Amber Hipkiss, RYT 500 Instructor

Amber has always been a natural-born leader with a knack for teaching others. As an IT specialist by day, she prides herself on sharing her wealth of knowledge with others. Her patient demeanor and deep understanding of learning styles are what keep people coming back for more. Through Amber’s decades of experience, she has successfully been able to transfer her skillset to her newest business and passion, Santosha Yoga.

Yoga has been a part of Amber’s life for more than 13 years. She was so immersed in the practice that teacher training was the obvious next step. In 2016 she obtained her yoga teaching status and hasn’t looked back since. That same year she opened up her yoga practice offering primarily Hatha yoga, and more recently with her constant practice evolution, the addition of chair and gentle yoga. In early 2020 she completed her 300 hr training and is now an RYT500.

This busy entrepreneur’s calendar is clearly full, and yet she still finds time to dedicate herself to her community. Amber has been a resident of Mackenzie for most of her life. She is currently a municipal councillor and has served as the president of both Rotary Club and the Community Market. “We’ve got a really passionate group of individuals that make things happen here,” beams Amber. Volunteering is especially important for the Santosha Yoga owner; it’s a way to ensure Mackenzie flourishes for many years to come.