Amanda Trevelino, C-IAYT | RYT 500
Amanda’s teaching style is focused on experiential awareness. She considers the yogic journey a path of compassionate inquiry and endless unlearning. She found yoga at age 40, while searching for a level of healing beyond what doctors could offer, and her belief in self-health led to inquiries around nourishing the Self on many levels. She discovered Yin while traveling, noticing that it offered a grounding, “anchoring” effect that, for her, was very different than other forms of hatha and vinyasa. Intrigued by the mental/emotional effects of this style, Amanda began to study privately with her first teacher Sara Phelan of Mokuleia, Hawaii, a certified Yin Yoga teacher through Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga Institute. Later trainings became available in her hometown of Atlanta and she became certified through Mahapatha Yoga under Doug Johnson, a student of Paul Grilley. She’s explored other yin trainings and perspectives, and was most inspired by Gil Hedley’s (Integral Anatomy) advice to working with fascia, “look for the unity.”
Amanda appreciates Yin as a practice of unity, one that sometimes invites us to witness parts of ourselves that have been disconnected or forgotten. And for that, she relies on the influence of her Kripalu and Pranakriya inspired teachers. In particular, she appreciates the hands on understanding of fascia and channels of energy gained through William Hufschmidt’s Thai Yoga Therapy Certification; the understanding of the body’s innate intelligence and capacity to reorganize as taught by Don Stapleton Ph.D. in Self Awakening Yoga Therapeutics; the perspective of the body as a dynamic metaphor, a field of gross and subtle energy as taught, many times in many ways, by Yoganand Michael Carroll.