Strike, Flow, Meditate: Finding Your Calm in a Chaotic World
Join Senior Krav Maga instructor and yoga teacher Amy Winters, and E-RYT500 certified yoga instructor and Krav Maga practitioner Leigh Fisher for a mind-body experience like no other!
We explore how martial arts, yoga, and meditation can help us become fully embodied, a key component to managing anxiety in your daily life.
In this two-hour workshop, you will
- Practice basic striking techniques in a quick, fun workout.
- Enjoy a yoga flow designed to move your whole body.
- Practice breathing techniques designed to soothe your central nervous system.
- Engage in a simple writing exercise and meditation technique.
No martial arts experience required. Some previous yoga experience recommended, but not required! Not appropriate for expecting mothers, or those with severe injuries/medical conditions.Register for Strike, Flow, Meditate
What to bring
- Something to write on
- Something to write with
- Yoga mat (optional)
What to wear
Any athletic clothing you feel comfortable moving and sweating in.
We do not allow outside street shoes on our blue mats. You’re welcome to train barefoot or you may bring athletic shoes you only wear indoors.
$30 for Krav Maga ATX members
$40 for non-membersRegister for Register for Strike, Flow, Meditate
About Leigh Fisher
I started practicing yoga in 1998. This was way before yoga was cool, there weren’t special $108 pants or anything, and I had to order my mat and my first yoga VHS tape out of a hippie catalog over the phone. #truestory After years of telling everyone who would sit still long enough how amazing yoga is (have you tried it? you gotta try it! it’s SO GREAT!), I decided to pursue teacher training and have accumulated over 1,200 hours of advanced studies, most recently with my primary teachers Gioconda Parker and Christina Sell.
As a teacher, I strive to empower people of all shapes and sizes to love themselves just as they are by creating a joyful and safe atmosphere, offering options for all levels, and a supportive environment to all students. I love vinyasa flow, a practice that’s light-hearted and challenging, and the steady strength of alignment-based yoga, so that’s how I teach. While leading fun, high-energy classes, I strike a balance between flowing movement and strong posture alignment. I teach because I hope to share the peace and balance that I’ve found through my personal practice with as many people as I can. I am also an interdisciplinary theatre artist, Krav Maga practitioner, vocalist, and proud mama to an amazing little lady and at least two cats.
About Amy Winters
I started training in Krav Maga in 2012 and it helped me make life changes that I hadn’t known I needed. Since I started hitting things, I went from hiding in the back of yoga classes and trying to fade into the wall during my first Krav Maga classes to standing in front of classes, demonstrating how to roar and telling them to look at how my butt moves when I kick. I went from being a person who shied away from hugging friends to rolling around on the floor wrestling with strangers–and from that came hugging!
As I became a more advanced student and was able to spar, I had my first experience of what meditation could be. I have to be totally in the moment when I’m fighting another person. There’s no other way to be.
The Krav Maga community that I’ve helped build since I first stepped into a classroom as a student and since I shakily led my first class has expanded every part of my life. I get to help others find their own transformations. My community also made me brave enough to pursue a yoga teacher certification. I teach yoga classes to our Krav Maga students, and in those classes I once again have to point at my butt to show them how to move.
As a Krav Maga teacher, I ask my students to think about and train for terrifying and dangerous situations, and I ask them to find joy in it—in hitting and kicking, in expressing and controlling their aggression, and in building confidence in their bodies and minds. As a yoga teacher, honestly, I do the same.
I have a podcast called First-Person Fighter where I interview martial artists and fighters to get their stories about how fighting has changed their lives, and I teach a Kill and Chill class once a month, where I lead people through some kicking and punching and then through a relaxing yoga practice. Fighting and stories and yoga—they’re all connected.Register for Strike, Flow, Meditate