It's never too late to start again.
Hola Yogis! :) I'm Amber! My roots are in Phoenix, Arizona and that is where I began my yoga practice in 2013. My roots were buried deep into the ground- in my home, my relationship, and my job status. My heart was closed off. Little did I know that while I was sitting at home planning every step of my life, the Universe was conspiring a new life for me. I had to trust and surrender.
In May of 2019 I left my job, relationship, and home to take a BIG LEAP. I signed up for a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Montezuma, Costa Rica and booked a one way ticket. I had no plan beyond those 3 weeks, but the Universe had already woven the pieces to keep me in Costa Rica.
It was here in the jungle that I found my extreme happiness- my Ananda. I traveled solo for a month before arriving in the charming little town of Samara, Costa Rica.
I immediately felt ready to dive into teaching yoga on Playa Samara and living my truth. I started small, teaching yoga to a few people from my hostel on the beach for donations. I was enthralled with the idea that I was getting paid to do something that I loved so much! I committed to giving this yoga teaching thing a real shot! I started realizing that I could co-create my best life, doing all of the things that lit me up!
I became an established teacher and the students and opportunities started flooding in. Since 2019 I have taught in person and online classes, privates, workshop series, and even lead my first retreat! The Universe continues to provide for me as I walk this path with an open heart and grounded feet. After teaching a few years in a few different locations around Samara, In May of 2022 I opened my own studio space with my best friend, Tori! We now run a cute little studio called Living Sanctuary Samara Yoga and Wellness where we have multiple practitioners offering healing services! It has been such an honor to create this space and practice among like minded individuals!
It's amazing to reflect back on where I started and now see the life I've built in Samara. I even found love in my small town and recently married the love of my life, Jairo in August 2022. :) Little did I know that this beautiful life was sitting on the other side of heart break! I thank God every day that I took the leap!
So here I am- spreading my light, living the Pura Vida, and trusting this path. My hope is that I can inspire you to do the same. I'd love to learn about you, let's connect! :)