Amanda is a dedicated and passionate yoga practitioner and teacher. Starting her yoga journey in 1999 she has since received teaching certifications from Savannah Yoga Center in Savannah, GA and Laughing Lotus in San Francisco, CA. Specializing in Vinyasa yoga, Amanda brings her experience and dedication to her classes, where she focuses her students on being present in the body and mind and leads them through the practice with clarity, compassion and humor. As a new resident to the Twin Cities area, Amanda is excited to be part of the Big River Yoga community and share her practice with you!
Although initially beginning her Yoga practice in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions, she was in a car accident in 2004 and this caused her to reestablish her practice as more of a restorative and rehabilitative modality. Steph's classroom teaching style especially blends Vinyasa and Iyengar techniques with a strong emphasis on anatomy and kinesiology.
She is also a writer, proud mom of healthy fraternal twin boys-- born in 2010, and starting in summer 2015 will begin coursework towards a masters degree in Integrative Health Coaching.
When she's not making music or teaching yoga, Mary enjoys running (10 half and 2 full marathons), writing, painting cow portraits, being in nature, and cooking vegan food. For more about Mary’s music, please check out marybue.com.