Welcome hOMe!

Tell me, what do you really want?

Love. Acceptance. To feel better. More peace & calm. Less anxiety & stress.  Improved health…what else?

Yoga is to move with continuity in your CHOSEN direction.  So feel your heart, choose what you want, and stay focused on your desires.  There is elegant, easeful power in this, and it is as easy as breathing.  With practice and friendship, you will gain clarity and know the answers you seek from within!

What is the Truth?

You ARE a miracle!  There is an unseen Source currently beating your heart, breathing your lungs, dividing your cells, and so forth… all without your “trying” to make these things happen.

So relax.

Here’s how to begin:

Check out the natural, actual practices below that cultivate and support your Life.   It is possible to feel wonder-full, embody all you are capable of, and offer your unique, important gifts to the world, a place that deserves your presence / presents!

Bloom right where you are planted… and LOVE 2B HERE!


Your Yoga is a simple practice of allowing your natural breath to move your body in pleasurable ways.  Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of modern-day yoga said, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”

Please see the CLASSES, VIDEOS & RESOURCES section to support you in getting started on your own. To create your personal practice, contact me now!


Nature knows best. Nature always harmonizes and heals, restores and rejuvenates. Nature protects by repelling and attracting. GET YOUR OILS!

Essential oils are complex, versatile compounds that allow your innate intelligence to be complimented: Nature’s wisdom supports your wisdom.  Learn natural ways to care for your body, mind, and spirit. Weave their powers into your daily self-care practices. Empower yourself and your loved ones with safe, effective, natural solutions.


Check out the Calendar for 1-Day Workshops, 3-Day immersions, 1-Week Retreats, 2-Week Teacher Trainings.  Luxuriate with Amy in her hOMe at Studio 108 ! Come to Ojai, California for Heart of Yoga retreats and 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings with Mark Whitwell!

Who is Amy Elizabeth Bankoff?

Amy has worked with her dear friend and teacher Mark Whitwell for more than 15 years, most recently bringing to life the Heart of Yoga Online Teacher Training program with the Urban Family Foundation.  As a mother, teacher, and entrepreneur, she shares the breadth of her life experiences by offering practices to suit each individual’s circumstances and develop harmonious relationships.

She sites the venerable Sri. T. Krishnmacharya who said,  ‘You don’t do yoga. Yoga does you!’ Amy believes that when we honor our bodies, breath, and relationships in daily practice, we become intimate with our own lives, resulting in peace and power beyond measure.  By allowing practices to be simultaneously strong and soft, we surrender not as passivity, but as trust in our our intuition and heart’s desires. We can accept and relax where we used to struggle and toil. We stop looking and start living. This is the balance, the healing, and the nurturing flow of Life felt as our Reality.

Amy does not offer practices that are new-age gymnastics or fancy sequences to entertain you.  They are simple and sublime. They refine our sensitivities, so feeling better is easy and natural.  With this focus, we move to the rhythm of our own breaths, feel the fullness of our beautiful bodies, and care for our relationships with each other and all Life. Amy offers her friendship as the method of empowering you with these ancient technologies of Nature.  By applying them, you give yourself the gift of being your own best friend, receiving all your are and strongly standing in your world as you desire.