Amy Kalyn Sims

Amy Kalyn Sims is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® continuing education provider, Advanced Reiki Practitioner and Photographer living in Asheville, NC. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design and spent a decade in New York City working as a Professional Photographer. Amy first discovered yoga as a young child, at home with her parents and their family dog, Chakra. She returned to the practice many years later, while seeking refuge from the bustle of NYC. What she discovered was a true path towards health and contentment.

In 2008, Amy completed the Sankalpah Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training with Mary Dana Abbott & Isaac Peña and began teaching yoga in NYC. She went on to complete the Laughing Lotus 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training, studying with Dana Flynn, Raganauth Cappo, Elena Brower and a host of other amazing teachers.

In 2011, Amy’s family moved from NYC to Asheville and she began teaching at the Asheville Yoga Center. In 2017, she completed the AYC 300-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, where she learned the therapeutic essentials of yoga to work with stress, injuries and illness. Amy’s classes incorporate a creative vinyasa flow threaded with breath, mudras, meditation and a passion for music. She is known for her clear, resonant voice and precise cuing. For more on Amy, please visit: