Amanda is an accomplished Yogini, Kirtan leader, healer, artist, and activist/activator. Her classes contain a playful and dynamic mixture of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, meditation, and spontaneous movement all inspired by the spirit of Bhakti Yoga, or the path of devotion. Her classes actively support students in cultivating a more loving and fulfilling relationship with self/source/spirit.
Amanda’s journey into yoga began after she graduated from college. At the time, she was transitioning out of her prominent post as a director for an international activist organization. Feeling that there was something more, she returned to California and started a healing journey and process of self discovery. She dove deeply into yoga during this time which led her to attend her 1st yoga teacher training in 2008. In a seemingly fated moment, she found Kirtan (Sanskrit chanting) and was deeply touched by the heart opening transformation that took place in her, which ultimately led her to attend a three month training at the Bhakti Yoga Shala with Govindas.
Amanda has taught Power Yoga in Agora Hills, Yoga Hiking Retreats on Catalina Island, Beginners Yoga for elementary schools in Latino communities, and even High Schools in South Central LA. Finally, following a dream, Amanda was led to the Santa Cruz mountains where she formed Earth Yoga, a Bhakti based yoga center in the Redwoods. It ran successfully on community donations for over a year.
Currently Amanda is based out of Santa Barbara, and teaches at DiviniTree Yoga and Arts Center where she leads yoga classes, facilitates Godess Circles, and co-leads Kirtans with Jacob Duran. Amanda can also be found teaching yoga and playing music at festivals and retreats in Hawaii and across the West Coast.