Local Yoga Educator and Empowerment Coach strives to make the world a better place

Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Amber Aten, a Yoga Educator and Empowerment Coach, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.

PWM: How long have you lived in Prescott?

Amber: I am definitely a Prescott local. I have lived here since 1994.

PWM: Why did you choose Prescott as your home?

Amber: I moved to Prescott with my family when I was a freshman in high school, so in a way Prescott chose me. There have been a few moments in my life when I was pulled away from Prescott with different work opportunities; however, Prescott has always been my home base.

PWM: What’s your occupation?

Amber: Following my bliss and full-time parenting. Really, in all seriousness, I am a full-time Yoga Educator, offering yoga classes publicly and privately, yoga therapy and Quantum Healing sessions, and teaching others to teach yoga with the Ananda Lila School of Yoga Teacher Training programs. I also help women reconnect to the effortless alignment of their authentic wellness within the Radiance Reset Coaching Program.

PWM: Do you have any kids?

Amber: Yes, I do, and I am pretty wild! I have 4 children ranging from 22 to almost two years old. My oldest son, Gabriel, who is 22 years old, came into my life and brought me into the focus of healing and Yoga. My daughters, Ella, fourteen, and Alder, twelve, have brought me the wonder and purpose of raising empowered women. I was recently blessed with another little treasure, Easton, who has brought our entire family the gift of the sweetness of being in the present moment.

PWM: What is your favorite thing about living in the Prescott area?

Amber: I would have to say my favorite thing about living in Prescott is that we are surrounded by so much natural beauty.  I love being able to drive ten minutes and be in the forest, the beautiful dells, or the lakes around us. I also really treasure the caring and compassionate community of people here. It is a really special place.

PWM: How do you think Prescott enhances your occupation and hobbies?

Amber: I think the things that make me love Prescott are the things that bring inspiration to everything I do: the beautiful scenery and the great people.

PWM: Are you working on anything new or exciting for the upcoming year? 

Amber: I am so excited and inspired to be working on the Breathe Play Love Yoga Collective Project. We are a new non-profit sharing the many healing benefits of yoga with the community by creating a cohesive and uplifted collective of teachers offering donation-based classes in multiple locations indoor and out. We’re also offering aligned service work with special programs that bring yoga to diverse and underserved populations such as the aging population, children, teens, veterans, the recovery community, and more.  Within just the first few months of its creation, there has been so much support and enthusiasm in this collaboration. I can’t wait to see the many projects unfolding, and the people we can support, as we work together to make yoga accessible and support the community in health and wellness.

PWM: If you could contribute to anything in the Prescott area, what would it be and why?

Amber: I really am motivated by making the world a better place, in Prescott and in every interaction. I would say my biggest contribution would be to help everyone I come in contact with enjoy their experience of life, whether this is just in the small interactions or within the container of the Breathe Play Love Yoga Collective Project. Really if we made it the first priority in each moment to consciously  Breathe, to intentionally Play and to really Love, we would remember the divine gift of grace that is always present within us and around us and that would change everything.

Learn more about the Breathe Play Love Yoga Collective at www.breatheplayloveyoga.com, and learn more about the Yoga Therapy, Coaching and Healing work Amber offers at www.amberaten.com.