Amy Loughlin

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: “Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was at a friends studio in Newton after college. I practiced mostly using DVD's for years until I found MetroWest Yoga. I took Shawn's flow class with my friend Lindsay in 2014 and have been hooked ever since!

What / who inspires you? My children, my husband, and my grandfather who just turned 103.

What I love most about yoga is: Yoga has helped me in my life in so many ways. As soon as I hit my mat I am dedicated to “letting go” and living in the moment. I try to apply that to my life off the mat as well.

What you can’t live without? My dog Bodhi, animals in general, music, and yoga. I guess I should add my mom's corn chowder in there too!

What you might not know about me: I had dreadlocks for seven years and finally chopped them off when my first son was 5 weeks old.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “If you don't at least try, you will never know.” My husband says this to me all the time. I have anxiety so whenever I feel like it is getting in the way of me doing something that I really want to do, I think of that and it really pushes me to “try”. I would have missed out on so much in life if it weren't for him.

My favorite book: How Yoga Works

Amy Loughlin is currently not instructing any classes.