Aminah Teachout


Aminah comes to the Big Bear Yoga Festival via Rim of the World Highway 18! This mountain local loves fresh mountain air and can wait to sip some with you!

Aminah was introduced to yoga via a VHS tape to regulate mood swings as a preteen. She used yoga asana as selfcare throughout her adolescence and adopted a yogic lifestyle during her twenties. Her study of yoga expands beyond the Sutras, the Upanishads, and the Bhagvad Gita to also include readings about neuroscience and kinesiology, curation of a TEDx, bodywork training, and interviews with spiritual leaders, life coaches, doulas and business owners. For Aminah, yoga is an approach to life and sustainable development. She loves that the practice of yoga transcends age and culture to unite people towards a lifestyle that harmonizes mankind and nature.

Aminah’s yoga training is eclectic and emphasizes safety and selflove. Her practice reached a new level with personal training from Chirayu Thakkar in Cairo, Egypt during 2008-09. Afterwards Aminah returned to her career path in Washington, DC but committed almost as intently to a rigorous hot hatha practice. In 2013, Aminah earned her Cosmic Kids Yoga Certification, left her career in diplomacy and sought mentors in aerial yoga, gentle yoga and meditation. In 2014, Aminah co-created EmpathiKIDS with Michelle Sharp RYT, LMT. Based in Phoenix, AZ., EmpathiKIDS offers classes and builds community around sustainable wellness across the US ( During 2015 Aminah taught Yin Yoga and AquaFit classes while managing Spark Yoga’s Merrifield, VA location.

Now Aminah and her family call the San Bernardino Mountains home. You can connect with her and her practice in Skyforest,CA as well as virtually @skyforestyogi.