About Me

The Midwest’s premier magazine for yoga, health, and wellness professionals and enthusiasts.

We are a community dedicated to making yoga and wellness welcoming to all. Discover top wellness industry writers, local teacher profiles, product reviews, events calendar, studio tours, meet & greets, wellness tips, and more!

Meet the new publisher and Editor-in-chief of Midwest Yoga + Life magazine — Amy Zellmer.

Amy is no stranger to the Twin Cities. For over 20 years she was a well-known photographer in Minnesota, working with brands such as Savvy MN and HERlife magazines, in addition to running a successful portrait studio in downtown Shakopee. 

In 2014 Amy suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a slip and fall on black ice. Since then, she has published four books that focus on TBI issues, and began publishing The Brain Health Magazine in 2019.  In addition, she is a former contributor to Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

She is thrilled to be re-launching Midwest Yoga + Life Magazine, while adding a little extra vitality and feeling of togetherness back into the Minnesota yoga and wellness communities. The magazine will feature real stories of real people in the state of Minnesota who are doing great things in the yoga, life, and wellness space.

Amy has a passion to spread the message that yoga is for every BODY, regardless of size or ability, and a mission to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of TBI.  She has her 200RYT and is in the process of completing her 500RYT. She is also certified in trauma-informed yoga, LoveYourBrain yoga, and Yoga For All. Amy is also a Reiki Master.

In her free time, Amy enjoys road-tripping across the country visiting National Parks, watching reruns of Criminal Minds or Breaking Bad, and all things glittery and sparkly!

A portion of magazine proceeds will directly support LoveYourBrain Yoga. The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury through yoga and mindfulness, and raises awareness about the importance of brain health.

Check out Amy’s recently launched podcast, Creating Wellness From Within, available wherever you listen to podcasts.


Midwest Yoga + Life Magazine is published by Faces of TBI, LLC