Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

by Nicole Gieselman on May 29, 2019

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

by Nicole Gieselman on May 29, 2019

Adjunct Professor Amy Quigley reflects on five years of yoga instruction at Arcadia University as the program comes to an end.

Amy Quigley
What have been the most rewarding aspects of this class?

The most rewarding aspect of this class is offering a practice that students can use as a tool to help with their everyday stress. Yoga is so important at a university level because college students need to learn a healthy way to deal with their stress and to energize. The time they have on their mats is a time for them to turn off their phones and learn how to be present. I teach the students how to connect with their breath through various breathing exercises. They also learn various yoga postures, which they eventually connect with their breathing, turning it into a beautiful, moving meditation.

What are some of your fondest memories from your years as a yoga instructor here at Arcadia?

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share what I love to the students at Arcadia. This is my last class at the University. My fondest memories came from watching students grow by committing twice a week to a yoga practice. By the end of the semester, the students are able to put together their own practice. It’s pretty amazing, and they’ve come up with great yoga sequences.