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Amble WellBeing

Amberly Kelley-Dotson, E-RYT

Holistic Coach
& Self-Care Sage

Amberly employs her diverse expertise to foster a harmonious connection between the body and mind. Drawing on a range of techniques including therapeutic yoga, Ayurveda, holistic coaching, and recreation therapy, she endeavors to enhance the well-being of individuals—enabling them to experience a profound sense of improvement in their bodies, minds, and hearts, ultimately fostering a deeper connection with themselves.

Providing organic movements…

For a Variety of Conditions

Discover a practice of self care to connect with your body, mind, and self through movement, breath, and awareness.

Foot rehabilitation such as bunions, fallen arches, ankle instability

Lower or upper body pain patterns (neck, shoulders, knees, hips, etc.)

Slowing down thoughts, movement, and building awareness

Build a sustainable and practical practice to fit your life

Reconnecting to your body after injury, illness, trauma, etc.

Hypermobility

Prenatal and postnatal

Managing stress & anxiety

Breath Work

Low back pain

SI joint dysfunction

Where to amble on…

Upcoming Workshops, Events
& Collaborations

july

19jul6:00 pm8:00 pmBalancing Breath + Body-Summer EventHosted by Glowing Body

24jul9:30 am11:00 amSame Serenity, Separate Spaces: A Family Yoga + Mindfulness Event@ The Birdhouse

august

03aug9:00 am12:00 pmTherapeutic Yoga for Back Pain@ Glowing Body

24aug9:00 am12:00 amADHD Workshop with Amberly & TaylorADHD Focus

"Amberly is a wonderful listener. She understands my issues and is very knowledgeable in addressing them. She is also very patient and kind. I can HIGHLY recommend her!"

Jill Stem

"Amberly curated a safe environment that allowed me to share any aches, pains, and limited mobility. She listened to me, asked intentional questions, and even delivered custom at home exercises I could do! 10/10 recommend 🙌🏽"

Jess Curtis

I have been seeing Amberly for awhile for different issues including preparing for and recovering from shoulder surgery. Working with her has been incredibly beneficial for both my physical and mental health. I highly recommend seeing Amberly for literally any physical or mental health related concern.

Ashley Cooper

"Amberly is amazing! She is so knowledgeable and insightful, and really helps you get better. Highly recommend."

Kelly Ellenburg

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Have Questions About My Sessions or Offerings? Great, FAQs Below!

What can I expect at the first session?

Prior to your first session, you will fill out an intake form that will provide me with some information about what your needs are. We’ll discuss what you’ve filled out and I’ll ask additional follow-up questions before moving on to a movement assessment. As we move, I’ll continue asking questions, directing your attention to specific places, and gathering additional information. You’ll leave with some practical homework to practice until we meet again!

What are the next steps after a session?

After your first session, you'll be given some 'homework' that might include anything from food, herb, or lifestyle recommendations.

Homework will always be practical for your life and schedule and can be changed and refined over time in follow up sessions.

Follow up sessions will take place more frequently when we first start working together, with an option to space them out over time.

What if I don't live in Knoxville?

That’s ok! I have virtual clients who live in various cities. Please contact me about setting up a virtual session.

How much do sessions cost?

The intake session lasts about 90 minutes and costs $120. Follow up sessions will be 60 or 90 minutes depending on client needs. 60 minute sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $90-$110 and 90 minute sessions are offered at a sliding scale of $120-$140.

What is a sliding scale?

A sliding scale is a tool of creating accessibility for people based on their individual circumstances and “represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc."

To learn more, I encourage you to read this article or reference the infographic below for help discovering where you fall on the sliding scale.

What can I expect in follow up sessions?

During follow up sessions, we will begin by checking in about how you’re feeling on that day. We will revisit your practice from previous sessions and make the appropriate adjustments for your needs. After each session, I will send you home with a copy of the practice we did together for you to refer to and revisit at home, along with any additional ‘homework.’ Each time we meet, we will refine your practice as your needs shift.

What should I wear?

Wear something comfortable that you can easily move in. You don’t have to dress up for me 🙂

What should I bring with me?

I have all the supplies that you’ll need during your session, but you are always welcome to bring any of your own supplies that you want.

This is for you if you’re…

– Interested in taking steps toward prioritizing self-care

– Interested in education and subtle practices

– Seeking Preventative and sustainable solutions

– Seeking balance and ways to better practice self care

– looking to Relieve stress/anxiety

– looking to avoid discomfort

love is love is love is love

Everyone–lesbian, gay, bi, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and all other LGBTQIA+ folks are welcome here.

these terms have many meanings

So Here’s Some Terms Defined by My Offerings & Practice

Amble

To move slowly at a sustainable pace.

