Amy Johnson

Why I came to Studio One as a client:

I came to Studio One as a client in 2012. I have had chronic low back pain ever since I can remember. After a lengthy diagnosis, seeing every kind of specialist, and talking to several surgeons, Pilates has been the way to keep the pain at bay. After years of coming to class I have learned that Pilates at Studio One offers much more than a workout!

Training/Education/Past Life:

Born and raised in Charlotte, NC.

B.S. Sociology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC B.F.A. Ceramics + Photography, University of CO Boulder M.F.A. Ceramics, University of Washington

With both an artistic interest and a personal interest in the romance of the north, I came to Alaska with an idea, and never left.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who combines contemporary art and craft to negotiate the tension between trying to be perfect and the beauty of imperfection. My work explores the role of fairy tales in modern day, the human body, endurance, and the landscape. I continue to be inspired by living in such an extreme place and weave threads of daily life and personal narrative into my art practice.

My motivation for being a pilates instructor is the same as being an artist : to help others feel better.

In addition to making art I love to hike, bike, swim, cook, bake, and garden. Best thing I have ever done is a 2500 mile solo bike tour of Japan.


Favorite thing about AK:

Our closeness to the natural world. And no snakes!

Guilty Pleasure: More butter