I first tried yoga back in 1999, shortly after I moved to Vancouver. I have to admit that it was not love at first sight. I have never been a super bendy person, so the physical practice of yoga takes work for me. As a self-declared “serial hobbiest” I am always trying new things, but over the years, I soon realized that yoga was repeatedly something I found myself coming back to, until eventually I never left.
Yoga started as a physical practice for me and slowly evolved into a mental exercise as well. Yoga lengthens my fuse and helps me stay balanced. It strengthens my core and my heart. It challenges my focus and has helped me be more mindful both on and off the mat.
When I started my yoga teacher training, I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to be a yoga teacher. I wanted to learn and understand the practice, the asana, the history and the philosophies and apply my background in kinesiology to grow my own practice. The more I learned, the more I want to share yoga with the people around me through teaching in my community. Peaceful Panda Yoga was born.
My classes are aimed at anyone who wants to get on a mat and maybe a few of you who aren't quite sure. Educational, challenging and fun. Learn a pose and maybe learn a bit about yourself at the same time. Yoga provides physical, mental and spiritual benefits but I encourage students to take what resonates with them and leave what doesn't. Strengthen, lengthen, stretch, grow, balance, be happy, find peace.
See you on the mat.
Amanda - Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
BHK - Bachelor of Human Kinetics
YYoga 200 Hour Teacher Training
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark
Rainbow Yoga Kids and Families Teacher Training