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Amy K. Mitchell
Amy K. Mitchell, an RYT-200 and founder of ProYOGA USA, is a strategic communications expert based in Washington, D.C. She has worked in a variety of positions within the government, the non-profit sector, and journalism. Her yogic focus is on stress relief. She is an avid open-water swimmer, former competitive swimmer, and also enjoys SUP yoga. ProYOGA USA (, which brings the benefits of yoga to the corporate world for work life balance will open in May 2015. You can follow her on Twitter @ProYOGAUSA.

Entries by Amy K. Mitchell

5 Reasons to Attend a Yoga Festival, and 5 New Trends to Look for in Yoga

(3) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 8:14 AM

If you envision a yoga festival as a Woodstock-style event, but with modern bathroom facilities, nine times out of ten, you wouldn't be far off. But it is exactly the hippie-esque experience that makes yoga festivals a must do. Not only do they attract yogis of all levels and skilled...

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The Instagramcation of Yoga

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 5:33 PM


There is a vibrant and growing yoga community on Instagram. Search #yogaeverydamnday and millions of posts pop up. This is good news for the yoga community as more and more people are going Down Dog.

What isn't such good news...

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5 Stress-Busting Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 9:26 AM

It's hard to get away from work. It follows us everywhere. Forty-plus work weeks are the new normal. Most of us eat lunch at our desks, increasing the number of hours we put in day to day.

Working so much, it's normal that most of us experience that mid-afternoon...

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A Response to Stewart Lawrence, From a 'Conservative' Yogi

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 1:37 PM


Mr. Stewart Lawrence, somewhat disjointedly, argues in his "expose" on yoga ("Behind the Yoga Boom: Narcissism, Irreligion, or Just Fitness," Daily Caller, February 2, 2016) that we, America, have been duped.

But Mr. Lawrence's meandering arguments regarding the yoga-fication of...

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'Tis the Season: Inspired Gifts for Every Yogi in Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 1:54 PM


It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's also the busiest time of the year. And the stress of the holidays can take a toll on even the most balanced and centered yogi. Luckily, we've put this mindful gift guide for all...

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Why Strong Is the New Skinny and Why That's a Good Thing

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 2:16 PM

There have been quite a few articles denouncing the recent "strong" women campaigns. According to these authors (here and here), strong is just code for skinny, and we've been duped into believing that strong might actually be a good thing. In the past decade, we've swung...

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Memo to 30-Somethings: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Turn 40

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Maybe I wasn't paying attention. Or maybe I didn't get the memo. I thought I was ready to turn 40, but I definitely was not prepared for the onslaught of bad news that comes your way when you turn 40. I suspect many others are just living their lives as...

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Take Back Your Life One Hour At a Time

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Have you been at dinner and the person at the next table takes a business call, of which you hear everything? Or at the movies and in front of you, someone is checking their email? Maybe you've been out for a walk and instead of enjoying the scenery, people all...

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Six Lessons From the Dalai Lama

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 2:02 PM


This week, the Dalai Lama was in Washington, D.C. to discuss happiness. Who among us couldn't benefit from a crash course in that elusive goal? Speaking on a panel about economic liberty, morality, and happiness, at the

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