Amy Smith has been teaching yoga for 15+ years + currently owns Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga with locations in West Deptford, NJ + Washington Township, NJ. As a collegiate NCAA basketball player, she found a passion in hot yoga as it helped her with healing, recovery + injury prevention. Her style of teaching is energetic, athletic, creative + inclusive. As she has gotten older, Amy has explored areas of meditation, chanting, sound bath + other aspects of healing. Amy currently teaches 8-10 classes a week at her studios, where she employs 32 instructors who all bring something unique + creative to her studio’s schedules. Amy’s training includes: 500-Hour Vinyasa Certified, Bikram Yoga Instruction, Pilates Certified, Barre Certified, Pumped Up Strength Certified + Yin Certified. Amy has over 10,000 hours of teaching + personal practice.
Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. In this intimate retreat, we will disconnect from the external world for a weekend of yoga, healing, discussion, relaxation and rejuvenation. This retreat will feature elements of vinyasa yoga, meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, Qi Gong, sound healing and more. Amy Smith, owner of Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga […]
Join us for a summer weekend retreat immersed in yoga, nature, hiking, meditation, and the outdoors. A retreat is the best moment to clear your mind and reset your energy. This retreat will feature elements of vinyasa yoga, hiking, sweat lodge (optional), meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, Qi Gong, sound healing and more. Amy Smith, owner […]
“I have many words but I will use this: streams. This whole valley is full of incredible streams. I came as a part of YTTP retreat this past weekend and loved how the valley of Menla just belonged to each and everyone one of us, together and alone at the same time, I stayed at Dragon house and loved how at home you are made feel though no one really is there guiding you, you are your own guide. I will remember this stay for a long time, the 2 days will last a life time. I hope to return one day. Thank you!”
“I honestly can’t say enough good things about this space, the land, the facilities, the staff, the stewards, their events. I will never forget this place and hope to come back. Forever grateful for such beautiful blessings!”
“It’s such an amazing and spiritual location–I came back feeling rejuvenated and recharged… It was so very special knowing the place belongs to the Dalai Lama! I loved our room. My favorite things were that there was no TV in the room, the beds were so comfortable, and it was so quiet and relaxing there with the windows opened. The grounds were amazing…”