Apr 19, 2018
In this Changemaker Challenge career conversation, Carly Banks chats with Yoga Health Coach in Training, Amarylis Fernandez. All too often, potential pro healers fall into lives and patterns that society deems “normal” only to find themselves years later unhappy, burnt out, and unfulfilled. Such was the case with Amarylis. She thought she was doing everything “right.” She had a husband, education, a home and career, yet felt lost in her life. She set the bar low for herself, accepting low paying work and settling in her marriage. The life she was leading wasn’t bringing her joy, and she felt like she was just wandering through it. When thoughts of change would creep in, she would “check out” with the help of alcohol. After the birth of her daughter, Amarylis came to her breaking point. She didn’t know how to live her life, and she knew she was suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally. Taking small steps toward health, Amarylis found Yogahealer. She completed the Living Ayurveda Course and Body Thrive and is now in Quarter 1 of Yoga Health Coaching. No longer pressing the “snooze” button, Amarylis has transitioned out of her old life. She is experiencing joy, and she is waking up to the possibilities this new way of life holds for her.
Amarylis Fernandez is a yoga teach, a yoga health coach in training, and a mother. Not so long ago, Amarylis was totally frazzled, ungrounded, and desperate for change. And she realized things wouldn't change until she did. So she did. Now, Amarylis is on a path to guide women into vibrant living amidst the beautiful chaos children can bring. She spent a transformative month living at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health getting my 200 hour yoga teacher certification. She earned her 85 hour pre/postnatal certificate through the Bhaktishop in Portland, Oregon. She’s trained more than 200 hours in Ayurveda with Cate Stillman of Yoga Healer, and specialized in Ayurveda for pregnant mamas and new mothers through Sacred Window's Ayurvedic Doula programs. Amarylis believes the transition into motherhood is a wild and wondrous ride that can be aided by yoga in all forms: postures, breath work, meditation, mantra, and help from your tiny guru(s)! She also knows the potent life transformations that occur when the wisdom of Ayurveda is incorporated into daily rhythms. Connect with Amarylis on her FB page and get more info on Suzanne’s website.