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About

Hi! I’m Amanda, a yoga and happiness ambassador.

I’m also a mama, a writer, a tea drinker, a list-maker, and above all else, a possibilitarian.

Maitri, loving-kindness to oneself and to others is the message at the heart of my teaching. I believe in yoga as a healing tool for the whole person—the physical, mental, and spiritual body—because it forces you to slow down, to learn what it means to practice maitri toward oneself.

I discovered yoga while living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it quickly became a part of my life. Years later I left academia for family life and returned to yoga to cultivate a sense of peace in the midst of my busy family life and to practice self-care as I navigated life with chronic illness. Following Krishnamacharya's approach to healing through yoga, I use the techniques and tools of yoga to make yoga accessible for each and every student, their unique body, and limitations.

EXPERIENCE

YEARS OF BALLET, TAP, AND JAZZ TRAINING AS WELL AS A PERSONAL YOGA PRACTICE

Yoga Instructor highlights of my training include:

  • 500RYT, Louisiana Yoga School

  • Yoga Nidra Certification

  • Intensive training in Fascia, Special Populations, Yoga Therapy, Hands on Assists

  • Extensive reading and self-study on pelvic floor health, Ayurveda, and women's wellness