About


Welcome to my blog, Brooklyn Light.

I am grateful you are here!

The year of my 23rd birthday I went to a psychic who asked, “ Are you teaching yoga now or are you still thinking about doing it?” My jaw dropped. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to teach yoga. The psychic urged me to get my teaching certificate and “get it out of the way” so that the rest could unfold.

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The following spring I moved from the Pacific Northwest to the insanity that is NYC . While I knew that I needed to find work that would pay the bills, my first priority was to find my yoga home and work on getting that training.

Fast-forward to over 15 years later and not only am I officially a New Yorker, I am also living a life immersed in the sacred practices of yoga, shamanism, astrology and mantra meditation.

It hasn’t been easy. AT ALL! Even though light-workers and yoga teachers tend to emanate peace, love and compassion, living in a city like NY is deeply challenging.

“Why would ANYONE committed to the path of healing want to live in NYC?” – is a question I’m often asked. NYC is the perfect training ground for getting your self, inner and outer, higher and lower, in order. I’ve been put through the ringer time and time again. I wouldn’t change it for the world, as this city has been one of my greatest teachers.

I have also met the most incredible people I am honored to call my spiritual community. Not to mention the guidance of the greatest teacher I have ever known, Recognized Taino Elder and Ceremonial Leader Maestro Manuel Rufino.

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Maestro Manuel has introduced and guided me through an understanding of sacred healing ways from various traditions throughout the world. This mentorship has deeply influenced my teaching style, healing work and lifestyle choices. I have come here on a mission to help humanity awaken and I do so with devotion, compassion and reverence.

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I love to share what works. I have many tools that have helped me through the toughest of times and that continue to help me in manifesting all of the beauty in my life. This is the purpose of this blog, to share what has worked for me through conscious travel and lifestyle choices.

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Think of this blog as a road map for cultivating the sacred in your every day life.

We are in this together.

Let’s live life illuminated!

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Love,

Amanda