Born and raised in Costa Rica, Amanda considers herself half Costa Rican, and half Buffalonian at heart. She began practicing Bikram yoga in Costa Rica in October 2007, and continued her practice after moving to Buffalo in 2008. Amanda felt her yoga practice start to make a positive difference not only on her body, but on her life, and the people around her. Her passion for yoga led her to complete the evolation yoga Summer 2010 Teacher Training.
Her practice has helped her to find balance in times of great change and suffering, and she hopes to share that balance and serenity with her students. In her free time, Amanda loves traveling, and exploring different cultures. She is currently working to incorporate yoga’s principles into community service through local organic gardening in Buffalo’s marginalized areas. Amanda feels truly grateful for the friendship and security that the local yoga community continues to provide her with.