Teacher Feature: Amanda Guy

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Amanda's 3Tree Teaching Schedule:
Monday  |  10a  |  Basic Vinyasa
Friday     |  6a   |   Vinyasa

"My goal is to share with others what yoga has given me.  I emphasize mindfulness and breath in class. Students of all levels are encouraged to approach their practice with a beginner’s mind, modifying or deepening poses based on their body’s capabilities that day."

1. When planning a yoga class or workshop, I look for sequence and theme inspiration…

Finding a balance between effort and ease is a common theme in my classes. This concept applies on many levels, whether that means making the effort to prioritize the breath, practicing patience with personally challenging postures, bringing intention to movement, allowing ourselves to relax and let go of stress, etc. I am a big fan of incorporating meditation practices into sequences to remind students to bring mindfulness to their movement. 

2. My absolute favorite thing about being a yoga teacher is…

Students leaving class feeling calm, clear, and at peace is so wonderful. It's right up there with students finally finding confidence in poses they told me they could never do.

3. The most memorable yoga class/workshop/training/retreat I’ve taught…

Teaching on the courthouse lawn in Denton underneath the stars and twinkle lights in the trees was always a magical experience. It was such a soothing way for yogis to end their evening, coming together as a community to move their bodies and relax in the fresh air. Having over thirty people come together to end their days with yoga is quite a sight to see. 

4. Top three people, places or things that I am personally inspired by are...

a. Little Nemo - A boy who dreams vividly. Rather than reconcile himself to the limits of his waking life, he seeks adventure in dreams. The art from the comic has always stayed in my mind as something really beautiful and inspiring.

b. The ocean is a constant source of inspiration, however cliche that may sound. Every visit to the ocean leaves me awestruck. The rhythm of the waves, the simplicity of the view, the seeming endlessness, the unexplored depths. 

c. 90's music

5. My all-time favorite book, blog or quote of inspiration is…

"You're going to want to quit. Don't."

6. My close friends and family would describe me with these three words:

calm, wild, hungry

7. I always find bliss…

in Netflix.

8. As a yoga teacher, I never leave home without…

a solid playlist.

9. Something people may find surprising about me is...

I plan year-round for Halloween.

10. My idea of an adventure is...

seeking out new experiences and sharing them with the people I love.

11. My idea of the perfect day is...

Halloween.