We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Mackey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I didn’t really have a goal in mind when I decided to officially start my own business—I had already left my old job, as a dancer, to pursue yoga teaching when I became pregnant. After having my two sons and completely several certifications, it seemed the only logical thing to do was build my own brand. It was a place where I could combine all my talents and share my knowledge.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Part of the way that my work is different from say, another astrologer or yoga teacher is the way I combine holistic nutrition and lifestyle methods into the work I teach. The courses I lead draw upon ancient knowledge from around the world, including mythology, as well as the most up to date modern discoveries on longevity research and health. I use guided meditations, astrological insight, psychic intuition and concrete physical tools to help each person I work with grow and evolve!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would actually take them out of town to all the beautiful natural spaces just outside the city! From the McDowell preserve to saguaro lake, down into the saguaro national forest, or up to Fool Hollow Lake in Sho Lo or the Mogollon rim. I don’t think there’s anything better seeing the red rocks of Sedona or the gorgeous sunsets of the Grand Canyon.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are definitely a few teachers who (directly or through their writings) have inspired me along the way, all for different reasons and I’d be remiss not to mention them: Hermes Trismegistus
Graham Hancock
Ya’acov Darling Khan
Carolyn Elliot
Alan Watts
Thomas Ashley-Ferrand
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
Byron Katie
Dave Asprey
Nora Gedgaudas

Website: amysolara@icloud.com

Instagram: @witchgoddessmama

Image Credits
Photographers: Nadia Bertino Chelsea Gee Adrian Lesoing

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