mary Dana Abbott & Isaac Peña and began teaching yoga in NYC. After teaching for a couple of years, she decided to further her practice through the Laughing Lotus 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training. Amy studied with Dana Flynn, Alison Cramer, Raganauth Cappo, Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini and a host of other amazing teachers.
In 2011, Amy’s family moved from NYC to Asheville. In 2017, she completed a 300-hour Therapeutically Oriented Teacher Certification at the Asheville Yoga Center where she learned the therapeutic essentials of yoga to work with stress, injuries and illness. Amy comes from an artistic background and tries to bring this innovative aspect to the mat. Her classes incorporate a creative vinyasa flow threaded with breath, meditation, mantras, and a passion for music.
“Amy is a gifted instructor--weaving life lessons into her classes, providing clear and understandable cues that are easily heard, a variety of good poses and appropriate transitions, interesting music, and encouragement. Easily among my favorites at Asheville Yoga Center.” - Walt Leginski
“My favorite yoga instructor, Amy Sims, is the best part about coming to Asheville Yoga Center. I highly recommend that anyone take her class, from beginners to advanced students. She is very knowledgeable and makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable.” - Jennifer Allen