Amanda first started practicing yoga in 2000 as a college student. She immediately started noticing the positive effects it had on her work, relationships, mind, body and mood/emotions. With a desire to share her experience and love of yoga with others she applied her collected experience, knowledge and intuition as she began teaching in 2008. Along the way she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in higher education. She worked in university admissions, enrollment, and advising for 12 years. The consistent desire to learn more about the ancient traditions of yoga and Ayurveda led her to earn her 200hr Hatha Yoga and Level 1 Yoga Therapy Certifications from Red Lotus Apsara Yoga School in 2014.
Over the last 11 years, Amanda has completed thousands of teaching hours in various locations and with diverse populations such as athletes, women only, and the LGBTQA population. Her life experiences of grief, depression, and anxiety keep her rooted to these ancient healing practices. She has completed additional training hours in Meditation, Mindful Yoga Therapy, Embodiment Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Addiction and Recovery. She is currently expanding her study in addiction/recovery, Pranayama and Ayurveda.
The desire to travel runs deep within her, she enjoys traveling both in the US and abroad. Amanda has traveled to India, Costa Rica, and Greece where she has studied Ayurveda, health and longevity, herbal medicine, community and culture.
Amanda brings honesty, humility and humor to her yoga classes. She enjoys connecting with others and creating a safe space to explore the unique mind, body and spirit connection in each of us.