Always passionate about communication, Amanda grew up in London and always loved anything involving words. From a very early age she trained in gymnastics and soon found pleasure from stretching and coordinating the body.
However she was never really sure of her ‘calling’ except for an inherent need to communicate and work with language. She graduated with a Combined Honours Degree in French and Spanish from Southampton University (UK) and Iater completed the Cambridge TEFL certificate which allowed her to move abroad and continue to experiment with language, discovering new places, cultures and people.
She moved to Spain in 1995 and has worked as an English teacher for many years; a job which she has always combined with her work in interpreting, conference organization, radio journalism and eventually covering round the world yacht races!
Yoga appeared on many occasions but it wasn’t until a hot yoga class in Singapore (Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09) that she became truly hooked. She was immediately drawn to the challenging, sweaty sequence combining physical strength, flexibility, balance and stamina with mental concentration and tranquility. In the space of one week she attended five classes before the demands of work moved her to the next country with the racing fleet. Nine months later she was booked onto the hot yoga teacher training course (Absolute Yoga, Thailand 2009).
From that day on Yoga has become an essential part of her life, and when she moved to Barcelona from Galicia in 2009 she began to deepen her practice and discover many different yoga disciplines including Sivananda, kundalini, vinyasa flow, and Ashtanga, and finally her love at first sight – yin yoga.
Amanda has attended workshops, teacher trainings and conferences with many teachers including Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Sri Dharma Mittra, Donna Farhi, Doug Keller, Simon Park, David Swenson, and Kino Macgregor, as well assisted on Gabrielle Scanlon’s Hot Yoga TT in Costa Rica, May 2011.
She currently teaches a combination of yin and yang yoga in different centres in Barcelona. On a personal level she was deeply inspired by her first yin teacher training with Jose de Groot (2011) Sarah Powers (2011,2012) and Paul Grilley (2013) and continues to study, learn and train to gather knowledge and experience . The real power of the practice never fails to surprise and delight her…..
“The real yoga is that you cannot see” – David Williams.