I scheduled my first herbal consult with Amy just before I got pregnant and I continued to seek her herbal and nutritional advice throughout my pregnancy and beyond. In my third trimester I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Amy helped me modify my diet and keep my glucose levels under control without medication. Amy was there for me again for the challenges of breastfeeding. She made teas for me to increase and decrease my milk supply as needed. She also helped me identify foods that made my nursling fussy. I learned much from Amy that is not only applicable to a natural and healthy pregnancy and nursing relationship. I also took away life lessons in taking control over my family’s health.
Amy Jirsa has not only honed her fine physical (asana) yoga practice, but embodies compassion, creativity and personal commitment that is yoga in its universal sense. Quiet Earth Yoga is a welcome gift to this tired world.
After the birth of my second child I suffered such a severe diastasis recti (splitting of the abdominal wall) that I no longer could stand upright. This, coupled with a severe back and hip injury threatened to seriously impede my long term mobility. After the surgical repair of the injury, I felt "put together" but not whole. My core was weak and I felt as though I had no control over my body. For three weeks I have been regularly attending sessions at Quiet Earth Yoga, and I am not exaggerating when I say it is changing my life! Already, I feel an vast improvement and ownership of my body and health. For the first time in years, I'm feeling like I'm becoming stronger, an idea that I had previously abandoned. Amy Jirsa has given me more than day to day ways to improve my body and mind - she has given me the great gift of hope! I also find Quiet Earth Yoga to be extremely helpful as a theatre artist and would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, gentle place to learn to breath, grow and be present.
I highly recommend Quiet Earth Yoga to anyone looking for a place to practice yoga, as Amy is great at modifying poses to whatever level you are at. As a beginner, I wanted to take yoga classes from someone who was nurturing, kind, and ready to meet me where I am starting. Amy has always ensured that I knew how to modify the yoga poses for my beginner level.