Amy has been teaching yoga for 13 years and founded Bend + Bloom in 2008. Her early days of teaching were balanced by her career in social justice and human rights organizing. Amy believes contemplative practices, like yoga and meditation, are essential components to transform our habits so we can build and embody new skills to manifest what we care about in our lives and the world.
Emily Adams, Studio Director
Emily holds a B.A. from Wake Forest (’00), 700-hr holistic nutrition certification from Bauman College (’11), and 200-hr yoga certification from Shaktiyoga at Bend + Bloom ('16), with training in Restorative Yoga. Emily formerly worked for Gap Inc. and TIME in San Francisco. She is also a singer and has performed at 54 Below, The Fillmore, and the San Francisco Symphony. www.emilywadeadams.com
Stephanie Severe, Studio Manager
Stephanie has been leading various forms of movement for 10 years with an emphasis on connecting with oneself through the wisdom of the body. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, 200-hr Yoga Instructor and Qoya Instructor and is currently studying to become a Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, CA. Her work focuses on health, well-being, and community.
TJ Halliday, Graphic Designer
TJ is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology + Mind Body Connection at Columbia University. She is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher with specialized training in Prenatal, Labor+Delivery, Restorative, and Trauma-Informed practices. She has utilized her Graphic Design, B.A. and Operations background as a Studio Manager at B+B since June 2013.