About The World of Amy

Hello! I’m so delighted you’ve stopped by! 

The World of Amy is a safe space of illustrations, words, and wellbeing in which to find your inner sparkle. However you’re feeling, whatever you’ve experienced, wherever you are, I want to help you discover the thing that brings you back to your true self. Doodling and moving bring me back to me, and I wanted to share it with you too. I lived for so many years with deep anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood. Sometimes these feelings and thoughts bubble up again, even now. What I come back to each and every time are movement, breath, drawing, and writing.

In those difficult times, drawing, writing, creating and practising yoga on my terms, gently and regularly, helped me feel grounded yet lighter.  I realised these were easy things that I could go through the motions with without needing to think too much. Slowly, it dawned that anxious and low thoughts were symptomatic of being disconnected from myself, rather than truth. The answer to my anxiety was not to be found in the hamster wheel of thoughts, nor in a huge life shift (“we HAVE to move to New Zealand, darling, – that’s the only way to feel better.”) or dramatic dénoument (“Everything has to stop. Now.”). I found peace doing simple things, regularly, and in accepting whatever I was feeling. It was ok not to always feel ok.

My path since has wound its way through a decade of design and editorial experience for a global children’s school publisher, as well as yoga and mindfulness trainings with many inspiring practitioners. These include Francesca Sanlorenzo at Yoga London, Janine Hurley at Creative Calm, Ellie Grace, Our Mala, Harriet McAtee at Nourish Yoga, Shaura Hall at the Minded Insititute, and Shamash Alidina. I’ve developed a specialism in accessible practice, mental health support

Amy Malloy

Amy Malloy

Founder & Teacher

 Hi! I am a mindfulness and yoga teacher on a mission to lose ‘should’ for good, in practice and life. I founded Amy’s Yoga Club as an overnight response to the pandemic, but it has grown far beyond these original challenges into a much-loved space offering calm, comfort and community. 

A special interest in yoga for mental health recovery and post-traumatic growth has brought a simplicity and openness to my practice, promoting choice, agency and acceptance in every class – qualities I believe benefit everyone, regardless of their background, for a calmer, more peaceful everyday existence.

Hannah McDonald

Hannah McDonald

Teacher

Hello! I’m Hannah and I currently live in Gothenburg where I work as a visual artist and yoga teacher. I grew up near Canterbury and took my 200hr yoga teacher training back in 2018 with Amy. I’m also currently studying to become an Ayurvedic practitioner. Through my teaching I hope to empower students to listen to their own body, their own needs, and to bring a little self-kindness into their days.

About the Amy’s Yoga Club team…

Catriona McCormick

Catriona McCormick

Teacher

Hello! I’m Catriona, a Scottish yoga teacher based in London teaching both vinyasa flow and restorative yoga. Yoga has had a powerful impact on my life, my confidence, my sense of self. I endeavour to share this and offer a safe space for others to explore the many benefits yoga can offer. Playfulness and inclusivity are at the core of my teaching – my classes are for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned yogi or it’s your first time on the mat! I encourage students to listen to their bodies, to have fun and embrace challenges (and laugh at mistakes!) all whilst maintaining integrity of breath in a fluid creative flow.  

Sarah Leyla Puello

Sarah Leyla Puello

Teacher

I have been a movement practitioner and creative writer since childhood. I hold over 500 hours of Yoga qualifications, a BA in Creative Writing and a DPhil in Urban Literature.
In yoga, I weave together dynamic dance-like asanas, deliberate breath-work and inward-focused attention with contemporary considerations of traditional yogic principles, to break our bodies open into telling the story of who we truly are. I share this practice in the belief that by giving the body space and time to express itself in a vibrant, intentional and thoughtful way, yogis can begin to piece together their own stories of self-discovery, self-healing and deeper connection to others, to nature and to something beyond themselves. I love the potential for creativity, devotion and therapy that yoga offers, blending styles such as Forrest Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Jivamukti Yoga, and Katonah Yoga. Having discovered yoga over 10 years ago, at a time when my body, mind and spirit yearned for healing, I embrace yoga today as a path of service. I wish nothing more but for people to find their own body-language, and in that journey, for all of us to find a way to move in this world from a place that is ever more compassionate, resilient and loving.

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