Amy Rizzotto, Owner and Founder of Move Well DC, is a studio owner, yoga instructor (E-RYT Power Vinyasa Yoga, Mindful Yoga Therapy, Rocket Yoga, and Budokon Yoga), certified nutrition coach, health blogger and wellness entrepreneur. Amy has always had a knack for business and passion for work-life balance. A yogi for 12 years and outdoor exercise enthusiast all her life, Amy turned her healthy hobbies into a full-time career in January 2015 after a close a decade in international development, global philanthropy and fundraising.
Voted one of Washington, DC’s top three yoga teachers in the City Paper’s 2017 “Best of DC Reader Poll,” Amy continues to branch out bringing yoga to offices, studios, private homes and event venues throughout the metro area. In August 2014, Amy was featured as the Health Expert for The Sunday Brunch on TLC. Her healthy cooking and yoga segments aired nationally. She was also featured in the Washington Post Express for DC Yoga Week 2014. Most recently, Amy was the on-air host of the Fiber Choice Immunity Support Gummies Challenge, a series of online commercials airing in US and Canadian markets. Check out fiberchoicechallenge.com and click play to see her in action. Amy is also a Reebok ONE DC, Jade Yoga, KIND Healthy Snacks, and LifeFuels™ Ambassador.
Amy incorporates many styles into her creative classes and one-on-ones, including Power Vinyasa, Yoga for Athletes, Rocket Yoga, Mindful Yoga Therapy and Budokon. Students can expect powerful and therapeutic poses linked thoughtfully in sequences designed to strengthen the body, steady the mind and uplift the spirit.
As a nutrition coach, personal chef and yoga instructor, Amy is dedicated to creating a synergy of movement, awakened eating, and mindfulness for total wellness. Her ultimate goal is to inspire and equip people to discover their own unique path to long-term mind-body health and happiness.
Amy’s classes strike the perfect balance by being both challenging and restorative all at once. The special attention to hip openers sets me up well for the rest of my athletic pursuits.
Amy is fantastic. She is attentive, knowledgeable, welcoming, and friendly. Amy offers different options for each pose so that you can customize your practice, and always comes around to make adjustments, ensuring you get the most out of every pose. The individual attention is really a high point of her classes. She has created a fun mix of cardio/ yoga classes that make working out fun. I dropped 11 pounds in 2 months just by coming to Amy’s classes. This process has really made me more aware of mind and body and allows me the time to focus on myself even if it’s only for a few moments each day and I’ve become so thankful for these moments. I seriously wouldn’t have stuck with it without her.
Amy’s pace and cueing is perfect. I feel energized and worked out after Amy’s powerful yoga classes. I look forward to every session!
I feel much better, have lost 7-8 pounds, and am sleeping much better. My digestion is much improved and even after the detox I still have a bunch of ready-made foods to eat like a pot of black-eyed peas and lentils. I think I will stick with it for the most part, trying to stick to the same principles. I find that a lot of the foods I previously devoured just aren’t that appetizing now.
Amy’s Barefoot Bootcamp is so approachable and fun, and she fosters such a nice community of encouragement. Her program is was less gym-timidating than doing it at another facility.
I’ve been doing Amy’s Barefoot Bootcamp class since January after having my second baby and her classes have completely transformed my body and I’m much more like the pre-kid version of myself. I can’t speak highly enough about her energy, enthusiasm, and kindness.
I didn’t feel frustration when my cravings didn’t go away but rather reassured. I learned that cravings don’t completely disappear, ever–oh, but wouldn’t it be great to eat m&m peanuts every afternoon at work! I felt that the cleanse taught me to acknowledge my cravings and simply move beyond them, using the different tools for mindful eating that you talk about throughout the detox. Just like when I get tired midday at work and I don’t give up and take a nap, the detox taught me that if i have a moment when I really want have that office cookie I can make the choice to move beyond that point of craving and get to the other side.
As beginners, Amy takes care to make sure our positioning is correct. We feel balanced and in harmony at the end of each restorative yoga session after a stressful day at work. Amy is very knowledgeable and we look forward to the breathing exercises and the relaxing poses that take our stress away.
Amy was incredibly helpful in helping me get my diet and nutrition back on track in a way that was tailored to my schedule, lifestyle, and food preferences. Even as someone who loves to cook and generally knows how to eat healthy, Amy provided lots of simple ideas for tweaking my diet to maximize nutritional value. Her simple approach didn't require a ton of work on my end, but kept me accountable as I developed new habits. Most importantly, all her recommendations have been really easy to stick with!
The thought of changing your diet or eating habits can be a little scary. Amy provides a fun, non-judgmental environment to help you to identify your true health and nutrition goals and is there every step of the way while you achieve them. Amy helped me to take an honest look at my eating habits, understand my motivations behind what I was eating, and ultimately helped me to understand what my body needs to thrive.
Amy worked with me through a 12 session one-on-one program aimed at helping with my PTSD. I also wanted to focus on regaining some strength and flexibility. Amy was wonderful to work with. Her in-home environment is safe and lovely. I felt totally supported, and encouraged all along the way. She is a skilled Yogi and her compassion shines through in everything that she does. I highly recommend a consult with her if you are working through PTSD in any form.