December People of People’s: A.M. O’Malley

IMG_4559How long have you been practicing?
I’m new to yoga! I’ve been practicing for about 7 months.

Why did you start?
I have had a lot of physical trauma, hip surgery and am on the mend and wanted to continue to work towards healing in my body through yoga.

How has your practice changed over time?
I have seen a huge amount of change! SO much change. I cry easier, I bend in new ways and am stronger than ever.

What brings you back to your mat day after day?
I love Audra and her gentle but challenging approach. I am also brought back by the changes I see in my body.

What do you love about the studio?
I love that it’s accessible and that it’s so open and affirming.


Where are you found when you’re not on your mat?
I am a writer, and teach creative writing all over town and am also a writing coach. I also work for a literary arts non-profit, called the Independent Publishing Resource Center (