It took me a while, but I finally came to realise that yoga for witches…or witchcraft for yogis, depending on how you look at it…is the ideal path.
I’ve been teaching yoga for nearly 7 years. It’s been amazing. I have gathered a local following of loyal students who I love and who love me back. I’ve worked hard to get my business ranking well on Google and people know me. So why on earth did I decide to almost completely start from scratch with a new name, new direction and new website (completely built by me, a technophobe!)
It all started in the early days of the lockdown. I had a lot of time to read. And read I did! I finally had time to go down whatever rabbit hole piqued my interest and I got lost in a world of witches, Wiccans, philosophy, history and spirituality. I was already living a life some would definitely describe as pagan, celebrating the passing of the Wheel of The Year, and my studying only added to my sense that I was on the right path.
I started to incorporate more and more of the spiritual practices that I was learning into my life, and I realised that pagans and yogis have a lot in common! Both teach the power of meditation, of affirmation, of chanting, and of visualisation. Both encourage a more compassionate outlook. Both require the cessation of attachment to the ego. Both recognise that we are all intrinsically connected. It all made so much sense to me and I understood that any puzzle pieces that I may or may not have known were missing, were finally in place.
The more I began to live my life with the intention of honouring Mother Earth and everything on her, the more I started to notice how peaceful I felt. How deeply content.
My daily life became more focused, calmer, more fulfilling.
I shouted at the kids less, I stressed over the small things almost not at all.
Except of course on the days when I did – we do after all have a little thing called hormones! But I was so in tune with my cycle at this point, that rather than getting cross and frustrated, I allowed myself to feel and really lean into – and yes, almost enjoy! – all those negative thoughts and emotions that tend to come to the surface at certain times of the month. It felt healthy and freeing.
So of course, being partly mother archetype, and already a teacher, my thoughts then turned to – how can I help other people feel this way?
I realised that I had more to offer than just yoga, and that I could pass the things I was learning on. I wanted to build a community – it has been shown that one of the best markers of happiness is whether you feel part of a community – of people who could gather together, support each other, and all learn together.
The more I learnt, and the more my creative juices flowed, the more it become obvious to me that the current ‘Amy Miller Yoga’ needed an add-on. It was a simple decision really. What I was offering was a holistic guide to life; tools to build and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle, through physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. And so the name Amy Miller Yoga + Wellbeing was born, and yoga for witches was my way forward.
Check out the rest of my website. Here you will find plenty of ways to practice yoga. And some ways to practice witchcraft too. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll come to the conclusion that yoga for witches is the path for you too.