What to expect in a class with Amanda
Amanda's teaching style is very simple, with a focus on breath and alignment. She encourages students to weave in an intention into their practice but mostly to focus on simply breathing and moving in a way that feels good to them. Amanda teaches a slow flow class with an emphasis on fewer moves that people can take a little more time in and a little more space to explore the poses.
Amanda has been practicing yoga for about 15 years off and on and began dedicating more time to it a few years ago. Looking to deepen her personal practice, she took the Soma Yoga Institute’s 200-hour certification through Mighty Yoga. She learned so much about alignment, postures and sequencing that she's eager to share with others! Amanda also spends a lot of time working on her small family farm in Vershire, Vermont – Opera House Farm – where she's raising chickens and goats.
We asked Amanda
Why do you practice yoga?
I practice yoga to feel connected to the universe. I love being able to take an hour and just exist – just breathe – and tap into that part of me that’s connected to everything else. I feel so incredibly grounded and strengthened, but at the same time lighter and more free, after practicing yoga.
What fuels you?
My family and friends and goats :)
Amanda's favorite piece of wisdom:
“If we affirm one moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event - and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed.” -Nietzsche