Yoga Journal LIVE! NYC | A Bite Out of the Big Apple with Amy Ippoliti

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Check out our exclusive inside look at Yoga Journal LIVE! NYC, coming to the Hilton Midtown April 24-28.

We’re catching up with some of our favorite presenters from this year’s conference and taking a bite out of their Big Apple experience. Click here for more info on YJCLIVE and be sure to use our exclusive YOGANONYMOUS promo code YN14 to get $50 off of your main weekend pass OR full event pass.

This week we got up close and personal with Amy Ippoliti. Check out what she had to say below:

1619403_10152202616268695_13403049_nWhere do you currently live/primarily teach? Right now I am living and teaching in Boulder, CO but you can also find me teaching on the road and on

What first comes to mind when you think about NYC? Home and family! I was born and raised in NYC.

What’s it like teaching yoga in New York? Teaching in New York is inspiring! It’s where I first started teaching yoga. There is so much richness of experience in the city to stimulate the intellect and body. New Yorkers tend to be sharp thinkers, intelligent and real, so classes keep me on my toes and they are a thrill!

Best yoga pose for New Yorkers? Tadasana and some Ujayi breathing. Stillness is a rare commodity.

What are you most excited about for this years YJ Live! event, and what will you be offering? Seeing my old friends, colleagues and community in New York City is most exciting for me. And since the floods in Colorado prevented us from having the Yoga Journal Estes Park conference this fall, I’m glad to get my Yoga Journal LIVE fix now! I’ll be offering a teacher training on hands on adjustments, a Blissful Shoulder Shakedown, Shine on You Crazy Diamond: Core Brilliance, and Simply Irresistable: Hips, Hammies and Lower Back. It will be FUN!

Favorite thing to do in NYC outside of the studio? I’d have to say that sitting on the stoop of my Dad’s West Village apartment building where I grew up, “Stooping” as he calls it, is one of my all time favorite things to do. We catch up, people watch, and sip tropical drinks. I highly recommend Stooping in a cool neighborhood.

Go-to Big Apple “guilty-pleasure”? Pure Food and Wine - the raw cacao mint sundae followed by a scrub at Juvinex, my favorite Korean bath house.

Anything else that you’d like to add about this year’s Yoga Journal LIVE! in NYC? This is the most impressive roster of leaders in the yoga community I have seen to date - many of whom are my teachers and dear friends. New York has so many options for incredible cultural activities so I know it’s hard to choose what to do on a given weekend, but I would definitely make the time to be at Yoga Journal LIVE and learn from these extraordinary teachers, because this is unprecedented!

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