I love this studio. I’ve only attended three sessions, but have loved every single one of them. I came in with severe anxiety, depression and PTSD. I came with the hope that these classes would help alleviate some of my symptoms. The restorative yoga with the sound healing helps to sooth my nerves and my nervous system. I left feeling relaxed with no anxiety. Jonah is an amazing instructor who makes sure each individual gets the practice one would find in paying for a private session. His brother Kyle works the front desk. They are both kind professional individuals who treat each client as if they were owners of this studio. I come all the way from Long Beach and I’m so glad the drive didn’t deter me from finding an amazing studio.
Yoga is Amanda’s perpetual muse since 1998. Her passion for the practice started as a reprieve from the fast pace of NYC and became her spiritual ground to leap through daily flux. After zigzagging across the country and starting a family, Amanda earned teaching certification through Yoga Works in 2012. Her continuing studies (400+ hours) have evolved into a guide style that helps people move with intelligence and respect for their individual structures. For Amanda, self-care is as important as movement. She holds a certification in Yoga Tune Up ®, a mysofascial release modality. Amanda offers alignment from her palpable interest in functional anatomy. She also enjoys deep dives into yogic philosophy and Sanskrit language. Amanda has done in depth philosophy course work with her long-term teacher and official mentor, Erika Burkhalter (YW, 150 hours). For Amanda, practice incorporates many styles of asana: ashtanga, flow, yin, and restoratives. Asana choices are deliberate with options offered to keep everyone in the room connected to his or her breath. Light chanting, philosophy, and the occasional “aha” moment make into the room. “Yoga to You” is her motto.
Off the mat, Amanda is at the beach as often as possible. She is mom to a human teenager and canine tween.