Amy Emley – PYP US National Director
Amy Emley joined Prison Yoga Project in January 2023 as US National Program Director. Amy is the former East Region Program Director for The Phoenix and a person in sustained recovery from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). She has been a yoga teacher for over a decade and is currently working on completing her Yoga Therapy Certification. Through yoga and meditation, Amy has found healing and made it her purpose to share these practices with others seeking recovery and those healing from trauma. In 2014,she founded Root to Rise, a nonprofit that brings yoga and mindfulness to recovery/treatment, mental health, hospital, juvenile detention, and other community settings. In 2019, The Phoenix and Root to Rise merged to reach more individuals and bring yoga to the sober-active movement.