Amanda is very passionate about all areas of Health and Wellbeing she has been working in the Health & Fitness industry since 1994, during this time she has taught a range of regular classes from Body Balance, Pilates, Spinning, Aqua and Body Pump. Amanda used to compete in sprint triathlons, it was then that she realised she needed something to compliment her training. That’s when she originally discovered Yoga and Pilates, she’s not a naturally flexible person and started practising purely for the physical and postural benefits to aid her training.
After having her children, she experienced a few years of re-occurring lower back issues and was no longer able to run without pain. This is where her passion and enthusiasm for hot yoga grew, the physical benefits of less back pain were what drew Amanda back to a regular practise however she found the hot room gave her more physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. She was inspired by those who taught her in the hot room and eventually she decided to follow her heart and complete her Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga with Yoga Professionals with Conrad Paul in London. This was a profound life changing experience for Amanda where she felt was drawn to share her love for yoga!
Amanda has an easy going style with her teaching. Her yoga classes have strong focus on alignment aiming to achieve the balance between strength and ease, while her clinical and post rehabilitation approach to Pilates enables her classes to understand, find and use their ‘inner core muscles’ efficiently and effectively. She has a warmth and enthusiasm understanding that everyone is unique and moves in different ways, with clear instructions and a watchful eye, using breathe and movement she ensures everyone reaches their full potential in class.
APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Certified Matwork Pilates Instructor
Matwork level 1 -2010
Matwork Level 2 – 2011
Matwork Level 3 - 2011
Pilates on Tour London 2012; 4 days
Fascia in Motion in the Pilates Environment – Elizabeth Larkin
Advanced Workout - Simple Moves – Amit Younger
Enhancing Spinal Mobility – Nora St John
Glutes and their link to Lower Back Pain – Christine Romani-Ruby
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga – Yoga Professionals 2013 – 500hrs
Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Ray Long, Orthopaedic Surgeon & founder of Bandha Yoga (Study of Western science, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, and its application to the ancient art of Hatha yoga), Cambridge 2014 – 2 days
Pilates On Tour - London 2014 ; 3 days
Pilates and Healthy Backs – Christine Romani-Ruby – 2 days
Neuroscience, How the Mind Trains the Body and the Body Trains the Mind – Dr Anna Vitali - 1 day