It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection.
Hello and welcome!
I have been practicing yoga since I was 19, and am so happy that after a very long and winding path I finally get to share my passion with others! I find yoga transformative. Restorative. And uncomplicated. For me, it is not about doing crazy poses - at 49, the challenges are more internal. I have no ego about my yoga practice. Some things just don't make me feel good - so I don't do them. This is on and off the mat. I love the feeling of balance and expansiveness that I get from my practice. It gives me perspective, clarity and the sense that all will be well.
I understand first hand how yoga can heal - whether that be physically after trauma such as a car accident, or emotionally during and after life changing events like divorce. It can be a saviour, a challenge or simply a lovely way to revisit yourself.
It is my passion to assist women in moving their bodies in a way that makes them feels good, inside and out,
in whatever shape and form that may take. We are all different on the outside, and so too on the inside. Skeletally, muscularly, cellularly, mentally - we are all unique and perfectly imperfect.
Join me in the garden studio for nurturing, inclusive and thoughtful yoga. Give Maple the Vizsla a pat
on the way through!
I look forward to meeting you ~
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Byron Yoga Centre
50 Hour Yin Yoga Training with Lee Ann Heron
20 Hour Yoga for Grownups Training with Maria Kirsten
Experiential Anatomy Training with Judith Hanson Lasater & Mary Richards
30 hour Anatomy Trains In Motion
Level 1 & 2 Somatics Movement Centre
Currently studying Counselling with Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
Constantly reading, researching, wondering and experimenting
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS - TIMES - PRICING - BOOKING
Classes are small (up to 6), and each session is tailored to the group. There are always modifications offered to ensure that everyone gets the full benefit of the class. We use blocks, bolsters, balls, rollers, straps, the wall ... we get creative and have fun! Whatever it takes to feel supported and stretched. There is time at the end of each class for a sleepy wake up after savasana, a cup of tea and a chat with other like minded women. As class size is limited, bookings are essential.
$28 casual pay per class
5 class pass $134
10 class pass $248
Introductory private session $65
Private/corporate session up to 6 people 1 hour $99 or 5 classes for $425
Groups 6+ lets chat!
10% discount for senior card holders
All classes are held in my garden studio in East Fremantle, WA
I use Acuity for bookings, click on the booking links and follow the prompts - feel free to contact me direct if you
have any problems figuring it out!
FEEL GOOD YOGA
Mindful movement, breath awareness and deep relaxation are the focus for each class. We move in a way the feels good, giving us a juicy stretch and cultivating a feeling of calm and ease. We open with a settling meditation and always close with a restorative Savasana. The day classes generally include some balancing and strengthening standing shapes, along with simple sequences. The evening and Friday morning classes are more Yin focused, with longer holds to work into deep fascia to release tension, hydrate the tissue around the joints and promotes a feeling of deep contentment and release. All classes are suitable for everyone. All props provided :)
WEDNESDAY 9am & 1pm
PERSONAL AND CORPORATE CLASSES
Want to create your own yoga journey and need some assistance? Feeling a little overwhelmed in life and require nurturing through your yoga practice? Or wanting to create a calmer, more cohesive environment in your workplace? I can tailor classes to suit individuals and groups.
Private classes are a lovely gift to yourself or a loved one.
WHY YOGA OVER 40?
TESTIMONIALS FROM MY LOVELY YOGIS
Why yoga over 40? We have so much going on - in our lives, in our bodies, in our heads - yoga is proven to help with the symptoms of menopause, our beautifully ageing bodies, maintaining the hydration of our tissues and joints, greater clarity ... the list goes on! But don't take my word for it ...
Amanda Yoga sessions are so much fun and a delight for both the body and spirit. Amanda is such a lovely, nurturing and knowledgeable teacher, giving individual attention to each yogi in small classes in her beautiful studio. Everyone participates at a level that suits them best. There is no pressure to do anything but relax and enjoy!
I am 66 years old, and have been doing yoga on and off for 35 years. I found large classes a little intimidating. Amanda Yoga classes are small and intimate and I enjoy the personal attention I receive in class. Amanda is very knowledgeable about anatomy and how different we all are. I highly recommend her classes!
I am always running around after my family, so to take time out for myself in Amanda's lovely studio is such a treat. She is a caring, engaging teacher who encourages me to listen to my body and really notice what is going on inside. She invites us to be curious, playful and respectful of our differences. I especially love the music and the cup of tea and chat at the end - it is a lovely way to head back into my day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'M AS FLEXIBLE AS A DINING TABLE - CAN I STILL DO YOGA?
Of course! We don't do crazy pretzel shapes, we take our time and ease into parts of the body that may feel a little less than co-operative. Props are great for assisting us to lengthen, open and support. Along the way there will be different variations offered, so there will always be a version to suit each unique body in the room.
If you have existing/ongoing health concerns, it is a good idea to check in with your doctor beforehand. I am happy for them to contact me with any concerns they may have relating to your health.
DO YOU DO CHANTING AND OM-ING?
Generally not. I tend to open class with a guided relaxation, and then a reading that may be some words of wisdom, sometimes a poem, and sometimes guided breathing. It depends on the week and the mood of the room on any given day. As we are all from such diverse backgrounds, and I want your class to be inclusive and accessible, I seek to allow the beginning to be neutral so you can feel comfortable in the space.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? I DON'T HAVE FANCY YOGA PANTS.
As long as you are comfortable, it doesn't matter what you wear. Most wear some sort of stretchy pants; some of each class is generally spent with our legs up or out, so comfort is important. We have had many a discussion after class about finding 'the perfect yoga pants' - feel free to ask for suggestions!
DO I NEED TO KNOW ANY YOGA WORDS OR MOVES?
No. Sometimes it is better if you don't. All you need is the ability to respect and listen to your body, move in a way that feels good, and breathe. That's it. Each body is unique, so each shape we take will be unique. Every yoga teacher teaches differently. I believe that generally there is more going right than wrong in our body, and that is what I focus on.