Amanda trained as a contemporary dancer at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, but after a riding accident turned her attention to the healing arts , qualifying in Massage and Aromatherapy.The discovery of yoga enabled her to come to terms with her injury both mentally and physically. Amanda has experienced and studied a wide range of yoga practices since qualifying as a Sivananda teacher in 2002; her further training includes studying Yogasana with Stewart Gilchrist , Kundalini yoga with Nidhan Kaur, chakra vinyasa with Shiva Rea, Tapasya Hot Yoga with Kristin Campbell and more recently Anatomy of the Bhandas and Entering The Bloodstream with Tias Little. In 2017 Amanda completed a 100hr yin training with the Yoga People.
Amanda became a senior registered yoga with (SYT) with Yoga Alliance in 2013 and assisted Stewart Gilchrist on the Light Centre Teacher Training with Stewart Gilchrist (200 hr ) in 2014 and 2015.
Amanda teaches yoga as a breathing, moving meditation, an uninterrupted flow of mindfulness and concentration , embracing the eight limbs of Patanjali Yoga. She brings all of her own yoga and healing experiences to her teaching, paying attention to alignment , offering sensitive adjustments, encouraging and supporting the individual, to become self-aware and take responsibility for their actions both on and off of the mat. Amanda believes that kindness to the self and others is fundamental to the practise of yoga , and far supercedes perfection in the asana.