landon's story

Hi, my name is Amelia and I am a yoga teacher and small business owner from Winnipeg, Canada. My firstborn son Landon James was born on July 8 2014, via emergency c-section after his heart rate dropped suddenly during labour. He was resuscitated and put on life support, but due to severe brain damage from being without enough oxygen for too long, his little body started to shut down. He was removed from life support on July 11, and on July 12 he passed away peacefully in our arms after breathing on his own for a precious 17 hours. 

I decided to share Landon's story on my Instagram account @ameliakyoga , which turned into a personal journal, photo blog, and over this past year has grown into an incredibly supportive online community of 100,000 beautiful souls. There are many times I wonder how I would have survived without this vast web of support and ability to connect with so many other grieving parents. In 2016 I published a memoir based on my blog, Landon's Legacy: The Power of a Brief Life, which you can find on Amazon.

You can practice yoga with me online at