Amy Ippoliti (born December 6, 1969) is an American Yoga teacher,
author, and earth conservationist. She is the co-founder of 90
Monkeys, an online school for advanced yoga education. Amy has
studied yoga for over 30 years and has been teaching since 1997.
1 Early life and education
2 Professional life
3 Personal life
Early life and education
Ippoliti was born in New York, New York. Ippoliti began practicing
yoga at the age of 16 in the Sivananda tradition of yoga. After
Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art,
Ippoliti returned to New York where she taught self-defense and
fitness classes while continuing to practice yoga.
Ippoliti completed her first yoga teacher training with Cyndi Lee in
1997. In 1998, Ippoliti met John Friend and became a certified Anusara
Yoga teacher in 2000. In 1999, she met Dr. Douglas Brooks, a professor
of religion at
University of Rochester
University of Rochester and scholar of Shri Vidya
Tantra, Sanskrit, and Tamil. Ippoliti continues to study with
Ippoliti began teaching yoga in 1997. In addition to teaching for
fitness companies such as
Equinox Fitness and Crunch Fitness, she was
also a teacher for a number of successful start-up yoga centers in New
York, including OM Yoga, Laughing Lotus, and VIRAYOGA. Ippoliti also
maintained a clientele of private students, including executives at
Atlantic Records, Pfizer, and Bear Stearns, as well as authors,
prominent CEOs, and Hollywood celebrities.
Ippoliti designed the 100-hour
Anusara Yoga Immersion in 2002 and
served on the
Anusara Yoga Curriculum Committee. In January 2012,
Ippoliti renounced her certification from Anusara Yoga.
Ippoliti has led national and international yoga teacher trainings,
workshops, and retreats since 1999. She has also presented at yoga
conferences and festivals such as
Yoga Journal Live, Wanderlust,
Hanuman Festival, and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.
In 2012, Ippoliti co-founded  90 Monkeys, an online and in-person
school for advanced yoga education.
Ippoliti has contributed to a number of print and online publications,
including Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, Yoga International, Origin
Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Elephant Journal, prAna Stories, and more.
She has also been featured in Yoga Journal, Newsweek, New York
Magazine, Allure Korea, Origin Magazine, and more. Ippoliti is the
co-author of a new book titled, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga:
The Yoga Professional’s Guide to a Fulfilling Career, published by
New World Library.
Ippoliti is a brand ambassador for prAna clothing and ToeSox.
Ippoliti currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Ippoliti is an advocate
for earth and marine conservation. Ippoliti has partnered with Shawn
Heinrichs and Taro Smith for a number of underwater photography
projects aimed at raising awareness on overfishing and the extinction
of marine species.
Ippoliti has contributed to yoga-related musical recordings including
Invocation, an album-length exploration of the mantra Om Namah Sivaya
Gurave, two albums with Krishna Das including Breath of the Heart and
All One, and two with Shantala, The Love Window and Sri.
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