Yoga

Yoga is a sanskrit term that means “to yoke.” The word yoke is not one that we see often used in the English language, as we don’t tend to use them much these days. A yoke is a wooden beam used between a pair of oxen (or other animal) that allows them to work together to pull a heavy load. When we think about what we are doing in a yoga practice, we are yoking together our bodies, breath, minds, etc. to work together in harmony to lighten our load.

Viniyoga
Viniyoga based on the model in which an experienced teacher works in a one on one setting with students and creates an individualized yoga practices taking into account any past or current injuries, illnesses, lifestyle, stress level, and more. When you attend your average group yoga class, there tends to be a one-size-fits-all approach where you may be expected to make your body fit the poses even though the poses don’t always fit your body. Viniyoga, however, emphasizes function over form and works to adapt the āsana (postures) to meet each student’s needs. For example, two students could have low back pain for entirely different reasons. A Viniyoga teacher would develop specific practices tailored to the root cause of each student’s individual issue. Viniyoga is intended to be adaptable to any person, regardless of physical ability and/or experience. It is a holistic practice that addresses the entire person (body, breath, mind, behaviors, emotions, & spirit) in an interconnected way.

Viniyoga comes from the teachings of T. Kriṣṇamācārya and was carried forward through is son, TKV Deśikācar. Gary Kraftsow, long time student of both Deśikācar’s and Kriṣṇamācārya’s, founded the American Viniyoga Institute in 1999, and is a renowned educator in the lineage of Viniyoga teaching and therapy. AVI defines Viniyoga as:

Appropriate application of the tools of yoga

Viniyoga is a comprehensive and authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga including āsanaprāṇāyāmabandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual and study of texts. Viniyoga (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiationadaptation, and appropriate application.

The American Viniyoga Institute uses the term Viniyoga to refer to an approach to yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual – giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

The practices of yoga provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person’s present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available. Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual.

To learn more about individualized Viniyoga sessions with me, click here.

Ayurveda

Ayur (meaning life) Veda (meaning science/knowledge) is an ancient practice of healthcare originating in India that grew side by side with yoga. It is individualized and takes into account your unique constitution and condition physically, mentally, and emotionally. Imbalances are viewed through the doṣa-s, elements (fire, water, earth, air, and either), and their qualities (such as heavy/light, hot/cold, etc.). Through gaining a deeper understanding of the world around us and our unique constitution, we can use all of the above to help find balance within our bodies, minds, and emotions.

Wellness

We see the word wellness thrown around a lot without much meaning. To me, this word applies to our whole selves. It is holistic well-being: feeling comfortable in our bodies, calm in our breath, regulated in our nervous systems, and stable in our minds.

Yoga Therapy

The American Viniyoga Institute (https://viniyoga.com/) defines yoga therapy as “the adaptation and application of yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition. The long-term goals include reducing the symptoms of suffering that can be reduced, managing the symptoms that cannot be reduced, rooting out causes wherever possible, improving life function, and shifting attitude and perspective in relationship to life’s challenges.”

Breathwork

Broken into two definitions, depending on the intention:

  • Solve unhelpful breathing habits such as holding your breath, shallow breathing, etc.
  • Developing specific breathing practices to support your mind and nervous system

Utilizing different breathing techniques such as following a ratio or restricting the flow of breath from a nostril to create differing effects.

In our practice, will be done after breath-centric movement that has helped your system prepare for a breathing practice.

Meditation

The practice of meditation is about creating a conscious relationship with your mind.  There is a common misconception that to meditate you must make your mind be fully emptied or still, and that’s not true!  Meditation is about building awareness around thought patterns and your ability to sustain attention.  It is about connecting thoughts, emotions, and behavior through self-inquiry. In our practice, meditation will be done after breath-centric movement and a breathing practice as they help your system prepare.

Trauma Informed

Consent and safety are top priorities of mine. You are always in control of your practice. You know what is happening in your body/mind/etc. More than I do, so I am here to support you and offer practices, rather than be dogmatic and tell you what to do. We will approach all practices at the most appropriate pace for your body, mind, and nervous system.

Anxiety & Stress Relief

Many times when we are dealing with anxiety, our minds are racing but our bodies feel lethargic. We can use mulitple facets of our practice to help bring ourselves into balance in the moment, and, with practice have a cumulative effect of sustained balance

Āsana

A sanskrit term meaning postures, movement, physical practice.

Prāṇāyāma

A sanskrit term meaning breathwork, breathing techniques (see breathwork)

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