Project Description

Amanda is known locally for her skills as a business consultant and yoga teacher. Amanda graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She graduated from their honors program with the highest distinction, IU’s equivalent to summa cum laude. She turned down several corporate business offers from major Fortune 500 companies upon graduation. She moved to Vail, Colorado where she worked and applied to graduate school in the field of Anthropology. Amanda spent two years working toward a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the nation’s leading anthropology program. She found anthropology was not her life’s pursuit after finishing her Master’s Degree. So, she painfully decided to leave the Ph.D. program.

Amanda went to Costa Rica for several months to manage an organic, permaculture-based yoga hotel, called the Yoga Farm, and complete her first yoga teacher training. Amanda is currently working as a lecturer of anthropology and psychology at Colorado Mountain College, providing business consulting services to local business owners, teaching yoga, and offering free personal development workshops each month in her community. Amanda is passionate about personal growth, both physically and mentally. She is an avid rock climber, yogi, and has recently gotten back into running. Her dog, Daphne, is continually making her smile.

Her multidimensional approach to teaching yoga is based on nature-inspired yogic principles, mindful awareness, Baptiste methodology, and the underlying anatomical structures of the body. Her high-energy flows are paired with deep musculoskeletal release, exploration of habitual patterns through awareness practice, and a playful mindset. She has been classically trained in hatha yoga at the Pavones Yoga Center. These teachings stem from the Kripalu tradition and intrinsically focus on Iyengar alignment. She has done additional training with Baron Baptiste, which focused on power vinyasa yoga. His teachings stem from the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions.