For Yoga Teachers
About Your Guide
“When I first came to India it felt like a divine scrubbing of my ego. Mother India was insisting I drop the story of of who I thought I was, my job title, my place in the world, how much money I made, where I live, all of it. The story of me, mine, and self slowly pealed away, layer by layer. It was terrifying but it was necessary.
Throughout my travels and concluding my journey at the Holy Ganges in Rishikesh I was able to wash away years of tightness, anger and struggle. By simply connecting with the people of India and giving myself permission to be somewhere completely different from anything I had ever known, I began to blossom and transform into the strengthened and loving woman I am today.
It is an honor and a privilege to hold peoples hands as they pilgrimage to India for their very first time. I know that after this journey they will most likely return on their own as more confident and soulfully developed beings of this spiritual tradition. ” – Amanda
“Amanda has been a teacher and leader for me and my various communities for almost a decade.
Her knowledge of healing/yoga/Ayurveda/Vedic culture is intimidatingly vast but she uses her wide experience to give to her students doses that are specialized and consumable. If you want the challenging path, it’s there for you. However, she won’t drown in you in things for which you are not ready. I’ve seen students of divergent paths and speeds all benefit from her teachings.
I also have experience with Amanda as a retreat leader and was impressed with her immersion techniques and leadership. Her detailed planning allowed every fellow retreater as much or as little as they wanted/were ready for, include two unique yoga classes every single day as well as excursions and lessons all designed to heighten and broaden everyone’s individual experience. That experience will stand out for me forever and I am grateful for all the attention she put into doing what she does so well.” – Stephen, NYC
“Amanda’s knowledge seeking approach to her life allows her to share learnings throughout your entire retreat experience, not just on the yoga mat. Her practice of yoga goes beyond her beautifully creative sequences to include even more than the 8 limbs, reaching into realms like Ayurveda, sacred song and lunar cycles, and the relationship they have to yoga. It brings a unique depth to the practice and to her immersion training’s for teachers. Her extensive time and study in India shines through in her comfort and ease in navigating the sometimes chaotic and unexpected challenges in moving through India. Many of those times turn out to be the richest and most authentic life experience in India, as she encourages you to flow and find flexibility in aligning with the culture and way of India. When retreating with Amanda, you will undoubtedly receive more than you signed up for. ” – Mandee, Portland OR.