Amanda, E-RYT 500, has created a life of movement arts. Her evolution began with varied disciplines such as gymnastics, modern dance, and capoiera, yet her present focus revolves entirely on yoga. She received her primary 1,000-hour Hatha certification with Iyengar teachers at the Southern Institute of Yoga Instructors in 2004. Next she furthered her studies in NYC, training in Katonah Yoga - a method steeped in traditional Chinese medicine and Taoism. This opened the physical structure of the practice, exposing energetic harmony between one's body and the surrounding space and time. A two-month journey through India in 2009 allowed her to thrive, enriching her practice and deepening her teaching intentions.
Amanda is currently the director and lead-instructor of the 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Training program at Om Factory Yoga Center in NYC. She actively teaches the training program, classes, and workshops to students in both New York and Nashville, as well as leading retreats around the globe. Her most recent work with the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health in Nashville is in training and teaching therapeutic yoga supported by traditional Indian philosophy and Ayurveda. From this multi-dimensional background, Amanda shares a practice that is a nourishing and mindful exploration of the personal experience of being.