Amanda trained as a contemporary dancer at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance but after having a serious riding accident she turned her attention to the healing arts, qualifying in Massage and Aromatherapy. Discovering yoga enabled her to come to terms with her injury, mentally and physically.
Since qualifying as a Sivananda teacher in 2002 Amanda has studied a wide range of yoga practices. Her training includes Yogasana with Stewart Gilchrist, Kundalini yoga with Nidhan Kaur, chakra vinyasa with Shiva Rea, and Tapasya Hot Yoga with Kristin Campbell. In 2017 Amanda completed her Yin Yoga and Chakra training with The Yoga People and is currently studying Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA) with Tias Little, qualifying in March 2020 after finishing Level 3.
Amanda became a senior registered yoga with (SYT) with Yoga Alliance in 2013 and assisted on the Light Centre Teacher Training with Stewart Gilchrist (200 hr) in 2014 and 2015. She has taught on and organised retreats in the UK, Europe and South America and is looking forward to guest teaching on Naad Yoga: the Yoga of Sound in 2020.
Amanda’s philosophy lies in the teaching of yoga as a breathing, moving meditation, an uninterrupted flow of mindfulness and concentration, embracing the eight limbs of Patanjali Yoga. She brings all of her own yoga and healing experiences to her teaching, paying attention to alignment, offering sensitive adjustments, encouraging and supporting the individual, to become self-aware and take responsibility for their actions both on and off of the mat. She believes that kindness to the self and others is fundamental to the practise of yoga, and far supersedes perfection in the asana.