Amanda Yates

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What to Expect in a Class with Amanda:

When we are able to quiet our mind we can then listen to our heart. Amanda’s classes use breathe and movement to guide you back to your center, whether that be tapping into strength or softening into support. Expect sequences that provide opportunity to find balance in your physical body and the natural rhythms of your life.

About Amanda:

Always open to a new adventure, Amanda started practicing yoga in college as an addition to participating on the field hockey and track teams. Drawing upon her strength as an athlete, Amanda found yoga challenged her to slow, stretch, and release. Finding the relationship between strength and flexibility has continued to call Amanda back to her mat, and to dig deeper into her own yoga practice. Moved by interest in adding more ways to incorporate mindfulness and compassion in her role as an educator, mother, and athlete, Amanda completed her 200-hour training with Mighty Yoga in Hanover, NH in 2018. Inspired by the beauty of our area, Amanda incorporates elements of the seasons and nature in class sequences.

Why do you practice yoga?

Yoga provides a time and space for me to be quiet and tune into my own energy. Through my practice I continue to develop and grow patience and compassion that I carry forward into all areas of my life.

What fuels you?

Family, community, and nature. My feet softening into the tree needles on a forest trail, my son reaching for my hand, sitting around a table with family and friends re-telling stories we’ve all heard before and laughing anyways, that is to say the many small moments of connection in life.

Your favorite piece of wisdom?

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson